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Community Level 5Shufflebum

Shufflebum

XSARA DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE

AdvantagesSpacious, good looking and reliable

Disadvantagesminor problems after two years and 60000 miles

"Xsara…What a strange name! Perhaps Citroen had a valid reason for naming two of their cars with ridiculous names, maybe we will never know. I bought my brand new Xsara 1.4i, 5-door saloon, in silver grey in January of 2000. My husband had absolutely nothing to do with the choice of car (‘what a brave man’, I hear all you fellow males cry!), and I suppose that it was the efficiency of the dealership which finally swayed me to ..." Read review
02.10.2001

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Community Level 1SamJEmm

SamJEmm

Citroen Xsara 1.4, 8v 5dr hatch. Tempting??

AdvantagesNew Shape, nice funky design, handy gadgets, nice sized boot.

DisadvantagesFrench Design, expensive parts and servicing costs

"...days later i visited the Citroen garage, found out some more information on the Xsara, seemed a cracking car, i dont want to moan and groan but when things never seem to go right you have to let others know, thinking your doing the right move passing on bad comments. As for my local Citroen dealer..... for those who have experienced it ill say no more. The first Xsara drove fine for the first few weeks and suddenly seemed to develop a fault, ..." Read review
31.12.2005

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Community Level 1quinny100

quinny100

Xsara 2 1.4i LX

Advantagesgreat spec, bargain price, great handling, good dealers

Disadvantages1.4 engine is not fast

"...at high speed. Mine has Citroen alloys fitted which were an extra at £500, although the car looks much better with them. Performance is not great, the 1.4i only generates 75BHP which isn't great and 0-60 is 12.7 seconds so its not for speed demons, however I have since driven the 1.6 version and it is fantastic, it has an extra 35BHP and 16 valves which gives it far more power. The 1.4 is still very driveable and cruises well on the motorway but ..." Read review
21.05.2001

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Community Level 2lareine

lareine

Great value. spacious, small family car

Advantagesgood price, roomy

Disadvantagesnone that I have found

"I purchased my Citroen Xsara Forte 1.4l in June 2000. I was looking for something that would be large enough for giving lifts to friends but not too expensive for me. Since I bought it, it has given me enormous pleasure for such a reasonably priced car. The Forte model includes front and side airbags, power steering, ABS brakes, self-coloured trim, electric front windows, electric passenger-side wing mirror, and I paid an extra £300 for a six-CD changer ..." Read review
21.04.2001

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Community Level 1duddie6

Quick review of Citroen Xsara 1.4

"Hi just brought a 1999 14i and love the look of it but can anybody helpme!! I can not get the back seat down the catch on the drivers side will not shift the botton on the back of the rear seat is stuck in the down position. i have tried most things, even rocking the rear seat to no availe, so if anybody knows a great way to get the catch to release i would be very greatfull.
14.06.2007

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Community Level 1muppetbaby1

muppetbaby1

citroen Xsara 1.4 2000 (mines a green one)

Advantagesvery spacious, efficient, reliable

Disadvantagesseems to be victim of common faults

"I purchased this car in 2002, as i had a baby on the way and needed a larger car. needless to say it is very accomodating; The boot is very spacious, i managed to fit both a large 3 wheeler buggy and a stroller in the boot. However ,for a while it didn't seem right it was struggling to accelerate and stalled very easily on numerous occasions, when checked it was an electrical gadget that was faulty; called the map sensor, which was expensive to ..." Read review
11.07.2006

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Community Level 1PAULLIVERP...

PAULLIVERPOOL

CITROEN XSARAS ARE THE BEST

Advantagesstylish, comfortable

Disadvantagesnone

"The Citroen Xsara is by the far the best familiy saloon on the market at present. It beats all of the Ford models in my opinion. The shear style, comfort and space is spectacular for its price band. My Xsara was the best choice of car for me. Travelling long distances it is really comfortable. the streo is great especially with the controls on the steering wheel. Everything about is stylish including the chrome coloured gear stick and the ..." Read review
06.11.2000

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Community Level 1vali996

vali996

Stick to the road like s**t to a blanket

AdvantagesAll electrics supplied

Disadvantagesnone as yet!

