Written on: 17/10/2010
ive had fast bmw three series and driven a number of other high performance cars and can seriously and honestly say that my 1998 5 door xsi is the most fun i have ever had behind a wheel. got it with 66'000 on the clock and in pretty much mint condition....:-). corner stability is brilliant, nippy if u have it at the right rev range and they look well smart when polished up. would recommend an xsi to anyone IF it had the right history records....... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010
i have a 97 306 xsi and had it for over 3 years now. I love this little car,it looks great, handles well, (thanks to the taution bar) the fule economy isn't that great but it is a 13 year old 2 ltr so all things considered i think it does well. Urban driving drinks fuel with constant gear changing but on £30 it'll take a car full to south wales and back!! Peugeots have a few faults like the heater matrix or radiator then there's the standard for british roads on any car like shocks and... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2010
Everything was great till one moment. Around 200000km my problems started. Gear box, clutch, electric, left window fell down, engine colapsed...I can't wait to sell it (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2010
i got my 306 xsi 16v in november last year exellant in power and performance and handling the only problem i have is it will only do 15 miles the just cut out ? i've change thermastat, put a new fan and motor on also taken off the big bore exuast and put the original back on also taken off the k&n filter and put the original back on and have also had the car put on computer that said everything was working fine ! can anybody help with an idea or had similar problem ? all i get told by the... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2010
I have had my 3dr 306 xsi 2.0 16v for about 6 yrs now, i changed the exhaust and air intake and thats it. The car has never let me down no matter what the weather. It's a quick hatch back and excellent on handeling as it sits low. Surprisingly spacious inside. Absolutely love the car, only bad point is the it's not practical if you have a baby seat in the back, surprise surprise that's what you get for a 3 door car. I would recomend this car to everyone. Not to be offensive, but if you have... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2010
Bought XSi for £6k in 2001 with 60000 miles: now 150000 and still going strong, fast and in amazingly good nick. Engine fantastic: only concern is have spent a fair bit on peripherals under the bonnet (AC, Power steering, radiator, alternator) - although on reflection that was mainly a blip about 5 years ago, when I came close to selling. Back in 2010, everything still works except passenger-side heated wing-mirror.
Had been thinking of replacing this summer (2010) but, having had a good... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2009
Well, i have owned my 306 xsi for at least 5 years. Had 3 VW golf gti's 5 Audi coupe and quattro's and various other BMW and german cars. Im sorry to have to say that my 306 xsi has been and still is the most fun to drive out of all of them without a doubt! I dont know exactly what was wrong with other folks 306's here on this forum but its giving me 40mpg on a run and about 27 urban. Never had a fuel consumption issue, never had any reliability issues.
The ONLY vehicles i have ever spent... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2009
Well I have owned this car for almost a year now, Had 92k when i bought it and now has 100k. This xsi has never let me down! Started everytime cold or hot, For a 2.0 16v i think the fuel consumption isnt too bad and it handles well and is quick for a 11 year old car. Back legroom isnt great but it is a 3 door hatch. boot is a good size and it has all the toys, aircon and electrics, etc. Overall Peugot 306 is a good car for me. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2009
My little Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi has to be the best car i have ever owned......and i have had a fair few. It has never let me down..still only done 54000 mls and interior still looks new, despite the dog and the kids i taxi around. Was a bit sluggish for a while, but changed wheels a couple of times ( 17's slow it down) 16's with low profiles are amazing. had new cat, middle box and cleaned it through with redex!! Now pulls and rags around like sh used to. Was never a pug fan before, but she... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
I have just bought a 1998 306 xsi 2.0 fsh, 80,000, new starter motor and bought from a peugeot mechanic with 15 years experience so all been cleaned up, bought for £460 needed tax £102(6 months which is prob the worst part) Drove the car a couple of times as still got ma test to do on this month but first impressions are really good didn't find to sluggish once picks up the revs, can't see how the lad with the MK2 golf can say so any bad things as he obviouslty dont take the weight into... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2009
I recently bought my Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi and so far i think i have a great little car, its pretty quick to sixty, handles really well and it makes a lovely noise that makes you want to go faster and it has good amount of space for my daughter and her buggy (keeps the mrs sweet) fuel consumption is a bit harsh but on the otherhand i didnt buy a 2.0 and expect 50-60 mpg. my friend owned the car before me and i know he has had problems with the shocks mainly on the rear having them replaced... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009
Awful car, wouldn't have another one if it was given to me for free. I wouldn't suggest aPeugeot 306 to anyone other than someone who is looking to attract police attention. 206's are much better and look far less 'I think im a gangster with my clubland music'. Was impossible to find a decent enough spare part when I had the car for only a week which is why I got rid of the damn thing! Before I bought it I would have liked to have known it would drink a lot and that it is as quick as a... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2009
I have an HDI. Superb economy (5.2l/100km round town, better on trip), powerful performance and fine handling (though sensitive to tyres). Comfortable and reliable. Still looks good! (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009
Had the p plate Peugot 306 2.0 xsi 8v and i think a slug is faster could not wait to get rid of it. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2009
The Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi is very good to have some fun, powerfull engine. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2009 by edd306 (1 review written)
Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi has fast acceleration and very good handling in the dry. Great var gor money does what its supposed to and more. Could do with 6 speed box but would then need uprated brakes too. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009
i have a 2.0 Peugeot 306 with 180bhp and i think that the car is amazing is very powerfull and really nice to drive, is good to handle it and is fast. (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2008
I have just been doing a bit of reading, as 2 of my friends have bought Peugeot 306's. One of them bought an XSi (the 16v) and another, the GTi-6.
