306 LX Hdi 2000, air con as standard?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by brian, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. brian

    brian Guest

    As above, would this model (late 2000 estate) have air con as standard for
    the UK spec? Been looking in Parkers guide, and it is rather ambiguous.

    I am thinking of buying one but the owner doesn't think it has air con. I
    thought all models had it.

    brian, Aug 20, 2004
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    Mr Benny Guest

    If the owner isn't sure if it has it, then it is pretty certain not to have
    been used, pipes will be leaking and expensive repairs certain.
    Mr Benny, Aug 20, 2004
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    brian Guest

    I appreciate this, but the person I spoke to was not the owner, it is his
    father's car.

    I was just wondering if air con should be a standard fitting.
    brian, Aug 20, 2004
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    Mr Benny Guest

    My October 2000 What Car? states that the 306 LX has air con, but the L
    model doesn't have.

    However, a no cost option of a sunroof instead was also offered.

    May I suggest an alternative to a Pug? Maybe you could try the Xsara, it is
    mechanically identical, but a slightly more modern interior in my opinion.

    Xsara are cheaper to buy so you may be able to afford a newer model. The new
    shape Xsara have air con on most models and the 2.0 HDI 110 engine (a little
    gem) is available.

    The 110 is significantly quicker than the 90, but consumption is similar.
    Mr Benny, Aug 21, 2004
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    brian Guest

    Thanks, I will have a look at a Xsara.
    brian, Aug 21, 2004
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    brian Guest

    Anyone kow why the Xsara is a rather higher insurance group than the 306
    (for equivalent engine)? 9 against 5.
    brian, Aug 22, 2004
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    Mr Benny Guest

    I don't know why, I think the Xsara costs more to fix because it has more
    expensive features in comparison to the 306, eg 4 airbags in most models.

    I understand they both have the same door locks, so it isn't due to security
    reasons. I guess then that the Xsara bonnet and bumper costs more, or that
    Citroen bodyshops charge more.
    Mr Benny, Aug 22, 2004
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    Phil Cook Guest

    That's the reason. Insurance groups are based on repair costs.
    Phil Cook, Aug 22, 2004
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    G.T Guest


    Sorry for the late answer, HDD problems just solved today.
    It's a nice car... I've test driven a Mk1 Xsara Exclusive (the highest model
    here : AC, ABS, CD player...), it handles well but the brake pedal is just a
    bit too soft to me.
    It was a 1.8 8v, it was a bit too soft IMO, but I had three fat boys with me
    G.T, Aug 27, 2004
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