2001 Peugeot 307 XSi 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland


Performance Pig in the Poke


Unable to open boot due to faulty lid switch. Dealer cleared fault on diagnostics, only for fault to return time and time again. Dealer finally replaced switch and handle.

Indicator switch failing to hold on at a right hand turn. The switch was replaced under warranty, but still has the same problem, dealer is looking into matter still.

Car was recalled for the ignition switch to get replaced.

Electric windows failed to close when alarm activated,dealer had to put onto diagnostics to clear, but fault still occurs frequently no faults can be determined I am told.

At 10500 miles catalyst and anti-pollution faults appeared on screen and K light was flashing, returned to dealer who put car onto diagnostics faults were recorded on engine ECU, these were cleared by dealer only to return less than 1000 miles later. Dealer checked out again this time no faults were recorded on ECU, they managed to clear the display and put out the K light again, only for the fault to return between the sevice bay and the collection point. Car is currently still running with faults as Peugeot UK are currently awaiting info from France.

General Comments:

The car is a joy to drive when there is no faults, but the faults tend to get you frustrated and angry, especially when you have spent a lot of money on what was supposed to be a reliable car, not a patch on my previous 306.

How can it be classed as European car of the year??? with as many faults as it has had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2003

10th Oct 2003, 05:02

On my 307 SW 90Hdi the trip readings are lower than the odometer reading by up to 20% - and it varies too:

I drove about 14 miles to another town and came back another 14 miles according to the trip meter.

According to the odometer, it was 17 miles to get there, but 14 miles to get back.

I do not have the Trip Computer option, just the normal electronic meters.

The car has been in to the dealer, they reset the computer as instructed by Peugeot, with no effect.

Since it was done, I have either driven 94 miles or 109 miles.

Still waiting for Peugeot/dealer to get back to me.

2001 Peugeot 307 XT Premium 1.6 from Greece


A real bargain on Greek market

General Comments:

This car is a limousine that costs as much as a mini car.

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

Review Date: 9th January, 2003

2001 Peugeot 307 XSi 1.6 16v from Portugal


A well balanced car


The little metal cap that covers the hole for the key of driver's door lock broke for no apparent reason, within 4 months. Dealer took 8 months to fix it.

A little buzz can be heard when dash is at approxiomately 2.600 RPM.

Turn indicators do not always function properly.

A message notifying me of Airbag malfunction appears everytime I start the car. Still waiting for the dealer to get it fixed.

General Comments:

A very comfortable vehicle.

Amazing seats give good support to your body.

I find the car radio most satisfactory. Only once or twice did it jump a track, and the road was awful.

Handling not as emotional as with 306 but still very effective.

Performance is good, although fuel consumption can be high if you are not careful enough with your right foot.

Balancing pros and cons, I find it a good purchase.

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

Review Date: 2nd December, 2002

2001 Peugeot 307 LX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


A conservative, unexciting purchase


Acceleration lag when pulling away. There is a noticeable delay between pressing the accelerator and the engine responding. Have been caught out by it. This is a severe problem that Peugeot ought to investigate.

Boot lock mechanism unreliable after a few weeks of use. Consequently affected central locking of car putting it at risk from theft.

Indicator stalk unreliable when indicating to turn right. Does not stay fixed in place. Peugeot unable to clarify if this is a design fault.

Trouble activating full beam lights. Have inadvertently dazzled drivers as a result.

Sunglasses compartment lid faulty. Never fixed by dealer despite promises. Can block rear view mirror if the lid should fall down.

General Comments:

Despite two accidents (within the space of one year none of which were my fault I hasten to add!), the 307 has performed admirably.

The amount of space in this car is amazing. You can easily accommodate five adults with bags of shopping with ease.

The ride is a little too firm for my liking. The suspension is stiff which is more suited to sportier cars.

The adaptive power steering is superb. Parking has never been easier.

The interior is pleasant with light gray cloth trim although the black dashboard does spoil the effect.

Visibility through the windscreen is excellent. Would not want to think how much a replacement would cost as it is huge.

The engine is responsive once you get going, but I have misgivings about its ability in pulling away from a complete stop.

Bodywork is excellent, but interior trim is a little tacky - especially the fake wood trim.

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

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

2nd Sep 2005, 08:43

I have just purchased a second hand 307 1.4 LX and find that it does cut out now and again which is worrying. I also find that it doesn´t seem to have very much power.