1998 Citroen Xantia Exclusive 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Nothing major. When I bought this car this year, it was in good condition.
Things that are not so great are:
1. Airbag lights on.
2. Whining noise from the driver's side window at high speed on the highway.
3. Digital clock and temp info work only when she is in a good mood.
4. Previous owner had an issue with the hydraulic system, so he fixed it at a cost of 800 dollars.
That's it. The whining noise is due to a rumbling window. Maybe the previous owner didn't secure the window to the door panel when he replaced the car's speaker. It's an easy fix.
If you roll down the passenger side window a bit, the whining noise goes away. So I don't bother to fix it.
This is a good looking car. I was looking for comfy highway cruiser with good fuel economy. It's comfy on countryside highways of Australia, and highway fuel economy at the speed of 110km/h is about 13-15km/litre.
Seat is comfortable, but not as comfortable as my previous Saab 9000. The hydraulic suspension makes this car ride very soft on rough Aussie highways.
The engine seems very reliable, and the transmission isn't too bad. General assembly quality isn't as good as Japanese cars in late 1990s. Fuel economy is good, but she is very thirsty and has poor acceleration. I don't think I can reach more than 160km/h with this car.
If you are looking for secondhand, buy one from Citroen or french car enthusiasts. Avoid young sellers who own this car for a few months or a year, then sell it. Buy this from older family man/lady. The first owner of mine was a local Citroen car club president.
Fuel economy good.
Needs more torque.
Assembly quality average.
Comfy highway cruiser
Electrical system isn't as good as the engine.
Hydraulic suspension is good, but can be expensive when it goes wrong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th April, 2011