1991 Peugeot 309 Reviews

1991 Peugeot 309 GR 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles

Summary:

Cheap, fun and comfortable

Faults:

My 309 is sometimes hard to start when cold, and can run hairy (jolts and splutters) for the first few minutes before warming up. After driving for some time, the engine runs on after turning the key, which can probably be blamed more on my mechanic's fumbling with the carburettor than the car's own fault, but he did find it difficult to work on. I have taken to dropping the clutch, because letting it run on is bad for the engine.

The paint on the boot lid is slightly sun damaged, although it is difficult to see because the car is silver.

The 309 isn't exactly pretty, I suppose it has an oddball look, typical to aging French cars.

General Comments:

I bought the 309 as a cheap means of driving to university, but I have grown rather attached to it over the 14 months of ownership. It is really fun to drive, the engine is peppy and the handling superb. It clings to the road, and I can overtake much more expensive cars through round-abouts. It has good acceleration in town, but is slow to reach higher speeds on the open road.

Perhaps the best thing about the car is the ride quality. It has always been Peugeot's strong point and the 309 doesn't disappoint. Passengers have commented on how well it sits on the road, and how smoothly it travels for a car resting on 21 year old suspension.

It is economical too, and I have driven all the way to university with the fuel light on. That's about 40 minutes of travel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th January, 2012

1991 Peugeot 309 GL 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Carlton

Summary:

This car is a hoot for no money. The GTI must be a peach

Faults:

A few issues with jamming front calipers. Otherwise faultless.

General Comments:

Although it looks like grandmas shopping car, I have found this car to be very reliable and comfortable.

Motorway speeds can be held all day without too much strain. 400 mile non stops are a regular occurrence, and she ticks over beautifully at the end.

I have been very surprised by this car, which is why I have kept her for so long. I can even shock the boy racers in the twisty stuff, such is the feedback from the chassis. The car is softly sprung like all the French stuff, but when the body roll reaches the end, the grip is tenacious. It is worth spending the extra money on good tyres however

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd August, 2008

1991 Peugeot 309 Look 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles

Faults:

Starter motor failed at about 115000 miles. £10 for a used replacement.

One light bulb goes every couple of months.

General Comments:

Fantastically reliable car; Used every day and starts every time whatever the weather. Economical; £10 petrol for every 100 miles and uses very little oil. Parts are cheap, plenty of used available.

Very easy to drive, all the controls are light and it can even be quite good fun at times.

Starting to get a bit tired over the last couple of months now, rear suspension getting softer and seats sagging. The rattles are increasing too.

A newer model which is just as well looked after would be a good first car or for anyone on a budget.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2004

1991 Peugeot 309 GLX 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 200

Summary:

Amazing Fun

Faults:

The car was running sweetly I crashed the car and had it repaired and modified more than before. going well then the throttle body snapped and the revs were stuck at 8000 rpm. not for the fainted hearted.

General Comments:

My car is lowered 100mm all round 15 inch alloys body kit you can't get a better looking car if you ask me. goes sweet fully tuned with engine mods. the handling is so good just sticks to the road.

Bucket seats add a good race feel and hold you in. the inside is not over the top just right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 17 reviews