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PEUGEOT 307 Hatchback 2001‑2007
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Peugeot 307 SE
PEUGEOT 307 2.0 SE 5dr (Review date: 22nd December '11)
In a nutshell, its what the French do best!
You need a Family hatchback that with carry out the necessary tasks like the shopping, visiting places, etc etc, and the 307 does everything a Golf, Focus, Megane will do, but looking very very pretty with a bit of French flair at the same time.
For a 2.0 petrol in a reasonably weighty hatchback, it moves very well with traffic, and actually feels quite rapid through the gears if you ever needed to join A-roads into fast flowing traffic etc.
The engines are very efficient for what size they are both in terms of fuel consumption, and the power produced for its size. To put in into context, we purchased this car at the same time as we owned an 02 plated 2.0 Focus Zetec (Introduced around the same era as the 307 replaced the 306) and there are big differences.
The Peugeot engine feels far more willing to pull, and was a lot quicker in normal use than the extra .5 seconds quicker to 60mph on paper would suggest, while always being a clear 7mpg above the Ford engine on the same daily runs.
Ride wise, its not as sharp and darty as a Focus to drive, but far more relaxed. Whereas the Focus is quite hard riding sometimes, over the same route, the 307 is always far more comfortable and less tiring to drive thanks to the French guys emphasis on making cars that ride and handle well in equal measure. My only critisicm is that I like my steering to be heavy and weighty, and its very easy and light on the 307's, but its not a bad thing.
Equipment wise, theres no contest between a well specced on of these and some other brands , these are loaded with toys, of which some are still options on new cars today!
A great buy for the right car, look for the ones with the lower miles and don't be put off by a petrol version of these. 35-40mpg in mixed driving at £1.29 a litre over 12k miles a year isn't that far off the cost of running the diesels at 8-10p a litre more anymore, and the Co2 emissions on these are also lower than some cmpetitors cars so the annual road tax isn't too much of a stinger either.
Thanks for reading :-)
A reliable and spacious car
PEUGEOT 307 2.0 HDi 90 Rapier 5dr [AC] (Review date: 5th December '11)
I do a lot of mileage and wanted a really good diesel engine for which Peugeot are renowned. It feels really good on the motorway and cruises very easily and smoothly. I have done over 100k miles on 3 years and it has only had one problem in that time and that was with its air con/heating wiring. It wears well on it's tyres. My only small dislike is that the indicators are very sensitive and if I am turning one way, then I straighten up, it puts the opposite indicator on.
My Peugeot 307 xsi
PEUGEOT 307 2.0 XSi 3dr [AC] (Review date: 3rd December '11)
Economical and reliable with a great drive
PEUGEOT 307 1.6 HDi 110 S [AC] 5dr (Review date: 8th November '11)
Definately worth a look at if you want a small/medium family car. We have had ours for around 100K and had very little problems. Normal wear and tear issues, tyres, one tie rod end, a windscreen due to idiots driving too fast around stone chippings - but other than that not had one single fault or error code displayed. I think with most modern cars the issue of service, both regulary and done correctly are the key. Hugh boot for it's size and will sit five adults in reasonable confort. As for known issued - try any make and model and you will ALWAYS find some one mouthing off - just try looking at searching for "vw golf abs warning light" - now that's a real issue !!
In fact, pick any make and model and put it into a search engine and you will get lots of hits - that's what search engines are supposed to do.
If I had the opportunity to buy the 307 again - I would take it.
PEUGEOT 307 2.0 HDi XSi [AC] 3dr (Review date: 19th October '11)
First of the pros
very spacious with a huge boot which is very practical. It is also very high spec for the money you pay with extras such as (dual climate control, cruize control, half leather seats etc). The fuel economy is not too bad however you never meet the clamied 51.4 i always tend to get about 35-40. and it drives superb no engine noise and very good handling. the car is almost prefect.
i would say be very careful which model you buy the 2.0 hdi xsi 136bhp has horrendous reliablility issues and i urge anyone thinking of buying a 307 to type '307 anti pollution fault' or '307 turbo problems' into google and see what comes up. millions of people have had problems.
mine was a well looked after 2005 reg with 53,000. i brought it 2 years ago and ever since ive had problems. first came the anti pollution fault which was fixed at great expenses. Then the turbo blew up in spectacular fashion which i had fixed then it blew up a further 2 times in the space of a year to which eventually peugeot said the engine was faulty and id need a new engine. and within all that i had various turbo whistling problems and 'limp mode' and various electrical faults. they are beautiful cars but please be careful which one you buy. on a top gear survey they came 158th out of of a 159 for reliability. please check this car out before you buy, i love peugeots but this experience has this has put me off for life. hope this helps you make an informed decision.
Excellent and Reliable Hatchback
PEUGEOT 307 1.6 HDi 90 SE 5dr (Review date: 7th September '11)
I absolutely love this car and I am sad that I have to sell it. The only reason I am selling the car is because I am moving to London and no longer need the car for my daily commute.
It's biggest strengths are that it is extremely reliable. I have never had a journey interrupted by a mechanical issue if any kind and Service/MOT costs have been minimal. Whilst Diesel prices continue to climb, the economical nature of this car ensures you get an average of 600 miles from a full tank! I also find the gadgets such as built in sat nav and hands free incredibly useful.
As for cons, I would say that occasionally the windscreen fogs up slightly but this is easily resolved by the A/C system and other than that, just the price of diesel but there's nothing can be done about that!
PEUGEOT 307 2.0 XSi 5dr [AC] (Review date: 2nd September '11)
This car is created for everyone who loves dynamic,fast and also safety driving.It has some useful things such as automatic air condition,electric mirrors and window(front and rear), automatic wipers and lights and air bags. I enjoyed to drive it for over 3 years.
Road tax cost approximately £130 for 6 months(just bought it and it's till 29.02.2011),MOT will have to be done in Oct. IT takes app. 10l per 100 km which is a lot but worth it-just loved to drive it :D
Even if it looks small i managed to move all my stuff (inc. double bed!!)in it.