1997 Peugeot 306 Reviews - Page 17 of 18

1997 Peugeot 306 GTi-6 2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10

Faults:

Airbag light.

Severe wind noise from passenger side door.

Rear wash-wipe failure.

Rebuilt engine after driving through ford!!

General Comments:

A great car to drive, but let down by very poor service from the dealer (consistently failed to fix problems). It's a shame Peugeot have decided to dilute it's image by rolling out the new GTi wannabe look across their entire range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 1999

1997 Peugeot 306 SRi 1.4i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.4i petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10

Faults:

Bad earth connection on drivers side dip light. Condensation in the rear light lense (righthand side).

General Comments:

Super good fun to drive, nippy engine.

0-60 in 7.1 seconds, reliable, cheap to run. 47MPG (tested using motorway and normal roads).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

17th Oct 2001, 04:04

0-60 in 7.1! I don't think so, not with a 1.4 engine, dream on mate.

1997 Peugeot 306 D Turbo 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Rattles in trim appeared almost from day 1. Fuel economy not as good as expected - 420 miles from £34 tank.

General Comments:

Only driven 7,500 miles in 18 months.

Looks good and AC effective in summer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 1998

1997 Peugeot 306 D Turbo 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10

Faults:

Wind noise entering into cabin from nearside mirror - now on approx. 8th mirror.

Fog lights full of condensation - both replaced.

Various rattles, in particular nearside windows and drivers door - possibly due to the low quality of the trim.

The wiper blades (front and rear) are unbelievably noisy. The front drivers side blade skipped across the windscreen without clearing the glass making driving unsafe in light rain; this did not occur in heavy rain. Wiper blade replaced yesterday by dealer ... but they fitted one 3" too wide (from a Peugeot 406) which fell off after approx. 10 wipes whilst I was driving at 70mph on a motorway! Blade replaced again by dealer today with correct one. Letter on its way to manager of dealership. Rear blade still a problem.

Drivers seat replaced 2 weeks ago - it had collapsed underneath after only 10,000 miles.

Mud flaps (front and rear) scrape the ground, particularly when carrying passengers.

Brakes screech - fixed by dealer twice but problem returns after approx. 50 miles. Brakes are very uninspiring and not positive feeling.

Faulty bonnet catch on delivery - fixed by dealer.

Dreadful paint finish - car delivered with paint defect and had to have 2 panels resprayed. General finish awful - runs in paint, etc.

Imperfect dashboard - small hole near airvents. Unfortunately did not spot on delivery.

CD autochanger replaced after 2,000 miles as it jammed.

Fuel gauge unreliable - reads fuller than the tank actually is.

Tyres have worn very quickly - expect to have to replace all four after approx. 14,000 miles. I am not a hard driver - in fact IAM trained.

General Comments:

Suspension seems hard when on bumpy roads at low speed but at high speed the car floats about. Ride is very over-rated in reviews etc. My previous car (Mazda 323F) was far superior in ride, and in fact in every way except economy.

Sporty looking seats aren't as comfy as they look.

On a more positive note, it is one of the best looking car in its class, with low insurance, good economy and plenty of street cred.

However, the problems and the positively dreadful, useless and patronising dealer, who's answer to most problems is "well that could happen on any car", mean that there is no way in this world I would buy another! Back to Mazda for me...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

1997 Peugeot 306 GTi-6 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Window fell into door.

Airbag light repeatedly came on.

General Comments:

Excellent performer.

As close as you get to a 1.9 205 GTi although no manufacturer would dare make a car that close to the edge any more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

1997 Peugeot 306 D 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

Air bag light malfunctioned. CPU replaced under warranty. Then both the fuel gauge and speedometer failed. Apparently a fusebox connection problem, but I suspect incompetence by the dealer.

General Comments:

Dealer useless. Warranty expires next week, and I will have future servicing done by reliable local non Peugeot garage.

Diesel consumption at about 40 MPG is not brilliant. UK diesel prices are astronomic at 66p per litre compared to 46p in France - saving £12 on a full 60 litre tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 74 reviews