Peugeot 309 Review from Denmark

1988 Peugeot 309 XR 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance205000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo


Better than you expect from the price


A lot of the electrical system failed: rear wipers, turn indicator, cabin light...

On the seats the neck protection is not high enough for me (185cm).

Rear front brakes was blocked because a small rubber protection against salt from the road was missing.

The carburator need regular cleaning because of the oil damp intake above the top of it.

You have to know exactly what type of spare part you need for your model. For example there are 7 different types of brakes to choose from.

General Comments:

My best and most reliable car ever! Starts every morning, also at the winter cruise to Norway.

Nothing has ever gone wrong on that car that I couldn't fix with things I just happen to have with me. It is lovely and simple.

Spare parts are very cheap and used parts are almost given away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2001

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review