Comfortable and refined; fast but frugal turbo-diesels
Patchy reliability; complicated suspension
Xantia is something of an oddity. A rather forgettable ownership experience awaits those lucky enough not to suffer reliability problems. It does redeem itself with hydropneumatic suspension which gives a superb ride and there's plenty of space inside. However it doesn't have the character of Citroëns of old and will require specialist servicing to keep it on the road.
What owners say about this car
With out doubt this is the best car I have ever owned, had it for 14 years, feel hard of... Read owner review
Five-door design, with folding rear seats, makes it almost a mini-estate car. Decent load-carrying... Read owner review
Never misses a beat; Even with diesel at £1.40 a litre it averages less than 12 pence per mile... Read owner review