1994 Citroen Xantia Reviews - Page 4 of 8

1994 Citroen Xantia SX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance188000 miles
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

Look after it and it will look after you

Faults:

Handbrake cable snapped.

Head gasket leaked oil at 155k miles.

ABS sensor failed.

Clutch cable snapped.

Dashboard lights just gone out.

General Comments:

Totally reliable and has only let me down with the clutch cable incident.

Comfy car and reliable if you observe the service intervals and have a trustworthy garage to hand.

My car is now officially worth £13.00, yet it takes me 500 miles a week without fail and returns 50 mpg.

Just because they have done a few miles doesn't mean they are worn out nails!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

1994 Citroen Xantia LX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carCitroen GS

Summary:

The family man's saloon

Faults:

Speedometer did't work when purchased.

Sunroof didn't work when purchased.

Front brake discs and pads needed replacement.

Remote central locking intermittent.

General Comments:

Bought this car despite it's faults for comfort and economical running. I am not disappointed.

Not a boy racer type, but fulfills a family lifestyle with comfort, economy and space.

It has many electric extras which add to it's pleasure and functionality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2003

1994 Citroen Xantia LX 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carNissan Prairie

Summary:

A good bargain, reliable and overall a good runner

Faults:

Front wheel bearings wore out very quickly.

Tracking was slightly out of alignment.

Front tires wore faster than expected.

Hydraulic pump failed while traveling at 40mph and turning on a roundabout.

General Comments:

The car is wonderful to drive, comfortable, but a little noisy on some road surfaces.

I find the drive position a little low, despite being 6 foot tall and my wife can barely see over the steering wheel.

The front pillars seriously obstruct your view at junctions and the rear view mirror makes half the windscreen disappear from view.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2003

1994 Citroen Xantia 2.0i 2.0 cc from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 cc Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xantia

Summary:

Superb in everything

Faults:

Unfortunately, I did not own the car long enough for any faults to develop

General Comments:

The Citroen Xantia 2.01 1994 model was a beautiful car to drive. When one got used to the automatic transmission it was extremely responsive.

It is the most comfortable car I have ever owned, or for that matter ridden in.

Like all citroens it under-steered, but held the road like glue.

The only disadvantage was the indicator for the automatic gears, which could be better illuminated.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2003

30th Aug 2010, 10:20

If you had held on to it, you probably would have regretted doing so. Agree with the excellent road holding, and the handling is soft but accurate. The ride is good, but not THAT amazing, have driven plenty of standard suspension setups that are just as cosseting.

For us, niggling electrical problems, rattles, difficult cold starting, patchy build quality and maintenance that can only be properly done by pricey dealers or specialists put us off, and we went back to Japanese. They're also hard to get parts for in NZ. Sure x-France you can get anything, but how much do you want to invest in a car worth less than 5k?

The Europeans are very enthused about these cars, they must have a lower expectation of reliability and durability than New Zealand drivers.

Stay away unless you're an enthusiast.

1994 Citroen Xantia SX 1.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

A nice little runner

Faults:

Remote Key Fob works now and again.

Sticky Boot release.

General Comments:

Can't fault the car at £1200. Used as a motorway mile muncher.

Just serviced for £78.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

1994 Citroen Xantia SX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carSkoda Felicia

Summary:

Economical comfort

Faults:

Clutch cable clip went whilst driving the car home on the first day - cost £60 to replace.

Rear height corrector seized. £180 replacement.

General Comments:

Despite the two issues I'm very pleased with the car. Very comfortable, very good amount of kit, looks nice, very economical (49mpg - costs the same to run as my 1.3 Felicia!) etc.

I'm very attached the car already :)

The fact that most people shy away from Citroen's means the car was very cheap to buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2002

1994 Citroen Xantia SX 1.9TD from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9TD Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Good buy secondhand if you find a good one

Faults:

Clutch replaced at 124000

Lower front suspension bushes 100,000 front flexible brake pipes 100,000 Handbrake cables

Exhaust system 120,000

Glow plugs 90,000.

General Comments:

A practical well equipped car which has proved more reliable than my previous BX Turbo Diesel. Excellent on motorway city driving spoilt by notchy gearchange and lack of power below 2000rpm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2002

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 40 reviews