SOTW: PEUGEOT 306 GTI6
Golden wonder with this week's shed in the form of a classic slice of French hot hatchdom
The acceleration figures - 0-60 in 7.8 seconds, 0-100 in 21.5 - are good even by 2012 standards, but it was what happened through your hands and backside that set the GTI6 apart back in 1996. There was nowt special about the strut/coil/ARB suspension up front, or about the torsion beam/trailing-arm set-up at the rear, though it did have passive rear steer. The engine was mounted as far back in the chassis as was practicably possible, but the 6's best weapon of all was something it didn't have - weight.
here still is.
Anything to watch out for? Well, just the usual PSA stuff like fragile electrics, rust (galvanising wasn't part of the plan), flimsy seat mounts and adjusters, dead heater blowers. On a car like this it's always worth checking the engine mounts, suspension parts and driveshafts. Dodgy map sensors or coil packs will cause poor or non-existent running, but that's not exactly exclusive to Peugeot. Parts seem reasonably cheap and there's strong online support for the model.
With the Autocar summation ringing in our ears - "another great Peugeot hot hatch that knows what keen drivers want, and provides it ... easily good enough to be rated alongside the 205 GTI" - only the most churlish would quibble with Volkswizard's reluctance to take offers on £999.
See the original advert here.
PEUGEOT 306 GTI-6 16V £1300 HEAD OVERHAUL IN 2011 MOT AUGUST 2013 EXCEPTIONALLY TIDY CAR THROUGHOUT - HEATED SEATS (£999)
1998 Peugeot 306 GTI-6 with 2.0 16v petrol engine and 6 speed manual gearbox. 9 owners from new. 1st was a lady from Pershore, Worcestershire. Last 2 since 2008 were local to our premises and lived very close to each other. Last owner traded it in at VW main dealership and we purchased it due to its outstanding condition and status as one of the best hot hatchbacks ever made according to Evo magazine who gave it a 5/5 star rating.
128000 with a near full service history. Service history in original service book as follows; 4653 (20/1/99), 18858 (10/7/00), 36174 (6/3/03), 44208 (17/3/04), (no mileage recorded - 14/4/05), 75062 (26/1/06), 82007 (13/6/06), 89585 (7/12/06), 98090 (1/6/07), 109276 (21/3/08). We have every old MOT certificate, from 2008 the mileages are recorded as follows, 106843 (2008-9), 113688 (2009-10), 118254 (2010-11), 122767 (2011-12), 127133 (2012-13).
We also have numerous receipts, some from the last few years which point to DIY servicing such as one listing oil and oil filter purchased in Feb 11 with "120000 miles" written on it. The most important receipt however is for £1378.91 from 24/11/11 for a thorough cylinder head overhaul which included a cambelt kit, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, oil filter, drivebelt and much more (see the last pic below).
Current MOT expires 23/8/13
Great specification with heated seats, leather/alcantara sports seats, aircon, front fog lamps, Alpine radio/CD in dash. Spare key. GTI-6 mats.
This really is an unusually good example of the 306 GTI-6 bought by me specifically because it looked so good. I didn't know at the time that it came with a bill for the cylinder overhaul but that explained why it drove so well. Everything works apart from the electric mirrors and possibly the air con - this is a common problem on these and it's been too cold to know for sure whether it's working or not so please assume it isn't. All 4 tyres have lots of life left though are a budget brand. The bodywork really is close to perfect as is the interior - you'd be lucky to get a VW Group at this age and mileage looking and driving this well (although not many will have needed over £1k of work!)
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT OPEN TO OFFERS ON THIS ONE SORRY