1995 Citroen Xantia Reviews - Page 3 of 9

1995 Citroen Xantia LX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles

Summary:

Spot on family car

Faults:

Spheres needed replacing at 155,000 miles.

Just had all the brake disks and pads replaced.

Passenger side rear door has locked itself shut and will not open anymore.

Horn broken last year.

Complete central locking failure in January. New key required at £107.

Drivers seat pulled loose out of the floor and now rocks.

General Comments:

Excellent car to drive considering its size, the steering is light and responsive.

Seats and interior are comfortable especially on long journeys.

A few small cosmetic faults, but the engine is superb for economy and reliability.

Slow response at lower speeds, but brilliant on motorways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2004

1995 Citroen Xantia 19d from Belgium

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 19d Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired265000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Very good car

General Comments:

My first car was a 1993 bx diesel which I sold with 372000 (!) km on it, the motor was still perfect and needed 5 liter/100km, only for the rest... The biggest cost was everything in regard to the hydraulic suspension, think every part had been replaced in 3 years I had it. Now I bought a 1995 Xantia 19 Diesel with 265000km which has a much higher comfort level. The motor runs very smoothly and hardly makes any noise inside at speeds up to 100Km/h. Once the speed goes up to 120 the motor makes a bit too much noise which probably has to do with the fact that it's not a turbo diesel. It starts like a citroen starts... immediately, just like my BX, but that one had the same engine. Compared to my BX it runs much slower due to the extra weight and uses 1 liter extra diesel/100km, therefore my next one will be a turbo diesel for sure. A big difference is also that the suspension takes smaller bumps or bad road much better then my BX, you hardly notice it. In any way a very good car with an engine that easily can do 400000km, I'm a bit afraid that the suspension is not that maintenance friendly...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2004

1995 Citroen Xantia SX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Carlton

Summary:

Excellent, economical, long distance car

Faults:

Suspension sphere's needed changing at 50,000 miles. This was done by a Citroen specialist rather than the dealer - and saved nearly £40!!

Diesel glow plugs needed changing at 69,000 miles - this was done by a diesel injection specialist and I saved £100 over Citroen quoted price.

Battery replaced at 65,000 miles.

General Comments:

Excellent ride quality - you can drive this car all day and feel very comfortable.

Have used this car to travel from England to Hungary twice now - it has never let me down and always returns excellent fuel economy - approx 46 miles per gallon.

The Citroen hydro suspension is really excellent, self levelling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2003

1995 Citroen Xantia SX 1.9.turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9.turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carVauxhall Carlton

Summary:

Excellent comfort and economy - buy one!

Faults:

Passenger electric mirror failed at 50,000 miles.

Front offside brake caliper seized at 55,000 miles.

Rear brake shoes worn out at 70,000 miles - is this a record?

General Comments:

This car has very good handling due to the Citroen self levelling and load adjusting suspension - It is always surefooted.

Very comfortable for long distance cruising.

Nice and quiet, very little road noise (using Michelin Energy tyres).

Fuel economy (turbo diesel) is excellent - average 48 miles per gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2003

1995 Citroen Xantia dimension 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

A time bomb

Faults:

Matrix heater unit leaking replaced with new one at 51000 miles.

New cat converter fitted 3rd one! under 100,000 miles at 99000 miles.

Electric sunroof cables replaced 51000 miles.

Folding rear seat fixings broken.

Electronic ignition fault runs on 3 cylinders when raining very heavy, that's why I'm on 3rd cat converter!

General Comments:

The Xantia is requires many special tools to service/repair the car leaving the owner no choice, but to pay rip-off service charges to Citroen Dealerships.

I was recently told I would have to wait 10 days to have a Steering rack gaiter fitted which of course requires a special tool as the Hydraulic Steering Ram gets in the way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th June, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 32 reviews