Peugeot 207 Reviews

2007 Peugeot 207 XT A7 1.6 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 kilometres
Most recent distance59000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Barina

Summary:

Great car, but little things can and will go wrong

Faults:

Brake light switch faulty after I had had the car for 2 months.

A squeaky/tapping noise coming from under the dashboard a week after I got the car.

Replaced both headlight and both tail lights in the first 3 months of having the car.

Seat belt squeaks.

A knock from loose trim has developed in the back.

Sunroof switch faulty and needs to be replaced.

General Comments:

It's a great car, handles really well. Economy is great, it being a diesel. However it's just little things that have been irritating. The seats are great on long journeys.

Sometimes when going up hill, it will be going strong, then it feels like it's just run out of puff; even downshifting doesn't help.

Love the car; not sure if I would buy another one though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th January, 2013

2007 Peugeot 207 SX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10700 kilometres
Previous carFiat Panda

Summary:

Comfortable to drive, but overpriced

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

The 207 has a nice exterior, with a few aggressive lines at the front and the typically large and curved headlights.

The interior has a modern design to it, with dark plastics and metallic contours. The seats are comfortable to sit in even on long journeys and are easily adjustable. The dashboard is easy to read and is well shielded from the sunlight. The 6 speakers provide a good quality sound however the integrated CD player lacks MP3/USB stick connection ports and cannot be changed. The side pillars are too thick and can get in the way of your vision at low speeds, for example if you are driving through a suburban area.

Safety-wise there are 6 airbags, ABS and it received a high safety rating from EuroNCAP. It came with an immobiliser, central locking, electric front windows and mirrors.

The 1.4 petrol engine however lacks acceleration across the board making it harder to pull off at round abouts or to overtake on country roads. Fuel economy is not exceptional either.

It was a very reliable car though, and I never had to bring it in for repairs in the two years I owned it.

All in all, it is a comfortable and safe car. But it is overpriced and you should consider alternative models before you buy one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th May, 2010

2001 Peugeot 207 110 2.0 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Poor

Faults:

Dual mass flywheel disintegrated.

Alternator failed.

Vibration damper failed.

General Comments:

Would be a great car if only it was reliable... It's not in the same league reliability wise as the many 306's I owned over the years, although it's a far better car in every other aspect.

I (driving instructor) commented last year regarding the "flywheel" fault. Now I feel the need to warn ya of the "crankshaft pulley"... It collapsed and the inner part of it decided to make a dash for freedom... it cut a seven inch diameter hole into the timing case, and then threw the rubber bonding and parts of the broken timing case into the timing belt... nice!.. The timing jumped a few teeth and the result was a set of smashed cam followers... lucky in that I had no damage to the valves. Maybe Peugeot have built in a "weak link" for this reason, because looking at the "cam followers", they remind me of part of a Lego set I had as a child.

After the failure, "everything" electrical shut down... re-set by computer after repair!

The thing I wanted to point out is that there was no warning whatsoever... no noise or vibration...

"Check your crank pulley" because you may not be as lucky as I was... could wreck the whole engine! This is a very common fault on most of the Peugeot/Citroen range, or so I'm told by my parts supplier.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th March, 2010

2007 Peugeot 207 GTi 1.6 turbo from Cyprus

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance29600 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

I wouldn't buy one again!

Faults:

When I first picked up the car, it had what looked like heavy surface rust on the suspension tops. Was told not to worry as it isn't a problem, and they just put some oil on top of it.

Exhaust has been very sooty ever since the first day I drove the car, and it's now staining.

Brake pads cause lots of dust, really black. Even right after it's washed it's the same again within 5 minutes of driving.

CD player erratic and switched on and off on its own (within first 3 months).

Door hinges gave way and driver's door dropped. (within the first 3 months).

Heating/AC system has mind of its own, changing temp erratically, switching itself on and off (was told it was a loose wire, then it happened again, seems to have stopped now).

Engine stuttering and loosing power to the point of almost stalling when accelerating hard (at about 15000km).

Inlet on turbo split leaking oil at a rapid rate and not fixed immediately by the Peugeot service centre. Was made to wait a very long time for a fix, and the service centre manager drove the car while damaged. When pipe was replaced, it didn't look anything like the original OEM pipe, not sure if it's a genuine Peugeot part (at 25000km).

Interior wearing very badly, pieces of chrome flaking off handbrake lever, seats splitting on bolsters and wearing fast. Soft touch coating on interior of doors and dashboard flaking off.

Lots of rattles and squeaks (from day one).

Alloy wheel cracked in two places and needed welded because I was unable to buy a single wheel from Peugeot (29500km).

Engine stuttering, popping, crunching and loosing power, Fault code: De-pollution system error (Now: 29600km).

Paint quality is very poor and scratches very very easily.

Tyres on the front wheels wear extremely fast and unevenly. Have had to replace them twice. Couldn't get original Bridgestones from Peugeot service centre/dealers as they only stock Continentals, which I must say wasn't anywhere near as grippy as the Bridgestones. I have now got Toyo Proxes on the front as they were the best tyre I could afford, and they feel as good if not better than the Bridgestones.

General Comments:

Handling has been good, it's been enjoyable to drive, when I've been able to drive it properly. Must say it's very dangerous in wet conditions though as the Bridgestone Potenza tyres do not cope well in the wet.

Fuel consumption is actually very good, I've not felt like I've not been laying out too much money for fuel except after traffic when it becomes difficult not to stall it, and fuel consumption has gone right up.

NEEDS A SIXTH GEAR, screams in fifth gear even though it doesn't struggle.

The car I bought in Cyprus appears to be different from every other GTi model sold in the world, different optional extras, different colours and missing details and such.

I did really love my car when I bought it, now I'm sick of it, trying to sell it and having no luck as it's quite badly damaged now.

I wouldn't buy from Peugeot again, as I don't think their quality is very good, and I wouldn't trust them again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th September, 2009

21st Jan 2011, 05:23

Dude you got done for! Never heard of GTi and RC being specced differently anywhere...

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 15 reviews