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