1990 Peugeot 309 Magnum 1.4 petrol
The car I'll never forget
Just normal wear and tear.
Front brake pads and disks replaced, minor works on steering mechanism done, back shock absorbers replaced, new cooling system tubes, new battery. Some minor faults maybe, but fixed by myself in a couple of minutes. Extremely reliable car.
That was the best car I've ever had. Beautiful, with excellent fuel economy, reliable, easy to drive and handle, with good acceleration and decent long-distance average speed. It was also quite comfortable and spacious for its size.
I would still be owning it, but unfortunately I had an accident when a careless driver took my priority and it had to go to the junk... In little more than one year I'd done 30.000 kilometres with it, but on 270.000 km of base! It took me around a great part of Europe.
The first owner told me that the clutch was never replaced! 300.000 kilometres with the original clutch. And it was still OK! He replaced the alternator and the cooler at 200.000!
At the end, the car started to overheat a little and I planned to replace a head gasket soon... but it's normal for that age and mileage. Unfortunately, the accident overtook me... I was planning to keep that car even after purchasing a new one, to become an oldie. I'm still sad because of the accident. I'll never have the car like that any more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2006