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).
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