The Nissan Bluebird 2.0 GSXi which I used to tow my caravan did so effortlessly. 100% reliable,urban commuted no problem,gave thousands of miles of trouble free travel, but unfortunately, thirstily.
Apart from giving me 53 mpg the Xantia I replaced it with can only be described the most unreliable, untrustworthy car which I have ever owned.
Had it for 8 weeks, 2 New speedo sensors, finally fixed by replacing the dashboard. New rev counter sensor (still u/s). Clutch cable broken at the clutch end replaced (has since broken from the pedal twice). 4 hours and a fascia dismantle to attach a cable????? £200+ to do it???? (under warranty).
This car is the biggest heap of French junk on wheels it has ever been my misfortune to own. BUY A CITROEN AT YOUR PERIL!!!!!! You have been Warned.
I have owned my Xantia TD hatch for nearly seven years, and in all that time it has never let me down to the point of me not being able to drive it. I have changed the suspension spheres twice all round, replaced the silencer back box and usual service parts, such as brake pads, discs and so on.
Although fairly basic in specification, I have done many long trips (over 200 miles) and always felt relaxed at the end. I am looking at the C5 to replace it now, and if it really is that much better than the Xantia, I can't wait!
I use this cat for my business uses and i think its very nice, on the motorway, i'll be doing about 100 MPH, without me feeling all the stuff at the back.
Has proved outstanding as a caravan tow car. Leaves some 4x4s behind. Comfortable although could do with some more boot space but when dropped down to form a large area is great. No more problems than with other cars we have had. Suspension has had to be repaired once but expected this may be a problem because of the self levelling the car does. All in all hard to find a good replacement for a tow car.
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Owned for 1 year, as family runabout Pros good size, general build quality, powershift gearbox, good to drive, low costs Cons handling slighly…
Had this car for 90k from new. A 56 plate. In over 2,000,000 miles driven this one has broken down the most of any car I have had. DO NOT get a 2.0…