27th Aug 2003, 07:24
Well, I just stumbled across this review that I wrote almost 2 years ago... What a pile of crap this car turned into.. The Dealers (Howards of Taunton - an alleged Gold Lion dealer) have been very unhelpful and on complaining to Peugeot UK - they couldn't care less and said that it was the dealers responsibility.. Here are the scores on the doors...
First 1000 miles - oil leak - dealer says "no way" - until inspected
First 1000 miles - brake pads squealing - dealer replaces
4000 Miles - Squeaky sunroof - Dealer has "a look"
4100 Miles - Squeakier sunroof - Dealer may replace
4300 Miles - Squeakiest sunroof - Dealer replaces
8700 Miles - Sunroof Still squeaking - Dealer adds rubber pads
9000 Miles - Passenger Seat Stuck in position - Dealer frees
9500 Miles - Passenger Seat Stuck again - Dealer will replace - part on order
10000 Miles - Left car with dealer for a day - wrong seatframe ordered
10500 Miles - Left car with dealer for a day - wrong seatframe ordered
11000 Miles - Hurray! Seat fixed!
12000 Miles - Service - Car comes back with missing roof clip
14000 Miles - Engine fails to maintain revs at tickover - ECU Updated
17000 Miles - Sunroof squeaking - who cares anymore?
17500 Miles - Airbag warning light - Dealer has car for day - ECU Updated
19000 Miles - Alarm starts to go off when left parked - ECU Updated
20000 Miles - Front End Collision - Ooops! - Swear ABS didn't kick in..
23000 Miles - Interior door handle snapped off
24000 Miles - Service - Dealer trys to charge £27.90 to replace £6.70 handle - may have mentioned some of the above faults!!
25500 Miles - Passenger Seat won't lock in place. New Rails ordered and fitted.
Ah well - only 10 months til the contract runs out!!!