1995 Peugeot 306 Reviews - Page 8 of 18

1995 Peugeot 306 D Turbo 1.9 diesel turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

So nearly as much fun as a mini!

Faults:

Since 2001

New disk brakes 2002 at 100,000 miles.

New battery 2003 at 110,000.

New power steering unit from last MOT.

New Sony in car stereo as old one lost the code for.

General Comments:

This car has been the most reliable and the most fun to drive since my last Mini was.

I will never buy another a petrol engine ever again after driving this car, it's a joy to drive at any speed, handles likn a dream evem with standard suspension setup.

This car is so nearly as much fun to drive as my beloved Mini, and that is saying something I can tell you.

For a diesel it leaves most petrol standing at the lights and with room on the pedal to spare.

Motorway driving is a dream 80mph at 3000 rpm nice and relaxed all round and room to spare will do 110mph at a push, but 80-90 mph keeps the fuel cost down, I get about 50 mpg from normal usage and a little bit of traffic light blasting :o) if you know what I mean.

This car has been the most reliable car I have ever owned pass the first MOT I had th car, with flying colours only the power steering was a problem 2nd MOT (200.

My car is in ferrai red, 3 door, but without alloys, but still look better than most new cars I've seen lately. Its still looking good 10 years on and still get people asking me to sell it to them (even on holiday).

If you ever test drive this car you will get a big smile as soon as you turn the key.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2004

1995 Peugeot 306 XSi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great value warm hatch

Faults:

Alarm doesn't work.

Intermittent faults with keypad immobilizer and central locking.

Oil pressure gauge doesn't work.

Thermostat failed causing car to overheat (easily fixed for £6).

General Comments:

Excellent handling, you can throw this car around like a go-kart.

Supportive seats and good driving position.

Fairly good performance, keeps up with many so-called 'hot hatches'.

Well equipped: Electric sunroof and windows, ABS, air con, 15" alloy wheels, fog lights, skirts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2004

1995 Peugeot 306 D Turbo 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

Comfortable, fast and economical

Faults:

The seats have started to wear a little. Some of the instrument illumination lights in the dashboard have gone out. The speedo needle vibrates a little at anything above 50 mph and both the remote control key fobs have broken. Also, the wiring in the doors has broken due too bad design resulting in failure of the central locking which meant hours of patching it back up again. Apart from that, nothing really apart from general stuff like wishbone bushes, track rod ends, etc.

General Comments:

For its age, this is an outstanding car. It handles like a dream and the insurance is unusually reasonable (group 5). It's quick off the mark and handles motorways fine. Mine has done 113,000 miles and the engine is still like new. The electrics are a bit cheap, but that's a general problem with Peugeot's. Generally, running costs are low. It's still on its first set of brake disks and is mechanically sound apart from a rear axle bush which needs replacing. I do a lot of the servicing work myself and have found the main dealer to be extremely helpful and have found geniune parts to be a lot cheaper than from other car manufacturers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2004

1995 Peugeot 306 XR Gasoline from Dominican Republic

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Gasoline Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 kilometres
Most recent distance167000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot Daihatsu Charade

Summary:

A special car

Faults:

Expensive spare parts. Not too many people have the knowhow to fix the car. Bad braking system.

General Comments:

Very nice car. Very fuel efficient. Safe car and reliable one. Nice car body. Nice acoustics perfect for nice sound systems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2004

1995 Peugeot 306 XS 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance86500 miles

Summary:

Cheap and cheerful, but fast and practical

Faults:

Clutch and gearbox at 55000 miles.

Shock absorbers at the rear.

Rear semi trailing arm suspension mountings both wore out in the last 10,000 miles.

Otherwise general items of wear and tear.

General Comments:

Notchy gearbox can be annoying.

Brakes are inconsistent in the wet.

Rear of the car tends to break away going round wet corners, although this can make driving even more exciting.

Fast for a 1.6 90hp engine, very comfortable even for me (I'm 6' 3") but to be this comfortable you must have a sunroof!!

Economical and cheap to insure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2004

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 71 reviews