2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier HDi 2.0L from UK and Ireland
The initial good feelings when owning the 307 start to disappear as the niggles make it feel cheap
At 2000 rpm there is an annoying ticking noise from the instrument panel, I suspect it is the rev counter and reported it from the first day. The dealer says that they cannot detect it.
Indicator operation poor with loss of self canceling and self activation of the main beam. Unit has been replaced.
Transmission whine on overrun/engine braking which is said to be a characteristic of the gear box set up and though it has not got worse it makes the car "feel cheap".
A creaking noise from the drivers side front and rear door area has become worse and the dealer reports that it will have to be investigated during a week in the work-shop. It may involve removal of the interior body shell liners.
Ventilation blower settings are poor with positions 1 and 2 hardly moving any air and the 3 position creating a noisy gale. Position 4 is hurricane force!
Fuel economy and performance are very acceptable and for a diesel it is quite on motorways.
Comfort is good with seats giving a good driving position, and plenty of interior space.
Watch out for Dealers moving second hand cars around the country to get them as far away as possible from the original owners.
Caution with Service Charges - get a quote before confirming the service. A 12000 mile service had a £200.00 labor charge.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th January, 2005