Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Peugeot 306 hatchback?
Correct servicing is vital to ensure long engine life. The coolant needs changing every three years, otherwise corrosion sets in, and cylinder head blocks and gaskets blow. The timing belts need replacing at the same time to prevent engine damage.
Although service intervals are set at 20,000 miles or every two years for petrols from S plates onwards, a yearly oil change and brake service is best. So, check the logbook of any potential purchase to make sure that has happened.