Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

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

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19 reader reviews for Citroën Xsara Hatchback.
  • 2.0 HDi 90 LX 5dr

    tecu dragos Date: 22/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    Good car

  • 1.6i Forte 5dr

    Rob Vallis Date: 16/01/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I have the 1.6 Forte and it is reasonably swift. It only has 90bhp but is a light car so is quick enough to keep up with traffic.

    It has very good ride quality. My mother has a Vauxhall Astra (2001 model year) and the Xsara has a softer, smoother ride. As can be expected from a Citroen, the quality is not great inside but it all works as it should.

    It's very good value second hand. I bought mine for £3500 on a 2000 W-plate in 2004 with a year's warranty. It has auto air-con and 4 airbags so equipment is plentiful.

    It is comfy on a long journey, it takes a good three hours before you get a numb bum!

    Overall, I would say that the Xsara is a good value, cheap to run, reliable family hatch, which is comfortable at the same time as being fun to drive (it is based upon the 306 after all).

  • 1.4i Forte 5dr

    Giles Horton , HAMPSHIRE . Date: 29/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As a secondhand buy it's cheap and you get lots of kit. It's a bit slow, but reliability has been good.

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