2006 Peugeot 407 ST 2.0 turbo diesel


Brilliant performance and economy in a package that is distinctly different from its competitors


Stopped unexpectedly at a roundabout and wouldn't restart. EGR valve stuck. Was part of a national recall issued a few days earlier. Peugeot Assist picked up the vehicle and returned us to dealer and supplied a loan car until faulty part replaced (24 hours).

General Comments:

This is our second Peugeot, the first being a 2002 307. The 407 had to live up to the high standards set by the 307 for comfort, economy, safety and style. It does all that and more.

The performance and economy of the HDI engine coupled with the new 6 speed semi-auto is nothing short of brilliant! It was worth waiting the extra few weeks to get the 6 speed. It virtually eliminates any take off lag, and improves the economy on a long country run. It makes travelling the vast distance we have in Western Australia a pleasure, but still very driveable in the city.

The car is packed with all the features you could want and expect from a vehicle in this class.

The only niggles would be the location of the high beam warning light and the fact that you can't wear polarised glasses if you want to read the electronic display.

The biggest problem... I can't find enough excuses to drive it :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2006

2006 Peugeot 407 Coupe 2.7L V6 HDi


Ridiculously overpriced



General Comments:

This is a test drive report for a vehicle that I had waited almost 9 months to arrive in Australia, having test driven the 407 in sedan/touring forms with 2.2L, 3.0L petrol and 2.0L HDi versions.

The coupe verdict? The 2.7 was too fresh (tight) to perform, but I was impressed. However, Peugeot have seriously overestimated the grandeur of this vehicle in relation to their asking price (AUD83k drive away). As a coupe its way too big, but then the rear boot is pathetic, the open aperture lucky to swallow a decent suitcase. No factory sunroof is disappointing. Fantastic sound deadening, but noted the engine bay lining is not suited to longevity if you're buying it for long term. Its simply not worth the introduction recommended price by a long shot, you'd be mad not to consider German alternatives.

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

Review Date: 9th April, 2006

23rd May 2006, 15:16

I just bought the 2.7 hdi and will post updates to this site if any one is interested? tim.

23rd May 2006, 15:21

I would like to add that the price was OK when compared to the audi 3 litre diesel in the a4 and a6 and the bmw 3 litre diesel-in fact I saved 20, 30 and $50,000 respectively.

5th Aug 2009, 00:00

I prefer the 406 Coupe to your 407 Coupe. Frankly speaking, she loses the unique elegance and intrinsic design policy of 406 Coupe, designed by Pininfarina.

The Peugeot 407 Coupe is as cumbersome as some American coupes as the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and the Pontiac G8, and lacks in artistic elegant drive feel of the Peugeot 406 Coupe, in my opinion.

The 407 Coupe feels somewhat heavy and not very sophisticated. Along with it, her fuel consumption is somewhat inferior to that of BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Lexus. I felt inconvenience about her visibility, especially 3/4 front view.

Certainly your Peugeot 407 Coupe has tank-like stiffness, stiff stability, and good brakes. And she would be able to cruise at maximum speed up to 250km/h, irrespective of engines (both V6,diesel or petrol). So she's a commendable highway cruiser, but she lacks some esprit expected from Peugeot brand, I think. The brand-new 3.0-litres V6 diesel turbo engine (developed under collaboration with Jaguar) will enhance Peugeot's reputation and trigger new era, I hope!

2005 Peugeot 407 ST 2.2L petrol


Affordable Luxury


LH side lamp bulb blew, 80 cents ($AUS) to replace.

General Comments:

Great comfort, beautiful car to drive.

Very economical (9L/100Km) and with some power to boot. I've raced a 6 cyl 4.0L Ford Falcon and a Holden with a 308 cu in V8 in it and won.

Handles well, especially for such a wide car.

Very responsive through the gears.

Very unique look externally, either loved or hated.

Insurance was relatively cheap for it.

Very affordable with excellent features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2005