2002 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6
The drive of my life
New starter motor at 700 km.
Major oil leaked after 1100 km.
Since 300 km the centre console rattles.
Carpet was peeling away from the foot-well on both side.
Tail light leak in heavy rain.
Sometimes the instruments and the lights shut down for a little time.
Light sensor switch off too late or never.
Sometimes the rain sensor does not switch on.
Passenger's door and the back doors rattle.
During driving doors lock themselves.
Rattling noises from the suspension at 2200 RPM.
Most of the problems were fixed under warranty.
The 307 is a beautiful car, very safe on the road.
The car is very comfortable and has a good handling and a lot of space.
The air condition is really great. It's great to drive.
I can live with these minor problems. For the worst case I have my old car (11 year old) and the Peugeot Assistance is quite quick and very friendly.
I would highly recommend this car - everybody.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2002
The instruments and lights are supposed to switch themselves off after about half an hour, it's called economy mode. It's to save the battery draining when you forget to switch things off at night. Restarting the engine for a few seconds restores everything.
1) Shutdown of the instruments and the lights for a little time (some seconds) during driving has nothing to do with economy mode.
2) The light sensor is defect because it switches the lights in a tunnel on, but after leaving the tunnel at daylight does not switch off. A time delay could not be hours.
The light sensor in my 307 seems a bit dumb. For Christ's sake the car knows what day of the year it is!! Why can't it be programmed to cope with summer shadows??? People think you are agitated when the lights come on in a forest glade!!
I wrote the piece about "if you get a good one, but history shows, blah blah!!", this guy obviously has ever been to a BMW dealer. They would be so embarrassed after so many faults, they would be having a whip round to pay his hp off!!!
Buyer beware!!! Todays new cars rely on too much technology! The customer is the first real test a model gets!!
Let a car be on sale for at least a year before you buy a new one!!! The service manger at my Peugeot dealer reckons faults on new cars are to be expected!!!