1995 Peugeot 306 XRdt 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Good all-rounder


Nothing so far. New glow plugs are needed, but I haven't got round to it yet, and apart from that the car is working fine.

General Comments:

Having owned a 306 before I'm quite happy to write a quick review on this one, even though I've not had it that long (about 1 month.)

Mine is an 1995 year (M reg) XRdt in metallic blue. I picked it up for £570 with a few days tax, which is a good price considering the condition: original Peugeot mats, original mud guards front and rear, and original radio/cassette. Although the screen is only working on one side, it's otherwise as-new. Mine has a good service history - which is a bonus considering quite a few cars of this age don't.

Being a turbo it's a fair bit faster than anything I have owned before... performance isn't eye-watering, but good enough, and these engines can be tuned easily to give another 20-30bhp before the cooling has to be uprated.

Comfort on long journeys isn't brilliant, and head room in the back is limited (when there's a sunroof.)

Since getting the car I've done about a thousand miles and the car has been faultless, the only thing I've needed to do is top up the coolant. The glow plugs need doing, but it's not urgent. I've also put some Peugeot alloys on, which make all the difference.

The 306 is cheap to buy, cheap to run, and overall good value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2009

1995 Peugeot 306 1.6 petrol from Bulgaria


Loved it


Rear suspension had to be replaced after I hit a deep hole and the rod twisted.

Axles had to be replaced.

Bearings had to be replaced.

Headlight bulbs.

General Comments:

I loved the way my 306 was handling the road - very stable even in rain - a pleasure to drive. I have put a lot of kilometres and although I am a big guy - 190cm and 95kg - I have always felt very comfortable in my seat.

The car was very good in snow with its front wheel drive - have gone to mountains mid-winter - no problem.

Economical - if driven at 90km/hr I was able to get under 6l/100km, which is pretty good for the age of the car.

It is definitely not a racer, so if you looking for this - go buy a BMW or something else.

I have had to replace axles and bearings, but it was already an old car so I do consider this not out of the ordinary.

Quite difficult to replace one of the headlight bulbs - the one in front of the battery. This is common though - not enough space there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2009

1995 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


A cheap to buy, soon-to-be-classic, but watch out for the running costs!


Radiator at 140k.

Electric roof stopped working at 90k.

Various electric windows stopped working.

Window rubber came off from rear quarter window and was going to cost $800 to replace!

Interior fan stopped working.

General Comments:

Pretty good handling for a convertible.

These were designed by Pininfarina (who have designed many Ferrari and Fiat cars among others), so they are nice looking car.

Performance is lack-lustre with the 1.8, but I drove a 2.0 that was much better, although you don't seem to be able to get that in manual, so not as fun in auto.

Dealer is expensive, and being a French car, things will go wrong!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2008

1995 Peugeot 306 XT 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Excellent and elegant european car with easy care


Seats and steering skin wore badly.

Have to install your own CD if you want to, because the original version did not give you a CD player.

General Comments:

- Still very reliable, even through it's been used up to 228,000 KMs.

- Timing belt lasts very long.

- Space is very good, comfortable for both passengers and drivers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2006

6th Mar 2009, 16:47

I was wondering if you had worked out the Km's/Liter of the car? Cheers.