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Citroen replaces its unloved Xsara small car with the funky new C4. How's it go?
26 Apr 2005
CITROEN, stung by criticism that its previous small car, the Xsara, was anathema to everything it traditionally represents in the areas of design and individuality, strikes back with the stylish C4. Lovely, unique lines inside and out paint a much brighter picture for traditionalists as well as marque newcomers, while fairly conventional Peugeot 307 underpinnings guarantee nothing too way-out underneath as well. So does it drive as well as it looks?
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Citroen XsaraReleased: August 1998
Ended: March 2005
Family Tree: C4
THE last Citroen small car, the British-designed Xsara, impressed with its sharp handling, comfy interior and overall value for money, but its styling screamed 'boring' just as its rivals - namely the last VW Golf, first Ford Focus and, lately, Renault's striking Megane II - finally added spice to the segment. Citroen should have renamed it Zzzara...
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