2001 Peugeot 307 1.6 petrol from Sri Lanka


Stay Away!!


After owning a 206, which had only its AL4 gearbox problems, I went in for a manual 307, thinking that it would be easier to maintain, and also for the fact that is is much bigger. This has been the most horrible vehicle I have ever owned.

Trouble started after the 1st week I got it. The car wouldn't start sometimes and the starter motor was replaced for 250$.

The bottom of the windscreen beading is leaking water into the engine compartment, including the battery. Could not find a fix for that.

Then it said antipollution fault and TPS sensor; oxygen sensor replaced for 150$. The problem seemed to have gone.

Again after a week or two, the power steering pump went. Since it was an electro-hydraulic unit, I had to spend about 500$ to replace it.

Radiator cooling fan stopped working afterwards, and cost another 200$.

Then when I finally got the car running fine for two weeks, the damn thing caught fire one night and screwed the left side of the engine. Seems to have originated from the alternator. 1500$, and was lucky to get away with that amount.

General Comments:

Stay away from this model. The comfort and interior quality seem to be good, but reliability is just a joke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2013

2001 Peugeot 307 Style 1.4 from UK and Ireland


French cars older than 2003 are a no go


Clutch had to be changed almost at every year, as well as brake pads and discs.

At 50k, had to change catalytic converter kit, which cost me £800 (anti pollution fault).

CV joints and wheel bearings needed changing quite often.

At approx 90k, the gear box went, a bad grinding noise when in gear.

At the same time, the drive shaft went, causing car to shake and wobble when driving above 50mph.

Needed new a exhaust, and new cooling fan motor.

General Comments:

As you can see, within the short space of time I have had the car, I could have bought a new car with all the money I spent on the repairs.

The car does run economically; a full tank can do me approx 400 miles on both motorway and high street.

Was easy to manage, and drove very well.

Comfortable seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th January, 2011

2001 Peugeot 307 HDI 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Peugeot ownership? Never again


Horn rarely works.

Anti pollution system fault light comes on intermittently and results in a sudden loss of power.

Indicators change direction without prompting.

Acceleration sluggish.

General Comments:

Advised my Peugeot dealer of the anti-pollution warning and he charged me £50.00 to check the car, only to advise that a repair would cost approx £3500.00 for a full replacement of the fuel system. Something about a breakdown of the high pressure fuel pump resulting in metal fragments contaminating the whole system.

I drove the car away as quickly as it would allow. Since the weather has improved and become a little warmer, the fault has vanished. I've lost all confidence in the car and I'm looking to part-exchange as soon as possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2009

2001 Peugeot 307 XSi petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Unsafe, uneconomical, too much plastic, not for the open road. A plastic toy


Oil leak from gearbox.

Magnets and solenoids faulty from new.

Peugeot have not replaced small incorrect size magnets with the correct size.

Loses drive.

Falls out of gear.

Clunky jerky while increasing and decreasing speed.

Plastic panels fall off.

Carpet does not fit and glue lets go inside.

CD does not change discs.

Electronics unreliable hot and cold.

Paint is thin and easily marked.

Advertised as a Porsche gear box; it is a Renault gear box.

This car could never be driven over 50kph; too many problems.

Body is soft; constant dents from parking in the supermarket.

General Comments:

This Peugeot 307 is not a safe car at any speed.

Uneconomical to drive.

Too many problems to list here.

Glue lets go on plastic panels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th August, 2007

2001 Peugeot 307 SX 2.0 hdi from Croatia


I like this car!


Rear absorbers ware very bad- changed immediately.

Trunk cant be opened because of bad water isolation at the handle.

Engine start wire losing contact sometimes- changed the whole box.

General Comments:

Acceleration is great, fuel consummation is about 6,5l open combined driving.

The car is a little hard, but I like it becauseit's 'stuck' with the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2006