306 Estate - good car or problem car?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by Digiteer, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Digiteer

    Digiteer Guest

    Hi - I've just put a deposit on a '99 306 LX TD Estate (88K but only
    Unfortunately, I've only just seen the Parker's UK Site Owner reviews
    - of the dozen reviews, 80% were very negative. They site Brakes,
    tyre wear, Unreliable A/C and most surprisingly Engine problems.
    Is this just a bad set of reviews or is there a problem with this
    Surely all the things mentioned are common with all 306s - which seem
    to have VERY good Owner Satisfaction.
    Should I reject this car? All advice gratefully accepted!!!

    Digiteer, Apr 4, 2004
  2. Digiteer

    Digiteer Guest

    I forgot to mention - I'm finally scrapping my '92 405 Turbo Diesel
    Estate that has done 220,000 miles (360,000 km) so know that Peugeot
    can may very good cars!

    I selected a 306 Estate as being more like the 405 Estate than the
    huge 406 estate! I am just afraid that maybe they got it wrong based
    on such condemation from those Parker's Guide Owners.

    Kind Regards
    Digiteer, Apr 4, 2004
  3. Digiteer

    Roebear Guest

    I didn't have a problem with my 306 estate (2001 meridian), I didn't want to
    get rid of it!!! the reasons for me selling it were that it was a 1.9diesel
    (non turbo) and it didn't go very well up hill fully loaded, the warranty
    was about to expire, and it was nearly due an MOT.

    Never had any issues with the A/C, and the brakes (although they faded under
    very heavy braking) were very good, even filled front to back, floor to roof
    with camping stuff!!!!
    Roebear, Apr 5, 2004
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    Simon Guest

    father in laws 1997 306 diesel estate has now done 150,000 taxi use with no
    major problems
    Simon, Apr 18, 2004
  5. Try www.parkers.co.uk , they will say to watch out on higher milage cars,
    but it has to be worth a look anyway so you know what to look out for,
    reg's Mark.
    M. H. Greaves, Apr 18, 2004
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