2002 Citroen Xsara Estate 1.6 petrol from Norway
Exceptional value for the money
The only thing that has gone wrong is the blower engine that was replaced under warranty.
The brake also squeals, but dealer says there is nothing to do about, it does not affect the operation anyhow.
This is my wife's car, but I also sometimes use it in the weekends, and we both like it. OK, it's not a luxury car, but for the money I think there are few cars out there that can match this one if you consider performance, space, reliability and equipment. My only comment is that the 110hp engine is a little gutless on low revs, and the wind/tyre noise above 100km/h is somewhat higher compared to say a Golf.
Some other commenter's on this site states that they have had reliability problems - that I don't understand. I personally know 2 other Xsara owners that are exceptionally happy with their cars, like me. One has done over 160.000 km with next to no problems. Also this car has a small number of emergency stops according to many sources.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th August, 2006
19th Sep 2006, 04:08
Hmm, I think I was a little quick when I wrote this review. In the last month the exhaust system has fallen off and it seems that the rear brakes need an overhaul. Not major things, but I did not expect the exhaust system to fall of a 4 year old car. The repair man said the main reason was that the exhaust system was rusted, and the whole think needed to be replaced (not just the rear muffler as you should expect). I hope this does not continue...