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Citroën Xsara Hatchback 2.0 HDi L 5d (2001/X)

Citroën Xsara Hatchback 2.0 HDi L 5d (2001/X) - Owner Review

Taught control let down by dead steering feel. Comfortable, but tight in rear. Boot size average. Spare under floor a pain.
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Citroën Xsara Hatchback (00-04)

Value

2 out of 5

Fully loaded as standard, with all basic electrical and safety kit.

Costs

3 out of 5

Cheap with initial incentives.Consumption below expectation at 45mpg.

Driving

3 out of 5

Taught control let down by dead steering feel. Comfortable, but tight in rear. Boot size average. Spare under floor a pain.

Performance

2 out of 5

Adequate with good torque. Will cruise at 95/100mph on continent.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Poor engine and body fittings.

Image

3 out of 5

This top of range in silver attracts favourable comments - some suggest looks like small Merc, but in your dreams. Face lift works for me.

Comfort

2 out of 5

1000 mile trip no problem - cramped in rear.

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Insurance group: 17

Security

2 out of 5

Not tested, but should be ok.

Service

4 out of 5

Marginally better than Fiat. No customer care or urgency from 2 dealers, but last dealer promising.

Problems

Bodywork
Paint (Metallic) good. Chevron fallen off twice from grill - Very expensive comes with bonnet panel which requires paint. Two central locking motor failures.

Engine
During 55,000 miles, faults with ECU/sensors, diesel pump regulator, valve lifters, oil pump partial failure and water pump failure.

Gearbox
-

Other
Minor rattles. Sump shield fell off.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No