I have driven both, and the GTi-6 was not bad, however I was not impressed to much by the XSi, I did expect more from a 2.0 16v.
I own a few cars but my daily runabout is a MK3 Astra Sport with KONI's, etc and I fitted a C18XE engine I had laying about (1.8 16v from GSi). Have a few small mods to the engine. But I was surprised just how much... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2008 by staticmasta (1 review written)
This a very fast car, a few small mods and my 2001 xsi will do 0-62 in 7 seconds and will handle as well as a scooby. I cannot fault the drive in the slightest. This is a great sporty litttle car - I would reccomend to anyone! (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2008
It is fast and good looking on the outside but when it comes to the inside that something that ruins the look. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008
I want to put a bigger back box on to make it sound nice but I've no gap in the rear panel below the bumper for the new tailpipe to stick out!
Has anybody else delt with this prob please?
It's a 2.0xsi 1998 3dr ..............thank's. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2008 by thedadio
xsi 2.0 16v, Pulls like hell even with a seriously slipping clutch!! Getting it done today only got it yesterday (leaking box drive shaft seal) 80,000 on the clock, fpsh, all electrics, 745! and the3 best thing about it is...... 243 fully comp protected! Cheap Cheap Cheap! Buy one of these now, stick a single box decat system on it, get it re-mapped, and hold on tight. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008
I love my Peugeot 306 xsi, it looks tidy and is easy to maintain and keep looking nice. I love the acceleration with the xsi, and the fact that they're a low insurance group. Also you don't see many around. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2008 by harry1978
i had a 1997 p plate 8v Peugeot 306 loved it to bits bright red I put 17" alloys on it, it was my pride n joy only prob was not as quick as id hoped ive got kids so 3dr gti6 not an option sadly but overall was best car I ever had for a small sporty car its got the lot!!! (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2008 by jono395 (1 review written)
I have has a 2.0 xsi, they are slow.... and this is a 1998 car! I now have a Golf mk2 gti with 112,000 on the clock, goes like stink! Very fast, *RELIABLE*.. and a better, more simplistic build quality that overules all French cars.... if you decide to get a car, make sure its German.... or Japanese... VEE DUBS are the best and, if you hate them....... read this....... GOLF MK2 GTI.......0-60 7.8 seconds XSI............................0-60 N/A (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008 by SirFlex (1 review written)
I have read the comments on this car much to my amusement. I am not a boy racer, but trust me I can drive and I have had more cars than most. Most of comments respond to comments already made by others.
Performance... From 2ltrs and 16 valves I expect more but the grunt is adequate and more importantly is well balanced in accordance with the brakes. To the gentleman who was talking about the Golf, I had a Mk2 GTi 1.6, and the XSI would have made a better MK3 Golf than the Golf did. The... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2006 by RallyXS (1 review written)
I would recommend this car to anyone. It looks like a standard 306 until you put your foot down or see the small GTi-6 badge on the back. I've seen off lots of higher powered cars, including a Subaru Imprezza (just). (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2006 by jak151 (1 review written)
I bought the Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi car cos my insurance had gone down and wanted something with a bit of grunt. So far I have to say the 306 has done me well. Puts a lot of cars to shame and sounds great past 4 thousand revs. To be honest I did expect a bit more performance for a 2 ltr but it isn't brand new. Couple of problems I have one the speedo seems to stop working when it feels like it. Plus it stalls itself from time to time, I took it to the garage and they haven't got a clue what's... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2006 by saracen306 (2 reviews written)
I have no idea what sort of XSi you were driving to give such a bad review. How can you say the car does 0-60 in over 10 secs, I only have the Peugeot 306 2Ltr 8V and I get 0-60 in less than 8 seconds, beats most Golfs off the line. I think you must have had a bad one there. Great car,could be more reliable and better on fuel but you don't buy a 2Ltr and worry about fuel now do you. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2005 by mattwantsrid (1 review written)
The Peugot 306 is absolutely terrible on fuel, couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding does 0-60 in about 3.5 days. Worst car ever that I have brought only had it about 2 months and thinking of getting rid of the dead horse already and to top that the brakes make a deep groaning noise under heavy braking and the air-con is bad to. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2005 by sean1975uk (3 reviews written)
I have had one for 3 years, and really enjoyed the car. Beware of dodgy Peugeot main dealers... my clutch was a bit sticky at the beginning and they advised me the whole thing needed replacing for over £500. I took it to a local garage, and only the wire needed changing for £30!! Insurance is a bit steep, but if it's a choice between driving a lesser ca,r I would rather pay the difference. Super handling, pretty fast. Personally I like the interior and bucket seats, although a lot of... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2005 by Jimmy Kak (1 review written)
I have had my Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi for about 2 months now, I really love it! I can beat a lot of cars off the line and for most of the race as well. Handeling is so good and the braking has saved me a few times in the wet allready. There is lots of room in the boot and in the back, The interior is so nice as well. There is a slight rattle in the dash, and my central locking has stopped working completely. I will probably just have to go to the dealer to get that fixed. Other than that, so... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2005 by pkds (1 review written)
I have a Peugeot 306 2.0 S16 which is the same as the XSi in europe. I am in Perth WA. Made 94. having read a number of the other reviews it seems that there must be some very poor examples of the S16 [XSi] in UK. Without modification 0 to 100 km in 9.2 secs.
