2001 Peugeot 307 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2001 Peugeot 307 XSi petrol

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission petrol Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.4 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 kilometres
Most recent distance68000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Prelude


Unsafe, uneconomical, too much plastic, not for the open road. A plastic toy


Oil leak from gearbox.

Magnets and solenoids faulty from new.

Peugeot have not replaced small incorrect size magnets with the correct size.

Loses drive.

Falls out of gear.

Clunky jerky while increasing and decreasing speed.

Plastic panels fall off.

Carpet does not fit and glue lets go inside.

CD does not change discs.

Electronics unreliable hot and cold.

Paint is thin and easily marked.

Advertised as a Porsche gear box; it is a Renault gear box.

This car could never be driven over 50kph; too many problems.

Body is soft; constant dents from parking in the supermarket.

General Comments:

This Peugeot 307 is not a safe car at any speed.

Uneconomical to drive.

Too many problems to list here.

Glue lets go on plastic panels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th August, 2007

2001 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance7000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Liberty


A very good car without the build faults


Ignition switch had to be replaced as erratic starting and total failure when going around a bend, with associated failure of power steering assistance and brake assistance. We were not told of any recall at any stage.

Carpet in drivers side front foot well does not fit properly and keeps popping out.

Gear changing seemed to be only at excessively high revs and this was cured after the software was reprogrammed.

General Comments:

The performance is adequate, although the engine is a bit rough at mid to high revs.

Comfort and handling are very good.

Space is good for the overall size of the car.

In Australia, the specifications are excellent, with airbags, climate control, trip meter, ABS, etc etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd November, 2002

Average review marks: 3.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews