1996 Peugeot 306 XS-S 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Underrated hatchback, brilliant to drive, great to look at
I had to change the clutch 4 days after I got the car, but that was expected so I was not too disappointed.
There's a small hole in the driver seat shich I believe to be very common on the sports interior cars.
The car drives fantastically, the handling is really very good without compromising the ride which is decent too.
The engine is still very good even after 100k, and revs happily.
The gearbox is very good, and the ratios are set up well to the engine, making the car very easy to drive.
I got the car with full Peugeot service history, which seems to have been a real bonus, because I cannot find any fault big or small with the car since I have got it, I would recommend looking for this when buying a 306.
From the reviews I had read of the car, I was expecting to have a challenge with the cars reliability, but it really is not as bad as people make out.
Even though my particular model does not have the BAS brakes, the car is very good under braking, and feels very safe from locking up.
The insurance costs especially for me as a first time driver are really very good in comparison with a lot of other cars, which was an attraction to me.
Also the second hand prices of these cars is very cheap, and for what you get with them, I think they are a very good buy for anyone from boy racers to small families.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th June, 2005