306 1.4 XR thinking of buying.

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306 1.4 XR thinking of buying.

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Hiya, I have a 94 Xantia with A little fix here and there it's been a brilliant car really. My Partner uses it now for her 3 day commute to town and back as I take train. It's been playing up a bit recently and looks ropey. I don't mind this and intend to keep it as 'mine' maybe even fix and tidy at leisure.

We've seen a 306 XR 1.4, also a 94! for sale cheap from what seems a honest long term owner with nothing to gain. It actually ticks some boxes. A nice simple petrol with 'normal' suspension and hopefully tidier. There's a few niggles obviously talk of the ignition barrel being funny sometimes, Xantia has been funny a few times too. Central locking needs to go via passenger side, and also the electric window on passenger side a bit rubbish too. Hmm there is also possibly an issue with the seatbelt mount in rear though nothing visible inside or out... It's thought water is getting in via wheel arch and potentially causing problems. I don't know if this is an issue or just a MOT testers thought/concern

I just remembered I was a member here so wondered if the crew were as friendly in Peugeot forum. :-D

And yes I'd love a GTI6 next time maybe...
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Re: 306 1.4 XR thinking of buying.

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I don't think even petrol engines are simple now but likely to be less expensive to repair than a diesel.

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Re: 306 1.4 XR thinking of buying.

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I don't mean to frighten you, but take a look at: http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... hp?t=29373
Sorry some of the photos are missing, but we may be able to find them. It was complete coincidence that I found that thread this morning while investigating an error in the server logs that was due to the missing pictures.
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Re: 306 1.4 XR thinking of buying.

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Thank you. Hmm that's very scary. Maybe it's not a great idea then. I suspect then the MOT tester saw it not looking ideal from his angle under the arch but passable. And unable to remove trim he passed it with advisory. Sounds like a design fault. Hmm was a bit old anyway didn't propel us on too far. They've had some interest in it and at £150 with 9 months it should go as a runabout for someone.