2001 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


A very good car without the build faults


Ignition switch had to be replaced as erratic starting and total failure when going around a bend, with associated failure of power steering assistance and brake assistance. We were not told of any recall at any stage.

Carpet in drivers side front foot well does not fit properly and keeps popping out.

Gear changing seemed to be only at excessively high revs and this was cured after the software was reprogrammed.

General Comments:

The performance is adequate, although the engine is a bit rough at mid to high revs.

Comfort and handling are very good.

Space is good for the overall size of the car.

In Australia, the specifications are excellent, with airbags, climate control, trip meter, ABS, etc etc.

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

Review Date: 22nd November, 2002

2001 Peugeot 307 XSi 2.0 from UK and Ireland


Good looking motor shame about the faults


Delivered without floor mats which were part of standard spec.

Indicator switch auto-cancels too quickly and dangerously easy to hit main beam in the struggle to keep it on. Replaced, but still faulty to some extent.

Knocking noise - dealer has replaced most parts, but noise still apparent at times.

Failure of wipers on high speed in heavy rain - when taken to dealer no fault found. Again dangerous.

Failure of electronics, speedo, revs, air conditioning, radio for 1-2 seconds. Trip counter cycling through random numbers. No fault found, but software update done.

Recall for ignition switch.

General Comments:

Nice looking car, but very disappointed with the number of faults and the lack of customer service from Peugeot UK.

Difficult to see front corners of car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th October, 2002

2001 Peugeot 307 LX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Don't touch it with a barge pole!


Indicator switch had to be replaced.

Ignition lock replaced (recall)

Driver footwell carpet coming away.

Rear passenger door bump strip replaced (fell off!)

Boot lock replaced.

Boot carpet remoulded to fit rubber seal.

Near side front wheel arch liner replaced.

Front passenger seat back awaiting replacement.

General Comments:

Although the car drives pretty well, I guess from the list of faults you can come to the conclusion that it has appalling build quality. After only 5000 miles the car is falling apart. The dealer simply could not give a toss, and is quite happy to see me once every few weeks and get paid for carrying out repairs. This is not an isolated occurrence as I have had other 307 owners, complete strangers, approach me in the street when they see me parking up and ask me if I have been having any problems. Almost everyone has the same carpet/indicators/body work faults as I have described above.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd August, 2002

6th Aug 2002, 04:35

As a satisfied 306 owner (we do exist!) I managed to get my hands on a 307 XSi for 24 hours earlier this year, and that was enough to warn me off. Despite just 750 miles on the clock there were creaks and baggy trim on the interior, some of the instrument lighting didn't work, one of the electric folding door mirrors didn't, and the (gutless) engine sounded about as appealing as a cement mixer full of bricks.

A nasty product.

24th Sep 2002, 17:07

I had been considering buying a 307 to replace my 99T Focus Ghia. Having driven a 1.6LX hire car for a few days, I liked its looks and space (up front anyway). I was somewhat underwhelmed by its performance - it is a heavy car, that's why it has plastic front wings and an aluminium bonnet - and its dull as ditchwater all black interior and flimsy interior fittings (the column stalks are horrible and the CD/Radio cheap tat). A couple weeks ago, still willing to give it a chance, I had a 110HDI on hire for a few days. That did it for me - new Focus Ghia arriving in a few days!

BTW, I saw a brand new 52 plate 307 in the supermarket car park today. Both nearside side rubbing strips were missing. Sums this junk up nicely.