2002 Peugeot 307 XSE 2 Litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand
A car with reliability and build quality Issues
I have had my Peugeot 307 for five years and I am not likely to buy another Peugeot. The car has too many visible and audible defects (e.g. ill fitting dashboard components, rattling doors and rattles in the dash).
This car has never gives you any sense of reliability and I refuse to drive it long distance. We take our other car (a Volkswagen which is brilliant) instead.
Numerous things have gone wrong with the car. Whilst the majority of them were in the first two years and therefore covered by warranty, the car continues to cause me grief. The wipers did not work properly for the first four years and it was only my persistence with the dealership that led to it being fixed. The indicators kept over-correcting and components needed to be replaced 4 times. (Admittedly, Peugeot have paid for this even though the warranty period had expired). The latest issue is that one of the door locks is faulty and the replacement part costs $300. The hatch lock also broke and I was locked out of the luggage area during the Xmas holiday period. The car also needed a new starter motor in its first year. I had problems with changing gears which required the car to be left at the dealership for two days (I was provided a loan car)
All these problems in a car that has only travelled 42,000 KM (approx. 26,000 miles) in five years.
I also have some gripes about the cars motor. It is a two litre petrol version with 100 kilowatts of power, but the car lacks torque which makes it tedious around town. Perhaps I should have gone for the diesel. I have recently replaced the original Pirelli tyres with Yokohoma's and this has proved to be the wrong choice in terms of handling.
On the plus side, the car has plenty of interior space and is well equipped for the price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st June, 2007
2002 Peugeot 307 XT 2.0 petrol from Trinidad and Tobago
Very good,only a few glitches that's annoying
The first thing I noticed that was kind of confusing was the car audio system, when I put the key in the starter and turn it to the battery mode and then press the on button on the radio it does not work at all, but if for some reason I take of the car and put back to the battery mode the radio suddenly comes on, sometimes not at all, it really comes on when it wants.
The next problem I am having is a slight indicator problem, when I tip it to the right it comes back of and I have not even turned yet.
The car is still really impressive to me because of it's control, stability, comfort and smooth ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2006
2002 Peugeot 307 XS 2.O Litre from Trinidad and Tobago
The indicators and horn stopped functioning in the first month after purchasing the vehicle. The Dealer had to replace a Communication 2000 switch.
In the second month an exhaust emission message came up on the dash board. Again this was cleared by the Dealer. However the problem has continued over the last three and a half years. It is supposedly cleared by the Dealer's technician when the car goes in for service and it comes back up within two weeks. The last time the car was in for service, I was told that the injectors maybe faulty and would have to be replaced.
In the last year, the gears keep slipping when the engine is cold and an Automatic Gear Fault comes up on the Dash Board. The Dealer recommended that the transmission valves be changed. That was done, but the problem has returned once again in the last two months.
Two months ago when the car went into the Dealer, they have recommended that the engine valves need replacing.
The service level at this Dealer is poor and I am totally dis-satisfied with this vehicle and the after sales service. You have to make service appointments months in advance and the work is never done in one day and they do not even offer a courtesy vehicle, while they take 3 days to do what can and should be done in 1 day.
The 2.0 Litre engine version of this model is very quick and responsive. With the right size tyres the car handles well. The cabin could be more quite though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st August, 2006
Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 90 reviews