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
How did you fix the leak? Mine's the same.
Can you let me know how you managed to stop the tailgate from leaking...I'm curious..
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).
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.