1997 Citroen Xsara Exclusive 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland
A very reliable and comfortable car to drive
Catalytic converter rusted through at 85,000 miles.
Rest of exhaust replaced at 89,000 miles.
Stuffing coming out of drivers seat.
Tailgate lock linkage had come loose when purchased but was easily put back on and been fine since.
Now starting to knock on front suspension, probably worn lower wishbone pivot bushes.
Has been a very reliable car and only suffered wear and tear replacements.
Passed every MOT with nothing more than headlight alignment and bulbs. 2007 MOT was a clear pass.
Very sporty motor with excellent road holding, although is prone to some wheel spin if you lay on too much power from a standing start. Having said that it is very controllable under those conditions.
Level of equipment is high with a CD multichanger.
This is my 5th Citroen and I would happily buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2008