CitroŽn XM in general Reviews
Product Type: Citroen cars
Newest Review: ... showing off and cost an awful lot to maintain. Who, then, would have bought a Citroen XM? Generally, Citroen's quirky ... more
Customer CitroŽn XM in general Reviews (5)
by - written on 15/07/00, updated on 15/07/00 (Very useful, 616 readings)
I have owned an XM for 4 years now, it was 6 year old when I bought It. This has to be one of the most mis-understood cars ever manufactured. If you look at the second hand prices, you can buy a Citroen XM ( the biggest car citroen produce) for less money than an equivilent age, condition and mileage Citroen AX,or Saxo (which are the smallest cars Citroen produce). As far as I can tell this is because the motor industry/buying public do not understand the suspension system, however this rarely goes wrong and is often cheaper to replace all of the suspension spheres (of which there are 7 in an XM) than it is to replace 4 shock absorbers in a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/09/08 (Very useful, 220 readings)
My eye was recently caught by an article about a couple who got married, only to later discover that they were really twins who had been separated at birth. Naturally, this being the Evening Standard, there was a two page spread on it, in which many people with names such as 'Professor Lord Alton' advised on the best way for the shocked readers to aoid marrying their own siblings. Quite how they managed to waffle on about this for two pages I shall never know, but apparently we are attracted to a partner who has the same features as us - hence the twins being attracted to each other. This got me thinking: surely the same should apply to cars? Bankers, the dull kind .. Read the complete review
by - written on 20/04/01, updated on 24/04/01 (Very useful, 550 readings)
Just over a year ago, my beloved XM 2.0i suffered a heart attack at 5.15 am on the way in to work. We limped in but the garage said it was terminal, a piston ring had gone and scored out a cylinder so badly that it had gone oval. It was a testament to the strength of the car that it had probably been going on for a couple of months yet I had not noticed. Reluctantly, I parted company with her after nine years for a paltry £100 for the good parts that were left on her. I'd fallen in love with the shape and decided I wanted one. I already owned a BX 1.9GT so knew what I was letting myself in for with a Citroen. The XM proved to be a typical example of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/07/00, updated on 08/07/00 (Useful, 386 readings)
I am very surprised that no one has bothered to write an opinion about this wonderful vehicle. I have owned a citren XM for a number of years, and find that it is one of the best cars in ints class. The XM is a large family saloon, almost,I would say, in the executive class. It is very roomy, extremely comfortable, and a joy to drive. The power steering makes for ease of handling you don't expect from such a big car. Ok, the boot space is not enormous, but that said, it is very adequate for most purposes ( it will hold about fifteen full tesco bags ). The rear seats will fold down to give a very large space for transporting of bigger articles. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/11/05 (Somewhat useful, 296 readings)
My XM was only a couple of years old when I bought it - it was the top of the range model with leather seats etc. etc. and was a real pleasure to drive. Yes, it did drink the petrol a bit, but it was after all a huge car, and as I bought it in order to carry goods for my job, it was ideal for the purpose. Had a lot of fun in this car and it was relatively trouble-free for most of my ownership. The funky handbrake was a real novelty; a bit tricky to get used to but when I had got used to it, I found it much more efficient than traditional handbrakes on other cars. After a while, the ride became bumpy; the garage said the spheres had gone. The estimate of ... Read the complete review
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Economical in fuel, tax and insurance.
Other drivers hate you and prone to rust.
zero pulling power - certainly not a fanny magnet - maybe a french fanny magnet
sports model with more internal space than most
not a family car
cheap to insure, easy to maintain, different engine sizes available, ideal first car
becoming rare, considered 'old-fashioned' ,
Resale value.Capable of high milage
4x4 system, massive load carrying, practical
Some turbo problems reported
Good loadspace, Acceptable performance, Easy to drive
Not hugely economicalInefficient ventilationDead-feeling clutch
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