2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 1.6 from UK and Ireland


A lovely car if you get a good one!


At 500 miles, I went to the supermarket with the children in the back - fine. Came out of the supermarket to come home and the passenger rear door wouldn't open. No matter what I tried the door just wouldn't open. Took the car to the dealer and was told that the central locking motor in the door had failed - a new part had to be fitted.

In December 2002 the drivers rear door did exactly the same thing. A new part was ordered and I'm still waiting! To be honest I'm getting sick of the kids having to scramble across the seat to get in and it's not doing the seat much good either!

From new the inside of the car was constantly misted up. If I run the air con. it clears, but as soon as you turn of the fan it mists up again. Front carpets were constantly damp even when it hadn't been raining. It got to the stage where if the car had sat in the sun, the condensation was so great I had to squeegee the windscreen and soak up the water with a towel before I could go anywhere. Took the car to the dealer first time they found nothing. Complained again and they took another look. They discovered "a leak behind the dashboard" on 16th Dec. '02. New parts ordered including all new carpets. I'm still waiting!!!

Would be interested to hear of anyone else having water leak/misting up problems like this.

General Comments:

I like the car. It's spacious and comfortable. I like the way it drives and it's great for the kids (when the doors open!) The boots a good size and I like the look of the car.

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

Review Date: 18th January, 2003

6th Jun 2003, 04:23

I bought a new 307 2.0 HDI in Jan 2003 I returned it immediately for a front suspension mechanical noise and massive ingress of water within body under windscreen. After a month failure to cure the water problem the car was replaced by Peugeot. Now after 1000 miles I have returned the replacement car with a windscreen leak.

2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 110 HDi 2.0 HDi 110 from UK and Ireland


Competent family car


Sometimes electrical system "reset" whilst driving, with complete loss of power to lights and instruments.

Glove box difficult to open, and has been replaced.

Rear passenger door will not open from outside; new part needed.

Mild rattling from engine when cold caused by loose heat-shield.

Carpet comes adrift regularly in drivers footwell where it meets door trim.

General Comments:

Engine is excellent. Pulls well at very low revs which really helps town drive-ability. Great mid-range torque means you can be lazy on gear-changes. Engine cannopt be heard above 70mph. Economy 43mpg regardless of how can is driven.

Interior packaging good, with plenty of space for oddments (huge improvement over 306). As much room inside as a 406, but more practical. Interior quality is best ever for Peugeot, but still room for improvement.

Bizarre delay to electrical equipment working after being told to (esp horn and headlight flasher) is somewhat disturbing.

Handling is safe and car attacks bends with reasonable enthusiasm, but less balanced than a 306 or 406. Ride is well controlled at speed, but car seems to be taken by surprise by sharp low speed bumps which cause a loud thud to resonate through interior, esp. from rear suspension.

Overall a fine car with a little fettling needed. Good value at around 14k with Peugeot dealer 5% discount.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2003

10th Apr 2004, 15:36

I've read a couple of comments about the 307 on this site and found them particularly useful. In my case this means, that despite the great looks and engine of the car (and the glass roof) I will not buy a 307.

I just couldn't stay calm if a car I spent 20.000 + euros on regularly broke down on me, even if the breakdowns are temporary and due to electronic failure.