2002 Peugeot 307 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2002 Peugeot 307 HDI 2.0 turbo diesel

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance400000 kilometres

Summary:

Very good and reliable

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2002 Peugeot 307 2.0 litre petrol

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre petrol Don't Know
Distance when acquired16 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Summary:

Sell it before 100000Kms

Faults:

Similar problem with anti pollution warnings/dash lights. Dealer says the head must be removed as there is a blockage on the exhaust side cost approx $2500. Anyone had success in fronting Peugeot with this problem?

General Comments:

Car has been good until now, but getting no answers is frustrating to say the least.

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

Review Date: 12th October, 2009

2002 Peugeot 307 XSE 2 Litre petrol

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2 Litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

A car with reliability and build quality Issues

Faults:

I have had my Peugeot 307 for five years and I am not likely to buy another Peugeot. The car has too many visible and audible defects (e.g. ill fitting dashboard components, rattling doors and rattles in the dash).

This car has never gives you any sense of reliability and I refuse to drive it long distance. We take our other car (a Volkswagen which is brilliant) instead.

Numerous things have gone wrong with the car. Whilst the majority of them were in the first two years and therefore covered by warranty, the car continues to cause me grief. The wipers did not work properly for the first four years and it was only my persistence with the dealership that led to it being fixed. The indicators kept over-correcting and components needed to be replaced 4 times. (Admittedly, Peugeot have paid for this even though the warranty period had expired). The latest issue is that one of the door locks is faulty and the replacement part costs $300. The hatch lock also broke and I was locked out of the luggage area during the Xmas holiday period. The car also needed a new starter motor in its first year. I had problems with changing gears which required the car to be left at the dealership for two days (I was provided a loan car)

All these problems in a car that has only travelled 42,000 KM (approx. 26,000 miles) in five years.

I also have some gripes about the cars motor. It is a two litre petrol version with 100 kilowatts of power, but the car lacks torque which makes it tedious around town. Perhaps I should have gone for the diesel. I have recently replaced the original Pirelli tyres with Yokohoma's and this has proved to be the wrong choice in terms of handling.

On the plus side, the car has plenty of interior space and is well equipped for the price.

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

Review Date: 1st June, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 13 reviews