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    Hey guys,
    I am brand new here and posted my first introduction on the Renault page by accident, so I thought I'll give it another crack and do it on the right page this time.

    i'm live in Adelaide and do not yet own a 306 GTi6. But hopefully soon I will. I use to have a 205 GTi and looking to get back in a Pug.
    Feel free to offer any advice on anything to look out for on 306's, or if you know anyone looking to sell.

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    I can hear the crickets already...

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    This isn't a bad guide, but it's written for a British community so keep that in mind. My 2c-

    -They like to leak from the aerial down into the front interior light (may not be visible until you have a downpour), and also the sunroof. The aerial leak is an easy fix with a silicone RTV but sunroofs leaks seem to be a lot more problematic for some. Can't really comment much further as mine doesn't have a sunroof.

    -Make sure heater and A/C work. If the heater core has failed it's a dash-out job so you're looking at a very expensive fix due to the labour involved, unless you're happy to just bypass the core and not have any heating.

    -Clutch is naturally about as soft as a sack of rocks. When cold you can sometimes feel the pedal notch as it reaches the end of its travel, which is from the autoadjuster. It should only do that a few times before it settles (usually after a long drive the day before in my experience). If the bite point is low to the floor the cable could be on its way out.

    -Depending on what you're used to the gearbox may feel a bit rough. Very notchy when cold, but even once warmed up they have a very positive shift. Of course having previously owned a 205 GTi and now being after one of these I'm sure you're prepared for a feedback-filled drive.

    -If you drive one and aren't quite sold, get it up to about 60km/h, throw it into a corner and lift off the throttle. Should set you straight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    -If you drive one and aren't quite sold, get it up to about 60km/h, throw it into a corner and lift off the throttle. Should set you straight!
    This is what did it for me! Although I wasn't really set straight, more sideways
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeee View Post
    Hey guys,
    I am brand new here and posted my first introduction on the Renault page by accident, so I thought I'll give it another crack and do it on the right page this time.

    Cheers,

    Aaron
    The Renault page was actually the RIGHT one; the problem you have is that you want a Peugeot!

    Welcome to Aaron

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    -If you drive one and aren't quite sold, get it up to about 60km/h, throw it into a corner and lift off the throttle. Should set you straight!
    Lift OFF the throttle?!

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    Thanks for the help trinityjayone, I remember the first time the 205 stepped out on me, and even though I knew it would happen I still wasn't prepared! Needless to say I could have handled that situation better.
    From what I've read the GTi6 is about as close as you can get to the 205 and can pick one up for an absolute bargain! As long as you can find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    This isn't a bad guide, but it's written for a British community so keep that in mind
    I've seen this one before, not bad. I was pretty keen on getting a rallye until I found out the good ones never made it to Aus. Our rallye is just an XSi with gti6 suspension right? 5 door would be perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeee View Post
    I've seen this one before, not bad. I was pretty keen on getting a rallye until I found out the good ones never made it to Aus. Our rallye is just an XSi with gti6 suspension right? 5 door would be perfect
    Nope, just an XT with the GTi6 body kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeee View Post
    5 door would be perfect
    I used to think a 5dr GTi6 would be fantastic, but after spending some time with a 5dr XSi on the weekend I think I prefer the 3dr. The 5dr isn't any bigger, it just has really tiny doors.
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    He could always buy this if he doesn't mind sitting in the passengers seat!

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    pretty kewl. Kind of a dumb, but the only reason I prefer a five-door is so the dog in the back seat can stick his head out the window. The guy lives for it

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