1989 Peugeot 309 GTi 1.9 petrol
Hand brake cable snapped whilst doing handbrake turn.
Headlamp and fog light bulbs blown.
Indicator lenses fly off at 110mph!
A few rattles here and there.
This car is built for country roads, with its superb handling and more than ample speed it will give most other hot hatches a run for their money.
This is truly a wolf in sheep's clothing and is a very understated car.
It develops about 130bhp as standard which you will have a job to use to its full on country roads, but a bit more power would be nice to use in a straight line.
Having said that it will keep up with a Astra 1.8 GSI up to about 80mph, and will eat Novas and Saxos for breakfast.
One of the cars best features is the handling which is excellent, and a good set of tyres will be needed to take full advantage of this.
It has plenty of extras and gadgets, such as air horns, a power boost valve, pressure/temp gauges, etc.
I would recommend one of these cars to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2003