309 model range help please

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by atlantica, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. atlantica

    atlantica Guest

    I have the offer of buying a G reg (first registered on 31 December 1989)
    309GL. It is apparently in near mint condition and has had only 1 owner
    from brand new - an elderly gent. It has covered a genuine 42,000 miles and
    is a 1.3 litre unit. My questions are: 1) what should i look out for on
    these cars/of this age and 2) is this model a facelifted model or not?

    Many thanks in advance
    atlantica, Oct 8, 2006
  2. atlantica

    Peter Chant Guest

    atlantica wrote:

    Did they ever facelift the 309? My parents C and J reg 309s and some
    friends D & G reg 309s all looked rather similar. Now that you say it,
    there may have been a difference in the tail lights, but that was about it.

    Don't know what year this one is, but here a hint on fitting some large bass

    Peter Chant, Oct 8, 2006
  3. atlantica

    G.T Guest

    Mk1 309s have "old style" orange / red / white tail lights (and orange front
    side indicators) while Mk2 have white front side indicators, and some kind
    of "405-style" tail lights (black / red).
    Not a big matter, not that important compared to Mk2 205s... Have to say
    here the relative disinterresment that Pug had into the 309. I won't explain
    here how difficult it was do build the 309.

    G.T, Oct 9, 2006
  4. atlantica

    atlantica Guest

    Thanks for the advice friends. If there are any areas of the 309 which I
    should look out for (known faults, issues etc) then I would be very
    atlantica, Oct 9, 2006
  5. Those colours (white indicators) would not have been legal in the UK where
    orange is a requirement so I suspect that was just for the continental
    Keith Willcocks, Oct 9, 2006
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    Fitzy Guest

    The lenses may have been white, but the bulbs inside should be amber or red
    ,, respectively,
    Fitzy, Oct 9, 2006
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    nigel Guest

    He means that it has white lenses. Orange bulbs were fitted. The MK1
    had orange lenses with ordinary bulbs.
    nigel, Oct 9, 2006
  8. atlantica

    djimbo Guest

    My 2p, gleaned from a 'C' reg 1.6 GL
    It's worth checking the rubber seal on the hatch, mine always leaked like a
    sieve. A quick look under the carpet in the back should tell if it's been
    A really heavy clutch means a new clutch reqd not just a cable etc.
    Oh and the 1300 wasn't a particularly guttsy model.;-)
    I think 'G's were the later style, although as previously stated, the
    facelift was minimal.

    djimbo, Oct 9, 2006
  9. Ah, my mistake. Should have realised because my 406 is like that. Put it
    down to a senior moment.
    Keith Willcocks, Oct 10, 2006
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    G.T Guest

    Same here, that's the reason why I said "405 style" (thought it was clear
    enough)... Also had white light clusters & orange lights :)
    I read answers below, I get it, grandpa :p

    G.T, Oct 10, 2006
  11. Yup. Fifteen month old grandson. He's making me young again. Never
    thought I could become a doting old sod, but he's done it. ;o)
    Keith Willcocks, Oct 10, 2006
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    atlantica Guest

    Thanks folks.

    atlantica, Oct 10, 2006
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