2005 Peugeot 407 2.0 gasoline
A pleasure to drive - this car also seems to give me high (unearned) kudos in the eyes of others
The car has been faultless.
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