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PEUGEOT 307 Hatchback 2001‑2007

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PEUGEOT 307 Hatchback 2001‑2007

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guppies4

unreliable rubbish

PEUGEOT 307 1.6 SE 16V [AC] 5dr (Review date: 15th October '14)

1.5

worst car ever totally unreliable anything electrical is bound to go wrong by 80000 miles. this car is cheap to buy and looks good, but once you buy it the problems will start and they will continue as long as you own it. the more you spend on it ,the more you think i cant get rid of it,it will be ok from now on but it never is. any part of the car can and will fail. i think they build them to last about 40000 miles,after that look out.

Practicality

2 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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ianp73

Typical French reliability

PEUGEOT 307 1.6 S 5dr (Review date: 26th August '14)

2.3

The good:

- Like a tardis inside, plenty of space and visibility

- large boot

- Easy to park for a largish hatchback

- Average 37mpg is not too bad for this type of car I guess

- Good torque between 55 - 75mph, therefore useful for motorway overtaking at that speed

The bad:

- Drives like a MPV, no fun whatsoever. Felt heavy

- Middle steering column 'dead zone'... was it just me? Wobbling the steering wheel without any response. Some people say that's normal for this Peugeot. = Unresponsive steering.

- Horrendous stereo system, and no MP3 compatibility?? Come on...

- Despite the large cabin, the seats are not that comfortable partly due to unusually high biting point for clutch. Exhausting

- Like a slug from a standing start.

The ugly:

- Awful electrics, whatever could do wrong did go wrong.

- Peugeot's 'economy mode' safety system...So, basically any slight problem detected by this terrible system would put you into this mode... which means being left dead in the water on a B road in the middle of nowhere for some obscure 'problem'. Thanks.For. That.

- Economy mode kicks in if you leave any of the doors open for a length of time without the ignition on.

Glad to be rid of this car now...

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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ajlewis

Best car I've ever owned

PEUGEOT 307 2.0 HDi 110 D Turbo 5dr [AC] (Review date: 6th November '13)

4

Before we start I have owned Saabs, Audis, Nissans, Hondas, and Toyotas. I've also owned 2 other Peugeots... They were all great cars - they really were - but overall despite what you are told my Pugs were great and my 307 is no exception. I've always found Pugs to be ultra comfy and this is no surprise - Citroen are part of the same company and despite negative reviews about Citroen you can never say they are uncomfortable- they are world renowned for comfort. All my Pugs have been reliable but my 307 has been the most reliable of any of the cars I've owned. Get a bad one and they seem to be really bad according to reviews on this website, but get a good one and it'll last you for years. How do you know if you got a good one? Well.... its the same for any car.... doesn't matter if you buy a Bentley... you can still buy a bad one. Just do the usual common sense checks. As for me I bought what must be a good one. Its ultra ultra comfy. I mean arm chair comfy. I have the 2.0 HDi - not the most economical around town out there but not the worst either - On a run she is excellent though. I'm told the 1.6 HDi is extremely economical alas however it doesn't get the same spec as the 2.0. My Pug has Climate and cruise control, auto headlights and wipers, half leather interior, CD system, steering wheel controls, a useful 12v permanently live socket in boot (a god send if you are a camper caravanist !) lots of innovative storage in the cabin, leccy windows all round, and all this from a car born in 2002 - lots of modern cars don't even have this level of spec! All those toys and thought in the design of the car put a smile on your face. She feels like a big car inside but handles like a small car. You may have never looked at a 307 before, neither did I, its only until I tried one that I realised how good they were. They are gorgeous to drive, and the paintwork is great - wash them every two weeks and they'll scrub up brand new if you look after them - unlike my mates 3 year old Volvo which has dull bodywork (like most Volvos, Renaults and a few other manufacturers).

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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paulmariner

Peugeot Disappointment

PEUGEOT 307 2.0 HDi GT 5dr (Review date: 31st October '13)

3.5

I bought this car used two and half years ago and have done just over 40,000 miles.

Pros - It is comfortable and well refined ride with full leather seats, a nice arm rest for long journeys, auto wipers, auto head lights, auto rear view mirror.

I do long motorway runs and did wonder if this car might be a bit bouncy or stiff for such a journey but it is very capable and I can get 56 to 60 mpg on motorways cruising at 70.

135 ponds road tax, servicing reasonable and a very responsive drive and acceleration, can easily accelerate in 6th from 60mph. I used to select cruise at 70 and relax, no matter how steep a hill it would not hesitate.

Cons: the reliability was good for the first 30,000 miles, once it got to 70,000 it all went wrong. An electonic control box got water inside which would lock and unlock the doors and sound the alarm - £350. Then a depollution fault would appear on the dash and the car would go into limp mode. This was initially the depollution chemical had run out and the chemical pump had failed - £390. Now the depollution fault has returned with the limp mode, this time it needs a new turbo at 80,000 miles and £1000.

