It seems to me, having been an owner of Peugeots, that one of the main factors determining happy ownership is to find a Peugeot mechanic - not easy, but in fact all car makes have their quirks, and a specialist mechanic for that car brand can quickly diagnose the problem. Dealership mechanics of virtually all brands are trying to make money from you.
As an illustration, the transmission fault that can sometimes occur in this car (more commonly in the earlier models) can be remedied simply by replacing two hydraulic valves in the automatic t...ransmission. The valves are not expensive although there will obviously be a labour cost. The problem, if it occurs, is not solved by ignoring it and making it temporarily "going away" by restarting the car (which clears the fault) and then ignoring it for another six months. Same for any brand of car. The fact is that all car makes have their less good features. Regular and competent mechanical work will ensure a long life. Unfortunately, car ownership is not cheap, and it's a depreciating asset! Having said that, you should expect a long and comfortable life from this car if it's regularly maintained - as for any car. Be mechanically literate and you'll be even better off.
Best mileage I've ever seen in a 2005 car!!!
So far only issue I've had with this car was the AC stopped working (might just need a refill). Have done 40k kms on and it drives beautifully considering the extra weight of being a wagon. Interiors and attention to detail are quite good for a car of its age. Fuel average is around 5.0 l/100km although lately I even manage to keep it down to 4.7 driving through the hills!!! Was fairly cheap to service too as long as you find a mechanic who's not too scared to touch it.
Driving experience very good. Good seats, plenty of legroom. Side pockets in front doors and back of front seats. Pull out drawer under front seat. Glovebox very small. Carpets on driver's side keeps pulling away from trim.
Have clocked up 130,000 in 14 years. 2 batteries, one starter motor;two sets of tyres. 60 litre fuel tank. Running costs approx $4,200.pa. Very happy. Previous Peugeot 405 had for 10 years.
beautiful easy to drive parts and service expensive
The only problem has been in the wiring, electric windows ,can only be serviced by peugeot another is radio fuse under hood hard to find and if removed the imobiliser sets in I discovered this as radio on when not turned on by me so battery charge slowly leaks out through radio only solution remove radio which need special pins only from peugeot and not supplied with car,
A brilliant car with excellent potential
I bought this car about a year ago with 380,000kms on it.
Being a diesel i didn’t mind.
Driving was good. Although warn front shock runners need replacing
The ac is icy, the windows all work, had an issue with burnt out brake light holder. Fixed now.
Super economical with about 60 dollars to fill and about 900kms of driving mixed city and country with ac always on.
The 5 speed manual shifts well with no issues.
The engine blows no smoke at any stage.
Have just had is stage one tune installed and wow. Brings the power and drivabilit...
Driving is beautiful and smooth. Feels luxury.
Noise is quiet and handles amazing in any weather.
The interior i love. The dash size is big and spacious. Seats are very comfy and great for long trips. Leg room has ample room for all sizes.
Running costs are great around town and long distance.
great car, power could be better
bought this a year ago, year 2009 with 90k mileage, it has been great so far, replaced brake rotors and pads, cost nearly twice than a toyota, maintenance is expensive, looking good with open roof, eye catching, fuel consumption is average around 8l/100km, but if tou drive around city with AC on, you will get only 12l/100km. hopefully this will stay strong
Intermittent stalling issue. However I enjoy the power and outstanding fuel economy.
Not perfect by no means. Expensive to service. The ride is comfortable, interior styling in my opinion better than Aussie hatchs and the fuel economy off the charts. The 307 HDI 2007 hatch I enjoy very much and despite a couple of downsides these cars tick the boxes. Extremly light weight vechile with enough power under the hood.
Faulty computer from water temp sensor leaking down the wires $2500, window driver side random up and down gear box comes up faulty every morning when drive of have to restart the car to clear it. Hot hot weather goes into safe mode when gets hot. However is a very nice car to drive costs alot for parts but is good on fuel.
- 307 T6 (2005-2009)
- Verified purchase
Will never buy a Peugeot again!
I bought the car as a second hand in 2013, mine is a 2006 model and it had only done 95,000 kms.
In the last year I have been experiencing major issues with the transmission and how it slips gears and then THUDS into gear. As of last week I get a message on my dash saying "Gearbox Faulty".
Peugeot Australia quoted $6K(!!!) to replace this. My mechanic is doing it for $1K.
My lesson: Stick to a reputable car manufacturer; Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Honda!
I bought a 2.0 peugeot 307 hdi last year.In my lifetime I have owned aprox 20 cars,it was the worst car I have ever owned Windsreen wipers come on radom,it lost water ever ten miles the arm rests fell off,the door creaked,the breaks were terrible.Take my word for it the worst car ever;dont buy one please!!!!!!
nice little zipper
I had my 2005 for the second year and boy it is a coupe with 2 personalities a hard top convertible and a two door coupe, I should say it is a cruiser and not a racer but it doesn't lack in zip, as long as you feed it petrol 98, be careful there it doesn't like 91 and you might have issues. did I have any problems? yes a coil replacement and a thermostat set me back appx 500 bucks that's all I take it to work every day no problems so far, and when the sun comes out waou it becomes a convertible before the red lights turn green that's when the fun begins.
peugeot 307 2007
Nothing but problem after problem. Low klms full service history.. faulty cam sensor. Faulty lambda sensor .. faulty injector 4 .. faulty exhaust.. faulty engine mounts.. faulty gearbox mounts .. faulty faulty faulty. Waste of money and every peugeot dealer wants to overcharge on service and spare parts. Unreliable vehicle and unprofessional service from peugeot.
