2003 Peugeot 607 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


A good looking, Executive car with lots of extras, let down by poor reliability


The car is now coming up to one year old and has been off the road for over two of its twelve months.

It has had electrical problems and Peugeot have been unable to supply spare parts without unacceptable delays.

I waited eight weeks for a new battery cable.

When the cable was eventually received and the car returned, the starter motor failed and I was towed back to the dealer.

Various warning lights appear on the dashboard at regular intervals, and there is then major inconvenience in having to take the car to a dealer.

General Comments:

In terms of value for money, the car offers a great deal for a reasonable price.

It is a very comfortable car with lots of extras.

However all this does not make up for the lack of reliability, and it will go down in history as the most unreliable car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th August, 2004

3rd Aug 2005, 14:58

I am surprised you have had so many problems. I had teething problems with the catalytic converter waning light in the first six months and the automatic door opening was temperamental for a while, but the dealer was great and fixed the problems very quickly.

The "extras" that come with this car are excellent. I have the Ivoire model and have leather seats, 6 CD changer, electric sunroof and window shades, parking control, navigation system, DVD player, 10 speakers and all sort of computer alerts from low tyre pressure to empty cleaning fluid. This all cost me less than Euro 4000 on top of the standard price. Volkswagen want Euro 10,000 for the same or similar equipment on the Passat.

My previous two cars were an Audi A6 and a Volvo S80. A lot more expensive, but performance wise, just about the same. and less comfortable.

2001 Peugeot 607 SE 2.2 HDI from UK and Ireland


A good motorway cruiser, but with reliability problems


Many minor electrical faults.

Heater packed up, took 3 dealer visits to fix, was in for 1 week as the whole dashboard had to be removed to replace the main control box and fans etc.

Replacement engine fitted at 40,000 miles during it's first recall. Dealer broke an injector in the head, no replacement heads available so new engine had to be fitted. Took several weeks to complete the work.

Second replacement engine at 66,000 miles. Engine started sucking the oil from the sump into the intake, continued running after the key was removed and carried on until it eventually seized, but only after engulfing both carriageways of the M6 in smoke.

Performance is now very poor since the last replacement engine and fuel consumption has dropped by 12 mpg.

Boot lock fails to release 7 times out of 10.

Drivers seat has broken and now rocks 1" back and forth.

Drivers window failed in the fully open position, requiring an emergency repair.

Air conditioning has now failed.

Probably forgotten some of the more minor reliability niggles.

General Comments:

When it is running well it is a very comfortable motorway cruiser, with reasonable economy for a big car. It used to average 42mpg.

The equipment level is very good.

The key fob is too sensitive, it is very easy to open the boot unknowingly. I have found the boot wide open several times in my drive in the morning.

The wheels require special balancing equipment, not all tyre dealers have the equipment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th June, 2004

16th Jan 2006, 18:01

I was considering buying a 53 607 executive, but after reading some of the comments and reviews on this site don't think I will bother. A mechanic once said to me that the french mechanics and electrics are a recipe for disaster and it sounds as if he was right.

10th Oct 2006, 13:54

I retire with a lump sum in 3 months time and am looking for a replacement car for my remapped 160 bhp 2003 MGZT. It will have to be reliable and have good power. I was thinking of the 607 with the big bhp diesel, but on reading these reviews I cannot justify the potential for huge expenditure out of warranty as experienced by several, so I have now scrubbed the 607 off my short list - such a pity as it's almost the perfect car, leaving only the Audi A6 or A8, or, heaven forbid, the ultra reliable Toyotas! I will be checking out reviews on these next!