Peugeot 407 Review from Chile

2005 Peugeot 407 2.0 gasoline

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.0 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres

Summary:

A pleasure to drive - this car also seems to give me high (unearned) kudos in the eyes of others

Faults:

The car has been faultless.

General Comments:

Very impressed at the level of luxury - similar to Mercedes, although the seats and interior plastics seem to be of slightly lower quality/durability compared with Merc - but not bad.

Handling is superb. It's not a particularly fast car, but handles well when pushed - e.g, I can floor it and zoom past a line of traffic, and then with a slight twist of the wheel and a dab on the brakes, can ease back onto my side of the road without over-breathing.

Very comfortable - leaves you fresh even after long drive.

However, the windshield side pillar on the passenger side does obscure visibility, and with a passenger in front, I sometimes have to lean forward to get a good view around the passenger.

Everybody seems awed by the styling - the car certainly looks looks like it owes something to Ferrari at least. People seem to infer superior qualities to me, simply because I drive this machine!

I had always had a low opinion of Peugeots re reliability issues, but I have to say that this one has made me review my prejudice.

The long, low nose has caused me to scrape the front numberplate on steep inclines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2013

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review