1991 Peugeot 309 GL 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Cheap, capable, reliable car passed over in favour of more modern-looking designs
Glove box catch failed, leaving lid open.
When starting, starter motor does not catch 1 time in 10, probably just a worn tooth.
Looks like car had boot leak before I got it.
Radio aerial fallen off.
Auto choke sometimes cuts off a bit too early, car will then occasionally stall with high when electrical load.
Car has been 100% reliable. Accidentally drove it for almost a year with one HT head off. Thought car was a bit slower, but it never became unreliable.
Non-PAS steering light and responsive. Car has not been serviced for 2+ years (apart from oil changes) but feels as lively as the day I got it.
Doesn't grip the road too well, but I blame cheap tyres for this. Light weight means flimsy feeling, but great performance.
Interior lets the car down, it is tacky and cheap looking, despite it being a face-lifted model. Rear lights modelled on 405's, but too narrow to look good. I've grown quite fond of the styling though!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2002