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Citroën Xantia Estate (93 - 01) review

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(1993 - 2001)
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What used Citroën Xantia estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Citroën Xantia estate?

The Xantia is cheap to buy and run if you choose a reliable, well cared-for example. Get a wrong 'un, though, and the repair costs may soon add up.

The Hydractive gas/fluid suspension needs a costly overhaul every five years. However, the occasional repair should be easy to stomach since Warranty Direct reckons Citroens are among the cheapest cars to fix. The diesels are extremely easy on the wallet to run. Our pick of the range, the 2.0 HDi, should be good for about 50mpg with sensible driving. Expect to get about 40mpg from the 2.1 TD and 1.9 TD. Even the petrols are reasonably light on fuel - mid-30s to the gallon with the 1.8 and 2.0, around 30mpg for the turbocharged 2.0. Insurance, too, is respectable - group 12 or 13 for most of the range - and routine servicing won't slay your finances, especially if you use a reputable independent garage.