2002 Peugeot 307 SW SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Wait until they have sorted out the electrics before buying one
At 500 miles it reported a fault with the ESP system. This then went away and was replaced a few days later with a reported fault with the Catalytic Converter AND the ESP.
The garage had no idea how to fix this and after a week of replacing various components they returned the car.
2 weeks later the same faults re-appear
Once again the car is in the Garage for a week with little progress. Finally the car is reported to be working, but when I went to collect it it was making a very bad rattling and popping sound.
I rejected the car, and after a week the dealer agreed to refund my money.
It would appear that there is some very serious electrical problems that need to be resolved with the 307 (and SW). Having read other reviews and spoken to other owners there are far too many intermittent electrical problems that the garages cannot fix with any degree of certainty.
It is a shame as the 2.0SE model is an excellent drive, the glass roof is wonderful and the seating is incredibly flexible.
Perhaps once the fundamental electrical problems have been resolved this could be an great car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd December, 2002
3rd Jan 2003, 08:36
As per last comments on the 307 I have had the same problem and then some. 2 weeks after I bought my 307 I had problems with the ESP system, then the brakes kept jamming, but my dealer could do nothing to fix this problem.
After keeping my car in the garage for 2 weeks I got it back and again the problem occured. They tried to tell me there was nothing wrong with the car???
I now have the car 2 years and my dealer will not help in any way either by returning my money or changing the car. What am I meant to do. My latest problem is the "Anti Pollution Fault"..whatever that means... again my dealer can't fix it and told me to keep driving. Now the RPM is jammed at 17000 (1700) revs and I'm still waiting for it to be repaired... and again no mention of refund or replacement car. As for Peugeot Assist... Non assist would be more like it.
Take my advice... Steer clear of the 307...the car is too advanced for the mechanics who are left to clear up the mess.