306XT advice please
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    3

    Icon5 306XT advice please

    hi - I'm looking at buying a 1999 Peugot 306XT, in good condition for around 14K. Do you know of any standard problems I should be looking out for before purchase? Thanks.

    Advertisement

  2. #2
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    392

    Default

    Jus like most pugs look for the service history and make sure all servicing has been done at the correct intervals.

    Cheers

  3. #3
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    3,634

    Default

    Cam belt is the key thing on 306's of that age.

    It's a 1999 model- cam belt should have been changed last year, or at 80 000km. It's a 4 year/ 80 000km service interval on the cam belt. About $800 to have someone do it for you.

    Other than that, I'd expect front disc rotors to be worn out, or already have been replaced, especially if it's an auto.

    Derek.

  4. #4
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    3

    Icon10

    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Cam belt is the key thing on 306's of that age.

    It's a 1999 model- cam belt should have been changed last year, or at 80 000km. It's a 4 year/ 80 000km service interval on the cam belt. About $800 to have someone do it for you.

    Other than that, I'd expect front disc rotors to be worn out, or already have been replaced, especially if it's an auto.

    Derek.
    thanks very much Derek. The belt and water pump have both been replaced recently, and it's a manual. If these are the main things to look out for, I think I've found a bargain!

  5. #5
    sans witticism SLC206's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Parramatta
    Posts
    3,997

    Default

    Don't forget about the discs though. 306s tend to chew through the rotors before the pads are worn fully!
    Regards,

    Simon

    2018 308 GTi 2011 DS3 DSport
    ----
    2014 208 GTi 2007 207 GTi 2004 206 GTi180 2000 206 GTi 1995 306 XT

    www.peugeotclub.asn.au

  6. #6
    1000+ Posts purrr-geot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    melb
    Posts
    4,379

    Default

    its a good car, beit a slow one. Very reliable & economical, i'm quite content with mine even if it is slow.

  7. #7
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    3

    Icon7

    thanks everyone for the advice - much appreciated.

  8. #8
    1000+ Posts TroyO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    2,511

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    its a good car, beit a slow one. Very reliable & economical, i'm quite content with mine even if it is slow.
    Oh I don't know the 16 valve versions (which a 1999 model would be) go reasonably well, they have nicely flexible engines.

    I have heard clutch cables can be problem at times. The clutch action can get stiff after a while.

    Troy.

  9. #9
    Banned orestes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    4,520

    Default

    we own a 97 model XR... its basically one of the first N5's and has the 1.8l 16v, its definately not slow by any stretch of the imagination or at least i wouldn't call it slow... either way though these cars aren't trafic light racers... if you want a trafic light hatchback go and buy a civic... if you want all the information there is read the 306 timeline FAQ... while i'm here does anybody know the power output of the 1.8l 16v and the engine code... i've never botherd looking into it as mum takes the car back to the delaership for servicing and what not anyway
    Last edited by orestes; 20th July 2004 at 12:09 PM.

  10. #10
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    3,634

    Default

    By 1999, the 306XT (in Australia) had the 2L 16 valve 100kw engine. It's plenty quick enough. The 1.8L 16 valve engine is pretty damn good too

    Derek.

  11. #11
    1000+ Posts brenno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    2035
    Posts
    1,937

    Default

    To clarify, the 2 litre engine came on board late in '99.....and were technically a MY2000 model.

    When I sold my '99 build 2000 model 306, I advertised it as a 2000 model so there was no confusion. Most of the '99s had the 1.8 (which is by no means a bad motor, it just lacked the mid range torque of the later XU10J4R's)

  12. #12
    1000+ Posts purrr-geot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    melb
    Posts
    4,379

    Default

    My apologies, the 8v is a slow slug, but yeah the 16V sounds quite good.

    And yeah the clutch just get stiff,
    hope you dont drive around the city like i do

  13. #13
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,945

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    My apologies, the 8v is a slow slug, but yeah the 16V sounds quite good.

    And yeah the clutch just get stiff,
    hope you dont drive around the city like i do
    At risk of starting/renewing this debate, I disagree about the 306 8V being a slug. Not as quick as some, but for town use seems pretty adequate, and that flat torque curve is good for traffic. Cruises well at all legal speeds (and at 160 kph+ if required, as I know from experience, even with less than 1.8 L motors).

    What I'd be looking for is service records for coolant changes. If the cambelt has been changed, that's one key worry dealt with. Worn front rotors are a trivial matter (ours lastest nearly 90,000 km so they don't wear ludicrously unless abused I'd say) but internal and heater matrix corrosion certainly are not trivial.

    Good luck with the purchase.

    JohnW

  14. #14
    who? when? huh? GTI124's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Gordon, NSW
    Posts
    4,527

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    To clarify, the 2 litre engine came on board late in '99.....and were technically a MY2000 model.

    When I sold my '99 build 2000 model 306, I advertised it as a 2000 model so there was no confusion. Most of the '99s had the 1.8 (which is by no means a bad motor, it just lacked the mid range torque of the later XU10J4R's)
    and it was a great car!

  15. #15
    1000+ Posts brenno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    2035
    Posts
    1,937

    Default

    Too right it was! Still scratching my head over that one.....a freakishly capable car given its humble origins.

  16. #16
    1000+ Posts zykyra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,199

    Default

    Have you considered a Xsara? Almost the same car but I believe better looking with a much better ride ....................oops, is this the wrong column.........

    http://www.drive.com.au/used_cars/ci...&pg=1&pp=4&d=0

    http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsales/!cs_content.private_vehicle?vehicle_id=118062&curr ent_rec=3&total_rec=3&sort_type=&make_id=53&model_ id=2799&state_id=-1&search_distance=25

    http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/marke...=1&chkRows=500

    http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/marke...=1&chkRows=500

    1972 DS Pallas
    2015 Clio
    2012 DS4
    Simca Arondes (travaux en cours)
    Lotus Elise Club Racer '12


    In WA? Join THE club ! www.frenchandfantastic.com.au

  17. #17
    1000+ Posts TroyO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    2,511

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    And yeah the clutch just get stiff,
    hope you dont drive around the city like i do
    Ahh, it's no major problem, you just grow a bigger left leg

    Troy.

  18. #18
    Fellow Frogger! Decca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    896

    Default

    My wife's 98 306 XT wore an outside rear brake pad down to the metal and scored the disc at about 40k. My Pug mechanic said this was a problem with this model as the calipers werent lubed properly to enable it to slide so as to equalise pad pressure on the disc. Anyone else had this problem?
    Decca
    Present --2016 2008 Outdoor / 2014 RAV4 Diesel (My utilitarian beast)

    Past -- 19?? 403 / 1974 504GL / 1972 R12TL / 1995 405SRi / 1997 406ST / 1998 306XT / 2004 406HD1 / 2008 308XSE HDi / 2008 307XSE

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •