2002 Peugeot 307 XSi 2.0 i from Belgium


The 307 XSI 2.0 is not the drivers car that it should be.


Much to much.

Dials on dashboard control panel all went to zero a few times while driving.

Fuel meter and computer gave wrong indication a few times.

Suspension makes cracking noise.

Rain sensor switch off much to late, leaving the whippers rubbing a dry window in an irritating way.

Lifting system lift front window had to be replaced.

A Monday car?

General Comments:

This XSI looks like a sports car, but it is not.

Compared to my previous ZX, the handling and riding comfort is poor. Extreme understeer when trying to gave fun by letting the car slide into a corner.

The 2 liter engine has not enough torque and power for such a big and heavy car. It's also very noisy above 4000 RPM.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th May, 2002

2002 Peugeot 307 HDI 2.0 diesel from UK and Ireland


The best car in its class


2 miles after collecting the car the indicators don't work.

They have a mind of their own such a shame.

General Comments:

This car has fantastic performance the 2.0 HDI engine is just superb.

Fantastic gearbox, smooth precise and great to drive.

Handling is like nothing else I have driven.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2002

10th Apr 2003, 14:24

Indicators not canceling.

Electric windows not closing when using remote locking system.

Annoying squeak from engine mounts when turning off engine.

Sometimes when starting up engine it goes to max. revs even though throttle pedal is not being depressed.

Disappointed with fuel consumption on average according to the computer only getting 42 mpg.

11th Apr 2007, 13:56

The gearbox on my 2003 HDI 110 seems pretty good too, only problem is sometime I don't put it far enough into 5th and it pops out, but that's my own fault for having a strange driving position 2 miles from the gearstick!

2002 Peugeot 307 XSi 2.0 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


Competent, safe, solid....yawn...


Irritating buzz from passenger side dash at 3,000 RPM.

General Comments:

As sensible as a pair of brown Brogues and about as much fun.

Spacious, safe, comfortable and refined with awesome brakes, yet too uninvolving and way too big to be fun. The driver is very isolated from the action which is a complete U-turn for Peugeot. Also lacks the poise and balance under duress which Pugs are reknowned for, and the steering is vague and over-assisted. Also the 2.0 16v engine delivers very ordinary performance and is harsh and breathless when revved. XSi's are supposed to be drivers cars, not shopping trolleys!

It's been reliable so far, and dash buzz apart, seems beautifully built, but if I want that I'll buy a VW. Come on Peugeot, where's that sense of fun that's made your cars so popular in this country? Instead we have a car which is designed squarely for the 2.4 kids and the bolt on roof rack.

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

Review Date: 26th April, 2002

2002 Peugeot 307 GLX HDI 90 from UK and Ireland


A comfortable compact car


It has been three weeks since I took delivery of the car from my local dealer and two minor problems have come to light so far.

When left overnight it rarely starts on the first turn of the key the following morning. The diesel pre-heater light is only on for a fraction of a second. Subsequent attempts to start the engine are normally successful.

Another minor annoyance is when the engine is idling at 800 RPM it sometimes feels like it misfires. I've tried taking as much load as possible off the engine i.e. Lights, Air Conditioning, but this makes no difference.

A colleague also bought a 307 HDI 110 one month before myself and he is also experiencing both of the above problems.

To be fair neither of us have reported this to the dealer yet, but I'm beginning think this is a common fault.

Finally I have to agree with a previous report that the indicators are too quiet and the self-cancelling leaves a lot to be desired.

General Comments:

On the whole the car is excellent and a real joy to drive. It is very stable at speed and corners with confidence coupled with good all round visibility.

Seating is very comfortable and there is plenty of passenger space.

The digital Air Conditioning works perfectly and the Radio/CD Changer gives a real quality sound.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2002

20th Nov 2005, 15:34

This 'misfiring' you say I have to say I've experienced it with my HDi 90, I know mine has a smaller turbo, but when it's idling now and then it tends to splutter. Usually what I do (though not from cold) is give it a little rev to clear out the air filter, then you find it's a lot better.