1998 Citroen Xantia LX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A comfortable roomy good handling and economical car,what more could you ask for
First year of ownership (12k miles) passed uneventfully except for needing a new battery, but car has now developed an appetite for clutch cables (2)
Also had a plastic thingy on the pedal as the old one kept on popping off usualy in traffic, I am told it is a sign that a new clutch is needed (£300) New spheres this week
New rear section exhaust.
Generally a very comfortable car and equals my SAAB 9000 for room
Purchased becuase of good fuel economy and have not been disappointed with over 40mpg (compared to 20mpg from SAAB)
Tows my 15 foot caravan very well, but could do with more power (perhaps the Hdi would be ideal, also get 35mpg+ while towing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th October, 2003
15th Dec 2008, 23:16
I believe an alternative way to change the spark plugs on the Peugeot V6 engine is to remove the exhaust. Also I believe the gearbox is sealed. Does anyone know if the V6 gearbox is reliable?