Peugeot 306 Review from Singapore

1994 Peugeot 306 XR 1.6

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo

Summary:

A great second hand buy!

Faults:

There is a slight knocking sound whenever a gear is changed.

General Comments:

Though this car does not have blistering acceleration, it makes up for it in terms of torque, especially when down-shifting from 4th to 3rd.

It handles very well. There is hardly any body roll even when cornering at around 80kmh.

There's plenty of feedback. The power steering is not overly light like most Japanese cars.

The seats are adequately comfortable, but lack thigh support especially for 6 footers.

If you are looking for a refreshing cabin, the 306 offers you a gloomy one. But there are lots of after-market accessories to brighten up the interior.

There are little rattles developing in the dash area. But nothing that irritates the hell out you.

Gear shift is precise and smooth though a little notch when the engine is still cold. Give it about 3 minutes to warm up and it shifts smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2001

4th Jul 2004, 09:05

I have had a xr for about three years now! and have found that the only major problems that I have had is in the front wheels area. I also find that the dashboard shakes a lot at 70+ Apart from that a great little car to drive.

I'm actually in the middle of changing the wishbones at the moment.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review