1995 Peugeot 306 XLDT 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Very quick, affordable driving


Rear brakes stuck on; found to be shoes had come apart from friction material.

Radiator went just before I got it.

Ignition barrel collapsed (when I was in 250 miles away from home). Peugeot were very helpful and I managed to change the barrel myself. The barrel cost £100.

General Comments:

I love the engine, noisy when cold, but very lively once the turbos wound up.

It can cruise at 80/90mph with ease and will carry on to do around 115-120mph.

Its excellent on fuel - I got 52.5 to a gallon driving from Ipswich to Bristol - cruising at 85 and driving round the city centre all week.

The seats have worn, although some high mileage examples are starting to wear a bit.

It can beat 1.6 petrol cars and some 1.8's with not too much difficulty, and can embarrass some larger 2.0 cars. It also have the upper hand on most other 1.9 turbo diesels due to being a light car.

I'm 18 and insurance is £1200 with 0 years no claims bonus. Which is reasonable believe it or not!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2005

27th Oct 2007, 12:04

I have just bought the same car and.

And I am very happy with it.

And for a diesel it guns it hahaha good fun!!

I'm also 18 with no years claim and is 1400 for me as-well. would suggest it to any young driver that's looking for a quick cheap car.

And you cannot budge it either you can put round any corner and it just sticks.

Love it!!

9th Jan 2008, 18:06

Hey there, I have the same car. Can you please tell me what insurance company you got such cheap insurance from?

You can reply below this, or email me on bargain-hunt@boltblue.com. I will be very grateful. Cheers.

1995 Peugeot 306 XR 1.4 from Slovenia


Cheap and comfortable


Right front door started to rumble while opening - fixing the problem was cheap, mechanics only had a problem with electricity for windows - it did not work because the door-speakers were not fixed in.

At 119.000km the car needed completely new brakes. That was not so cheap...

At 120.000km the cooling liquid started to leak. Some hose had a hole. Fixing that was cheap.

General Comments:

The car has low gas consumption (6,8 L/100km), comfty interior, decent exterior.

Steering wheel looks like somebody drove a million kilometers with this car already. I noticed that this is a 'normal' thing with peugeot's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th June, 2005

1995 Peugeot 306 S16 20i 16v from Australia and New Zealand


Rear main oil seal only $33.00 +$850.00 to fit!

Rhf sway bar link rod + front control arms $ 550.00 oh yer new clutch kit $640.00.

And petrol cap spring went to.

All disc rotors and pads $1000.

General Comments:

I think the 306 s16 is a great car.

Fast enough flys through roundabouts pulls the girls too.

Sounds good with a big pipe.

Seats are great mate!

Black is best too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2005

1995 Peugeot 306 XRd 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland


Good value, but unreliable electrics


The central locking was so unreliable I disconnected it.

Radio cassette sometimes wouldn't switch on so I replaced it.

Various electrical indicators such as warning lights and the temp gauge are unreliable.

Drive shaft gaiter split leading to the need to replace the drive shaft.

Matrix heater failed.

Brake pipe rusted through causing a leak.

Leaks due to the metal above the windscreen rusting through where water collects.

A few glow plugs went when I renewed the battery which led to difficulty starting. However the plugs had done 70000 to be fair.

General Comments:

This car has given me good value motoring with high mpg, cheap insurance, reasonably priced parts & servicing.

The 306's Achilles heel seems to be the electrics. If you're thinking of buying one I would check radio, locking etc. carefully.

If you have central locking problems it may be due to several wires between the body and the door breaking, presumably due to copper fatigue caused by constant door opening & closing.

The matrix heater was fixed using a copper coloured powder you add to the cooling system, a sort of powdered Radweld. I was skeptical, but it worked and saved the drawn out process of changing the heater.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2005

8th Aug 2006, 06:36

These are good cars and will go on forever. It cost 695 pounds, had brand new wheels and suspension, and does 50 mpg. It is a diesel non turbo.

It is a very good car, 4 door, N reg 1996, 142,000 miles with a nice sounding engine, and will do over 200,000 miles easily.