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Peugeot 306 (1993 - 2001)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 21 February 2020
5

D turbo

reviewed by mrspivvy on 4 October 2012
5
Overall rating
5
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
3
Running costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
5
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Brilliant, but buy a good one

Despite well documented faults with the 306, any that have lasted this long will probably be fine, especially if they've got a few miles behind them.
Our D-turbo (the warm-hatch oil burner model) was bought for pocket money last year with 127k on the clock and I can't fault it at all. handling is sublime, the passive rear wheel steering really does work, and it's surprisingly fast, considering its an old tech non-common rail engine. a modern tdci whatsit would trounce it on a 0-60 sprint, but how often is that likely to be a concern? this car is at its best on a motorway where the instant mid-range power comes into its own, or on a cross country winding B road where the handling will amaze you.
Seats are superb and very supportive, plenty of boot space for a small car, economy is around 45-54 mpg depending on how you drive.
I serviced it and fitted new rear axle bushes, both jobs are easy for a DIY mechanic. apart from that it's needed nothing in 12000 miles of hard use.
negatives? I feel the brakes could be better. there's nothing wrong with them but they don't bite quite as well as I'd like.
bodywork dents very easily, wafer thin metal.
clutch is stupidly heavy in operation.

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reviewed by Shadows Entity on 31 March 2011
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reviewed by ABlackDog on 26 November 2010
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reviewed by pugoid on 6 November 2010

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