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PEUGEOT 207 Estate 2007‑2013
19 owner reviews for PEUGEOT 207 Estate 2007‑2013
Don't go for base model
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 HDi 90 S 5dr [AC] (Review date: 9th October '13)
I bought above car in February this year after my trusted Renault Scenic failed it's MOT. It was the only one my local dealer( perrys) had in estate model. ex mobility with only 4000 miles on a 59 plate. I really liked the car but being the S model it really is basic. The glove box is tiny you can only get the car manual & a pen in it, when you open it everything falls out even on level ground, I gather it will be the same on all models. There is no roof rails I bought them off a write off & fitted them myself. The seats are hard in the front & back with hardly any storage space under the seats. On a long journey I have a rolled up towel behind my lower back as the front seats seem to arch your back. The radio cd are good with good sound & 4 speakers. Fuel economy is spot on with 60 to 70 mpg. Acceleration is nippy for a 1.6 diesel. Suspension is harsh on A roads or motorways. The door mirrors seem to point downwards & there is a bad blind spot on the front windscreen pillar. Overall the car is good I just wish I had gone for a model 1 or 2 up from mine. If I trade it in I would go for the Sport model.
Worst Peugeot I've had in 25 years
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 HDi 110 Sport 5dr (Review date: 21st September '13)
Great looking car. Practical. BUT... It's really nothing special to drive, despite being the "hot" Diesel version, and...
It's been a nightmare. Engine runs rough almost all the time, only really behaves nicely if you thrash it. Often runs so rough on start-up that it stalls itself. Engine will go out like a light for no reason when sitting in traffic even when warm. Two Pug main dealers have charged me loads to "sort this out" but it's still rubbish. Rear mud-spats drop off as you're driving along. Plastic pieces under rear spring hangers drop off while you're driving along. Plastic bits under front spoiler drop off while you're driving along. Silvery wheel-nut covers ping off on the bends. Grab handle over driver's door fell off. Central locking works when it thinks it will. Clutch master cylinder died of rubber-rot at five years old. Front suspension clapped out at 65,000 miles. Rear silencer box rusted in holes before car was three years old. Horn parped its last peep before car was three years old.
They've chipped away at the wrong pile of logs. Yes, it's frugal and lean and clean, low tax and all the rest. But it's horrible to drive and it's badly put together. I could have bought a great deal of Diesel for the money I've handed over to garages.
Had pugs for twenty five years (remember the 104?). This is my first 207, my first bad Peugeot, and it looks like being my last Peugeot. Serious trouble with quality all round on this car. Wouldn't recommend this car to anyone despite the undoubted practicality and economy.
Excellent Small Estate
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 HDi 90 Sport 5dr (Review date: 5th February '13)
The 207sw is very practical. It comes with quite a lot of little things that make a difference, like the 12v power outlet in the boot, the opening tailgate window, the air conditioned glove box for keeping chocolate cold in summer... My only niggle is it could have been another 6 inches longer. Standard kit on the Sport model is good.
The 207 is rated as one of the most reliable used cars and the sw is no exception. But, it misses 5 stars here due to its gearbox, its delicate turbo and buzzing at around 30mph from coming from the interior trim.
The gearbox is reliable but not the easiest to use. Changing down from 5th to 4th requires you to learn how to do it perfectly. Otherwise you can sometimes find yourself getting stuck in the 5th/reverse gate. This has forced me to pull over on rare occasions in order to fix it safely.
The turbo itself isn't delicate as such, it is the pipe supplying oil to it. Engine oil changes need to be much more frequent than Peugeot recommend to keep this pipe from clogging up, which will gradually starve the turbo of oil and eventually cook the seals within it. This is due to the pipe being too narrow and the low quantity of oil in the sump.
Running costs are good. Insurance is cheap, tax is £30 a year and mpg hovers around 55-70. 55 is shorter trips (15 mile) in winter and 70 for much longer journeys (70 mile) in summer time. A regular oil change every year for low mileage use or more for higher mileage and this will be a cheap car to run.
The 1.6HDi is a very good engine with a nice modern sound to it. Does not sound tractor or van-like at all in my opinion. Best of all, no DPF on mine!
The engine only struggles on one steep hill on a B road near where I live. Other than this it has plenty of go for normal road use and cruises comfortably at any required speed.
In estate guise, the 207sw handles very well and absorbs the bumps well too. The brakes are soft at the top of the pedal.
The standard tyres are fine in the dry and rain but awful in the snow. As I live out in the sticks I will be replacing mine with all season tyres.
I've owned the car for over 1 year now and covered approximately 9k miles. The 207sw is the best car I've owned to date in my 5 years as a driver.
