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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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17 reader reviews for Citroën Xantia Hatchback.
  • 1.9D LX 5dr

    jason jesson , s yorks . Date: 16/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Xantia can only be described as a unique and dramatic car, typical of Citroen and sadly unmatched with todays rivals.

    I owned mine for two years.

    The fabulous suspension was always a talking point with anyone who saw it and of course, we Xantia owners knew that regardless of road condition, you wouldnt feel a thing inside the large and spacious cabin.

    Equipment levels were down against many rivals today and the running costs were just a little higher than expected however the amazing braking performance and motorway cruising comfort made up for the slightly dated looks and somewhat dull colour range.

    I almost had to have the keys crowbared from me when I finally sold the car for a sporty Rover 25, and I will never forget the presence of the car on the road.

    It simply didnt let me down and itself was streets ahead in a different league to the BX it replaced.

    Overall, to choose one now would be a hard decision. If it was one made in the final year of production, perhaps I would consider it although depreciation is extreme, so it would have to be a car to keep for quite a few years.

    Having said that, nothing has ever moved me like the Xantia and I for one will not forget many happy and very comfortable hours driving one.

Citroën Xantia Hatchback

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