1987 Peugeot 309 GL 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Retro when it left the factory! Great car
Speedo cable broken.
Rear wiper not working.
Clock not working.
Glove box won't stay shut and stays broken.
Superb steering and handling.
Simca engine design dates back to early 60s. OHV so no cambelt changes.
1.3 with just 65 BHP, but very nippy.
Good gear change with well defined 5th gear gate (no risk of 3rd by accident).
Rides nicely. Steering informs you of every bump, but still comfy over bad surfaces.
Nice simple dashboard layout.
Loads of passenger and luggage space.
Under geared - not so good on the motorway, but great fun on A/B roads.
Noisy - especially beyond 50 mph. Drums badly on some road surfaces.
Drives like something out of the 60s/70s - you decide if that's good or bad!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd October, 2011