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 HDi 90 Sport 5dr (Review date: 17th July '12)
From a 53 plate Peugeot 206 diesel SW, I purchased a 59 plate 207 diesel SW late last year. Opting for the 90 brake horsepower model, my tax is class C, which is only £30 per year - very nice. The 110 brake horsepower model does have more oomph under the bonnet but it is a class D tax bracket, and so costs a good deal more. Conversely, the 1.4 diesel is only a class B, and only £20 tax, however, if you have a family of four the 1.4 (hatchback) may be a tad underpowered - fine if there are only two of you. (Take note: the petrol-engined Peugeots are horrendously uneconomical.)
The interior is very spacious; 4 adults and suitcases were packed in comfortably, whilst on (many) other occasions, I have packed 3 adults, wetsuits, lifejackets, backpacks, etc. inside, along with 3 large kayaks strapped safely onto the roof rails/bars.
I get around 45 - 50 mpg around the houses, and about 60 - 65 mpg whilst driving on motorways.
I really cannot praise this car highly enough. It is economical, reliable, and the sport version (which I purchased) comes with a great level of equipment. The panoramic glass roof is just a wonderful addition. The split rear tailgate affords easy loading of small items, and allows one to access the main boot without opening the entire tailgate - very handy if someone has parked too close.
To conclude: I really cannot fault this motor at all, however, if I was to pick out one small down point; the model I purchased did not come with a spare wheel. Instead, it came supplied with a gel injection tyre repair kit. I can assure you the kit does work, but when at your local tyre repair centre, you will be charged (a lot) extra to remove the gel. I have since purchased a secondhand peugeot wheel and tyre, and would not use the gel kit again.
Classy, fun to drive, economical and great performer
PEUGEOT 207 1.4 VTi S 5dr (Review date: 18th June '12)
I just love it. I have had many different cars but I really love this one and have to say it is my overall favourite and am really sorry that I can't take it abroad with me ! It has been reliable, fun, robust, flexible, has great handling and what terrific fun to drive. It looks brilliant, so much cooler and more interesting than most cars you see on the road - real style and elegance in a cute, smart, sassy little station wagon that is small and economical but has more capacity than many larger cars.
Peugeot SW Automatic
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 VTi Sport 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th January '12)
Very comfortable to drive. Good all round visibility. Surprisingly spacious it is somtimes used to deliver bathroom equipment to jobs and a standard bath fits in quite easily with the passenger seat moved forward. Not the most economical car I have driven in an urban situation - is better on a long drive
Great practical car
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 VTi Sport 5dr Auto (Review date: 16th January '12)
Very useful small estate car. Loads of useful extras such as dual climate control, bluetooth etc. The auto version has very smooth gear changes unlike the Citroen senso-drive I had before. Quite quick when required. My missus liked the fact both the driver and passenger seats are height adjustable.
Not a great deal against really, although the panoramic sunroof seems a bit pointless, however I suppose children may be kept quieter in the back if there watching the clouds go by I suppose!!
Great little big car from Peugeot
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 HDi 110 Outdoor 5dr (Review date: 12th January '12)
Perfect Family Car
PEUGEOT 207 1.6 HDi 90 S 5dr [AC] (Review date: 19th September '11)
I have had the for 3 years now, since new and me and my family have covered just over 40,000 miles in it.
The car is fantastic. It has been through it all from escorting my drunken teenagers and their friends home on Saturday nights, too carrying 6ft Christmas Trees every year (which it does superbly with rear seats that fold flat too the floor.) And carrying our wet spaniels in the spacious boot for walkies each morning.
It is very practical with more than enough space for every passenger and has a rather nifty rear opening glass window for when you just want to put a single bag in the boot rather than having to open the whole hatch.
Reliability has been fantastic. Never had a single thing go wrong with it (hopefully won't change now the warranty is up!) Other than services, it has only had to go the dealership once and that was for a recall on the engine. The Peugeot dealership picked the car up in the morning before work and dropped me a courtesy car off and then brought my car back to me in the evening. 5/5 dealership score.
Running costs are on par with reliability. We were originally unsure on whether too opt for the diesel option as it was a good £1000+ more, however... the 1.6HDi is so frugal it has more than made up for that £1k. I mainly do town driving and country lane driving yet the trip still reads 47-50mpg. Insurance is cheap as chips and road tax is just £35 a year!
Not much to say about how it drives to be honest, it's a cheap french diesel estate car... it does what it has to do, no complaints but nothing too shout about.
I would highly recommend this car to any small family on a budget, my only advice would be too go for the "sport" model as although our S model comes with tinted windows, air con and front fogs, the sport model gets alloy wheels and a few other sporty touches which finishes the car off just nicely!