1997 Citroen Xantia User Reviews

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1997 Citroen Xantia Review
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Affordable Luxury. — the most comfy car i have ever owned. not good on twisty roads; too much roll. reasonable fuel costs for a car of this size. 150,000 miles and still purring like a kitten when i sold it. quality of interior/exterior very good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfort

Cons: only sold it because was given a newer megane.

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Hydraulic Suspencion — economy, steering, balance, comfort, quality, it is great thing to drive a Citroen Xantia with hydraulic suspention system. It is very cheap in use specially the 1.8 cc motor that I own .With full tank you drive for 700-850 km.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfort and economy

Cons: that is a 1997 model

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Citroen Xantia 2.0 Ct — Performance: OK could be faster Build Quality; Good Apperance: some say its ugly I think its OK Cost of ownership: extremly hgih due to fuel consumption 16.8mpg in a country where fuel costs 1.4 USD per liter, about 6.3 USD per US gallon, but average sallary is less than 700 USD Fun factor: Its very stable and fun to drive + comfortable, not sporty enough for me

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The best in venezuela

Cons: Electrcal failures

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Citroen, Soft On The Derrier. — Performance, well it's a large four-door Citroen hatchback. It's not going to be a world beater is it. Build quality is French, that is to say moderate but the trim falls off here and there. Looks wise, It's a fantastic shape, and spakles in metallic red. Not the most fuel efficient car on the road, it takes ages for the gauge to reach half full, but as soon as it's below that it plummets. It's a Citroen, and that means hydropneumatic suspension. It glides over bumps, potholes and most of south London.

Pros: Comfy, easy to drive, good looking.

Cons: Thirsty

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Urghh — I had the turbo diesel for about 2 years. It was supposed to have done about 50,000 miles. The clutch went, gear box was replaced, head gasket blew (twice), head blew and then the turbo failed.

Pros: Comfortable drive

Cons: Cost me an arm and a leg

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Solid Comfortable Family Car With Character — Owned since August and purchased for just £600. Had a Mondeo for a short amount of time and tried other cars of its type i.e Vectra, none were as good as the Citroen for build and solidity (yes i know its french but the doors shut solid and the inside doesnt squeek!) It's a 1.9 TD LX with some upgrades from higher spec models, i have optimised the fuelling and boost for the best performance/mpg compromise and even runs on vegetable, the engine is very smooth for a diesel and responds and pulls strongly. The handling is far better than it initially feels, it does roll but the chassis is very stable and solid thanks to its long wheelbase and wide track, grip is only limited by understeer on the limit. The brakes are typical Citroen sharp and short travel but give confidence despite the lack of ABS. Loads of space inside and great for my growing family. Excellent cruiser, 45mpg on average, 0-60 in about 10 seconds so nippy for a big heavy car (weights close to 1300kg). One of the best cars Citroen have made!

Pros: Space, comfort, refinement, plenty of toys

Cons: Image, quirky french engineering makes simple jobs difficult!

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Handles Like A Dream, But It's Still A Citroen. — I bought my '97 R plate for £500 I've done around 12k miles in it and it's so comfy and handles like a dream. Definitely the best chassis of all the heaps I've owned, only downside is the auto gearbox is sometimes a little early/ late for changing.

Pros: Chassis & Handling

Cons: Gearbox

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Citroen Xantia Reviews

Comfortable, Spacious & Relatively Economical Cruiser By Sebastian

The Car is very roomy and practical, since one can fold the rear seats. Hydropneumatic suspension permits a ver safe handling, sharp powerful brakes and an above average comfort. 2.0i16V engine is pow... Read More

2000 Citroen Xantia Reviews

Xantia Is One Of Citroens Best Cars Ever! By Anders

Great handling, good quality. Still a great car after 260 000 km's! Comfort is excellent. Lots of room for people and their things. I think it is a beautiful car. If they were still making the Xant... Read More

Best For Love Life By Dusan

i like my car very much! it is big strong and comfortable car for longer trips or to put a girl in and do whatever you can do with her because it has a long trunk and two persons can easy fit inside o... Read More

1999 Citroen Xantia Reviews

Nice Cheap To Run Diesel By Darius

My first turbo diesel and what a nice car it is. The engine is really smooth and pulls nicely in all gears. First gear could be longer but it is a diesel and not a drag racer. Lots of room in the fron... Read More

Citroen Xantia Is Fantastic To Drive By Inge

Performance - Xantia is very comfortable car to drive Build Quality - has never been repaired Appearance - nice car with time less design, good quality inside (tree children and it is still very nice... Read More

1998 Citroen Xantia Reviews

Xantia V6 By Bob

Well only just bought this car a week ago, but up to now it's amazing. Its the exclusive model V6 3 ltr. Will add a lot more about the car in a few weeks time, whan i have had time to access the car. Read More

well they thinks its a car it gets you from a to b so thats all it needs to do it good on fuel as its a diesel but its nothing spectacular its a normal family car its roomy and spacious Read More

1996 Citroen Xantia Reviews

The Green Mile By Knut

Good performance, good quality. Speedometer doesn't wotk, but I have yet to receive a speeding ticket. Nice exterior, good aerodynamics. Good mileage, only minor fixes at EU-control. Hydraulics mea... Read More

Xantia By Magdalena

good when driving over roadbumps! very much tuning when you can higher/lower the rideheight! :D also very nice with the abs breaks and foglights...only a little bit rust...everything that has got to d... Read More

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