2003 Peugeot 307 Reviews - Page 15 of 18

2003 Peugeot 307 S SW 2.0 90 HDi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 90 HDi Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Zafira

Summary:

Not exceptional, but OK

Faults:

Trim above pedals fell on top of feet, preventing release of clutch.

Odometer sometimes record kilometers instead of miles - Peugeot have at least 300 other cases, probably other people just haven't noticed yet.

Economy has been about 43mpg, rather than the books 50.

General Comments:

Don't buy it yet - wait until Peugeot fix the odometer.

The 90Hdi has enough performance for me, and cruises happily at 70-90mph.

If I was buying this again, I would opt for the higher specification SE level, especially for the automatic temperature setting. With a lot of glass it is difficult to keep the temperature constant. The automatic wipers would be nice too.

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

Review Date: 31st October, 2003

2003 Peugeot 307 XT 2.0 from United Arab Emirates

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired9 kilometres
Most recent distance9500 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Pajero

Summary:

Great bargain

Faults:

So far the only problems I have had with my car are:

1: Rough Idle

2: CD player skips all the time, which for quite an expensive option, and also being made by Blaupunkt is not really good enough.

General Comments:

The 2.0l petrol engine is fairly powerful 138 Bhp. Definitely not slow, but not a real performer. The automatic gear box is sweet and smooth, with the steptronic function being lots of fun, especially since the handling on this car is top notch, with the only problem being body roll.

The seats are comfortable, with height adjustments it easy easy to find a good cruising position, the build quality seems to be pretty solid so far, with no rattles or squeaks.

At the end of the day it is very difficult to find a car with the same options (safety especially, six airbags as standard), style and ability for the money. I would definitely recommend and buy another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2003

2003 Peugeot 307 LX 1.4 HDi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 HDi Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Faults:

The interior has started to fall apart, especially front carpets.

The front suspension has started crashing over minor undulations.

It has developed a worrying tendency to stall when pulling away (usually in front of a truck)

The radio is worse than useless.

The engine mounts have come loose.

General Comments:

I hated this car, it was one, if not the most disappointing and downright nasty vehicles it has ever been my displeasure to own for any length of time.

It was noisy, snail pace slow and even though it was a diesel, fuel economy was rubbish.

I also agree with some of the other comments regarding the awful self cancel design of the indicators.

An entry into the UK rep mobile sector should also surely have a CD player?

Nice looking dashboard that rattled and comfy seats that were worn out after 7000 miles and no, I'm not overweight.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th September, 2003

2003 Peugeot 307 S 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Summary:

A fat car which winds the driver up!!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong yet (that we know about).

General Comments:

This car has the worst clutch in the world, the biting point is up near he sun visors and the spring like action is like a jack-in-a-box, If you jump in it from driving any, and I mean any, other car you stall it at as you set off. Plus you stall it at hill starts parking etc. I am a compitent driver and have driven loads of different cars over the years, I can honestly say I haven't stalled a car since my driving lessons! Also, our car is a 3 door and I can't reach the seat belt when it hangs from the B post without a determined reach and twist round, I'll pull my back one day. It only needs a plastic feeder arm like other coupe style cars have.

Performance is naff (1.4) unless you thrash it and the brakes are too keen. If you so much as think of braking, it almost puts you through the winscreen.

The car is nice, but is let down by a very poor drivers experience. I have given mine to the wife and am looking for something else, not another of Peugeot's latest offerings.

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

Review Date: 18th September, 2003

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 56 reviews