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Citroën Xsara Coupe (97 - 04) review

(1997 - 2004)
citroen xsara coupe
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What used Citroën Xsara coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Citroën Xsara coupe?

The best thing about buying an ordinary car that's no longer current is that it's going to be cheap. First owners may have suffered savage drops in value, but that's all in the past. Look after it and in a year's time it might even sell for what you paid for it.

The Xsara is cheap to service and repair, but it's not the most reliable car, so you'd be wise to budget for problems. Insurance costs are average: the 1.6 petrol and 2.0 diesel models are group 9, the 1.8 is group 11 and the 2.0 in group 16. And, fuel economy isn't too bad, either - the 2.0 HDi promises up to 54mpg overall, the 1.8 33mpg and the 2.0 a reasonable 30mpg overall.