Citroen Xsara was my
first car. I got it on Dec 12th 2005; two weeks after I'd passed
my test. It had 100000 miles on the clock. I had it for two weeks &
went! Funny thing is... I first drove the car and the clutch was really
oddly other people who drove the car said it was a really nice car,
but I was worried about the clutch. The clutch was fixed...
and expensively so. Next year, the same thing happened at about the
same time. We
had it fixed by a better mechanic... after that the clutch was much
easier to use...
less stiff. It is now 12th
so the car has lasted for 4 years and just turned 149000 miles on the
car has now died... the head gasket went. I'd only had the car serviced
5 or 6 months
Citroen Xsara was a nice car. It was comfortable... for
me if no one else. The seats were nice comfy seats. The dash all worked
too cluttered. The steering wheel was good, just the right size &
not too thick
the car was fairly new to me I discovered that the steering
wheel could be adjusted! I thought, "I like the sound of that!" I wish
I hadn't. I adjusted the steering wheel, but soon after found I had a
the indicator/steering column. Let this be a lesson to me, never fiddle!
thing about the Xsara was the size.... & it may become
my TARDIS, as it seems bigger on the inside. I never failed to get
be it shopping & pushchair, or three suitcases, the Xsara allways
in the passenger seats as well as the boot.
Xsara was economical, giving a high mpg, though in hind
sight this must be measured against reliability & the Xsara cost me
bit in repair costs... now the Citroen spare parts are not too
expensive, the problems
are; A) finding a garage happy & competent to work on a Citroen,
& B) the
cost of labour... it
Seems the Citroen
can be a difficult car to work on.
really miss my Citroen Xsara, would have kept it had I had
the chance, would have fixed it given the chance, would've put a rally
kit on it
given the chance!
xsara won the world rally championship, piloted by
Sebastian Loeb. I don't know how they made the Xsara go that fast! The
model does 0 to 60 in about 13 seconds! Still I allways felt it had
&a better top speed than some. The fastest I took the Xsara being
on the road
reached 127MPH, going slightly downhill!
So long Xsara; you were a lovely family car