1998 Peugeot 306 GTi6 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


Sublime engineering


Cable that connects "pull-ring" for reverse to gearbox let go in the first week.

Thin paint worries me!

General Comments:

A thoroughly lovely car to drive. How many hatches have the performance, ride/handling and soul of a GTi6?

The styling continues to age quite well.

My car is black with extra dark window tinting. It's subtle, yet sexy.

It's a well packaged and practical car too. Good fuel consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2001

1998 Peugeot 306 HDi 2.0 diesel from UK and Ireland


For a diesel it's a great little, but powerful car


Nothing... yet.

General Comments:

Not a bad little car. I'm not a great fan of diesels but the 2.0L injection in a car of this size is very responsive.

The engine is taken directly from the 406 police cars.

Gear changes can be a chore in 1st or 2nd gear.

The engine growls badly at low revs in 3rd.

Brakes stick badly and are VERY sensitive.

Being front-wheel drive the steering is a lot heavier and even with power steering it still feels heavy.

Performance wise, this is a very good car, acceleration is good although heavy-footed people may find the ride uncomfortable.

Overall this is a very nice car to drive, it shows no signs of straining on hills and is very comfortable.

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

Review Date: 5th February, 2001

1998 Peugeot 306 GTi-6 2.0 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


An incredible car that deserves respect


Battery went flat over the Xmas period.

Paint chips too easily.

Plastic boot trim has faded in colour.

Interior feels loose and rattles a lot.

Remote central locking went wrong.

General Comments:

I came back from holiday and the car was in the local dealers. After a mental test-drive, I was hooked and laid down the deposit there and then!

Can be docile when driven about town but the heavy gear-change can be tiring.

Overtaking has never been so much fun.

Still looks an attractive car, but loses its flagship appeal because of identikit styling through the range.

If I was to sell this car, I would have to spend out of my range to find a replacement which could match or exceed the Peugeot.

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

Review Date: 4th February, 2001

1998 Peugeot 306 Rallye 2.0 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


Best hot hatch ever by far - breathes fire!


The rear screen heater button jammed.

Rear screen wiper always squeaks so I don't use it unless I really have to.

Front tyres only last 10,000 miles.

General Comments:

Fast enough to tailgate a BMW 328.

Corners like a train.

Stops like you've thrown out an anchor.

Had it 2 years and I still dream about it!!!

No air con, no electric windows, no CD, no leather seats - but who cares!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2001

12th Apr 2001, 06:25

306 Rallye is a superb car. Shocks everyone with the acceleration and cornering. Try comming off the accelerator at about 40 going around a corner though! Back end steps out like anything.

28th Apr 2001, 15:32

I'm thinking about getting a gti 6, which would you recommend a gti6 or a rallye?

18th May 2001, 03:49

Go for the GTi-6, a mate of mine (Wilfred) has a Rallye and whilst the Rallye weighs 120 kg's less, I don't think it makes much difference to the performance. The Rallye is really spartan, I don't know how he manages without the Climate Control on the Motorway.

1998 Peugeot 306 XR Sedan 1.8 from Peru


I'm a Peugeot fanatic



General Comments:

The handling of the car is amazing.

Looks great. Feels very solidly built, seems to last forever.

Excellent for night driving.

Automatic gearbox make shifts wery smoothly.

Low consumption on the highway, but very high in town.

The equipment level is high.

Think that services should be at much more than 5000 km.

Superb seats.

Powerful air conditioning.

This is my first European car so I find it far better than previous ones I had. One year or more and I will change it for the soon to be launched 307 or 406.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2000

31st Dec 2000, 11:49

Services for these types/build year: 15,000 km oil change and 40,000 km for a "big" service.

Your service book should clearly state these intervals.

If the dealer wants you to come every 5000km, it is a clear indication he is ripping you off, filling his pockets.