Peugeot Expert Reviews

2008 Peugeot Expert LWB 136BHP 2.0 HDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carCitroen Dispatch

Summary:

Could do much better

Faults:

The side loading door fell off.

The turbocharger started leaking oil, and then died while waiting for the replacement to arrive.

The blue tooth radio locks up and the only way to turn the radio and everything else off is to disconnect the battery.

Paint finish under the bonnet is appalling, yet this is "to spec".

General Comments:

The van has more room than its predecessor, and appeared to be a totally different design, and has a better feel to it as well.

How wrong I was, the side loading door fell off in the pouring rain one day and damaged the bodywork, leaving me to try and reload the door into it's runners.

Driving along one day, and the blue tooth just locked up, and took the key out of the ignition and everything was still running.

When it went back to the dealership, the area manager took one look at it, looked down upon us as if we had dared critisise the build and paint quality.

Really should of learnt our lesson with our previous Citroen, and now we believe we have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th December, 2008

9th Nov 2009, 07:15

I have a Fiat Scudo 2009 (59 reg), which is the same as a Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch.

I too have had the side loading door fall off, but FIAT have said that this is not a fault with the vehicle, it must be the way that it is being opened.

Other problems were the Bluetooth failed, front suspension problems, seat back comes loose, knocking from the rear when going over uneven surfaces, driver's arm rest broken.

Would I recommend this vehicle or manufacturer? NO.

21st Nov 2009, 17:01

I drive a Peugeot Expert 2.0 120 long wheel base 2009.

New gearbox at 8,000.

Dual mass flywheel replaced. 18,000.

Rear Bridgestone tyres are wearing uneven, like a 50 pence piece, lots of road noise.

Brakes take a lot to get use to.

Unstable on motorway in any wind.

I could go on, but I won't...

2007 Peugeot Expert 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carFiat Doblo

Summary:

Nice looking van - crap electrics

General Comments:

The radio and interior lights turn off after 5 minutes of stopping the engine, so called 'economy mode' The only way to get the radio back is to turn the engine on and off again to get another 5 minutes.

Don't Peugeot think that customers might like to sit in there van or car and have lunch/read the paper/listen to the radio? Seems to me that they might be selling a lot of batteries/ starter motors in the future!

Will never ever buy another Peugeot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2008

1997 Peugeot Expert D 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carCitroen C15

Summary:

Very pleased with it - nice combination of plenty of space without excessive fuel consumption

Faults:

Swirl chamber fell out and engine seized at 76000.

Can only get one key to work with the immobilizer.

Leak around the windscreen - pre 66000.

General Comments:

I like this van. We bought it for conversion to a camper van, but it's also our only vehicle.

It is spacious - the sensible cab design with flat floor (dash-mounted gearstick, handbrake on right hand side) makes it easy to walk through into the back - very nice when the weather is miserable.

The 1.9D is rather underpowered. It's OK for town deliveries, but for motorway use and steep hills it's noisy and struggles. Now that it's blown up, I'm putting in the 1.9TD engine in instead, which is more appropriate for our type of use. The XUD engine used on this car is normally extremely reliable. Swirl chamber failure is very rare and most unfortunate! I obviously got a duff one.

The car is well-built and designed, although getting spare cinch crimps for extending the electrics using the native connectors, is difficult.

The alarm/immobiliser has been tiresome as we can only get one key to work at a time, and the Peugeot dealership don't seem to know what to do about it. It is also easy to accidentally set the alarm when you are in the vehicle, and then it goes off in an embarrassing fashion.

The rear suspension is a bit harsh for camper-van use: it is too stiff for sleeping in the back to be comfortable whilst traveling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2005

11th Feb 2005, 10:37

There is a Peter Russek mechanic's manual for this car that you can buy online from AutoBooksDirect : http://www.autobooksdirect.com.

These books are real life-savers!

14th Dec 2010, 18:48

Update 5 years on. Vehicle now on 120,000 miles. It's been extremely reliable and has never failed to get us where we are going apart from once the fuel filter bunged up due to too much murky biodiesel - took 5 minutes to change as I had a spare. Change your fuel filter every year if using biodiesel.

The door slider locating peg recently broke, brakes have needed replacing all round, plus usual maintenance. Needed a new windscreen due to a crack. It's starting to get to an age where one gets niggly problems. The aftermarket central locking is a bit random and not all doors will lock other doors sometimes. Also the immobiliser loses synchronisation with the key from time to time (once every 6 months?) and you have to put in the key code several times to get re-synced.

The back door bottom latch tends to spring out on most trips now for no reason I can determine. And a rat ate through my fuel line last year, so it sprang a major leak!

Overall, a very reliable vehicle.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews