1998 Peugeot 306 GTi6 2.0L from UK and Ireland


Gives new 'hot hatches' a run for their money


CV Joint & Drive shaft needed replacing at 55k.

Cam-belt was done at 50k.

Needed a new CAT at 60k.

General Comments:

This car gives civic type r's and Clio 172's a race for their money. If you have only got 5k budget to spend on a car and want a sporty hot hatch then this is your car.

It's never broken down on me and never refused to start up. If you look after this car then it will look after you.

This car's handling is amazing, and you will be able to chase anything round a corner in the GTi6 due to the rear wheel steering which comes in.

The late phase 3 306's all look the same with the cyclones, fog lights and skirts so it's very subtle and can easily surprise performance cars! This car has got 140 on the clock and I have gone past that so the car proves itself!

The clutch is very stiff, but will only take you a couple of days to get used to it and before you know it you won't realise it's any different from any other car!

It does drink fuel though as on average I tend to get about 300 miles to £50 of fuel.

Being a French car you do tend to get a few rattles as it's a little 'tinny' but I think it is quite solid. My GTi6 is now 5 years old and only has 1 rattle from the sunroof which I don't think is too bad for a car of that age!

My car was involved in an accident and the cars either side ended up worse than mine sitting in the middle which was sandwiched!

Overall...it's a good car all round and I think it can give you what ever you want out of it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th June, 2004

23rd Apr 2006, 05:12

Will give a type-r and clio 172 a run for their money? I think not.

31st Jul 2006, 08:30

As for giving a Clio 172s and Type-Rs a run for there money, I think it would. It handles far better than those two barges.

Next time come up with a useful comment instead of a pointless reply, for example maybe a qualification of your statement "I don't think so". Snore.

16th Jul 2013, 01:43

I have driven a Clio, a Type R and a GTi6, and I would say they are all excellent cars to drive. I like the Peugeot because of its space. It's not quite as quick as a Clio, but it's just as much fun, and don't forget that it is an older design as well.

1998 Peugeot 306 meridian 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


An expensive, bitter disappointment


I pulled out of a junction, there was a "crunch" from the engine. A con rod had punched a hole in the casing and pushed the alternator/power steering pump assembly off the engine. it also pierced the sump.

General Comments:

It was a good car until this happened without warning.

My next buy will not be Peugeot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

1998 Peugeot 306 LX 1.4 from UK and Ireland


A Sinclair C5 would be more use if you actually want to travel anywhere


Front suspension failed at 28,000 miles.

Drive shaft replaced at 30,000 miles.

Coil packs failed at 35,000 miles.

Stepper motor failed at 35,000 miles.

Head gasket replaced at 35,000 miles.

Temperature sensor failed at 35,000 miles.

ECU failed at 35,000 miles.

The clock goes on and off.

Trip meter resets itself.

Wheels constantly squeal.

General Comments:

This car looks very nice and handles like a dream on corners.

However, it's build quality is awful.

The engine is totally unreliable.

The amount of faults I have encountered is inexcusable on a modern car.

Even with all the above items being replaced within the last month (over 1,500 pounds worth of repairs) the vehicle is still not running correctly.

I have complained to Peugeot who's comments were "cars do go wrong", rather sarcastic I thought, and offered no help or explanation as to why this vehicle will not run.

I've certainly learned my lesson!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

15th Apr 2004, 04:27

I also had to replace coil packs, idle air control and now I am told ECU needs replacing.

Surely Peugeot should have recalled these cars!