1996 Citroen Xantia Estate 2.0i litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand
A very good, honest and driveable car, with a bit of flair
Speedo transducer failed twice.
Intermittent remote locking.
Leaky rear hatch door seals.
Drowned motor in floodwaters due to very low air intake.
Persistent engine oil leak.
Driver's door electric window winder failed.
Hydraulic leak in rear suspension.
Replacement accumulator sphere.
Despite the niggles, the car is a seriously pleasant drive, great ride, not too sluggish and hugely drive-able.
Comfortable seating, and logical and easy to use controls.
Also the wagon has bucket loads of space.
Very reasonably priced, as compared to your average Japanese fare of this era, and a damned sight better to drive.
Despite niggly electricals, the basic mechanicals and hydraulics are reliable, and I expect to get big km's out of the car before it dies.
Would readily consider a turbo diesel wagon if I could find one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2008