2001 Peugeot 307 Rapier 2.0 HDI90 from UK and Ireland
A very economical, stylish and comfortable car that is let down by persistent niggles
Very heavy steering when turning right and as a result my steering rack was replaced at 6,000 miles.
Constant problems with the steering on the car.
The anti- roll bar needed adjustment at 8,000 miles.
My indicator stalk will not stay on when turning right and inadvertently flashes the main beam.
The boot needed to be realigned after 7,000 miles after it "lifted" on one side.
Very poor fuel economy up to 8,000 miles, but this has now significantly improved.
I find this car extremely comfortable to drive and find the layout to be extremely practical.
It needs a little more work in first gear, but it drives very well once it is slipped into second gear and above.
The car is surprisingly quiet for a diesel.
My 307 has now developed another strange steering fault. It is extremely light when starting the engine from cold, but after 10- 15 minutes, the steering seems to go much heavier.
Has anyone had similar problems with the steering, especially on the 2.0 HDi 90 model?
Fantastic dealer service- incidentally, not from where I purchased the vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2003
19th May 2003, 09:57
What sort of steering problems have you had?
I have a 3 week old 307 petrol and have steering wheel tremor (like wheels need balancing) at 70-75mph.
Had new drive shafts, wheels balanced, and steering rack dampener adjusted - which made the steering heavier - but still there.
Has your rack been over adjusted? Worth asking I suppose.
Do you get, or did you have the steering wheel tremor?