A car with character
Air-bag light is either flashing or stays on.
Rear brake cylinder developed a leak.
This car offers a great mix of performance and economy. The 92bhp 1.9 turbo diesel unit is superb. It may only do 110mph flat out, but the 144lb/ft of torque means that overtaking is impressive. Ordinarily in diesel cars you rev the engine and it sounds like a tractor, but the 306 D-turbo makes a cool whistling noise.
The handling is excellent. After buying the car I changed the standard 14" D-turbo wheels for 15" GTI-6 alloys with 195-55-R15 Pirelli's. The car now corners at impressive speeds, but watch out for that lift off over-steer. It is also very good on jumps. It is very entertaining to drive on back-roads.
My biggest complaint about this car is that the brakes are absolutley rubbish.
The styling hasn't dated and in my opinion it is a far better looking car than the 307.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th October, 2004