2005 Citroen Xsara Review

2005 Citroen Xsara Desire 1.6 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 HDi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carHonda Jazz


I always feel something is going to go wrong with it


New clutch at 29000 miles. Apparently a common problem.

Engine fault light keeps showing every few weeks.

General Comments:

I've always owned Japanese cars. Changing from Honda to Citroen was a BIG mistake.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2010

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review