1996 Peugeot 306 XSi 2 litre 8v from UK and Ireland
A "Cold Hatch"
Power steering fluid leaks when steering is held on full lock.
For the size of the car and engine it is very slow, even my old bigger car with a smaller engined was faster. I've even been overtaken by a standard Vaxhaul Nova 1.4 Sri!
Handling is OK for a standard car, but nothing special. There are a lot of better handling cars for much less money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st May, 2002
23rd May 2002, 17:30
You must be the only person in the world to consider the handling of a 306 XSi "nothing special". The hotter 306's are widely acknowledged as having one of the finest front drive chassis ever produced. I can't think of anything in its class that will keep up with a well driven 306 on a twisty lane.
Maybe yours has knackered shocks, naff tyres or some other problem. They truly are excellent if everything is working properly.
Agree on the performance though. The XSi is underpowered.