2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 2.0 Hdi from UK and Ireland


Nice design; economical; poor build quality


Loose carpet in driver's foot well.

Indicator switch assembly broke.

Noisy rear suspension.

Driver's door handle trim falls off.

Driver's vanity mirror cover broke.

Radio/CD failed twice: third one fitted today.

Indicator changes from right to left when left turn is cancelled.

General Comments:

Dealer service is poor: fail to order promised parts; fail to return telephone calls; fail to resolve problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

2002 Peugeot 307 rapier hdi 2.0 from UK and Ireland


Total rubbish, will not be buying another peugeot for quite some time


Electric front windows operate by themselves on occasions.

Sunroof opens, but will not close.

Knocking noise from under car in wet weather.

Switches on to economy mode when it feels like it.

Rear left tire wears more than others.

Trim on backs of front seats keeps falling down.

Rear left hand door keeps sticking closed.

Front carpet keeps coming away from door trim.

Car shakes on tick-over making you feel ill in heavy traffic.

General Comments:

Peugeot refused to take the car back within first week due to faults.

Claimed mpg total rubbish.

Different sales person each time you visit so harder to resolve problems.

Dealers seem more interested in selling me a new car than fixing current one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th October, 2004

25th Oct 2004, 08:01

I agree with the comments on the 307. The clutch problems seem to be a regular issue not to mention the poor trim quality. Things which went wrong with mine:

Clutch flywheel failure

Rear door handle sticking

Rear left wheel tyre wear IS high as with previous reviewer (why is that?)

Power point in car is flimsy.

Boot is not really designed for regular use as the carpet comes away from the edges.

Engine management problems.

Economy mode - life of its own.

Knocking and rattles from front suspension/steering.

I had a V reg. Astra previously. Other than minor niggles, the car was faultless for 80,000 miles.

19th Jul 2015, 08:57

"Rear left wheel tyre wear IS high as with previous reviewer (why is that?)"

This is why --> "Knocking and rattles from front suspension/steering."

Bushes do not last forever, especially if you drive on rough roads.

2002 Peugeot 307 HDI 110 Rapier 2.0 hdi from UK and Ireland


Looks nice, but the dealers should be shot


Rear door handles locked.

Rear door handles have fallen off

Worn out clutch at 29000 miles

Broken flywheel

That little thing on the end of the stereo remote control keeps falling off and is broken.

Sticking glove box compartment.

General Comments:

Whem I first bought the car, I thought it was great. Fantastic for a small family with good space for bits and pieces.

My complaint is more about the terrible service from the dealer in Birmingham rather than the car itself.

A broken flywheel and clutch are apparently caused from wear and tear. Wear amd tear from 15000 motorway miles. Can you believe that?

That is just the beginning. It took them two days to diagnose a slipping clutch. I told them that when I booked the car in. They then tell me that the parts are on order and it will take 4 weeks to get them in. No courtesy car etc was offered or available in the meantime. Sorry, they did offer me one for one day.

The Kwik Fit clutch centre 2 minutes away have offered to fit me the parts for half the price the next day. Makes you wonder what Peugeot are actually up to. Perhaps its the summer holiday and they don't work when the sun shines.

Also, if all the parts are on back order and cars are sitting on forecourts waiting to arrive, then it would appear that there is a general fault on their flywheels and clutches, although they would not confirm this and will not cover it on the warranty. £1000.00 repair bill is on the way to me.

After three days of messing with them I finally had enough. The local garage will replace the clutch for half the price and I am selling the car. Buying something German or Japaneese.

P.S everyone jokes about the Rover, but I had one for 4 years from new and never had a single problem unlike this 307.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th August, 2004

1st Jun 2005, 08:51

The Clutch problem is caused by the design of flywheel (it double damps the clutch). This has a habit of disintegrating over time. I managed 40K in mine before it started to behave strangely. The mechanic at the dealer had a very good way of determining the fault - a chirping noise can be heard from the engine as it is switched off.

I understand that the design has been changed in later models. It only affects the 110 HDi engine - most models.