1995 Citroen Xantia Reviews - Page 9 of 9

1995 Citroen Xantia VSX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

After the last service the rear ride height corrector rod was dislodged, which meant a return visit the next day - irritating. Then the same thing happened a month later. Get the feeling it was more the garage than the car. One of the horns stopped working. That's it.

General Comments:

The Hydractive suspension is superb, and offers noticeably better cornering with its ability to 'firm up', than the regular suspension. Bigger tyres also help!

Comfortable, relaxed driving and a wonderful engine, which has even managed 55mpg on a tank when I am not in a hurry - can't complain at that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

1995 Citroen Xantia Base 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Engine seized at 58,000 miles. Fortunately repaired under warranty.

Eats front tyres.

Suspension spheres went at 20,000 miles.

Lots of front brake pads.

General Comments:

Nice car, 45 mpg without any problem, but let down by persistent faults, and high cost of repairs.

Also, if you get seasick, suspension might not be to your liking.

Pity about the faults, as it's quite a nice car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

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

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Oil loss from suspension due to leak. Heated seats stopped working! Both fixed by dealer quickly but they failed to order the right parts twice. Rear mudguard fell off - just like it did on the BX I used to own!

General Comments:

Incredibly comfortable. We have twice done 800 mile journeys in the car with minimum fatigue. Very spacious and does especially well on motorways. Worth buying the up-spec SX for extra comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

1995 Citroen Xantia X 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

None, it has run 180,000 kilometers, I bought it at 150,000 Km, a year ago.

General Comments:

It's a good reliable strong working car, which never fails. The only trouble with the standard diesel is the slow acceleration. The turbo diesel is better on that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 1998

1995 Citroen Xantia SX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Electric roof motor failed when open, stereo refused to pick up anything other than Radio 4 and traffic reports from 3 counties away.

Remote locking failed after 10 months.

General Comments:

Good, quality car. Excellent PSA diesel engine, superb ride, good equipment levels, nice unusual styling.

Good dealers, although I don't like their policy of only giving you a Citroen AX when your car is in for a service. Doesn't look good when turning up for meetings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 1997

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