Review: Citroen Xsara (1997 – 2004)
Enjoyable to drive, with good handling and a smooth, pliant ride. Roomy estates better than five-door hatchbacks. The 167bhp coupe is seriously quick.
Bland looks. Spare wheel vulnerable to theft. Clutch problems on HDI models.
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