2002 Peugeot 307 D-Turbo 3dr 2.0 110 Hdi from UK and Ireland


A fully loaded great drive


So far so good! As yet there are no indications of any mechanical or electrical problems.

The only minor problem is with the passenger seat - it does not tilt forward to let the rear passengers in when you use the top lever. The dealer insists this is a simple fix.

The original build quality problems that were manifest in the earlier models appear to have been ironed out, however only time will tell.

General Comments:

The car is great to drive, it may not have the same performance as the Golf PD130 but it more than makes up for this on price and features. Torque at lower speeds in 2nd and 3rd gears is high and delivers considerably more power and acceleration than my old 2 litre Rover 600.

The interior is well equipped and well designed. The black and aluminium finish is quite striking. All the controls are well positioned making use of the stereo and digital climate easy.

Externally the car looks great from all angles, and it certainly has the edge over the rather dated looking Golf (the only rival in its class in my opinion).

This is a great package. The high level of specification (which includes cruise control on this later 2002 model) is ideal for those people who like their toys. Its also a real drivers car and people who like to drive actively, making full use of the gears and torque from the Hdi engine, will not be disappointed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2003

2002 Peugeot 307 XSE 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


Great 'All Rounder' of a car despite evident 'niggles'


The anti pollution fault alert came on within one km of driving out of the dealer. It was rectified and then came on another 50km later. So far so good.

The Dealer had left wax 'blobs' and marks all over the car when delivered and tried to deny it was his problem.

Car does not start first time in hot weather.

It has door creaks noticeable when reversing out of driveways.

The radio 'face' was scratched when delivered, thus reception was very bad. Awaiting on a new head unit.

General Comments:

Although I have noticed a few teething problems, I must say that I have totally enjoyed driving the car. Its handling and looks are fantastic especially its distinguished styling. A ripper in silver!!

It sometimes tend to skip over potholes and uneven road surfaces around the city.

The driving position is absolutely a treat as the seats and armrests provide utmost comfort.

I seem to think that for Australian conditions and the amount of highway driving that I do, it does rev a little too high at speeds on 110 and 120 km/h. Definitely needs an extra gear like the Megane II will offer.

Overall, I think it has great equipment offerings and they are so user friendly such as auto sensing wipers (a great feature). Excellent value for money I thought.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2003

2002 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6 gasoline from Costa Rica


A high performance bargain.. you get more than what you paid for


The back-doors creak.

Right mirror was damaged, but replaced.

Gas dial/system needed to be reset (software reprogrammed)

General Comments:

First time with a Peugeot... and very satisfied.

This car surpasses the performance of my previous Honda Hatch Back. It is more roomy than expected for a mid-size compact. Faster, more fun to drive, great response.

I fit my 3 kids plus wife plus gear and go to the beach with no issues.

Local dealer service is very good, great customer orientation.

Only issue has been with several body sounds (back doors) but with the bad quality of the roads in Costa Rica, the car has sustained it's reliability with no issues.

I'm just waiting for a couple of more years to change it for a 2.0 Gasoline full extras Xsi

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

Review Date: 30th January, 2003

2002 Peugeot 307 SW 2.0 HDI from France


Good drive, poor quality electronics


From the start the GPS navigation system has not been able to recognize the supplied navigation CD. The local Peugeot garage has had a new one on order for 2 months.

From the second day, the multi-function display has only ever started correctly one time in three starts. The other two thirds of the time the screen shows the Peugeot logo for five minutes, then switches itself off. The little orange light above the SOS button on the telematics unit remains illuminated. When this happens, the main "luxury" electrics (radio, CD-changer, clock, telephone, outside temperature, warning messages, and presumably the GPS if that had worked in the first place (!) etc) do not work. The garage have failed to diagnose this problem despite numerous attempts. I think they now want to replace the unit. I recently found that pressing the "Dark" button for seven seconds causes the unit to reinitialize and then restart properly - so the fault is now less annoying than it was.

The first time I received a call on the internal phone, the telematics unit reinitialized itself and the call was lost. However it has worked once or twice since.

The automatic window-shut facility failed - on a very wet night and I didn't notice!

The central locking system failed once.

Sometimes the automatic headlight fails to realize that it's time to switch off.

One of the occasional seats delivered with the car would not hold its upright position.

The windscreen washers froze at -4C and did not thaw until the second day of above freezing temperatures.

General Comments:

Like other reviews that I have seen, the car, as a means of transport, is a good car - it drives well, is safe, is stable, and is reasonably comfortable.

But, as with others, I find the electrics (or, more accurately in my case, the electronics) to be frustratingly poor.

The after-sales service seems incompetent. No "GPS specialist" that I have spoken to has the faintest idea what is going on.

The car is not as roomy as I hoped, but still roomy enough for my mix of children.

The seat configuration possibilities are impressive. The seats are much easier to remove/install than in my previous MPV, an 806, and have sliding adjustments, that the 806 did not have.

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

Review Date: 21st January, 2003

30th Aug 2003, 02:46

I consider how lucky a man I am to have read your comments and the others on 307SW before making a decision. Here in Hong Kong, China, the climate may not suit the car very well. My decision has been on a Honda Stream.