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Citroën Xsara Hatchback 1.4i LX 5d (2003/03)

Citroën Xsara Hatchback 1.4i LX 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

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

Citroën Xsara Hatchback (00-04)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Reliable, smart, unpretensious, economical, safe, family man.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Smart but unimpressed.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. It has been excellent value for money to date. However, forget the main dealers. Dreadful, incompetent service at exhorbitent prices (£1 a minute) makes the dealer a complete no-no. Don't know how these people get away with it.

What are you likely to buy next?
Citroen C2 or C3 - probably used.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£8,500

When did you buy the car?
March 2003

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not too bad. I'm not good at haggling. The biggest disappointment was the warranty - both it's terms and the strings attached. I wanted to service the car myself.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
My wife liked it. My father ran a BX for 14 years and it looked like new when sold.

What was the dealer like?
Smooth, helpful, polite - and a complete snake.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Love it! Smooth, quiet, comfortable. Easy to drive for many miles.

What's it like to park?
No problems, although difficult to judge when reversing. The door mirrors help.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
In 56K miles, other than std. service materials, I have had 3 tyres, a set of new discs and pads, a N/S headlght bulb and a power steering switch.

What's most practical about your car?
Love the ride, roadholding and smooth, quiet ride. The fuel concumption is not bad either. LOVE the headlights - best I have ever had.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Not into gadgets. Spose the central locking and the powered N/S door mirror.

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