2003 Peugeot 307 SW 1.6


Fault required a visit to the dealer with obvious inconvenience


Climate Control not working on delivery.

Oil level Indicator intermittently show sump empty.

Drivers door window automatic window closer not working.

Keys occasionally 'lose there memory'

Odometer over reads (car has been recalled to fix this fault)

Retractable door mirror occasionally does not 'open'

General Comments:

Whilst all the above apart from the odometer are not major problems, they are problems which required a visit to the dealer, with the obvious inconvenience this entails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2004

2003 Peugeot 307 Rapier 20.0 110 hp


A fast stylist car, but not really worth the expenditure


The rear offside door jammed up and could not be opened after owning the car for only about 3 weeks. It was returned to the dealer and took two visits for the fault to be diagnosed and repaired.

Two months later the rear nearside door jammed up in exactly the same way. This is rally frustrating. Is this a design fault, poor quality components or something to look forward to for the next few years?

General Comments:

This Peugeot 307 is my third Peugeot the previous models being a 106 and a 405. I don't think that the 307 is built to the same high standards as older models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

2003 Peugeot 307 SW SE 2.0D 110BHP


Bargain MPV that drives like a saloon


1. Tailgate was poorly fitted from the factory, and would not lock. Dealer adjusted in 10 minutes.

2. The rear view mirror fell off - not fitted properly in the factory.

3. N/S rear brake squeal after 2,000 miles - seal replaced (?)

4. CD player will keep skipping to the radio for non existent traffic reports when on the 'Traffic' setting - skips on and off for 1 or 2 settings (Blaupunkt 5 CD multiplay system). Not fixed.

General Comments:

Little bit of body roll when cornered hard, but otherwise the handling is good. Pleased with road and wind noise levels.

Controls are logically laid out, and the equipment level is very good.

Have the 2 extra seats fitted, and don't like the design condition of having to push back the middle row seats before they can be tipped forward - not nice for the 3rd row passengers who want to get out.

The interior is very roomy and comfortable.

Engine performance is very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2004

2003 Peugeot 307 D Turbo 2.0 110Hdi


An all round great car despite some faults


Noise coming from underneath car, sounds like it's from the passenger side, somewhere in the engine compartment. I had the exact same problem with my last 307, and Hdi 90.

Horn works intermittently, and heater sometimes blasts me with cold air, even when set to high. It's going back to the dealer next week to be looked at.

Engine mounts on my Hdi 90, had to be replaced at 6000 miles, which Peugeot suggest is unheard of, but after reading a lot of reviews it seems a common problem.

General Comments:

Having owned the hdi 90, and now owning the hdi 110, I seriously recommend the 110, it's quieter than the 90, and the performance difference is amazing, it's a seriously quick car, the acceleration is great, but both engines seem to get bogged down, if you fail to give them enough revs when you move off. Mine is the top of the range d turbo, and it's a beautiful car, apart from the annoying intermittent noise from underneath. I wondered if anyone else has had the same problem, and if so did they ever find out what it was???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2003

10th Dec 2003, 11:29

I believe the intermittent noise from underneath is the mountings on the Anti-Roll Bar. Mine makes a similar noise and I have heard that other owners suffer from the same thing.

Hope this helps?


12th Dec 2003, 23:32

I have the HDi 90 model (6 months old) and find the engine very lumpy at around 1000 - 1200 revs. I took it back to the dealership I purchased it from and they checked it over, the comment was "no faults found" but the service manager did then say it is a known fault on this model, producing a typed piece of paper to back up his statement. He also said Peugeot are aware of the problem, but have not found a cure for it yet and if the problem persists bring it back in six months! Has anybody else suffered this?