2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Comfortable family car
At idle the engine was a little rough. Fixed with a software upgrade.
Radio tuning itself to other stations. Fixed by dealer by creating a better earth.
Service indicator decreasing in 100's of miles. Still does, but the dealer said they'd fixed it.
Lights failed to come on for about 30seconds after switching.
Rattle from the passenger seat belt when no tension is on the mechanism.
Rattle from the exhaust at 2600rpm.
Although there have been a few faults, all of which are minor really, I think the 307 is a great car.
The seats are comfortable, and the driving position suitable from the smallest to the tallest person.
For a 1.6, there is plenty power when needed, although I think a 1.8 would have been a better choice from Peugeot.
The breaking is astounding - often you just rest your foot on the break pedal rather than having to press it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th December, 2002
11th Dec 2002, 10:16
As far as the service indicator is concerned, I believe it is normal to decrease be the hundreds. Mine used to decrease too quickly, for instance, with 10000 Kms it would indicate 12000 Kms left for servicing. After a software upgrade earlier this year, it is behaving more accurately.
The rattle at 2600 rpm is a common issue to all 307 1.6, I believe. I just didn't know it came from the exhaust.
Best regards and nice driving.
30th Jan 2003, 04:23
Well, the saga continues.
To add to the list of faults:
1. Total power failure at speed - com2000 unit to blame.
2. Rear passenger door motor failed.
3. Drivers window motor failed.
4. Oil indicator failed showing empty when it's full.
Oh well, under the sale of goods act I think I'll be back to Peugoet for a replacement if these faults arn't fixed!
22nd May 2003, 09:30
I also have problems with massive vibrations between 2400 and 2500 rpms. Was the workshop able to fix your rattling exhaust problem?
Regards / Mattias.
2nd Jun 2005, 09:45
Hi, my 307 makes a loud screeching sound when I put, or take my foot off the accelerator.