Harder to maintain compare with my wife, needs lot of money, tempermental, undependable and hopeless
Roof lining came off like a a big cloth fell on top of you, grey cloth stuck to polystyrene foam low quality compare with Japanese car.
The seats internal foam start to detrioate become powdery and dusty. Bad for the lungs. Seats lack support after that.
Uses a lot of foam to prevent vibration on the panels, dashboard and in the Air Con housing. The foam suffer the same fate, detrioate and non left.
Uses low quality wires overall. Problematic with electrical side i. e Hyractive fault, stuck in hard mnode, ABS error, Shows fault in the lamp via the display, but the lamp is OK. Clicking relay, Tick, tuck tick for no apparent reason. The radiator fan operates crazily.
Substandard switch door for courtesy lights. Short in wiring cause by loose sill light damage to the door switch to
melt.Not one 3 of them together melted.
Inferior plastic and rubber parts could not withstand hot climate. Tends to crack and give way faster than Japanese cars. Think of the cost to replace all the dashboards, switches, knobs, engine mounting, suspension bushes, front mounting struts, hydraulic parts, harden hoses after a year or two. Compare with Japenese parts 7 years at least.
Inferior clip on nuts used all give way by rust.
The parking brake flimsy.
The automatic gear flimsy design, but the car height adjuster is too tight. The whole assembly can come out if switch harder.
If you stay in tropical, hot climate better avoid four season car. They don't last. The manufacturer should at least consider this before exporting to hot climate countries. Japaense manufacturer consider this and that is why their cars are ultra reliable in my country.
No proper R&D on Citroen car, imagine failure of front mounting strut will punch right through bonnets even for Xantia models. Not only that many other things, this page cannot contain all. I only shake my head when look at it. Not worth to mention. Crying shame!
Citroen should engage Japanese to design and built their cars then it will be great. Easy to maintain, fuel efficient and relible. They make cars suitable to that country.
If you do not agree, I am willing to sell my XM to you at the price you think it is worth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th November, 2005