1985 Peugeot 309 Review from UK and Ireland

1985 Peugeot 309 L 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carRenault 25


A faithful old bucket!


Arm broke off wind screen wiper switch.

General Comments:

The car was given to me in desperate times, (demise of previous vehicle in accident), and had already gone to seed...

Although it sounded like a tin of nails in a spin dryer, to be fair, given the age the engine was fairly responsive, however, sharp corners were not for the feint hearted as it rolled like a drunk.

Most of the interior had various bits broken off. Mainly switches and handles, which was a shame, as the few accessories on this basic car still worked if you had patience and a pair of pliers!

The upholstery was mainly on the floor.

It was a brief affair and the car was there for me when I needed it. In our six month relationship it never let me down... at least when I realised the choke wasn't automatic.

Having previously owned a Renault 25TXE, it was pure culture shock and unfair to blame the car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2005

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review