2001 Citroen Xantia SX Estate 2.0 HDi from UK and Ireland


Fabulous value if you know what you are doing!


Nothing but new pads, and exhaust, tyres and a tailight bulb.

General Comments:

I buy these cars at 100k plus miles when they have done their depreciating. I then hammer another 50 - 100k miles into them with no problem.

This is my fifth Xantia and I have never had a serious problem with any of my cars in 350k miles of driving over the last ten years.

The trick is to buy with service history, service them properly and on time, and to read the handbook.

I never use dealers and do my own servicing. If you are buying one used take along someone who knows these cars.

I've just bought (August 2005) a 97k mile C5 HDi SX for a shade over £3k so I will see how that stacks up against its older sister.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2005

4th Sep 2007, 13:53

Either you are very lucky, or you are a much better mechanic than the guys at Citroen dealers, who often seem incapable of fixing (in my case) suspension or engine management problems - even when they did (once, still under guarantee) £3000 worth of work!

2001 Citroen Xantia Exclusive 3.0i V6 24 Valve from Australia and New Zealand


The best car in the world!!!



General Comments:

This car is the most reliable car that I have ever driven.

It runs smoothly and handles like no other car around.

The engine has a great sound and takes off like a rocket from the traffic lights.

Petrol consumption is quite good for a V6 and as for comfortability, well you'll just have to to take one for a spin.

Mine has black leather and the ergo pack (electric seats) which makes it a luxury to go for a cruise. If you ever see one for a reasonable price and in good condition you definitely get my recommendation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd July, 2002

25th Oct 2003, 09:46

Your review sounds a little bit strange mate.

If it is the best car in the world and the most reliable car, you have ever owned, why you said NO at the question, "Would you buy another car from this manufacturer?"

9th Sep 2004, 14:29

Our experience with the Xantia was not as glowing as yours.

Yes, the car drove very nicely and was great for long journeys, but it spent the majority of its first year with the dealers who could not fix its habit of selecting third and staying there no matter what. Frustrations with lack of factory support eventually caused thedealer to give us our money back and support us into buying another brand from within their chain and gave up the agency, it appears ours was the final straw!!

23rd Mar 2007, 21:22

If you love the car and don't want to buy another one from Citroen, you should at lease give a reason why.