Used Citroën Xsara Hatchback (2000 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2013
2
The Xsara is the last of the old Citroëns waiting for replacement. Expect the C4 to be very different.

Citroën Xsara Hatchback (00-04)
Lively new engines, above-average safety.
Looks and feels dated, vague steering.

New price range:

£9,555 - £14,980

Used price range:

£198 - £1,450

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2 out of 5

The Xsara is the last of the old Citroëns waiting for replacement. Expect the C4 to be very different. Xsara is well equipped, selling on price, safety and standard equipment. Handling is okay and performance is adequate for the class. The interior looks and feels dated in a competitive class and Xsara's sales are mostly down to Citroën's generous cashback offers.

It does everything well enough but is ultimately forgettable. Depreciation is steep measured by list prices, but no-one pays list price.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

2 out of 5

Comfort

2 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Needed clutch replacement after 6 months, general wear and tear. Done locally for £300 could happen to any car tho.  

4 out of 5

John Hill ,   04 Oct 2013    ... read more

 It is diesel and it is very ecominical, even after having the car for over 6 years now.  

4 out of 5

Audrey Gladwin ,   30 May 2013    ... read more

 Love the ride, roadholding and smooth, quiet ride. The fuel concumption is not bad either. LOVE the headlights - best I have ever had.  

4 out of 5

Alan Cummings ,   05 May 2008    ... read more

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