1998 Citroen Xsara 2.0 VTS 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Underrated Hot hatch
Nothing to date - only covered 3,000 miles.
Excellent engine mated to a good chassis.
Rear wheel passive steer can catch you out if you unexpectantly have to lift off mid corner - I changed the tyres round to have the newer tread on the rear - improved the problem.
An annoying exhaust "boom" around 3200 rpm - tried realigning the exhaust system, but to no avail.
Rear suspension knocks over potholes, I've checked out the rear suspension flexible mountings (cause of knocking on high mileage ZX's, but there's no movement - "Probably a characteristic of the marque Sir!"
Excellent "A" class mile cruncher without boy racer looks to catch the attention of the local constabulary.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2003