We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
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.

Citroën Xsara Hatchback

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014