2002 Peugeot 307 HDI 2.0 turbo diesel
Very good and reliable
Main crankshaft pulley, rubber deterioration, replaced with solid pulley, $150.00 Au.
Intermittent cutting out problem, would restart, run for 20 seconds in idle, then stop. Replaced corroded reverse light switch on gearbox, it is in a position that collects any liquid, and mine leaked into the switch body causing my problem. Only found it by chance. I did not know that Fuse 1 under the bonnet controlled the reversing light switch, vehicle speed sensor & water in diesel sensor.
The corrosion in the switch sent fault codes back to the ECU, shutting down the motor after going to idle speed, including decelerating in traffic. Cost of repair was $12.00 Au for the reverse switch.
Starter motor brushes worn down. The car would not start, went to economy mode, had to be towed. Replaced starter motor with one from wreckers; $55.00 Au.
All in all, the car has been very reliable and very economical to run. There is one problem I have not fixed, that is the indicator stalk flicking over to left indicator when a right turn is complete. A common problem and a bit annoying.
I would buy another Peugeot if I could afford a later model; that's what I would go for.
A very good car, cheap to run and fix if you can nut things out yourself. Dealer support is expensive and knowledge is very limited; not worth using unless you are wealthy and can afford to throw away money on guess work.
Like all cars, they have their problems as I have described. To me this is a 9/10 car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th December, 2012