26th May 2007, 14:02
It sounds to me you're a driver, who thrashes and doesn't respect the brilliant 2.0 HDI engine.
Yes the power is bland, but the ECU restricts it to 90bhp. It is an engine that has power that could easily be taken to 145bph with a simple ECU tune.
45mpg, I'm 18 and drive a 307 HDI 90 and I get a lot better than that. I drove from Newcastle to Durham, around 19miles and averaged 56mpg driving carefully.
Only thing I do agree with all you said is indicator stork, but don't understand the high beam bit, how do you manage that.
Maybe you should learn how to drive and if you don't like Peugeots then don't buy them.
9th Jul 2007, 12:01
I have a 51 plate 307 hdi 103,000 miles, and I find it a good economical car.
It has had a few problems such as the dreaded indicator stalk, and I had to have a reconditioned alternator as the pulley came off the end, but overall I'm happy with it.
I just purchased a Roverron common rail tuning box, and this has transformed my car (250 lbs torque and approx. 112 bhp).
18th Nov 2008, 08:04
I have a 2002 HDI, and have found the following :
* Tray under the engine - dropped off... it did last ~ 4 years.
* Left hand flipper (indicator/lights etc) - replaced by dealer, this stopped it being stupid and flipping from left to right signaling as you completed a junction.
* Door handle fittings - have all fallen off, leaving D shaped gaps missing on 3 door handles (drivers hasn't, presumably because it has a key slot to hold it on)
* It's had about 6 recalls for various safety issues... not confidence inspiring.
* I agree with the earlier poster - the windscreen wipers aren't well placed, leaving nasty blind spots if it's raining etc.
23rd Jun 2009, 05:45
We have 2 307s in our family. My daughter has a 2 litre Rapier and I have a 1.4 LX, both diesel.
The indicators are lethal. My daughter has had hers renewed whilst under warranty, but they still go from 1 side to the other.
I just recently got mine, therefore still under warranty, getting it fixed tomorrow.
They are both great on fuel.
I had Citroen Xsara 1.9 diesel before, and the comfort I have in the Peugeot for all its little flaws no contest. Touch wood, nothing else goes wrong.
19th Jul 2009, 11:45
I have a Peugeot 307 2.0 hdi 110 bhp.
After buying it only a few months ago, I think it's a great car.
But whenever I push the accelerator, it makes a strange squeaking noise when I take my foot off the accelerator.
Does anyone know if it's normal?? Or should I get it checked??
Other than that it is a great car.
I never liked Peugeot till I got the 307, but now I think they are a great car with a brilliant engine.
23rd Mar 2010, 06:04
I have a 52 2.0 HDi Rapier. The engine cover plus the inner linings and plastic arches all came off on the motorway on Sunday.
As yet I can't find any breakers with them in, and Peugeot as expected is so expensive for the parts plus fitting. If anybody can suggest anything, that would be great. Thanks.
2nd Oct 2011, 08:39
My girlfriend's 307 1.4 Rapier does this also.
It's had a new clutch, so that rules out thrust bearings.
Possibly engine mount or suspension... really driving me nuts, but I've not got any of my old tools, ramps or jacks, so haven't looked into it properly.
21st Dec 2011, 18:49
My girlfriend has owned a 01 plate 307 HDI Rapier for 2 years (before you think I am moaning/going on about Peugeot's, please note I am NOT..!!!) I have to say they are very economical and really nice to drive... Ohh, and also I feel she has been majorly unlucky in purchasing this car ;-) but heyyyyy, I have owned 2 Peugeot's that have been awesome cars... here are the issues that she has had:
Steering stalks (indicator, main beam etc, would not pass MOT) (tried buying a second hand part but it was damaged LOL, what a fail; at least I tried), well at least the breakers gave us a credit note for £75.00... Believe me, this came in handy LOL, Actual cost... £400.00.
ABS system failure: £170.00.
Windscreen washer pump failure: £56.00.
Wheel bearing (wear and tear): £120.00.
Alternator belt snapped: £40.00.
Crank shaft pulley (causing issues with snapping belts): £120.00.
Rubber seal around the boot letting in water (soaking wet boot, unusable): fixed from second hand scrap yard parts, £10.00.
Exhaust mounts at rear, replaced 3 times: £22.00 each, £66.00 all three.
Cam belt replacement (dealer recommended 10 years or 100,000 miles, her car was 10 years old with 94,000 miles). OK, this is just a precaution, however she had already spent a lot of cash already..!!! £330.00.
Total £1312.00. Mmhhhhhh kinda expensive, considering this does not cover general service oil, fluids, bulbs etc..
So the moral of the story is..!!! Summing up: Peugeot 307 2.0 HDI Rapier 01 plate, they are good cars, excellent on fuel, and the drive is good, but buyer beware on what age and what condition you purchase one of these in, as they could turn into a costly run around. Ensure that you check the vital issues, such as indicator stalks, engine wear, and if there has been a CAM belt replacement (remember that these cars can have issues with the fixtures and fittings failing and falling off... just ensure that what you pay for the vehicle reflects the true value and possible future payouts...).
Enough said, drive safe and always get someone who knows to check it out... Peace out and Merry Christmas to one and all...!!!