2005 Peugeot 407 Reviews

2005 Peugeot 407 2.0 gasoline from Chile

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.0 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres

Summary:

A pleasure to drive - this car also seems to give me high (unearned) kudos in the eyes of others

Faults:

The car has been faultless.

General Comments:

Very impressed at the level of luxury - similar to Mercedes, although the seats and interior plastics seem to be of slightly lower quality/durability compared with Merc - but not bad.

Handling is superb. It's not a particularly fast car, but handles well when pushed - e.g, I can floor it and zoom past a line of traffic, and then with a slight twist of the wheel and a dab on the brakes, can ease back onto my side of the road without over-breathing.

Very comfortable - leaves you fresh even after long drive.

However, the windshield side pillar on the passenger side does obscure visibility, and with a passenger in front, I sometimes have to lean forward to get a good view around the passenger.

Everybody seems awed by the styling - the car certainly looks looks like it owes something to Ferrari at least. People seem to infer superior qualities to me, simply because I drive this machine!

I had always had a low opinion of Peugeots re reliability issues, but I have to say that this one has made me review my prejudice.

The long, low nose has caused me to scrape the front numberplate on steep inclines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2013

2005 Peugeot 407 SW 2.0 HDI 136 from Serbia

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI 136 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance17000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

This car is quiet, stylish cruiser that loves curves

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is my first Peugeot, I bought it because of its fantastic styling.

Peugeot 407 SW is a great car, especially for longer journeys. My greatest impression is that the 407 does not make you tired after a long drive.

This car is not quite as good for city driving. It is long and the front overhang is relatively low. However, this car attracts attention wherever you are, trust me.

My friend, who has a Mazda 6 estate with almost the same engine (2.0HDI 120 hp) and I compared the two cars. You definitely sit higher in the Peugeot, the gear box is definitely better put together compared to Mazda. However, gears in 407 are definitely designed for journeys, not for race, which is fine with me. Also, Peugeot is significantly quieter and the cabin trim is better than Mazda.

It handles beautifully in curves. You have to try Peugeot 407 in curves. You will love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2006

2005 Peugeot 407 ST 2.2L petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2L petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance29000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo S40

Summary:

Affordable Luxury

Faults:

LH side lamp bulb blew, 80 cents ($AUS) to replace.

General Comments:

Great comfort, beautiful car to drive.

Very economical (9L/100Km) and with some power to boot. I've raced a 6 cyl 4.0L Ford Falcon and a Holden with a 308 cu in V8 in it and won.

Handles well, especially for such a wide car.

Very responsive through the gears.

Very unique look externally, either loved or hated.

Insurance was relatively cheap for it.

Very affordable with excellent features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews