2001 Citroen Xsara VTS 2.0 16v (167 BHP) from UK and Ireland
Brilliant Car, Looks Good, Drives Good,
Engine Idle speed increased to 2500 RPM when stationary.
Windscreen had a chip when purchased. The dealer fitted a new one.
This is one of the best cars I have driven.
It sticks to the road like it has been glued to it.
Engine sounds wonderful and likes being revved hard.
The steering and clutch are better than the standard Xsara. The standard Xsara steering and clutch are far too light.
The only thing I don't like is the gear change mechanism, it feels like it has been set in concrete!
Don't get caught out like I did, The car may be affordable, but the insurance can be astronomical, I was quoted £3500 by one insurer. Check your insurance premium to ensure you can afford it before purchasing this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2006
28th Jul 2006, 04:38
Had a catastrophic O/S/F coil spring failure. I have been led to believe that other Citroen models have had similar problems.
To maximise engine efficiency and performance, use advanced fuels with high RON. I have used 'Optimax' for the last 3 months constantly and getting an average of 34MPG as opposed to 30MPG.