1992 Peugeot 309 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Peugeot 309 Graffic 1.7 petrol from Israel

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.7 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 kilometres
Most recent distance126000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Duna 70

Summary:

A great fun - when it's not sick

Faults:

Too many electrical problems - battery, coil, alternator, sparking cables, bulbs.

The dash plastic has a very poor quality - the glove box cover and the fuses cover, as well as the gear handle were broken.

Metallic paint doesn't last the Israeli sun.

Apart from these - only normal wear.

General Comments:

Though the reliability of the car is not what I expected (was supposed to be better than the Fiat!) and the maintenance cost is very high, the way the car handles the road is a great experience.

For the price it costs in Israel (equal to a VW Golf 5 years older!), I think it's the best buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2001

1992 Peugeot 309 GTi 1.9 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Excellent performance car

Faults:

Huge oil leak & general oil consumption.

Squeaks, rattles, & knocks.

Blows off CV boots after 6,000 miles.

Tempramental electrics.

Suspension bush.

Air flow meter.

Fuel pressure regulator.

Hates traffic jams - unrelated to reliability.

Car attracts a lot of attention from thieves.

General Comments:

Fantastic performance, has beaten many alleged 'better' and newer sports cars, handling unbelievable.

Unfortunately running costs are also unbelievable.

Excellent if used as a second car.

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

Review Date: 19th November, 2000

1992 Peugeot 309 GTi 1.9 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.9 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Oil leak, overheating, front suspension bush. Front fog light wires corroded.

General Comments:

Quite quick, great handling.

Can be tiresome on the motorway as at 70mph in 5th the car is doing 3500rpm. Tyres are very expensive due to low profile and high speed rating. Needs ABS.

Fuel consumption is bad in urban cycle and the car is not good in traffic jams. Fun but not especially practical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 1999

1992 Peugeot 309 GL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10

Faults:

Bought car at 47,000 miles and two years old; I've done 75,000 miles in 3 years.

Rev Counter has a funny every so often (3 - 4 times in 3 years) where it stops working, then operates with low readings etc, and finally a day or two later is back to normal - I suspect muck on the sensor (?) - but it's not life threatening is it.

Dashboard lights gone - behind heater etc - and nigh on impossible to fix.

Bonnet and Boot lights gone - boot one fiddly to keep in place.

Got that tiny spot of rust at seal between wheelarch and inside of rear door.

Leak on fuel line within carb unit - the Vauxhall man was a little unhelpful given that the car uses two sizes of such rubber hosing - maybe he was also having a bad day.

Sometimes can be funny about going into reverse from a cold start.

Stereo (Grundig - as supplied) occasionally turns itself off - maybe due to dirty contacts

Frozen fuel in carb jets - That cover supplying warmed air to the carb above the exhaust manifold is vital on a cold very windy day (on the M42) - mine had broken one of the mounts and so was removed - later replaced.

General Comments:

Given the 75,000 miles I've done I think the car is sound, reliable and has been cheap to maintain. The car's done 125,000 miles (or thereabouts) and I've no plans to replace it until I have a major failure (like the engine expiring) - and even then a replacement recon engine plus fitting can be cheap in comparison to a new car - if you've had your moneys worth from the car.

The 1600 is ok even at 100, but more power could always be useful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

1992 Peugeot 309 GL 1.6 petrol from Venezuela

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Rear brake regulators damaged.

Brake pump had to be changed twice.

Interior plastic ruptures due to poor quality of it.

Apart from those problems, the normal wear for a 125,000Km car.

General Comments:

I live and use the car in Venezuela, South America, where the dealer service is not very reliable, but I think this car is one of the best car that I drove (in its category).

It's a very stable and reasonably quick car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 1998

1992 Peugeot 309 GL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Brakes pads - repeatedly.

Clutch.

Front suspension.

Exhaust, tyres, etc

Electrics: doors lock/unlock at random, clock light, speakers random.

General Comments:

Generally reliable, reaching the age where cars tend to play up I guess. The electrics are a major pain - and have cost +£100 without any success so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 1998

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 13 reviews