Peugeot 306 Reviews from Malta

1996 Peugeot 306 XRDT 1.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Great drive, great handling, great speed, I'd buy another one anytime!

Faults:

The suspensions on the Peugeot have been replaced. This seems to be a very common problem with all peugeot models, but it wasn't too expensive.

I changed the Glow plugs once last year, but they had never been changed since 1996.

Central locking sometimes plays up a little.

Definitely much stronger than my Honda Civic Type R previously owned.

General Comments:

This is a great car, very comfortable to drive and be driven in.

Speed and torque are great especially mid range.

Acceleration is excellent for a diesel and consumption is OK. (could do better on consumption).

The turbo is very quick and it pushes you nice and tight in the seat with the acceleration.

The engine is one of the best Peugeot ever made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2004

1995 Peugeot 306 DTurbo 1.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 kilometres
Most recent distance37500 kilometres

Summary:

The car performance is very impressive!

Faults:

The thermostat of the radiator had to be replaced.

Rear central lock broken.

Tensioner, tensioner spring and tensioner belt changed at 35000 kilometres.

Because the model is a bit low in height, I cracked the oil sump. I only had to weld it, since it was not badly cracked.

Seats have started to wear badly.

General Comments:

It is a very good looking sports car although it is a bit heavy.

It has a very good torque and it has a very nice ride (for a diesel).

It's acceleration is quite good 0-60mph in about 12 sec.

When the turbo kicks in, the car's performance gets similar to a petrol engine.

It is a very spatial car.

It has a noisy dashboard although if you switch on the stereo you won't notice them at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2002

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews