2002 Peugeot 307 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 2 of 4

2002 Peugeot 307 XSE 2.0 petrol

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice drive when it's new, but this unfortunately doesn't last

Faults:

Indicator stalk replaced at 40,000kms due to problems as described in many other postings.

Premature tyre wear - all four tyres needed replacement at 35,000kms despite regular swapping from front to back, and very gentle driving.

Front discs replaced at 40,000kms. Dealer claimed this was due to 'wear and tear', cost of $1,200.

Wheel bearings replaced at 55,000kms. The car had developed a loud rolling noise from about 40,000kms.

Since the wheel bearings were replaced a loud scraping sound is audible when braking from low speeds and in stop/go traffic. After three visits to the car dealer the problem continues.

At 56,000kms height lever of driver's set fell off.

At 58,000kms wheel bearings need again replacement as according to the dealer the scraping noise is caused by faulty bearings.

General Comments:

The 307 is nice to drive when it isn't sitting in the dealer's workshop, with very good handling and good fuel economy.

However, overall I am disappointed with the car, not only because of the obvious drive train problems as described above, but also because the built quality is poor. As the car gets older, rattling of various interior parts is increasingly annoying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th January, 2005

2002 Peugeot 307 XSE 2.0L

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4 kilometres
Most recent distance13500 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Real value for money, has almost every option that's required for the Serious driver

Faults:

Intermittent fault in Sunroof. It will not close when switched to close. Doesn't close in either Pop up or Slide In/Out mode. Unit closes, then reverts to it's preyious open setting. Only way to close unit is to Stop vehicle then activate close switch.

Slight shuddering felt through brake pedal as brakes are applied.

Cruise control activates at approx 65km/hr. Way too high, as opposed to 40km/hr in my Mitsubishi Galant.

General Comments:

Cornering ability is fantastic. Very little roll. Automatic wiper control is a real boon, same with automatic headlights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th April, 2004

2002 Peugeot 307 XSE 2.0L

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Value for money with all the options you could want

Faults:

Intermittent fault with sunroof. Sunroof will not close whilst driving. Doesn't matter if sunroof is in slide back or pop up position. Upon trying to close the sunroof it will close, then revert to its original opened position. One interesting point was mentioned by service manager that around Australia, approx. nine models the same as mine, had been reported as faulty.

Very frustrating as I have been to two separate dealers and both have been unable to rectify the fault. The drive motor has been replaced, but still to no avail. I've completed a customer service survey and as yet have not had a reply or reason for the fault.

General Comments:

The cornering ability is fantastic, It holds onto the road very well and has very little roll.

Fuel economy is impressive. The best that I have been able to achieve so far is 722 kms on a country drive and approx. 600 kms in city driving.

For the number of 307s sold here it would be nice to have the speedometer calibrated in increments of 20 not 30 km/h.

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

Review Date: 7th April, 2004

2002 Peugeot 307 XS 2.0

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A well designed and specified European car at a Japanese price

Faults:

I had the 'COM2000' indicator box replaced, three times.

Engine temperature sensor replaced.

Wheel alignment was far out, from new.

General Comments:

A quiet car.

Excellent directional stability with minimal pitch and roll for such a high vehicle.

Brakes and engine are excellent.

As with all French manufactured cars, attention to electrical quality control should have been better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2003

2002 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corrolla

Summary:

Sensible medium-sized hatch

Faults:

A slight dash rattle developed after 1,000kms.

Engine "squeak" developed after 10,000kms (manifold replaced twice). This problem more common with the 2.0L engine.

Indicator stalk ("Comms 2000") replaced three times due the indicator over correcting, and the radio control failing (x2).

Wiper blades worn - no replacements available in Australia.

Rear door locking mechanism occasionally sticks.

General Comments:

A fantastic-looking, safe car with a long list of features.

Build quality is disappointing.

Handles particularly well, with a tendency to over-steer when pushed on slightly on slippery roads (wet or gravel).

1.6L engine does not provide enough oomph. Go for the 2.0L.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2003

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