2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland


Solid hard working car


Last 2 weeks have seen the previously mentioned loss of electrics during driving - at times on the Motorway.

CD Multi-changer refuses to work sometimes.

General Comments:

After enjoying my 306 for 4 years I decided to move up to the 307. I am very impressed by the car in all aspects apart from some minor electronic niggles and its fuel economy.

Handling, ride, acceleration are all better than rival models that I have driven.

I have just brought the CC version and hope that it is up to the same standards as set by my Rapier.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2003

2002 Peugeot 307 SW 2.0 from South Africa


Could be better with a improved after sale service


Anti Pollution faults appeared after every service, just to be cleared at the cars service interval. (45000km later Peugeot still could not resolve this issue.

I had the luxury to be stranded next the road with electrical problems.

My driver side airbags deployed on a gravel road with no side impact damage what so ever.

General Comments:

Although it is a wonderful car to drive the after sale service and reapearing problems on the electronics leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th November, 2003

14th Dec 2004, 03:14

I experienced similar problems: First I was left stranded next to the road after an electronics fault. After receiving it back from the dealership (it took a week), the spare key was not working and an anti-pollution fault registered.

Whilst trying to re-program the spare key, a second electronic fault occurred, according to the dealership it was linked to the first fault. The anti-pollution fault was still not rectified. The car was returned and the anti-pollution fault reset, just to return within 10 kilometers!

I took the car to a second dealership and they identified a third and fourth fault. The anti-pollution fault was reset, just to return the next day. I am now returning it for the third time to the second dealership. The only support that I received as yet from Peugeot SA was a 30% discount on one of the parts. It is now almost two months since the initial fault and the car is still not fixed. A courtesy was not made available during any one of the services and I had to endure extreme inconvenience. I do have serious concerns regarding the diagnostics and ability to rectify problems. During the process the staff at both dealerships were extremely friendly, but that is not all that is required by clients - I would love to have my car fixed - the first time!

2002 Peugeot 307 XS 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


A well designed and specified European car at a Japanese price


I had the 'COM2000' indicator box replaced, three times.

Engine temperature sensor replaced.

Wheel alignment was far out, from new.

General Comments:

A quiet car.

Excellent directional stability with minimal pitch and roll for such a high vehicle.

Brakes and engine are excellent.

As with all French manufactured cars, attention to electrical quality control should have been better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2003

2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Poor build quality


Radio lost stations.

Indicator didn't return.

Air box rattled.

Car vibrated at 2,500 RPM.

Radiator leaked.

Brakes juddered at high speed.

Front seats started to wear.

Rear brakes squeaked.

Car pulled to near side.

Rear doors dry of grease.

Sunroof dry of grease/rattled.

Lack of power/poor mpg.

Battery/fuse box covers loose.

General Comments:

Radio lost stations when going back to CD, dealer replaced unit, problem still present, display module on dash replaced, problem still present!

Air box rattled when engine is cold at 1,600 rpm, dealer tried wedging a McDonald's toy sword and old rubber washer to stop it, problem still present after 4 attempts to cure fault.

Vibration through car at 2,500 rpm, new electronic throttle module was fitted by dealer, problem not solved, new exhaust bracket was diagnosed as being required, problem almost cured, revised exhaust bracket fitted, problem cured.

Radiator started leaking at 4,000 miles, replacement radiator fitted by dealer, problem cured.

Brakes juddered when braking at higher speeds, new front disc's and pads fitted by dealer, problem cured.

Front seat covers started to fold on edges, new foam inserts fitted by dealer, problem still not cured.

Rear brakes squeaked from new, after 3 attempts by the dealer to put right, brakes were greased, fault almost cured.

Car started pulling to near side, dealer swapped front wheels, car still pulls sometimes.

Rear door checks dry of grease, dealer re-greased, problem cured.

Sunroof didn't open smoothly, and rattled when tilted, dealer greased runners, opens smoothly now, but still rattles when tilted.

Indicator stayed on and didn't return sometimes, 2 indicator stalk's have now been fitted, problem seems o.k.

Battery/fuse box covers were loose, dealer says "this is how there are supposed to be"!

Car has very poor acceleration since accelerator module was fitted and now kangaroo's in all gears when De-accelerating. Another accelerator module and throttle sensor was fitted, problem slightly better, but car still has poor acceleration and still kangaroo's.

When radiator was replaced wrong bushes were fitted which left radiator loose.

Dealership don't seem to be able to rectify problems at a first attempt and after owning the car for 1 year I feel very disappointed with the car and with the dealership.

Peugeot U.K. trouble shooter has looked at the car on 2 occasions. On the first occasion he acknowledged there was a performance related problem. After fitting more parts the car was slightly better. On the second occasion he said the car no longer had a fault, I disagreed and and still feel the car has a fault.

Where do I go from here??

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th October, 2003