1989 Peugeot 309 GL 1.3
A Little Star!
Glove box won't shut properly - that's all.
After driving my much loved, but much abused Peugeot 405 for many years, I decided to try out the unassuming 309.
This car is superb! Cheap, incredibly reliable, and believe it or not quite speedy when you need it.
The interior is a little dated in it's appearance, but to me, that adds to this little car's great charm.
The 309 will sit happily at 80 mph with a full boot load of scuba kit in it - and that's heavy!! The inside is roomy, and the boot will swallow all of my kit with no complaints at all.
I get an average of 44 m.p.g from this car, and she starts first time every time - with a little help from the manual choke.
No oil leaks or engine problems reported so far, and a mechanic friend of mine says that these cars are pretty much infallable.
A real recommended CHEAP run around!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th July, 2005
27th Jul 2005, 13:37
Good review I am soon to buy one of these cars, and impressed at its mpg, having had Peugeots in the family and over 4 309 GLD's it is time and suitable that my first ever car should be a 309 GR Automatic, as it is a model I prefer.
Does it come with power steering and any spec like power windows?
15th Sep 2005, 08:22
Mine doesn't, but I know that newer versions were built with both PAS and electric windows.
I would definitely recommend you give a 309 a go!
22nd Sep 2005, 01:58
I agree totally, this car is quick and handles like a go kart.
Only problems have been bad earths on the electrics. my other car is an 003 Subaru WRX STI, but I still find the Peugeot fun to drive and drive it five days per week.