2003 Peugeot 307 Reviews - Page 8 of 18

2003 Peugeot 307 XSi 2.0 xsi from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 xsi Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

Not very reliable at all!!!

Faults:

1 Indicator stalk not working correctly.

2 Carpets coming away.

3 Lumpy idle.

4 Blowing fuses.

5 Paint defect.

6 Ripping leather on seats.

7 Bubbling door cards.

8 THE CURTAIN AIRBAG ACTIVATED FOR NO REASON.

9 Wrong readings on oil level gauge.

10 Anti pollution fault light.

General Comments:

I brought my car from Peugeot in Cyprus and as a result have experienced untold problems with dealers, they just don't want to know.

Good car, lots of nice gadgets, some useful, some not, and in the end more to go wrong.

Make this car reliable on it would be a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th March, 2005

2003 Peugeot 307 LX 1.4 HDI from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 HDI Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 206

Summary:

It is not safe and should be inspected by an independent Safety Authority

Faults:

A suspected electrical fault caused the engine to catch fire.

General Comments:

I am of the opinion that this car is a risk to drive.

The engine and all electrical parts failed whilst I was driving and then the engine caught fire.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th February, 2005

2003 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 kilometres
Most recent distance32000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 121

Summary:

Dangerously gutless and poor build quality

Faults:

The indicator stalk over corrects and indicates in the opposite direction once the car finished cornering. The Peugeot dealer said this was a very common 307 fault.

The horn failed to work on most occasions. The dealer indicated this problem was linked to the indicator issue.

The 1.6 liter petrol engine is dangerously gutless when try to quickly get through a round-a-bout. Very slow off the mark. The 2 liter engine is much better.

The power steering system developed a major leak and the whole unit needed replacing. I had to wait 2 weeks for the part to arrive from France. No car for 2 weeks!

Believing this particular car was a dud, I traded it and bought a brand new 2liter 307. After just 2 weeks it also has the indicator problem and has a fading, unreadable computer screen. I am now thinking that maybe the 307 model is a dud, after my experience and after reading your reviews.

Most of the car is plastic, including the front guards and under-body guards. Not built to last, and scratches very easily.

My nearest Peugeot dealer is a 1.5hr drive. I am getting used to making the long trip!

Costly, premium unleaded only can be used in the car.

I find the car a bit awkward to get in/out of and I have bumped my head several times. (I am not that tall 6')

2 liter model has poor economy (11 litres/100km in city) but much more power. 1.6 liter model has better economy, but is dangerously gutless.

General Comments:

Attractive looking car. Very spacious inside, particularly the boot.

Kids have lots of leg room. Comfortable seats. This is a real "gadget" car.

Probably a very safe car in an accident. 6 airbags, ABS, etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th January, 2005

11th Jan 2005, 04:47

With more than 20 Peugeot 307s in my company I can say that the fading of central info system display is common due to heat absorption. Try to make your dealer replace the display.

2003 Peugeot 307 SW SE 110 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 110 HDi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carSkoda Octavia

Summary:

More cheaply built than it looks

Faults:

Whine in 3rd gear. (Unresolved)

Folding mirrors sometimes erratic.

Turbo blew at 6 months old. (Fixed after 6 week wait for parts)

Suspension rattles. (Fixed)

Door handles jammed in temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius and the trim falls off them.

Clutch and flywheel failure at 50000 miles (Fixed after 3 week wait for parts)

Carpet and door trim falling off. (Unresolved)

New turbo now reported as noisy by dealer. (awaiting decision on whether to replace.)

General Comments:

A lovely, comfortable car to drive and be in.

I get 40 miles per gallon which I think OK for a heavy car.

Repairs all under warranty so cheap for me, but will be a risk when warranty lapses.

Delays for parts unacceptable.

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

Review Date: 7th January, 2005

2003 Peugeot 307 SW SE 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

A joy to own, drive and look at every single day

Faults:

Rear seat strap release broken.

Driver door carpet comes out of trim.

5 disc CD player stopped working.

Nearside rear door handle broken.

All of the above problems were fixed immediately by our dealer.

General Comments:

With the SE model every electrical option has worked from day one and are all still working without any problems.

Automatic head-lights, windscreen-wipers & folding wing-mirrors are amazing inventions!

Handles at speed better than a 3-series. The 205/55 x R15 help I'm sure.

Better spec on our £15k car than my brother-in-laws £36k 5-series.

Managed to get 30 cases of wine in recently (with all 5 seats removed) & the boot was still only half full.

We are getting an average of 42mpg even with lots of short journeys.

I also believe that we have the best dealer in the UK at Gillingham, Dorset.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2004

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