1994 Peugeot 306 S16 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Dynamically awsome


Exhaust back box rusted through.

Radiator full of silt needed replacing.

Clutch went at 70000 miles.

Front suspension lower arms bush`s went.

Variatrack induction system spheres went.

Brake load compensator valve went causing total loss of brakes and change of pants.

Valve oil stem seals failed causing white smoke at high revs.

The above problem blocked up the catalytic converter with oil causing it to collapse and need replacement.

72000 mile service at Peugeot dealership including cam-belt cost over £500.

3 clutch cables.

2 accelerator cables

Electric fan relay.

Knock sensor.

Heat sensor.

New rear brake caliper.

Head gasket.

Petrol tank air locks refusing to take more than £10 at a time.

Big end bearing came lose for no obvious reason wrecking the engine.

New engine fitted.

Engine cuts out under hard acceleration every now and again.

Fuel pump relay.

Wiring problem to fuel pump relay.

Mystery drain on battery battery goes flat if car left unused for longer than 3 days.

3 new batterys.

Eats tyres and discs, i drive it reasonably hard, though seems to be twice as bad as my cavalier sri was.

Wiring problem, interior fan runs with ignition off.

Coil packs.

The previous owner could probably double this as the list of parts and labor bills no longer fits int the 306 owners book.

I've probably forgotten or missed some bits out.

General Comments:

This car handles like its on rails.

It really does stick to the road like glue.

In standard trim its not devastatingly fast, but will get to 60 in uner 8 seconds and top out at 135mph.

Dynamically this car is awesome.

Dealers are useless, I've had comments like goes well for a 1.6, did you put the s-16 stickers on?.

Whats a s-16?.

They arnt very good at fixing faults.

I do all my own servicing and repairs now including the engine swap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd January, 2004

30th Oct 2005, 04:40

"Petrol tank air locks refusing to take more than £10 at a time."

There is a trick to this problem - Turn the fuel pump nozzle 45 degrees counter clockwise when filling up. It allows the air to escape from the tank easier and you won't get the above montioned problem. I've read this tip on a site recently because I was having the same problem.

1994 Peugeot 306 XLD 1.3 from Germany


A very reliable and powerful BARGAIN!


The brakes went wrong on the front of the car, I fixed it myself.

General Comments:

For a diesel, this car was very cheap to run, was very reliable and powerful. I had a 16ft Avondale mayfair and this pulled it like it was nothing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2003

1994 Peugeot 306 XR 1.6 from UK and Ireland


A good bargain, but little things let it down a bit


Alarm kept going off when driving.

Engine earth wire broke so car wouldn't start.

Tyres wear out really quickly. I have had them replaced twice in the 18 months I have had it.

The main problem is now where the idle speed is playing up. Car won't tick over for about first 3 minutes when started. Once engine is warmed up the rev counter bounces between 500 and 1300 RPM.

Has anyone got any ideas how to fix this? (I have tried altering accelerator cable and idle speed, but to no avail)

General Comments:

The car doesn't look too bad and is fairly quick.

The seats are pretty comfortable and the interior is clean throughout.

However the build quality is a bit poor in places and is pretty flimsy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2003

11th Nov 2003, 17:11

I had problems with my idling to, not quite as bad as you, but still a bit jumpy. Also when pulling away the car used to bounce around quite a lot : (

A change of the spark plugs and leads fixed it :)

Hope that helps.

15th Jan 2004, 15:11

I have had trouble with the rev counter jumping about, but it goes away so I leave it, but I will try changing the spark plugs and the accelerator cable as well. most peugeot`s do not rust easy and the Xr is fun, quite quick and fun to drive. the way to stop the alarm from going off for no reason is to grease the little alarm button on the bonnet.