2003 Peugeot 307 SE 1.6


Value for money


Faulty horn which was cured after being back to the dealer for the second time by re-positioning the earthing point.

Vehicle seems to have a dead spot on acceleration and deceleration. I have had the vehicle back to the dealer twice for this fault, but they say they can find nothing wrong.

Engine sounds noisy when first started up.

Drivers window sticks on occasion.

The radio de-tuned itself and the dealer did say this happens on other models of Peugeot.

I do find the seats are a little too hard.

General Comments:

So far the car has presented me with no serious problems. For the engine size, price, and model of car, it performs as well as I would expect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2004

2003 Peugeot 307 GLX 2.0 petrol


Good package, but potentially lethal andseriously lacking in the build quality of previous Peugeot's


New car was very good, quiet, comfortable, relaxed motorway cruiser with decent handling and space, plus excellent levels of equipment. All went well for first 9 months, then throttle pedal jammed under leading edge of Peugeot-fitted floor mat. Hairy experience having 138 BHP on full throttle in an automatic, on a dual carriageway approaching a lot of brake lights!

Managed to stop without incident, but dealer informed me "Oh that's quite a common fault."

From there on the car suffered from just about every engine management fault in it's, extensive, repertoire. I can log 14 visits to local dealer for new components and/or re-programming, including once in France.

Final straw 3 weeks ago when car went to full throttle on it's own. Following much hard braking and not a little sweating it came off full throttle, displayed "Catalytic Converter Fault" and settled to a fast tick-over. Unfortunately, the throttle pedal was now seemingly disconnected so we trickled home at 1200 rpm in Tiptronic 2. Following another reprogramming and another new part, my Company have decided that this is a potentially dangerous car and are disposing of it back to the lease company. Thankfully I work for a caring Company and it's not my own money tied up in this time bomb.

General Comments:

Great shame really. Two previous 406's have been brilliant motor cars. However, I have met quite a few nice, but equally frustrated, 307 owners whilst sitting in my local dealer's reception area. The Receptionists care, but seem nearly defeated by the almost constant moaning from upset customers.

Next car? Skoda or Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

9th Oct 2004, 09:35

The 307 you owned plus one other on this site sound like disasters. My particular 307 XS,2 years old seems probably to be be very different, I wonder if the British versions could be so differant to the Australian version's I have no doubt that they could be built at the same facility, as both are right hand drive. I have had minor irritations, but nothing to really complain about. Good luck.

7th Jan 2005, 02:53

Had exactly the same problem with the drivers mat. I now have it fitted in backwards which helps although I believe they can be screwed to the floor too.

2003 Peugeot 307 SW 2.0ltr petrol


A disapointing liability.


Interior trim falling off.

Rear door catch replaced.

Mileometer adding miles.

Rear wiring loom replaced.

Key blips failed, 4 times.

Blows fuse 11, 2 times.

Engine fails to start, 5 times.

Incorrect tinted windows fitted.

General Comments:

The glass roof is the main selling point of this car. It makes the cabin look large and airy. Driving position is comfortable and the seats offer good support. The 307 SW is beautiful to look at, which is just as well as I have spent many times waiting at the side of the road for the RAC.

Peugeot need to take a long hard look at the quality of the finished product as all the reported faults with this vehicle have lost them this future customer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd July, 2004

24th Jul 2004, 12:09

I see a lot of complains for this car am wandering if these cars are assembled in GB... If so. Search for the common illness in british car make???

26th Jul 2004, 05:58

Actually all 307's are made in France not the UK.

7th Sep 2004, 05:13

I have just bought a 307 SW s, after reading these comments I am now regretting giving up my VERY reliable Vauxhall Astra...