1996 Citroen Xantia LX Estate 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Comfy, fuel conscious but a money-pit
Leaky rear Boot 50000 miles. Dealer "repair" (£170) didn't work. Home repair (£0) did!
Rear Height adjuster 80000 miles (£184)
Front Spheres 81000 miles (£180)
Stupid plastic clutch clip 82000 miles (£196)
Plastic roll bar clip at back 70000 miles (£70)
Major service (£450)
A comfy car, great engine.
Too costly to service and repair.
Every fault is a mortgage cost.
Won't buy another Citroen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th June, 2001
26th Jul 2001, 07:35
How did you fix the leak? Mine's the same.
10th Jul 2003, 12:48
Can you let me know how you managed to stop the tailgate from leaking...I'm curious..
25th Sep 2003, 14:58
Citroen dealers in Britain are well known for the extortionate prices they charge- try going to a Citroen specialist (I had one and got all 4 spheres done for £175).
5th Dec 2005, 05:03
I'm 20 and am running a 1996 Xantia SX, and I find it quite cheap to maintain just like the ZX, piece of advice "know your car", as the other poster reveals, going to dealers is your funeral, they charge a fortune and don't have a clue, not the cars fault I may add.
If your going to buy a hydrualic car then I suggest you read up about it. I have learned how to repair Citroens by doing it myself instead of being ripped off by dealers.