2003 Peugeot 307 1.6 S 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Very good value car that I am proud to own


The oil level gauge rarely works. A temperature sensor was replaced, followed by the dashboard binacle. Neither fixed the problem, although there is now a computer download available which should fix the problem according to the Dealer.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable indeed and there is a terrific feeling of space inside the car. It's a very pleasant environment in which to travel.

The car's performance is fairly good - it's a fairly large car for a 1.6 litre engine (you certainly would not want the 1.4 litre) but it whips along at cruising speeds on the motorway and around town is pretty swift too. The only slight criticism is that pulling away from being stationery (at the traffic lights) can be a little sluggish. I would imagine the 2.0 litre to be perfect.

The handling is excellent - corners are a dream!

The standard equipment is generous and the levels of safety equipment are excellent compared to its rivals - 6 airbags, Anti-lock brakes (that are brilliant), etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2004

2003 Peugeot 307 HDi 2.0 turbo diesel from Chile


Pretty car, but is impossible to be comfortable when the car tells you that everything is wrong


It really has electrical problems, the control panel lights up like a Christmas tree.

General Comments:

I have owned many Peugeot in my life (two 504, one 405, one 306, one 205 and ones 206, before I bot the 307 I would have recommended Peugeot to anyone with my eyes closed, now I would have to think about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2004

2003 Peugeot 307 SW 90 HDI from UK and Ireland


A shed with a nice glass roof and a comfortable seat


CD changer jammed.

Sat nav stopped working.

Entire under tray fell off on motorway.

Battery and starter motor failed in under 2000 miles.

Wiper motor failed and took the entire wiring loom with it.

General Comments:

The 307SW has a really nice sun roof, this is good as you can watch the clouds as you wait for the rescue service to come and collect you from yet anther breakdown.

Its seats are comfy and the trim is of a high quality, its really a very expensive conservatory, and is not at all reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th March, 2004

31st Mar 2004, 12:41

This review made me chuckle after a long day at work. Well written, funny yet informative.

23rd Jul 2004, 12:43

The description of the car could be seen as libelous if it was not true.

My 307 SW has been the worst car I have ever had for reliability. Neither Peugeot nor my dealer seem to care. I am currently taking the dealer to court, and will try for a refund.

25th Nov 2004, 07:34

I had initially considered myself the proud owner of a new 307 S (formerly the Rapier). I have owned it for 4 months and feel completely robbed! It has been in the garage a spectacular 9 times and it has now been in the garage for 2 weeks. I was able to get a courtesy car for the two weeks by contacting the head office in Coventry directly.

I would certainly recommend that all problems be reported to the customer care department. I have had a lot of communication with Peugeot and have demanded a replacement car or a refund.

So far, I have had a new gearbox and it is currently in the garage to have a good portion of the engine replaced. Have had various other faults which have affected performance.

I wish I still had my Fiat Punto! I was once told that Peugeot is a better built car than Fiat. Dream on! That Punto was great and never gave me a single bit of trouble for the four years I owned it.

27th Dec 2009, 07:08

307SW 2003 90bhp 2Lt. Yes worst car ever... I only had it 6 weeks... ABS light come on... door mirror opens out when it feels like... indicator has a mind of its own.. hard to start up in morning.. fine rest of day. Low MPG.. Got it cause it looks the part... should have kept the money and got a dinky toy.. at least the kids would have had more fun with that...