When its good its really good, but....
Starter motor, fuel pump, onboard computer.
Such a wonderfully comfortable car, easy to drive, everything electric, surprisingly nifty for a 2 litre automatic. Cheap to buy. Expensive to keep going! There is always something that needs fixing or replacing on an ageing XM and if you have an auto then you drive knowing that the day it goes wrong, or the suspension packs in you may as well dump the car because fixing it will cost more than another same age XM! If you know a good Citroen mechanic it's worth having one.
Onboard computer means well and is handy when it's accurate but the moment it thinks something is wrong, whether it is or isn't, it becomes really very annoying!
Good economy below 3000 revs (60mph on motorway) but lousy around town. I still want the 3.0 V6 though!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2000