1987 Peugeot 309 GE 1.3 from UK and Ireland
A perfect run about for those on a low budget
Car stalls on cold mornings.
Worn drive shafts.
I purchased the car in late 2002 for only £50 as it had no tax or MOT. The only parts that the car needed to get through the MOT was a horn, hazard lights switch and a off-side wing mirror, all of which I found at the local scrap yard.
Body work was, and still is, very good for its age with only odd patches down the sills.
Performance from the 1.3 engine is brisk, but not breath-taking and any serious speed involves rapid gear changing and foot pumping.
Compared to my last car, the handling is much more precise and fun although there is high body roll round corners and no power steering makes parking awkward.
Inside trim has lasted well considering the mileage, but the drivers seat is very uncomfortable over longer journeys.
I have been amazed at the reliability of the car and have spent nothing since the car was taxed six months ago. The only replacement part the car needs is a new set of drive shafts as the current ones make the car incredibly noisy at high speed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2003