2003 Peugeot 307 Rapier 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Great Car


I previously had a 307 of the same specification. However, after 1 week it started to suffer from electrical faults and never really recovered, even after many visits to the dealer.

In the end, I quoted section 14 of the sales of goods act, wrote them a letter and they changed it for a brand new car.

The only fault so far is a clicking noise from the clutch pedal when released, but I'll wait until the 6000 mile service before taking it in.

General Comments:

Compared to the last 307, the perfomance in unbelievably better. The last one felt as if I was driving with the brakes on.

Also, it feels much better in the build department - no rattles or squeaks.

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

Review Date: 8th May, 2003

8th May 2003, 11:54

Do you have any steering tremors at 70-75mph?

12th May 2003, 06:30

No, I've taken it up to 80mph, and have suffered nothing that I would consider to be a problem. I have however seen this mentioned before, and from what I can remember they can adjust the steering to resolve this problem.

15th May 2003, 05:08

I have the same electrical problems listed by the other owners in my 307 XS 1,6 automatic, so I have updated the software, but without success!!!

I think an electrical component creates conflicts with MULTIPLEX, but I don't know what, so I ask you: Have you installed car-alarm? I think is car-alarm that works wrong, but I'm not sure. Now I have disconnected the alarm and the problems seem solved. Can I be sure??

Until now, two times the electrical brake assistant, ABS and EBC failed.

I think it is not a little problem and I hope Peugeot solve it soon!!!

2003 Peugeot 307 XS 1.4HDi from Malta


A small 607


Left speaker in dashboard vibrates when engine is low revving.

No indication of dim lights on display.

Radio requires regular retuning.

General Comments:

Design is original and looks good from all angles.

Cabin is airy due to extra large windscreen.

Trim material is of very high quality and the chrome/aluminum finish is pleasing to the eye.

Well shaped boot and plenty of storage areas around the cabin.

Seating at the back can be a little claustrophobic due to large front headrests.

C pillars can make reverse parking a bit tricky.

Engine is smooth and the economy is fantastic, 62mpg while engine is during it's running in phase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2003