You couldn't honestly describe Citroen's XM as 'conservative'. 'Refreshingly radical' or 'slightly quirky' tend to be the two most common sentiments expressed. Whichever side of the fence you sit upon, however, you have to credit the car's designers for having the confidence to produce something so completely different.
That's a rare and desirable quality, particularly in today's mass produced marketplace. It isn't a recipe for soaring sales figures however, and the executive XM has never achieved the kind of success in the luxury sector that Citroen have enjoyed with their smaller cars. That doesn't mean, however, that the XM isn't a reasonable used market buy. Quite the contrary in fact - as long as you choose with care.