Car reviews - Citroen - Xsara - VTR coupe
22 Nov 2001
ALTHOUGH Citroen doesn't describe them as such, the seats are heavily bolstered enough to be called sports seats. Finished in a cloth trim, they - along with the rest of the interior presentation - continue the European mania for all things dark. A little red relieves the black in the seat and door trim, and the cloth is interrupted by vinyl on the seat sides and backs. The driver's seat has height adjustment via an excellent VW-style lever, but the front passenger misses out on this feature, which is a pity because the hip point is high, placing tall passengers' heads too close to the grabhandle above the door. Entry and exit from the rear seats is good thanks to wide opening doors and front seats that move well forward, lock into place and have a memory so they retrun to their previous positions. Once in there, rear seat passengers can slide their feet under the front seats to give them that valuable little bit of extra space.
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Did you know?The Xsara five-door made its worldwide debut appearance at the Frankfurt motor show in September 1997
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