Peugeot 309 Review from Bosnia and Herzegovina

1987 Peugeot 309 GRD 1.9 diesel

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired209000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres

Summary:

The real little giant

Faults:

The suspension was bad when I first got the car, so I was happy to get it for free, as it was my first car.

The water pump was replaced after 10 000 km, and in general the wheels were a problem.

General Comments:

As this was my first car, I was happy to get it for free. It has gone 30 000 km in a single year on the tour with my band, and it also went over tough mountain roads without a problem, or maybe was it just me because I wasn't spearing it of any harm.

It didn't use much fuel, and in the end when I calculated the general fuel usage it was 4,8 liters / 100 km.

It had to go away only because of one reason, because the costs of the service became too high. In general, that is the problem with Peugeot. I own an Opel Astra 1.7 TD and the costs are incomparable.

The car looks small from the outside, but inside it has more space than most cars in it's class. Only after I didn't have the car anymore, I realized what a price it was.

The exterior may seem ugly for some people, but in some way I liked it. Maybe I got too attached to the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th December, 2004

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review