2004 Peugeot 407 Reviews

2004 Peugeot 407 SW 2.0 HDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance100100 miles
Previous carSAAB 9-5

Summary:

Well equipped - stylish looks - let down by over complex electronics

Faults:

Fault on communication between main ECU and emissions ECU.

EGR valve required replacement.

Rear park sensors failed.

Passenger seat heater broken.

This is all in the last 3 months/2000 miles.

General Comments:

Great family car with lots of equipment.

Too complicated/expensive when things go wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd January, 2011

2004 Peugeot 407 SE Lux 2.0 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Draws you in with its beautiful looks, then steals your wallet

Faults:

ABS sensors (2 rear).

Ball joints.

Squeaky brakes.

3 fuel injectors.

Dash display.

General Comments:

I really liked this car.

It was very comfortable. Contrary to what you may read elsewhere online, I found the seat very easy to adjust to a comfortable driving position.

Handles very well. Better than any of its competition in mid range large family cars.

The engine is smooth and refined, but not quite as responsive as the HDi in the newer VW Passats.

Was very fuel efficient (48mpg with mixed use) even with faulty fuel injectors. Great mpg offset by regular repairs.

The panoramic roof is a fantastic gimmick that quickly becomes boring.

Lots of electrical toys like seat adjusters etc.

De-pollution system is very expensive to maintain.

Any repairs seem to be comparatively expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th April, 2010

2004 Peugeot 407 ST 1.6 HDI from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 HDI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 307

Summary:

Great car that is comfortable and reliable

Faults:

The radio on/off switch broke, but was replaced in a few minutes for free.

The rear brake light became loose, but this was fixed quickly.

General Comments:

Very happy with the car. It was been reliable except the two small problems mentioned above.

Its very economical 50+mpg and cheap to service with long service intervals.

Its quite to drive, comfortable. Passengers always comment on how comfortable it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2007

4th Jan 2010, 10:16

I was driving this version, and the 2.0 HDI one.

The both were very economical and acted well, but the conclusion came up after I've driven them for a week, is to be honest the 1.6 HDI seemed a bit sluggish compared to its bigger brother, the 2.0, which has more horse power and torque. The 1.6 struggled on some very steep parts of the road, while driving with my 3 mates.

2004 Peugeot 407 SE 2.0 HDI from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

A great car that is a pleasure to drive and be driven in

Faults:

Haven't had any major problems with the car so far. The most serious was when the CD player wouldn't eject a CD but spun it at high speed inside the player.

General Comments:

I used to drive a Peugeot 406 with a petrol engine. When the mileage was too high, I decided to sell it and buy a different car - not French and a diesel for a change. I test-drove Ford Mondeo, Audi A4, VW Bora, Mazda 6, Honda Accord (2-liter petrol) but wasn't happy with any of them. Then I gave a Peugeot 407 a try and made my decision to get one.

The car looks great - well, I like it. Interior is modern, clean and functional. Buttons and controls seemed a bit chaotic first, but one can get used to them quite easily.

All seats are comfortable. There is enough space for a tall person like me on the front seats. However, there isn't so much space on back seats. I even struggled to place the car seat to the back - I had to shift the front passenger's seat so much to the front that it is not comfortable anymore to sit there for more than 3-4 hours.

The 407 has a small boot for the size of the car. In fact, my wife's Renault Megane (1998) has a bigger boot. Comparing to Peugeot 406, the new 407 is smaller inside and has a smaller boot.

The 2-litre turbo-diesel is a great engine. Very powerful, without the annoying acceleration lag that Mazda's turbo-diesels suffer from. I expected it to be a little less "thirsty" though. According to the on-board computer, the average diesel consumption is 44 MPG (6.4 litres per 100 km) with 33 MPH average speed (53km per hour). I know other diesels (Honda Accord, BMW 3-series, VW Passat TDI PS that my mates drive) achieve lower consumption providing equivalent (or better) performance. But hey - they are much more expensive.

The only thing I miss in SE trim is the cruise control. You can get an aftermarket cruise control fitted (even with 407's original stick control) but that costs more than £500 and I think it's not worth that money.

I don't regret buying the 407 - I'm only sorry I couldn't find a good deal on an estate, since with the new baby coming soon the car will be too small, especially for long journeys from England to Slovakia that we do at least once a year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2006

12th Oct 2007, 10:10

UPDATE:

I got the original cruise control fitted in a Peugeot garage in Slovakia for about £40. Works great! The fuel consumption has improved to nearly 60 MPG on long journeys with it!

I got a roof-box so the size of the boot is not an issue any more.

A CD gets stuck in the stereo sometimes and makes an unpleasant noise when I try to eject it. Quite annoying.

Other than that, everything is brilliant. I love the car!

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews