1988 Peugeot 306 Review

1988 Peugeot 306 XADTurbo 1.9 turbo diesel from Portugal

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 4

Summary:

Simple, effective and reliable

Faults:

Airbag light sometimes flashes. The root cause is an orange connector under driver seat.

Radio (a very good Clarion) tuner failed @ 120000km. 150€ after it was back in place.

Lower front suspension arms gaskets needed to be replaced. I consider it normal after 130000km.

Belt tensioner bearing failed near 100000km.

General Comments:

Fantastic car to drive considering its generation.

Great engine if we consider it is not a Direct Injection unit. Very relyable and economical. I once crossed entire Spain (From Portugal to France) without refueling.

Comfortable and resistant seats. My 306 is a VAN model. I can place 2 mountain bikes inside it only by removing their front wheels! It's the unique VAN I know where this can be done.

Very easy and cheap to maintain.

I now have a new 307 Break, but I love and pretend to keep the silver gray 306 until "he" quits eating asphalt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review