1996 Citroen Xantia LX Estate 1.9 turno diesel from UK and Ireland
Steer clear of floods!
Don't take a Xantia anywhere near a flood, I had to drive through about 1.5ft of water during the floods in October 2000, I raised the suspension to it's max, but because the air intake is so low it sucked water into the air filter which then bent a con-rod causing the engine to seize. Cost nearly £3000 to replace! Other cars were going through fine.
Not very economical, about 44mpg and I don't drive hard.
Loads of space and excellent ride quality.
Radio reception is very poor.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd March, 2001
30th Jun 2002, 10:44
I would just like to warn people with the New Citroen C5 that this is also a problem with the C5. The cost of the repair though, will be substantially higher. I went through about 4" of water at a slow speed and My car sucked up water when every other car on the road went through just fine.
11th Oct 2010, 14:41
I drove my Xantia LX 1.8 through a river in Wales in high suspension. The Mercedes in front of me gave up with a stuttering engine, and I carried on as if there was no water at all.