I have lights or warnings that dont work when they should or for that matter when they shouldn't. Brakes are outstanding albeit that I have fitted Slotted to help cooling. [temps in Perth at 33c very often]. Other than expected... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2005 by brucerobert456 (1 review written)
I have a question for the people who have left positive reviews for the Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi; what piece of rubbish were you driving before you owned the xsi? I recently replaced a Golf mk2 Gti for one of these and I am baffled as to how a car manufacturer can make a car this bad. Aside from the poor, and I mean poor interior (you can not even angle the vents to blow air at the front passenger!) and dreadful driving position the gearbox is as bad as a 205 gti had when I passed my test and... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2005 by Postie2003 (10 reviews written)
The Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi is a good warm hatch with handling that is truly gobsmacking. The amount of feel through the steering and the seat wouldn't disgrace a true sports car, and lovely, controllable oversteer is but a feather of the throttle away. Like most Peugeots it also rides beautifully, yet resists roll nicely in the corners. Lowering these cars improves grip but robs the delicacy and balance and destroys the ride quality - don't bother. Peugeot know chassis tuning better than you... (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2004 by davemart
Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi: I have had my 306 xsi for nearly a year now, i could not ask for a better car,it is low on millage which was a bouns when I brought it,and it loves to wave other cars goodbye when it takes of at the lights. It just keeps pulling on motorways but it could do with a bit more top end,but it gets there quick. It looks good and can look even better with a good bodykit which I should be doing soon. But I do think my clutch is going which seems to be a commen problem. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2004 by Tomatoes (1 review written)
I loved the Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi before I owned it.
I have not owned my 306 xsi long but have already realised why I loved this car. I bought the car already modified. It handles round corners better than most cars of its class. (in my opinion) It looks hot. Its a very comfortable ride. The only issue I have with the car at all is the fact that it is not made anymore and is slowing dying. All good things have to come to an end I guess. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2004 by mark platt (1 review written)
Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi
Speaker pods arent deep enough for powerful speakers, abs light comes on randomly when headlights in use most common in reverse. Handling holds nothing to my 87 prelude and power is the same and that was non fuel injection. Insurance is close to $2000 a year but they look styley as on gold speedlines. (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2003 by Melvin666 (1 review written)
I recently bought a Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi 94 L model and the only problem with this car is my clutch cable snapped the other day. Other than that I have had cars like a Punto Sporting 1.6, AX GT and Cavalier SRI and this car just outshines all of them. After Xmas I will be tuning it up bigtime with 18's, exhaust, leather interior and possibly even a supercharger if I can get one fitted. Might need a paint job as well as some jealous little toerag has keyed it. Quality Car!!! (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2003 by leon smith1 (1 review written)
I have owned my Peugeot306 2.0 16v XSi for a year and a half now, and have loved the car since I bought it. The only problem I have had with my car has been the standard alarm. The problem was with the ultra-sonics, it took 3 visits to a Peugeor Main Dealer, 1 new Alarm ECU, new door switches and housr of testing before the problem was sorted. Apparantly because my car was built on the break point of Phase I and II it has parts used on both, which meant finding the correct bits was... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2003 by mark.
Owned my 98 revision xsi for 6 months now and im impressed, my last car was an mr2 and to be honest the pug feels every bit as quick off the mark and a damn site better on the corners it really is go kart in disguise, and the best bit is, its not plastered in rubbish spoilers and rubbish stickers trying to make it out as something its not. Its just a fun little car to drive although abit more topend speed would be nice but you'd only sacrifice that low down touge if it have faster top speed... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2003 by screamy.
I have driven the Elise, VX220, Civic Type R, MR2, and others and nothing even comes close to how brilliant this car is. It corners on rails, beats most from the lights and its so easy to have fun. What a shame Peugeot decided to replace it with a van :-( (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2003 by Robin Armstrong & Tony Proudfoot.
A quality car if ever i've seen one. Best hatchback on the road for it's money. With a 306 you can design the look of it exactly the way you want, and you won't be the same as other people with the same car. All it needs now is more power and a bit more get up and go, then your sorted. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2002 by James.
This Peugeot 306 2.0l XSi really is a superb car. It handles dangerously well and packs plenty of punch. The low driving position and gritty feedback from the wheel provides plenty of fun when throwing it about the country lanes. It sticks to the road and the seemingly never ending power keeps it going and going! (read more)