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Peugeot 306 LX 1,8 Auto 1999. 59,000 miles, SORN. New battery, runs & drives, needs a bit of TLC

Littleover, Derbyshire £500.00
252 days ago
59000 miles
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1761 cc


Here we have for sale my late mother's Peugeot 306 1.8 Auto in Nordic Green.

I bought the car for her 5 years ago when her previous Peugeot 306 developed a problem and we couldn't resolve it.

My mother was 85 at the time but insisted she needed a run around to get to the shops, so I got her exactly the same model, so she wouldn't have to learn anything new.

She had a minor bump a couple of months later (see the front right bumper) and it rattled her confidence, so the car has sat on the drive since then.

I am now sorting out her estate, including disposing of this car, which no-one in the family needs. We couldn't find the log book, so it was transferred into my name, but that has now been found, so is available for inspection.

As I said, I bought the car for my mother with less than 60,000 miles on the clock, from a dealer in Leicester and drove it over to Derby, where it currently sits on a SORN. I remember thinking at the time that it was a lovely little driver, so I knew she would be happy with it.

I finally got the chance to put some air in the tyres and try to start her up but the battery was flat as a pancake. So I went to Halfords, bought a new battery, dropped it in and it fired up immediately, I mean like first turn of the key!!

It moves forward and backwards, but I haven't taken it on the road as it isn't taxed or insured.

I popped the time into the clock and it and the outside temperature gauge came to life. However the radio isn't asking for the code (not that we know what it is), so it may need to wait a while. I saw a clip on YouTube as to how to find the code, but this is a refurb/repaired radio, so the original barcode has gone. So it'll need a car radio expert to sort it out I'm afraid. I'm a bit annoyed about that as otherwise it's nearly ready to go.

There is one light showing on the dash, and that's for the ABS. Now this wasn't on before, so I'm guessing that its due to it having sat and needs a bit of wd40 or electrical cleaning solution on various connectors under the bonnet. I didn't get a chance to do that today but may have another crack at it next weekend.

I did notice that as it warmed up, it didn't tick-over perfectly, this may be down to the old fuel (I will put some fresh in and pull it through), or again, needs a bit of wd40 on the connectors.

Final little niggle, it has been sat for 5 years, so does smell a bit musty inside. However, don't let this put you off, my current daily driver had sat at a dealers for a while and was also musty, but after about a month of regular driving it started smelling like every other car. Regular doses of warm dry air seem to do the job.

Otherwise, it's a nice little motor, 5 doors, so practical, and nice handling little cars too. This may explain why there's a 306 Owners Forum online, so if you have a little niggle, you know where to go to get the inside track on it.

Would make a great run around for the wife and kids, or young person who is over the steep insurance for young drivers, or older person who wants a nice easy to drive and practical car that isn't going to cost and arm and a leg in depreciation. Just needs a little tlc, that's all.

The car is located in Derby (just outside Littleover) but I'm in Birmingham, so usually only around at the weekends. My sister is around though and can show you the car if you want to come over and have a look.

Advertised on eBay till Thursday at 7pm, so be quick!

Would like £500 for it, but make me an offer!

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