I have always prided myself on getting good economy from all the vehicles I
have owned, but the current 2001 Xsara estate HDI 90 seems to be the
OK I have only had it for three weeks, but the fuel consumption has ranged
from 47 to just under 50 mpg. Given that this engine is supposed to be more
frugal than the XUD9 td, I had hoped for rather better.
(My 405 td estate used to give 47 mpg, four up with luggage cruising at up
My calculations are based on mileage plus fuel used, not any kind of in car
The car has done 40,000 miles now, and was last serviced by Citroen main
dealer at 36k. The air filter is certainly clean and the oil filter looks
I have put through one dose of injector cleaner, and blown out the cat with
compressed air which did dislodge some crud. But still, no matter how gently
I drive, I cannot better the 50 mpg barrier.
Is there anything else I can try, apart from giving my local main dealer a
blank signed cheque (which I can't afford to do anyway)?
Or have I just got the Friday afternoon model which Jean-Paul put together
after too heavy a lunch?
All suggestions gratefully received.