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    Peugeot 306 Used Car Review

    Hi everyone,

    I know someone posted a link to this review recently, but I thought I'd scan the actual review out of the Drive section of the SMH.

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    It's quite concise, and fairly accurately describes the benefits of different engines and is highly complimentary of the ride we all enjoy.

    gibgib maybe we should add it to the collection of reviews for future reference?

    Derek

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    DeKa:
    Hi everyone,

    I know someone posted a link to this review recently, but I thought I'd scan the actual review out of the Drive section of the SMH.

    It's quite concise, and fairly accurately describes the benefits of different engines and is highly complimentary of the ride we all enjoy.

    gibgib maybe we should add it to the collection of reviews for future reference?

    Derek

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    Goodness. We've not had grief like this article would suggest is common! I wonder if these guys would write up the previous model Commode with an exhaustive list of what goes wrong or wasn't assembled properly.

    Oddly, the one thing I really think from experience is very poor about this whole range of PSA cars is the access to the heater radiator. Not mentioned......

    For town driving, I reckon the older 8 valve engine is much better than it is given credit for. Lovely flat torque curve that pulls from all speeds. Maybe not as much at the top end, but plenty at the bottom where you often need it.

    JohnW

    Definitely worth archiving though.
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    JohnW:

    For town driving, I reckon the older 8 valve engine is much better than it is given credit for. Lovely flat torque curve that pulls from all speeds. Maybe not as much at the top end, but plenty at the bottom where you often need it.

    JohnW
    John,
    Very true I thought the old 1.8L 8v engine was great, for exactly the reasons you discussed.

    Derek

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    I wsa actually looking through the Nth SHore Times at a coffee shop the opther day and they had a 2 page article on the new 206RC.

    They were some local guys from the North Shore who went over to Europe and put it's through it paces and drove it across several contries trying it out on windy roads, autobahns and city streets, etc...

    They just raved about how awsome it is. I really can't wait till they come out here.
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    That article about the 206GTI180 (official Australian name of the car) is written by Chris Riley. He's one of the guys you see on the videos at Drive.com.au

    I'll try and scan that review for you all too

    Derek

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    The article which I mentioned the other day about the 306 was in the Herald Sun's car section (not "Drive", which is Fairfax). Very different article! Much more flattering!

    <a href="http://newsmotoring.news.com.au/heraldsun/story_page/0,8269,6549154%255E21825,00.html" target="_blank">http://newsmotoring.news.com.au/heraldsun/story_page/0,8269,6549154%255E21825,00.html</a>

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    Ooops!

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    Where on earth do newspapers get these valuations from?

    A used 2000 GTi6 @ 50000k for $32,000? I wish .. that's in the ballpark of what I paid two years ago for one with half those k's... from a dealer too, no less. I wouldn't mind losing close to nothing in depreciation ..

    I wonder what the insurance company values a similar car at .. I'll bet it's a damn lot less than $32,000 tongue
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