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pug 306 advice

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Locky, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. Locky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Oct 2003

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    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    been looking at a few pug 306 1.6 merdian

    at first glance, very nice body work etc

    then i open the bonet and found VERY rusty rocker cover, and almost rusted right thru

    the aircon hasnt worked on any ive looked at aswell

    these where X,Y reg with 50 to 60 on the clock

    are they all this bad?
     
  2. Smiley Man

    Soldato

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    Location: hOme

    1.6 8v 90bhp?

    my W reg 206 looks fine under the bonnet, and its done 40k :)
     
  3. No-One

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

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    Location: Rutland

    I had a W reg 1.6 Meridian. Air con failure is common on all 306s. There's a metal pipe that runs along the bottom of the radiator which rusts through. When that happens the coolant leaks out. If you're buying from a dealer I'd get them to fix it before you buy as they are expensive.
     
  4. Locky

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    this was X reges 1.6 8v 100bhp same as the saxo vtr engine
     
  5. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Thought you had a Mondeo? A 306 will be a bit of a downgrade really. Lot of cash for not much car.
     
  6. triggerthat

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    The ECU's are also a main problem. Personally I'd recommend you go for the TD or the HDI version. :)
     
  7. Locky

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    not for me for my bro. i think he might give the whole pug idea a miss unless he can find a decent HDI

    yes i have 2 mondeos :D