Excellent performance per pound
Radiator blocked and caused the head gasket to blow. £750 repair bill!!
Basic components - battery, discs, tyres.
Front end very prone to stone chips.
Great car. Reasonable costs to run considering the great performance, although you do have to push them to get the best out of them. It's easily as quick as an RS, but looks much better.
I've only had one major problem, apart from that it's been really reliable. Mine has got ABS and leather seats on top of the basic spec, and the seats are the most comfortable I've ever sat in. They give great support.
I would definitely recommend one to someone who wants a cheap fast car. Mind you it's not as quick as its replacement... the 306 GTi-6.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2001