2000 Peugeot 306 Meridian 1.6 8v from UK and Ireland
Good Car... Bad Gearbox
Well as I write this review my 306 is in the garage again... shorty will be on its 3rd gearbox because I managed to break the diff in the orginal one, then an oil seal within the box broke, leaving me with an oily clutch and no drive.
Apart from the problem with the gear box, it's been a good car and has started every time. All I have to change is the tyres and wipers.
First looks of the car are amazing. It looks great in the silvery blue, standard with alloys and electrics all round.
Performance ain't bad either, with its 1.6 8V producing 100bhp (same engine in the new shape VTR), apart from my Pug is the same weight as 3 VTRs.
The handling is pretty good for a small family car; you can get 3 wheel oversteer if you really push into a roundabout.
I would recommend the Peugeot 306 to any young driver that likes all the toys and wants a good looking car. Can't wait till I can get insured on a 306 GTI-6.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th March, 2007