2001 Peugeot 307 Reviews - Page 8 of 8

2001 Peugeot 307 Style 2.0TD from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0TD Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired28 miles
Most recent distance22600 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 25

Summary:

A bit more performance and softer seats would be nice, but generally I am OK with it now

Faults:

Indicator switch has been replaced twice.

Ignition switch replaced under recall notice.

Horn not working.

Hatch lock doe not shut properly.

General Comments:

A modification, com2000, was ordered from Peugeot, which should remedy the indicator and horn simultaneously. This took so long to arrive, during which time I had to continue to use the vehicle in a dangerous and illegal state, that eventually I wrote to the dealer, Perry's of Bletchley, and threatened legal action on the grounds the vehicle was not fit for the purpose for which it was intended. Curiously, the part became available the next day and was fitted the day after that! (So try this if your dealer is slow). The new switch is a big improvement as it does not switch itself to the opposite signal when straightening up, however, it is not perfect and if the steering wheel is in the wrong position it is difficult to keep the right signal on.

The seats are hard and give me bum ache after 3 to 4 hours in the car.

The original tyres, Continental Premium Contact, were worn out on the front after 12000 miles. The replacements, BF Goodrich, should do twice that.

The hatch does not shut properly and a new lock was ordered at 12000-mile service. I am now near to the 24000-mile service and still waiting for a new lock.

I am happier since the indicator switch was 'fixed' but still angry that it took so long to remedy.

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

Review Date: 11th June, 2002

2001 Peugeot 307 Rapier 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Get one while you can - pity it is french really

Faults:

Minor quibbles really. The indicators are very poorly designed. They are oversensitive and clcik-off when you need them. Also because they double as the light-beam then the lights can accidentally be pressed when turning corners.

I've had the carpet come out of the door-well and the panel above the pedals come loose. Also, a "cracking" sound when at full steering lock!!

General Comments:

A very competitively priced and well-specified car. Performance is poor, especially in the lower gears.

Lovely gearbox (never missed a gear yet) and superb brakes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2002

16th Sep 2002, 08:24

I have also been experiencing a cracking sound. At first this was only when steering on full lock, but now it's when accelerating also. I'm due to have it looked at very soon and will post the outcome.

2001 Peugeot 307 Style 2.0 HDI 90 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI 90 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance8700 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 25

Summary:

A very safe, steady performer which, apart from the indicator problem, I would highly recommend

Faults:

The indicator switch would flick itself onto the left signal when straightening up from right turns. It has been replaced under warranty. The new switch arrived when the dealer said it would and they fitted it in the time they said they would. The indicator switch on this car is over-sensitive to steering wheel movement and has to be continually reapplied. It is also very quiet so you are not always aware that it has gone off, leading you to be making turns without signalling properly. In certain steering wheel positions the indicator will not stay on at all. The continued reapplying of the indicator also leads to inadvertent switching on/off of the lights, or changing beams. At best these things are a nuisance, at worst they can be dangerous! These problems occurred with both the original and replacement switches. My dealer says all the 307 indicator switches have the same problem. I have been in contact with Peugeot and they say the fault is being investigated and a modified switch should be available 'in the near future' but could not say when.

General Comments:

Generally the car is a pleasure to drive particularly over long distances. It is very smooth and quiet as all the controls are light and easy to use (too light in the case of the indicator switch). It is very roomy and pleasant to sit in whether as a driver or passenger.

I use the vehicle for driving tuition so it is important to be comfortable for several hours at a time. My pupils get on well with the car.

The performance is adequate but certainly not startling. Compared with the Rover 25 TD I used previously it feels quite stodgy. No doubt the HDI 110 goes better. I have thought about having it re-chipped but have not gone ahead yet due to warranty and insurance considerations.

The safety features are excellent especially the brakes which are the best I have ever felt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2002

2001 Peugeot 307 XSi 2.0 HDi from Lithuania

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Is it diesel?

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Is it a diesel? Behaviour of this Peugeot diesel on the road is more like a true fuel engine. Diesel reminds you only at the gas-station.

Fuel consumption is funny even for the diesel. With a full tank you may run up to 1100 km.

Acceleration is nearly perfect. Well it's not a BMW 320d, but anyway take a look at the price.

Handling and brakes are wonderful. This is my first Peugeot, but it feels like I was driving it for years.

All the auto stuff is a little bit annoying. Like auto wipers on/off or auto lights on/off.

It's a pity that there wasn't a 307 HDi XSi equipped with a Porsche semi-automatic gearbox.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

23rd Jul 2001, 16:35

I'm considering buying a HDi 307 myself. I am just afraid of poor build quality like in my current 306. Let us know how it goes over the next x thousand miles.

18th Jan 2002, 16:06

In my opinion the build quality of the Peugeot 307 is excellent (except for the indicator switch).

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 31 reviews