307 HDI 2003
I just can't fault this car.
I purchased this car new after a friend raved about his 307HDI so much.
The fuel economy is fantastic and even better in the next model my friend has.
He loved his so much he gave 307 to his daughter and bought the later model 307HDI.
My 307 now done over 250,000 kms no issues at all.
I live very near the beach in a very salty environment.
Still not a spot of rust which is just unbelievable as every other car I have ever owned dies from rust well before it's 10th birthday.
I still have all the original usuals that normally need replacing a long time ago like exhaust, radiator, struts.
I just put in fuel, change tyres and brake discs occasionally and that's it. ...
Found it to be really really economical!! Runs like a dream and the turbo is fantastic - it has power like you can't believe and can easily be overlooked by buyers due to the wagon shape. They don's know what great power is packed in that body. The only real headache for us is the depollution error that pops up - we took it in to Toowoomba for specialised diagnosis and they recommended the diesel filter to be changed and to clean the tank because according to them there was some dirty fuel in. Well we did all of that but the error popped up again!! I have heard that you can bypass the depollution switch that sits underneath - do you know of any specialised mechanics that could do this?
Excellent family car. Ridiculously economical with awesome boot space.
Nice looking car which fills for $90 and will take you 1000kms!
The drivers side auto window is a bit temperamental but that's about my only fault. Might not be a great car for a tall family because of compact leg room in the rear. This has left great space in the boot for heaps of gear like prams, bikes, camping gear, dog etc.
Feels safe. Overtakes road trains easily.
Could do with a slimline licence plate to avoid catching on concrete buffers in car parks - or better personal parking : )
I bought it brand new in 2002. Had it for 7 years. I promised myself I would never buy a European car again in my life. Beautiful and sophisticated but totally unreliable and very expensive to maintain.
- 307 T5 (2001-2005)
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Pug 307 1.6 5 speed manual hatch.
2005 Peugeot 307 XS 1.6 16V PULP 5 speed manual hatch. Bought used a few months ago with 108,000km.
I've had a bit of a soft spot for Pug's since owning a 1994 Peugeot 306 for 8 years. Despite this car being underpowered with a basic 1.8 litre 8 valve engine, it served us well as our 2nd car with moderate running costs (PULP and servicing). We then had a 2009 Mazda 3 for 4 years and it was chalk and cheese between the quirky little Pug and the larger, very efficient and more powerful Japanese made 3. Despite this, I remembered the 306 fo...ndly. With the arrival of child 3, we upsized and now have a 2013 Kia Sorento turbo diesel 7 seater. The 307 was purchased to replace our broken down and beyond repair 19 year old Mazda 626. The 307 is much larger than the 306 and on par with the 2009 Mazda 3 for interior space although the 3 had a larger luggage capacity. The 1.6 litre 16 valve engine is willing but probably a tad underpowered. I'd say the 2.0 litre version of the 307 would offer much more grunt but that said, the 1.6 is more than adequate both around town and on the highway. I just did a return trip from Launceston to Hobart which was easy and relaxing. New tyres were fitted last week (Dunlop SP Sport LM704) which made a huge difference to ride, handling and importantly, noise and harshness. Road noise has been reduced by more than half, I'd say even two thirds but that's a different review. The previous tyres were mismatched brands and tread pattern front and rear and extremely noisy. Initially I thought the rear bearings were damaged. The manual gearbox on mine is a little imprecise and like the 306, the clutch has quite a high bite/take up point which takes some getting used to. For a small/medium car you do sit quite high in the car which aids visibility and ease of entry and egress. The front seats offer good support and adjustability. There is ample room for 4 medium sized adults and my 3 children fit easily in the rear even with a single child seat in place.
There are Peugeot mechanics independent of the dealership who can source parts far cheaper than charged by dealers. Whinging about dealer servicing appears for any car. It's always twice the price you think it should be. Re the car itself. Son-in-law has one. Drive it often. Great car, plenty of grunt. Economical, very comfortable on a long trip. It helps of you as the driver have a tad of mechanical knowledge. Any minor problems can usually be identified early and fixed. (Really the same for any car).
Been a good car
Bought a peugeot 307hdi 2litre wagon new in 2006. It is now coming up to 200,000 kms in 8 years with no major hassles.Still drives beautifully, Goes up hills reaaaaly well. Handles beautifully.
The only points of note - Turbo had to be replaced under warranty, not a drama except for driving a slow car whilst waiting for the part to arrive from France. I think this was a result of maintenance error at the dealer, but all replaced at no cost to me. (The young fellow servicing the car filled with the wrong oil. Make sure you use the right oil in...
Questions & Answers
My peugeot 307 hdi 2.0 deisle estate had new gear cables fitted Saturday. Saturday night got stuck in gear and wouldn't come back out so tuck back to the garage it's now finding gears fine but won't drive? Garage is now saying cluch but everything was fine with the car apart from gear cables plz help?
Hey guys, I am looking to buy a 2007 Peugeot 307cc convertible, what do you believe is the true rule consumption combined in l/100km?
Thanks so much, Ruby
Can a 2008 deasel auto gear box fit on to a petrol one
|Category||Convertibles, Wagons and Hatchbacks||Convertibles, Wagons and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Steel||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||4 Stars||4 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||80kW @ 5750rpm||80kW @ 5800rpm|
|Max Torque||147Nm @ 3900rpm||147Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||France||France|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2001||Jan 2005|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2005||Dec 2009|
|Replaced by||Peugeot 307 T6 and Peugeot 308||Peugeot 308|
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