2003 Peugeot 307 SW SE 2.0 HDI (90bhp)
Looks good, but lots of quirks
A/C not working, set to 22 on auto, but after 20~30 minutes would suddenly blow very cold. Turned out to interior sensor, but since it had done this from new I initially thought this was a design issue / software bug. A colleague has had one from new does exactly the same - sound like a bad batch of sensors?
Rear screen shatterered for no apparent reason at 70 on Motorway, could have been a stone, but I don't think so.
A nice car to drive, light and airy, sense of space, looks good.
Its clearly the glass roof which sell this model, road test it with the blind closed so not distracted by this and can focus on other issues.
90bhp engine is quiet 'flat' in mid range 50~70 compared to other diesels I've driven.
Lots of 'silly' design issues.
Wing mirrors a bit too small and positioned too close to driver, or not curved enough to give a good view.
To allow passenger access to the 3rd row of seats requires that the 2nd row are first moved to the most forward position and only then they can be released to tip forward - This should be a ONE step operation.
Default fan speed of A/c is set too high, causes a whistle from the vents which is audible at up to 40mph - knocking down fan one notch cures it - but then its not automatic is it?
When Auto Headlights come on in daytime it dims the 2 LED display panels such that they are unreadble - it must.
Auto wipers seem erratic never getting it quite right, the old fashioned simple delay timer would be just as good.
The rolling boot cover/blind cannot be installed if 3rd row of seat fitted. no effort to design new blind to suit, it is the standard 307 blind. And no way to stow it in car. (had same issue with previous 406 Family version)
Not very ecconomical for a diesel, computer records 39mpg (I'm not a boy racer. mostly motorway driving)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd May, 2004