"I love this car! |Bought this car used last Thursday (24th June 04) I think!!! I went to a garage in Avonmouth, Bristol, with no expectations of driving a car home. I was shown this car, the "West Coast" model, and took it for a test drive. With my previous car being an XR2, i was looking for a nippy car and never expected a 1.4 to fall in this category, but it has. It is T reg in silver, Black interior all lectrics, Air con (big bonus). I ..." Read review
30.06.2004

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Community Level 1EllenBack

EllenBack

Very reliable

AdvantagesComfortable economocal

DisadvantagesNone

"I have covered 43,000 miles in my Xsara 1.4LX. Apart from some minor niggles (indicator stalk failed and a minor misfire on 2 occasions) no problems or breakdowns. Lovely car to drive, comfortable and smooth and an average fuel consumption of 41mpg despite being driven fairly fast. Road holding is reasonably good as long as the tyre are kept at the correct pressures (after servicing it always comes back with them set low). The lights are excellent ..." Read review
03.10.2003

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Community Level 2cp

cp

Best value car on the market

AdvantagesExcellent car at a fantastic price

DisadvantagesNone

"...I am going to criticise Citroen is that they should offer a wider range of colours as standard. There are only 3 colours as standard, the rest have a surcharge put on them. I am not going to grumble too much over it, but.... ..." Read review
30.12.2001

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Community Level 1muxloe123

muxloe123

Should you buy a Citroen 1.4

AdvantagesGood looking economical to run car. Very reliable and only recommended to be serviced every 10,000 miles.

Disadvantagescommon fault is the stepper motor which affects the idling speed and needs to be replaced. .

"...was hooked on driving the Citroen Xantia which was very comfortable ride and the 1.9 diesal also had the power and economy. I now have a Citroen 1.4 and I am amazed how much I have saved on maintenance bills. The 1.4 model Citroen is very reliable,gives a comfortable ride and the engine as loads of space to work on.The only blemish I have found is with the engine management system when sometimes after a service the idling speed affects the cars performance. ..." Read review
03.03.2004

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Community Level 1morcan3

morcan3

Citroen Xsara 1.4

AdvantagesSpacious

Disadvantagesquestionable reliability in an accident

"Last Thursday I was travelling on a local motorway when I suddenly had to swerve to avoid a barrel in the road. The brakes locked and the car spun out of control and went up and embankment and did a complete rollover. Granted I was driving between 60 and 70 miles per hour,but what got my attention after the accident was that the airbag didnt deploy and my seatbelt snapped and broke prior to the rollover. The car pretty much held its shape after the ..." Read review
02.04.2007

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Community Level 1jasehteace...

jasehteace2002

dont do it

Advantagescheap car

Disadvantagesnot reliable at all

"i have had my citroen xsara in the garage 18 times over 18 months they have had it more than i have i have had two new gear boxes and clutches and all sorts of electrical faults if i was going to buy another car it would never be a citroen stay well away from citroen they said to me this is waht your warrenty is for but i said you have sold me a dudd car! they wouldnt even give me a trade in for something else i have been treated very badly and ..." Read review
26.04.2003

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Community Level 1seamaster30

seamaster30

Xsara Diesel estate - nice car!

AdvantagesSpacious & reliable

Disadvantagescant think of any

"Our Xsara is the 2litre diesel estate version and would be R reg if it didnt have an cherished plate on it. We bought it 2 years ago from a guy that sells ex company cars. It now has 123k on the clock and drives like it doesnt know this fact! It is probably the most reliable 'older' car we have ever had. It was purchased to replace a montego estate which was dying slowly and could no longer be relied upon to get my hubby the 25 miles to work ..." Read review
30.01.2004

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