1994 Peugeot 306 XSi 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Wolf in sheep's clothes
Rear brake light bulb blew at 69,000 miles.
Rear brake pads worn out at 65,000 miles. All pads replaced with EBC pads and performance disks.
This car is quick, and has always been reliable to me. It was well maintained by the previous owner, and came with full Peugeot service history when I bought it, with just under 60,000 miles on the clock.
Although it's a 2.0 liter, it seems to lack a bit of power higher in the rev range, which is why I made a few modifications of my own.
The car's handling is good and responsive. I'm not too keen on the seat position, although it's all adjustable and I have tried many different positions, I can't get it right.
I have made a few modifications to my 306 XSi. I have a full S/S exhaust straight through with decat and panel filter (don't believe in cone filters, they suck in hot air) and have a chipped ECU. It has approx 150+ bhp and is a lot faster than in standard form, and has no problem keeping up with other hot hatches ;P
It's lowered 30mm all round, it's sitting on 205 1.9 GTi alloys and Yoko tyres (good grip), and a front strut brace, which made a big difference on the handling, and I had uprated brakes all round, as the originals seem to lack the meat to stop.
I think the 306 XSi is a good, reliable car, and quite fast in standard form, despite what I have read about them, and they are a very good basis for tuning or modding; there is a wide range of parts made for them.
I would prefer a GTi-6 or the Rallye model, which might be my next car, as I do love the 306. It looks aggressive and is a nice car to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2006