2005 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6 petrol from Lebanon

Summary:

It's the worst car ever

Faults:

Gear box became noisy at 200km.

The airbags stopped working at 15000km.

I had to replace the horn 12 times in 5 years (at the dealer).

Tail light and head light had to be replaced every once in a while.

Gearbox gave up at 90000km.

Indicator and light knob stopped working at 60000km, and when the lights are on, the horn stops working.

I had my alternator changed at 50000km.

I had my radiator changed at 40000km, and still the car overheats.

The windshield stopped working at 75000km.

I had to change the front wheel rotators twice once at 60000km, and once at 80000km.

The AC radiator broke down.

And the AC's fan motor stopped working.

The CD player never played a single time without problems, and the eject button didn't work

The digital screen stopped working at 45000km after going over a speed bump.

General Comments:

In general, the Peugeot rides really well. I love the way it goes and its handling.

But in term of quality and reliability, it's a really bad car.

I wish I had never bought it. Here in Lebanon, I had to pay 16500$ for it, and it comes without warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th September, 2011

2005 Peugeot 307 ST 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

It's not durable, and it's poor value for the money you spend

Faults:

1. Changing headlamps 3-4 times a year, same with tail lamps and parking lights (which never happened with my Mitsubishi for 5 years).

2. Something like a "sump pump" leak that emits a fuel smell through the vents, started at 50,000kms

3. One ignition coil gone at 40,000kms.

4. Wheel bearing gone at 60,000kms from the back wheel driver's side.

5. Right tie rod and tie rod end gone at 100,000kms.

6. Brake light switch changed at 90,000kms.

7. At 105,000kms, left front wheel bearing, left drive shaft bearing gone.

This things happened even though the car is being serviced regularly with a Peugeot dealer. I normally run at the speed of 70-90/h with an average of 25,000kms per year.

General Comments:

The engine is strong and frugal.

The road handling of the car is very good, but the suspension is a bit stiff and hard when it hits a hump or a hole.

Sitting position is not so good, and the pedals are mounted so close to each other.

Parts starting to break before 5 years, and that's expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th June, 2010

2005 Peugeot 307 CC 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable experience

Faults:

Window control button on the driver side for the passenger side is intermittent, not always able to wind up the window.

LED lights for the Alarm/CL/ESP do not always light up.

The 'O' button for the boot doesn't always work.

General Comments:

I have had no real problems with this car.

The problems I listed I can live with.

The engine is excellent.

Not the quickest off the lights, but once you get it into 3rd, it's responsive.

With the roof down and the windows wound down, due to the tilt of the windscreen, I have had conversations, without shouting or raising my voice at 50 mph.

Wind noise is really minimal.

Dashboard is a real eyecatcher.

Haven't opened the bonnet since I got it... I leave that to the garage when I come to service it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2009

2005 Peugeot 307 HDi 1.6 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Crap

Faults:

At 10000kms the engine lost power and the infamous anti pollution fault message appeared. This was the first of many times this message appeared. The problem was diagnosed as a faulty turbo.

Because of problems the service dealer had with the computer diagnostic program, we used a hire care at their expense for four weeks while our car was repaired.

At the 42500 km service the brake discs, pads and tyres were replaced, and the infamous anti pollution message was frequently displayed from the time of turbo replacement until the end.

At 95000 kms the injector pump failed and was replaced, this took six weeks because the windscreen also needed replacing and parts had to be accessed from France.

At 105000 kms the turbo again failed and considerable damage was caused to the engine. After many months of wrangling with Peugeot and the dealers, we finally settled on a cost to rebuild the engine.

After 10 months we took delivery of our rebuilt wagon in November 2008. Within a few days the dreaded anti pollution message appeared as well as an engine shudder at certain speeds, especially when using cruise control. The exhaust would also belch black smoke at periodic intervals.

Finally, whilst driving home one night, the engine shuddered, died and burst into flames. The car was completely destroyed bu the time the emergency services arrived. Our insurer researched this model and told us there is a history of these vehicles catching fire.

Of any company I have dealt with. Peugeot would have to have the worst customer relations I have encountered.

General Comments:

The car was a pleasure to drive when we first bought it, but as the list of problems grew, so the stress levels increased at each peculiar message or noise from the engine. It was the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th March, 2009