2004 Peugeot 307 Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2004 Peugeot 307 S 2.0 HDi 90PS from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi 90PS Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Nice engine in a boring and badly built pile of junk!

Faults:

Wiper arm flew off at 60 mph on the M1 when the car was just 3 days old.

Engine compartment undertray fell off.

Passenger electric window switch needed replacing after an estimated 10 uses

Load compartment light bulb blows every few weeks - dealer doesn't know why.

Reverse gear operation on rear wiper has never worked.

Radio intermittently refuses to switch off.

Indicator failure.

Brakes became stiff and the engine started to lose power. Brake servo needed changing.

Plipper button fell out of key.

Battery terminal connection would intermittently break, playing havoc with the central locking.

Horn has gone off of its own accord on three occasions.

General Comments:

Awful car. The only good bit is the engine, which like all Peugeot diesels is smooth, willing, quiet and frugal. 90PS is never going to make a lump of lard like this go like a ball of fire, but it's surprisingly lively with the usual diesel midrange clout. Averages 49 mpg which is 5 mpg more than my previous Focus TD 90PS.

The driving position takes some getting used to, as you feel about a mile from the base of the windscreen. One of my biggest gripes is that it feels huge from behind the wheel, and just like driving an MPV or a small van. Handling is okay, and very competent, but it lacks fun and involvement after a Focus and a 306. It also has awful overlight and numb feeling steering which is inexcuseable as Peugeot have demonstrated for 20 years that they can do better. Oh, and the brakes are stupidly over-servoed. The merest brush on the pedal makes the car stand on its nose.

As for reliability, it's been a disaster. Okay, it's done 31,000 miles in 8 and a bit months, but the Focus managed it, and so did the 306 before it. This thing feels like it's going to be scrapyard material by the time it gets to 100,000 miles. Lots of silly minor problems, and the people in the factory clearly haven't comprehended the simple fact that in order for something to stay together, the nut or screw securing it has to be done up! The wiper falling off after 3 days and the undertray after 3 weeks is inexcusable. Dealers are rude and overpriced too.

The 306 was a much better car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th October, 2004

19th Oct 2004, 12:05

I agree to the general comments on this. I have a 307 D Turdo and is not yet 1 year old. The engine and overall look is great as is the standard level of kit (cruise/climate control/folding mirrors and 17" alloys look good. However, its had 3 stereos, the passenger door handle flew off on the M23 (took a month to replace), the brake calipers/disks are rusty and I too have had some heart stopping moments with the dealer fitted mats - they hold the accelerator down!! I have lost confidence in the car and will be changing it this November. Such a shame as really enjoyed my 306 before.

2004 Peugeot 307 XT 2.0 break 2.0 petrol from Colombia

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance9700 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Forester

Summary:

A great buy!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car except ridiculous things like the onboard computer showing that the car has to go for service after the car has been serviced at the dealer.

General Comments:

I love the car. It has a very powerful engine that allows to move at high speeds in mountain and has very good handling on curvy roads. The manual transmission is very quick and responsive. The interior is one of the best I've ever seen, I like a lot the faux wood inserts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2004

2004 Peugeot 307 CC 2 ltr petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2 ltr petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9-3

Summary:

An amazingly packaged hard top convertible

Faults:

There have been no faults; it has been perfect to date.

General Comments:

The new 307CC 2ltr is an extraordinary package with leather seats, steering wheel and even a leather dash.

The styling is great top up or top down.

With the top down, the 307cc gets a lot of positive comments.

The car seats four adults OK, or 2 adults and 2 kids very comfortably.

The hard top roof is fully automatic and only takes 25 seconds.

The ride and handling is a perfect compromise that only the French and Germans have mastered.

With the convertable hard top roof up, the boot is enormous.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2004

24th Jan 2005, 07:09

As a 307cc owner I agree with all of the comments that the 307cc is a well built, good looking convertible.

24th Mar 2005, 07:48

I have recently purchased a 307 cc and I absolutely chuffed with the whole car.

29th Mar 2005, 09:55

We bought a brand new 307cc 180 last July after canceling a Meganne CC that had been on order for 4 months with no sign of a delivery date. Whilst we love the styling and performance of the 307 it has had a series of niggling problems. It has been into the Garage around 20 times since last August.

Initially oil leaks which were put right eventually.

We then complained about a knocking sound from the suspension on the nearside rear and rattling windows. Various visits and adjustments to the roof did nothing to alleviate the problem and it kept going back and forth.

Four weeks ago it was agreed that the shock absorber needed replacing and that it would be ordered. Four weeks later and it still hasn't arrived and it is still knocking.

Last straw today when (in the rain) the passenger window started leaking - soaking the seat.

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 22 reviews