2002 Peugeot 307 Reviews - Page 2 of 25

2002 Peugeot 307 LX A/C 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance37000 miles
Previous carNissan Bluebird

Summary:

Would buy the same again, but competitors are better value

Faults:

Replaced gearbox 19000 miles.

Replaced indicator stick 19000 miles.

Concern re: drivers seat off-centre.

General Comments:

Looks good.

Smooth; auto occasionally grabs 1st/2nd/1st gear.

Feels good except very slow to respond to the accelerator - this improved at service, but then deteriorates.

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

Review Date: 10th July, 2008

2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 2.0 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Expensive to maintain

Faults:

ABS sensors, oil pollution sensors, power steering sensor.

General Comments:

Great car, just fed up with the cost of the sensors, which make the car undriveable when there is nothing wrong with the car.

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

Review Date: 26th June, 2008

2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 206

Faults:

Indicator stalk keeps over canceling; when turning right it cancels, then indicates left. Dealer failed it on free MOT, so I went to an independent garage and paid for my MOT; they passed it

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th June, 2008

2002 Peugeot 307 SW from United Arab Emirates

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10

Faults:

My Peugeot 307 keeps giving me warnings of "Catalytic Converter Fault" & "Pollution Fault".

It also has a problem with the indicators, as well with the brakes.

Whenever I'm driving the car, I feel like something wrong is going to happen to the car and to ME :s

This is the first and very last time that I'm gonna buy a Peugeot car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th April, 2008

2002 Peugeot 307 HDi 2.0HDi from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0HDi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

If the anti pollution fault can now be rectified will be a graet car

Faults:

Clunking noise in engine on turning right.

Anti Pollution Fault recurring on dash with loss of power on start up changing to normal power once the car has warmed up, perhaps linked to driving through flood water.

General Comments:

A lovely car initially, smart, economical with good handling and plenty of space.

Perhaps not so good with the faults which seem to now be appearing.

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

Review Date: 29th January, 2008

2002 Peugeot 307 HDi 1.4 diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Previous carOpel Corsa

Summary:

Brilliant!!!

Faults:

Indicator stalk will start to indicate in the opposite direction if you release the wheel too quickly.

Carpet has come out from under the vinyl.

Arm rest gets in the way of using the handbrake.

General Comments:

Car looks absolutely great.

Extremely spacious and comfortable cabin.

Car handles superbly on the motorway.

Steering is light and responsive.

Very economical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2008

2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 2.0 HDi 90 bhp turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi 90 bhp turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

A good looking car, spoiled by poor build quality and lack of attention to detail

Faults:

Indicator stalk continually switches to left indicator mode after self cancelling from right.

CV gaiters split at 46000 miles.

Central locking sometimes refuses to lock or unlock at the first attempt.

Front tyres can wear unevenly.

Car vibrates violently on engine start up.

There is a loud rattle from underneath the car when reversing at low revs - nothing found at MOT/Service.

Front sidelights prone to work and fail intermittently.

General Comments:

We traded in a high miler 306 estate with the same engine as this car, based on the fact that the 306 was quick, fairly rugged, and reliable.

The 307 is a very attractive looking car, and our local dealership is first class. Those were two major factors in deciding to buy a 307.

The first thing that we noticed was the car was slower through the gears than the 306. It has been highlighted elsewhere that this is because the 307 is much heavier than the 306. Surely Peugeot should have realised that customers opting to replace their 306 with a 307 were going to notice that the car was bound to be slower by nature of its design and construction?

The handbrake is uncompromisingly placed for right hand drive, and is extremely difficult to operate when the front passenger seat is occupied by an adult.

The windscreen wipers are quirky, and again designed for a LHD car. Their sheer size makes them noisy in operation.

A major niggle with the car is that almost all of the exterior lights are very difficult to replace. The rear lights require removal of the boot trim and its securing rubber strip. I broke the nylon securing pegs trying to relocate all of the bits in their proper places. I also managed to break the headlamp bulb securing bracket when attempting to replace the front offside headlamp. I managed to replace the bulb, but the beam was too high and I had to have it fixed by my local dealer. First time in many years of car ownership where I have been unable to change a bulb, and I previously worked as an electrical fitter on helicopters.

For some reason I find the car exceptionally difficult to park. I can manoeuvre a 40 foot long bus or coach without too much trouble, but the considerable front overhang and rear pillars of the 307 make parking hard work.

Fuel economy is also below that of the 306 with 45 mpg against the 306's 50 mpg.

The car is basically OK and has given us relatively trouble free motoring in the year that we've had it. However, there are some horror stories out there regarding major component failures, and major repair bills to suit.

I reckon we'll keep the car until the finance is clear then it will probably leave us like a greyhound out of a trap.

We also own two Nissan Primeras of 1997 and 1999 vintage. Both are low spec vehicles with high mileage. These cars go on forever, and cost a pittance to keep on the road. Makes us wonder why we bother to play the numberplate snob game every few years, as three old Primeras would do exactly the same job for a lot less money.

Our next "new" car will probably not be a Peugeot despite our pleasant experience with the 306 and our friendly local Peugeot main dealer. There is nothing in the current Peugeot range that looks attractive for buyers of three or four year old cars like us.

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

Review Date: 2nd August, 2007

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 90 reviews