1991 Citroen XM V6 24v 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Intermittent refusal to start, which the dealer never managed to fix, but I traced to a poor connection. Bulb failure warnings usually wrong - annoying beep everytime you put the indicator on.

General Comments:

Fabulous engine - really takes off over 4000rpm. Great grip although lots of understeer on tight bends. Ride a bit bouncy at times. Very special interior, loads of room. These cars have an unfair reputation for being problematic, although they are very difficult to work on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1999

9th Feb 2001, 17:43

I have owned a car of this specification for 10 years now and never has it shown refusal to start. It was expensive to maintain but when everything was sorted out it became cheaper to maintain and is still running fine, but not on the road. It has had no work done on it for 3 and a half years and the suspension still goes up and down fine. The steering and the brakes work fine, it never seems to need more oil putting in and the LHM fluid level doesn't seem to be dropping.

My Ratings For This Car:-

I would definitely buy another Citroen.

Transmission:- 3.0 petrol

Performance out of 10:- 10

Reliability out of 10:- 9

Comfort out of 10:- 10

Dealer Service:- 8

Running Costs:- 9

I hardly ever took it to the main dealer as there is a man that works 2 miles from the dealer and does a much better job than the dealer ever does.

1991 Citroen XM 1.2 Turbo Tecnic 2.1 Turbo Diesel from UK and Ireland


Only normal parts had to be replaced, like brakes, etc.

General Comments:

Fantastic car, not to be missed!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

1991 Citroen XM Sei 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Auto Gearbox rebuilt - apparently a weakness.

Suspension spheres replaced, starter motor replaced.

Climate control is temperamental but not repaired.

This is over 3 years and 40,000 miles.

General Comments:

Brilliant car when it all works properly.

It's too complex for most Citroen dealers, they just replace complete units - like climate control.

But it's cheap to buy, and just needs a good Citroen specialist to look after it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 1997