1998 Peugeot 306 GLX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Stylish, fun and cheap, if you can live with annoying faults
Airbag Warning light was flashing intermittently- caused by a faulty connector to the Seat-belt tensioner.
Rear Wheel bearing needed replaced.
Cold start problems due to worn out heater plugs.
Front tires don't seem to last very long.
The car has had no serious or expensive faults and has never left me stranded.
Build quality is generally good compared to other french cars.
I felt the standard trim was very comfortable, but a bit 'old man' so I swapped in a half-leather interior from a 2000 model to improve things.
Performance is excellent and the turbo-charger gives the car acceleration that would embarrass plenty of 'Hot-hatchs'.
Economy is superb, it is the cheapest car to run of all that I have ever owned, it regularly returns over 550 miles on a full tank.
Ride and handling are probably the best in the class, it is a superb car for cornering and soft suspension eliminates road bumps without losing any edge.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2004
13th Jun 2004, 10:28
The car has just completed a 1000-mile continental holiday with no complaints whatsoever. all passengers were carried in comfort and the car soldiered on and on and on. despite being hammered at 85-90mph most of the time on the French motorway it still returned an average 45mpg. Why bother with a 307?
12th Aug 2004, 12:56
I have owned a 98 306 D-Turbo S for one month now and have noticed that the airbag light flashes for around 5 minutes when the engine is started and then it remains solid thereafter. Has this happened to anybody else and if so what is the problem?
Otherwise, no complaints at this early stage.