1999 Peugeot 306 Reviews - Page 7 of 10

1999 Peugeot 306 XR 1.6 from Honduras

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Z 24

Summary:

A Best Buy

Faults:

48,000km and nothing wrong (for the moment)

Had to replace the built-in electric window mechanism 1 year ago (only my side)

General Comments:

The car is a real versatile car, I bought it when I was single, straight from France, one of the last shipments before the dealer went brankruptcy (new owners just took the dealership), perfect on the Central American tough and dangerous roads, I drove the car from Honduras to Panama without any problem. After that I got married, now I have a kid and the car is still a perfect option for a family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2002

1999 Peugeot 306 Meridian HDi 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 200

Summary:

Proof that fun and diesel can be combined!

Faults:

Radio reception terrible.

Airbag warning light flashed occasionally.

General Comments:

Bucketloads of torque, throttle response of a good petrol engine, and 56 mpg. "Real road" performance is not a million miles away from the Rover 216GTi I had before, and the car will do around 750 miles before the 13 gallon fuel tank needs refilling.

The HDi engine is brilliant, and works amazingly well in this light car. The car also handles superbly, and is surprisingly good fun to drive on a twisty road. The engine's massive and useable torque means even a quick hot hatch needs a hard thrashing if it is to pull away from this car on a twisty road.

Faults have been minor, and not worthy of major complaint. A pretty, fun and amazingly economical little car which can do so much more than the boring commute for which many people will buy it. Insurance is a steal as well.

Put your anti-diesel prejudices aside and try one. A little tip - on the test drive, stick it in 5th at 70 mph, nail the throttle and try to get your head around how quickly it tops the ton, what kind of machinery has just shrunk in the rear view mirror, and how you're still doing 50+mpg. I still can't believe I've fallen for a diesel!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2002

23rd Nov 2002, 13:42

I am very interested in buying a 99/00/01 306 HDi DTurbo, please could someone let me know whether it has a trip computer (showing mpg etc) and also what the gauge in the rev counter is for, is a turbo gauge for the diesel? if so why have I seen it on 1.8GLX petrol versions? Also does the HDi Meridian and DTurbo have standard side airbags?

Thanks, I've driven the 406, 90 HDi Rapier and 110 HDi LX and they were both fantastic I hope the 306 is as good.

1999 Peugeot 306 HDI 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Very reliable!

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

This is a great car, very reliable and the second one that I have owned. The turbo makes the car perform well, however driven sensibly the fuel economy is very good - 42 MPG+

For the past five and a half years I have driven two of these cars, one up to 80K before getting rid of it. Besides replacing components that I expected to wear out, I have had no major failings with either car.

It will be interesting to see if the 307 is as good!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2002

5th Jun 2006, 11:23

I've had the 306 HDI for over a year now and couldn't ask for a better car! It is good looking, economical (if driven sensibly) and with enough power to satisfy!

1999 Peugeot 306 LX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

Economically friendly

Faults:

I had to get the back part of the exhaust replaced, because it started to come away from the underseal.

General Comments:

This car in my opinion is one of the best cars I have driven. It is very economical, I only put about £30 of petrol in it every fortnight, and I do about 400 miles in that time. This is very reliable and it is a very comfortable ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

22nd Mar 2005, 08:20

I wish I was getting that sort of mileage out of mine. Maybe I should drive more conservatively, been getting about 270 miles off £30 which is good going in my view for a fairly quick 1.4.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 41 reviews