1994 Peugeot 306 S16 2.0 16V from UK and Ireland


Radiator damaged, cooling system pipes corroded, front brake discs warped, exhaust needed replacing, blows out dipstick on very high revs, spark plug fouled by oil, suspect cylinder head need regrinding though car is running OK at present.

General Comments:

A lot of fun to drive. Plenty of grip and plenty of feel through the steering. No body roll at all. Very quick indeed, esp above 4000rpm. Fuel economy poor (26 mpg). Dealers charge the earth for servicing. Hasn't been 100% reliable. Not the best built car but has a nice interior. Great stereo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 1999

21st Mar 2006, 06:54

I owned an s16 and found the fuel economy appalling. I now own an imported WRX and its exactly the same on fuel and has 140bhp more!

I did enjoy the s16, it seemed great to drive at the time. But not sure what the fuss is about, they are a tad boring now.

1994 Peugeot 306 XN 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Nothing as yet!

General Comments:

Good all round car. Excellent in the handling department.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 1999

1994 Peugeot 306 XT 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Failed oxygen sensor (3 times).

Alarm key fob broken.

Battery tray cracked.

Flat battery.

Loose suspension top mount.

Coolant leak from thermostat housing.

Total engine rebuild at 22,000 miles.

General Comments:

If the car functioned as it was designed to do, it would be lovely, the ride and handling are excellent. However the car has been nothing but trouble since it was purchased, with a whole catalog of failures, and no help or interest from the Peugeot dealer from where it was brought. Legal action was threatened and trading standards were involved when the engine failed at 22,000 miles, a total engine rebuild was given by Peugeot, eventually. A nice car, shame about the unhelpful dealer and poor build quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

1994 Peugeot 306 XR 5-door 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Water leakages from door sealings. First from the back door and a month later from the front door. A lot of rain water came in and caused a lot of harm. Problems with the engine electronics software. The control unit Eprom IC was changed and this helped.

General Comments:

A good car to drive in it's class. Nice design. Too many faults - perhaps the later models are better!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998