Peugeot 306 Reviews from Netherlands

1994 Peugeot 306 XSi 2.0 8v

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 8v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance138000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Fast, beautiful and perfect handling!

Faults:

One brake-disc has been replaced.

Clock has been replaced.

Lambda-sensor died, has been fixed.

Stabiliser makes noise at the left-side.

General Comments:

The XSi drives beautifully.

The car is very fast at low RPM.

At 3.000 RPM it just goes and goes and..

My Remus-exhaust sounds incredible with this car!

I have had no real problems with it (yet) and it's handling is so perfect, it sticks to the asphalt like glue!

You've got a real sporty, comfortable looker with this one!

Beautiful and fast, what more do you want!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2002

1996 Peugeot 306 XSi 2.0 8v

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 8v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 kilometres
Most recent distance69000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Buy this instead of a Golf GTI

Faults:

Strange noise when opening and closing the right door. Repaired for 3 Euro (no kidding).

After adjusting the left seat you have make sure that it is locked, otherwise it will suddenly slide into the back position, no repairs needed.

General Comments:

Great handling, makes every other car feel like a top-loaded supermarket trolley on ice.

The brakes are a bit weak.

The car is slightly too heavy. I expected better performance with 123 bhp.

Great styling, inside and outside.

Very reliable, relatively cheap to maintain (for a hothatch)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2001

1993 Peugeot 306 XRD 1.9 diesel

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen 2CV 6

Summary:

Brings you from one place to another in a relatively cheap and comfy way

Faults:

At 230.000 km it needed some new parts: discs, drive-axle right (the expensive one), hydraulic pump for the power steering (yesterday).

Electrically there were some problems: rear windshield heating relay, head light adjustment motor, dash board lighting.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car below 130 km/h, above 130 the engine gets noisy (high revs, relatively short gears).

The car is very boring because of the low performance, but the 1.9 atmo-diesel from PSA is one of the most reliable/durable diesel engines ever made for passenger cars!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd February, 2001

2000 Peugeot 306 D Turbo

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres

Summary:

Avoid this car!

General Comments:

It is a car with nearly nice performance, but forget its reliability. Besides, the car comfort is appalling! Peugeot could improve the 306's (and others) interior... save your money and buy another car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th December, 2000

13th Jan 2001, 15:02

I don't agree. The new 306 HDi D Turbo is a cracker! It's the thinking man's GTi.

31st Jan 2001, 13:25

I have had the new HDI from new and it is a superb car! Refined, smart inside and out, and generally a nice all round car offering luxuries and style. It's the poor mans GTi-6!! 9/10 all round.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews