2006 Peugeot 307 S CC 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Nice to look at, expensive to run
Airbag fault light came on around 2 years after purchase. Wiring to the air bag in the side of the front passenger seat had to be replaced.
Around 3 years after purchase, the seal around the thermometer in the engine block perished and had to be replaced. The car was drivable, but constantly had warnings that the engine temperature was too hot, even though it wasn't. Also had to have a steering strut replaced as it had bent (although this may have been a result of going down one of the numerous pot holes around here).
Had engine timing issues with the car around 4 years after purchase. STOP warning appeared whilst the wife was driving with our young child. She had to pull over and be towed to the garage. Pretty costly to resolve, and the engine still doesn't sound great when first started.
Front headlights prone to condensation. Have been quoted £200 plus tax and labour to have these replaced. Thought that they were standard Peugeot lights, so surprised there are faults with them.
Numerous lamps have blown. Most frustrating is that if a rear number plate lamp goes, the circuit to the rear lights is broken so they do not work. Ludicrous piece of engineering!
Many times have had to have the brakes looked at as they bind.
Today the car had been parked outside whilst a storm was going on. It started OK, but at the top of the hill stopped running for no reason and would not start again. Anyone else had problems with this?
Nice to look at.
For the first year and a half it was fun to drive (even though it lacked some power), especially with the roof down.
Very expensive to run, and is now becoming frustrating.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th December, 2013