Used Citroën Xsara Hatchback (2000 - 2004) Safety & Reliability

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

3.5 out of 5



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Three-star Euro NCAP rating for the old-shape model, but post-1998 cars have a stronger bodyshell. ABS, passenger and side airbags on all models. Immobiliser standard across the range, alarm on SX upwards.

3 out of 5


No major problems, but plenty of build-quality related niggles. Long service intervals may encourage complacency and on low mileage cars, the oil might not have been changed for years.

Car check problem points


Check for car park knocks and scrapes.


Service history must not be ignored.


Build quality niggles, interior trim comes loose.