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Citroën Xsara Estate (97 - 04) review

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

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

The thirstiest model is the 1.8-litre petrol automatic, which returns just 30mpg. The 71bhp 1.9 diesel from 1998 is good for 45mpg, and although the 90bhp turbo packs a stronger punch, economy tails off slightly to 43mpg. Don't be put off by the later, larger 2.0-litre unit, as it's the most economical model. The 90bhp model gives 54mpg, while the 110bhp version manages 52mpg.

Insurance is reasonable, ranging from group 5 for the 1.4 petrol to group 10 for 1.8 16v Exclusive, while the 2.0 HDI with the same trim is rated group 9. Official Citroen dealer rates are not as expensive as you might think, and it'll cost more per hour to have your Ford, Fiat, Vauxhall or Volkswagen worked on. And, according to Warranty Direct, a standard repair bill on a Xsara is less than that on the equivalent VW Golf or Vauxhall Astra.