2002 Peugeot 307 GLX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Unreliable

Faults:

Carpets loose, gear box needed replacing at 48000 miles, back door stuck closed, fast tyre wear.

General Comments:

Nice safety features.

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

Review Date: 6th July, 2006

2002 Peugeot 307 GLX 2.0 HDI 110BHP from UK and Ireland

Summary:

All looks; cheap quality, don't buy one unless you're not bothered about reliability!

Faults:

Cold Start - Will not start up, 3 to 4 times of trying it ticks over normal.

Anti-Pollution sign appears on the trip computer suddenly and the car cuts out! Leave the car alone for a few minutes and it starts up again as if nothing happened... Imagine your on the motorway and it cut out in the far lane???

Blocked fuel message appears and then just goes away after couple of minutes!

It was a fleet car and I noticed that the car had two major clutch change every 50k and the CD Changer was replaced! Talk about being flimsy and weak?

The carpet is short and the plastic bits on radio & CD control are prone to snapping!

General Comments:

What can I say? I had the car for less than a month and 500 miles later complaining! The design and interior space is wicked, but niggly problems are making me crazy.

I love this car, but it looks like certain things have been badly designed for cost cutting and hence why so many 307 drivers are complaining.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th March, 2006

2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier HDi 110 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Excellent vehicle with some minor niggles I can live with

Faults:

Engine oil level sensor failed shortly after purchase.

When car has been left overnight in cold weather -3C or lower, gears will not engage until engine has been running for about 4 minutes. This has been cured by me.

General Comments:

Disapointed on number of visits to diagnose & repair oil level sensor. As a control engineer I diagnosed it immediately, but dealer would not listen. Not too bothered since it was a warranty job.

Stiff gears when cold solved by me greasing the Bowden cables and ball joints which were not lubricated at build.

Sound performance from the engine with in excess of 50MPG attained on a run with sustained 70-75MPH. No oil consumed. Range of tank excellent - never bother too much about keeping it topped up.

Handling is fine and feels safe, but not as much fun as my 306. Driven in snow and on ice and found the ESP and traction control a boon - it still handled well. ESP proven its worth on country lanes with mud, leaves, gravel etc. especially when pulling away and not sparing the throttle. You remain in control. Acceleration from standing is not as good as the 306 but is ample when accelerating from the 50 - 80MPH range.

Sweep of the wipers is for a left hand drive vehicle, but is not too much bother.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2006

2002 Peugeot 307 LX 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Junk

Faults:

When the temp goes below about 7C the car will start, but when you give it some gas "to pull off" the daft thing stalls. Or sometimes sounds like it running on two cylinders. Any body had this. Peugeot just can't help. No fault codes, they just update the ecu software.

I will never get a Peugeot again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2006

25th Feb 2010, 16:01

I agree, the 307 is a shame for such a great brand as Peugeot.

I've owned a 307 1.4 HDI for 1 year. It has been in the garage for repairs for about 4 months, still lot of faults that can't be fixed. Avoid this car by all means!

I had 2 starters changed in 2 months. Then the turbo died. After that, it was the head cylinder gasket that went off. A few weeks later, the battery was changed. During all the time, lots of false messages that can't be cleared.

After a few weeks, lots of smoke, cylinders were worn. Very costly to repair.

Then 2 months later, the ECU failed. Extremely costly and 2 months in garage until the fault could be identified!

3 weeks later, head gasket failed again. Changed, but the mechanics did not resurface the head cylinder, so 2 weeks later, change of head gasket again.

And now it is my air conditioner unit, which is switching off from time to time, and the rev counter is going mad. Unbelievable! This car could win a good position in the Guinness book of records.