Peugeot 306 Reviews from Portugal

1988 Peugeot 306 XADTurbo 1.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 4

Summary:

Simple, effective and reliable

Faults:

Airbag light sometimes flashes. The root cause is an orange connector under driver seat.

Radio (a very good Clarion) tuner failed @ 120000km. 150€ after it was back in place.

Lower front suspension arms gaskets needed to be replaced. I consider it normal after 130000km.

Belt tensioner bearing failed near 100000km.

General Comments:

Fantastic car to drive considering its generation.

Great engine if we consider it is not a Direct Injection unit. Very relyable and economical. I once crossed entire Spain (From Portugal to France) without refueling.

Comfortable and resistant seats. My 306 is a VAN model. I can place 2 mountain bikes inside it only by removing their front wheels! It's the unique VAN I know where this can be done.

Very easy and cheap to maintain.

I now have a new 307 Break, but I love and pretend to keep the silver gray 306 until "he" quits eating asphalt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2005

1999 Peugeot 306 D Turbo

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 440 turbo

Summary:

Don't buy this car!

Faults:

This car is horrible!! Stupid annoying problems, low comfort for the price we pay, and the worst dealer service you'll find!

General Comments:

Just forget this car and spend your money with another manufacturer. Why did I sell my Volvo???! Oh no...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th December, 2000

21st Oct 2005, 15:52

It´s not fair to consider the 306 unconfortable!

24th Jan 2008, 08:58

So what exactly are the problems you have had with the Pug?

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews