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2003 Peugeot Partner 1.4 petrol from Malaysia

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired500 kilometres
Most recent distance5000 kilometres
Previous carProton Proton

Summary:

Comfortable

Faults:

Car Dealer did not provide the Luggage covers as promised. The sales man promised many accessories, but never deliver.

Noise from the air conditioned.

The left rear door has noise.

The left rear door is able to open smoothly, sometimes.

General Comments:

The car dealer should deliver as promised.

Performance need to be improved.

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

Review Date: 16th October, 2004

2000 Peugeot Partner Wagon 1.9 diesel from Finland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Comfortable and ultra practical all-around car

Faults:

The crankcase chamber breathing pipe froze up causing over liter of oil gushing out from the dipstick pipe.

The ventilation fan control unit failed leaving the fan to continuous full speed.

The front bumper paint started to peel off after one year.

Valve clearances needed adjustment at 50000. Some valves had no clearance, which caused poor cold starts.

The camshaft needed to be dismounted during the valve assembly and it broke on two pieces when mounting it back.

Anti-roll bar link rod joints started making noise on bumps at 70000.

Sliding rear door closing is getting out of the adjustment which makes the closing a bit of a challenge. Dealer has tried to adjust it twice with no success this far.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable to both drive and travel. Makes long drives a pleasure.

Steering has a good feeling, but the power steering does not manage to keep up with fast maneuvers.

The engine has nice torque at low speed, making the ride easy at urban traffic and on highway, but due to the wind resistance the power is on the limit at motorways.

Enormous space for passangers and very workable luggage compartment.

Few hooks for bags in boot and handles over the doors for rear and driver's seat would make the equipment perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2003

17th Dec 2005, 02:04

Update: 180 000 km at the end of year 2005.

The problem with the sliding door was finally found and solved: the upper slider bolts were loose, which caused the door to be misaligned. After tightening the bolts with some glue, the sliding door has functioned perfectly for two years now.

The rear brake shoe lining came loose and jammed between the shoe and the drum causing the rear wheel to stuck at 145 000 km. According to dealer, that is nothing rare at all in PSA cars with rear drum brakes.

The electronic cockpit gauge module stopped functioning at 150 000 km. All the gauges and the LCD display went dead. The dealer replaced the module and agreed to share the costs even the guarantee was finished. Because of that cost share, the broken module went to Peugeot and the exact reason of the fault was not reported to me, but most likely it was some bad connection of some critical component on the circuit board.

The bearing at the upper end of McPherson was replaced together with the front coil springs at 165 000 km, which removed the clanking noise in bumpy roads and made the driving comfort as in a new car. According to the dealer, the shock absorbers last several hundreds of thousand kilometers, so they were not replaced yet.

The rear section of the original exhaust pipe needed replacement at 170 000 km. The front section of the pipe is still original.

This far the average quality as well as the reliability of the car has exceeded my prejudices, being very satisfactory.

26th Apr 2010, 01:15

Update 300 000 km in Spring 2010.

Front bumper, which was replaced due an accident, suffers from peeling paint in some edges. Paint shop repainted it once, but declined their responsibility after that.

The ventilation fan control unit failed second time at 210 000 km, leaving the fan to continuous full speed.

The windshield wiper mechanism joints wore out, causing the linkage to disintegrate at 242 000 km.

Air conditioning system aluminium pipe corroded causing refrigerant leak at 249 000 km. The new pipe had to be ordered from France and it took three weeks to get it. The price for the pipe was outrageous 451 euros!

Valve clearances needed adjustment at 262 000 km. Some valves had no clearance, which caused poor cold starts.

The alternator finished generating power at 275 000 km. When replacing the alternator, the workshop noticed that also the belt tensioner bearing was at the end of its lifespan.

The rear section of the original exhaust pipe needed replacement at 279 000 km. The front section of the pipe is still original.

Diesel injection pressure pipes begun to leak slightly from the nozzle end. Tightening didn't work, so the solution was to replace the pipes.

Left rear wheel torsion spring failed at 284 000 km. Replacement spring had to be ordered from France and it took again three weeks to get it.

Original battery failed after considerable 9½ years and 295 000 km.

Some ball joints in steering and front suspension as well as front wheel bearings have been replaced since last update.

The car is still after 300 000 km providing reliable and comfortable ride, so I am still very happy with it.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews