2003 Peugeot 307 Reviews - Page 2 of 18

2003 Peugeot 307 XT 2.0 petrol from Chile

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance81000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xsara

Summary:

It would be excellent if it was reliable

Faults:

Automatic transmission solenoids and pressure sensor failed at 60,000 kilometers. Around 1,000 USD to repair.

Loose metal fins inside exhaust made a monstrous rattle. Dealer had to remove the exhaust system and weld.

Turning stalk stick sometimes doesn't engage.

Horn stopped working around 60,000 kilometers.

CD changer stopped working 50,000 kilometers.

ABS system fault warning appears sporadically.

Catalytic converter and anti-pollution system fault warning appears sporadically, engine loses power completely, and needs to be restarted. Happened to me on the highway.

General Comments:

Excellent ride and handling.

Smooth auto transmission, but useless manual operation with the "tip-tronic" type switch, very unresponsive.

Silent engine for everyday driving.

Lots of comfort features that help (when they work), like auto lights, wipers,...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th December, 2010

2003 Peugeot 307 SW 1.9 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 HDi turbo diesel Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles

Summary:

Car is reliable

Faults:

Sometimes car accelerates when removing your foot off the pedal, usually in fifth gear.

General Comments:

The vehicle in general is quite good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th January, 2010

2003 Peugeot 307 SW 1.6 petrol from Trinidad and Tobago

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles

Faults:

Engine overheating.

Roof upholstery coming unglued.

Carpets letting go from sides of car.

Sky window sticking.

Automatic gear fault.

General Comments:

Fabulous drive once working well - ie after you've spent about USD 1000 for service and repairs, but watch out after about 5000 miles, something else is going to go, and it's going to cost you, and the automatic gear fault is going to return.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th January, 2010

2003 Peugeot 307 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres

Summary:

Lovely car, needs pedigree care

Faults:

Just to let everyone know!!! If you get the catalytic converter fault or the emissions fault coming up, DO NOT (as I did) run off to get major repairs done. None of them worked despite the number 1 dealer swearing they needed fixing and changing me an arm and a leg.

I found a good mechanic who knew his Peugeots, he flushed the oil and put an additive in the refill to help keep the hydraulic lifters running smoothly when the engine is cold (this was the problem, sticky lifters). The refill is not for sale off the shelf and is made by Wynne's. For $200 I had my $2600 plus problem fixed, she now runs like a pussy cat. He recommended getting the service guys to put it in at each oil change.

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

Review Date: 18th February, 2009

2003 Peugeot 307 5 Door Hatch 2.0 HDi from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired33 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot Mitsubishi Starwagon 4x4

Summary:

Very good after a CPU upgrade

Faults:

Anti pollution system used to come on every month.

Peugeot had the car back 6 times and could do nothing.

I took it to a garage that upgrades the CPU.

It was 90kwt, now it's 135kwt and has no trouble for the last 2 years. And it only cost $900; that's about 350 English Pounds.

It was a great improvement to the driving, and averaged from 5.5 per hundred to 6.5 on fuel.

General Comments:

Very good handling.

Extremely good brakes.

Nice all round.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2008

2003 Peugeot 307 SE 110bhp 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Good value for money when a couple of years old, only £8000, which is half the price of a new one

Faults:

Anti Pollution fault warning has been displayed on the warning screen from day one, and despite numerous trips to the dealer it is still on, a quick fix for this problem was to hit the additive tank at the rear of the car, which would fix the problem for a couple of days.

The only other electrical fault was the off side indicator, which needs a new bulb on a weekly basis, the dealer has been unable to trace any fault to the indicator unit.

When the car went in for its first MOT, I was very suprised on the amount of items it failed the test on, considering it had only traveled 28,000 miles. The car needed new brake discs all round, anti roll bar bushes, new dampers on the front and off course a off side indicator bulb.

General Comments:

I still think this vehicle was excellent value for money, considering the spec of the vehicle.

Never broke down and always started first time.

Pretty nippy and gave 47MPG average.

Not the best build quality I have seen, but everything inside the cabin still works fine.

The seat adjustment for the driver is not brilliant for me as I am over 6 foot tall, but is fine for the wife, I tend to get aches in my legs if I drive long distances in the car, (fine for short journeys though).

Apart from the couple of faults, the car has been very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2007

13th Apr 2011, 02:02

Be careful and do not touch the additive tank if you suspect a leak. The liquid is potentially carcinogenic on skin contact and gloves and mask must be worn if dealing with it. Of course in true Peugeot style, they stick it under the car in a flimsy plastic bottle or a bladder protected by a dinky weak super thin aluminium cover.

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