Despite being on the dyagnostic machine at the main dealers several times they cannot really be sure it is the turbo so why take the risk of paying £1000 that may not fix the problem.

Would I buy another, no. I have lost faith in Peugeot.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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gtrob

Great all round car for small families

PEUGEOT 307 1.6 HDi 110 S [AC] 5dr (Review date: 9th September '13)

4.8

A great little car which can be picked up for not a lot of money these days.

Try and find a similar aged Golf for the same price. Diesel is very economical yet has plenty of grunt. The car handles well, is comfortable and is very nice to drive. This model also gets cheap tax with low emissions for the age of the car.

My wife loves the car having previously owned a Micra. She loves the extra space and the much more solid and substantial feel of the car. Good car for a small family.

It is perfect for her 40 min commute to work with a mix of good comfort levels and low running costs.

Only had the odd electrical niggle, reversing light switch and dodgy connection on blower to remedy in 2 years of ownership.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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germanese

Oh my...... where do I start

PEUGEOT 307 1.6 LX 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th July '13)

2.5

I have owned 3 cars in my young life and I'm sorry to say this one was the biggest disappointment.

I think the car looks great on the outside and not too shabby on the inside seeing as it is a cheap car.. but my word she got expensive.

within about 3 months of having her 'gearbox fault' was being displayed on the dashboard and the car was taken to the main dealership about 10 times (not exaggerating) for the same issue over the 3 years of owning her for system updates and new gearboxes and all kinds of noise.

Towards the end of her life she started slamming into gear, refusing to change, coming up with 'eco faults' and all sorts! oh and also these cars are RENOUND for having bad external lights. You will notice on most of these cars either a brake light / backlight / headlight blown. this is a regular occurrence.

Cheap and cheerful gone horribly wrong in my opinion at least with the automatic!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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rob149

realy good car

PEUGEOT 307 1.4 S [AC] 3dr (Review date: 12th June '13)

5

i use this as my outher car every day . it so smoth and drives like it floats on the road . verry big in side and easey to drive. quite quick for a 1.4 sport . only one problen is the airbag keeps turnning its selft on and off . took to peugto and it was a softwhere uo date that it neede and tha did it for free so good of them . air condishing is the best ive drove it for 300 miles in one day and it was soooooo nice no acks or pains lol best car ever

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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pugdiag.nwex

An excellent small family hatch

PEUGEOT 307 2.0 HDi 90 LX 5dr (Review date: 23rd May '13)

4

Peugeots often get a poor reputation for reliability or "because its French" but this is very unfair. First, if they were so bad, why are there so many of them worldwide? Secondly, many of the parts which are "unreliable" are made by Valeo or Bosch - who make parts for almost every vehicle. Finally, many Peugeots were made in the UK at Ryton in Warwickshire!

The only thing which makes a Peugeot bad is poor maintenance from the current or previous owner. As a Peugeot diagnostics mechanic I quite often see cars where the owner never lifts the bonnet. All it takes is half a morning once a year to ensure that the engine bay is clean, all electrical points are clean and free of dirt and grime - especially the earthing points.

Early 307 models suffered from failing COMM2000 units (indicator stalks), but this was remedied a year or two later. ABS faults can also plague the car but again this is a simple fix.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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wibblewibble

I didn't want to like this car, but I have to say it's been good to me

PEUGEOT 307 1.6 Rapier 5dr [AC] (Review date: 15th April '13)

4.5

I bought this car for the wife in 2006 and ended up driving it myself from 2008 until now. Apart from some strange whirring noise (and my wife reversing her car into it) I haven't had a single problem with the 307 in my 60K+ miles in it, the vast majority being non-motorway. It gets serviced once a year at a independent local garage and always comes out with almost nothing to do. Always passes MOTs without work being required.

When I first had it I felt it was very slow on acceleration, but don't find this a problem any more. Probably more to do with my expectations.

There's nothing fancy about this car, but when I compare it to my wife's newer MG TF it costs very little to run and is much more reliable.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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maspi123

Our treasured Peugeot

PEUGEOT 307 2.0 S HDi 90 [AC] 3dr (Review date: 5th March '12)

5

This car has been in the family since 9 months old. First my daughter owned it but then, due to company car, needed to sell. I liked it so much we bought it off her and have never regretted a single moment as it is so reliable and the colour is lovely.

My only regret is that it now has to be sold as my husband, who is due to retire shortly, has his specific 'dream car' wish, hence the sale. I know a tear of two will be shed once a buyer is found. Hopefully it will go to a good home.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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