2002 Peugeot 306 Meridian Estate 2.0 HDI 90 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Had its share of problems, but will buy another well looked after model
Crankshaft dampers - two.
Electrical connector to cooling fan corroded and failed to start fan resulting in overheating.
Head gasket changed at 105000 due to overheating.
Engine management warning light coming on and going into low power mode. This was a problem which came and went for over 2 years. Finally cleared when corroded mass flow air sensor replaced.
Air conditioning needs recharging every year.
Last week did not start, the very first time it has not gone instantly, suspect fuel lift pump failed, this had been replaced by previous owner at 80.000?
Superb little flying machine, quick, comfortable, handles well. I commuted weekly from Suffolk to Somerset for 6 years, and this was so enjoyable to drive.
Estate version is tops for me, looks good in moonstone blue and does not show the road dirt!
I have a small private man, Peugeot specialist who looks after the car and is handy with the fault code machine.
Not as economical as I hope, 46mg, but as I drive it pretty quickly, I can't complain.
No faults with wipers or management systems - touch wood.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2009