Peugeot 307 T6 (2005-2009) has been discontinued and replaced by Peugeot 308.
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.
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,
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)
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!!!!!!
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 : )
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...
Some good, some bad
I have had my 2006 XSE HDi since new and it has done 125k klms now.
The good-design so good 2013 Corrolla is the same!, cab forward gives great feeling of space, comfortable for 6'2" length, smooth 6 speed auto, diesel what a cracker... on highway 50mpg/1,200klms from 60L tank, in city mode I get 6.7litres/100klms all the time, diesel never misses a beat, body is strong, handles well, looks good too IMHO, 20,000klm service gaps and cheap to service-of course not Peugeot!,
love the washer spread pattern no seriously it covers the entire w...indscreen!, cruise control is easy and magic way better than my 2002 530i BMW, gotta love that speed limiter in school zones; The bad-battery died within 14 months-cheap buggers, bloody headlights blew over 14 lamps until I worked out how the connections were inside and fixed them, window switches on driver side 1 of them intermittently faulty after warranty-of course, I live with it as left rear, Peugeot spare parts are a ridiculous price, Peugeot service is insane-what do they think this is a Ferrari?, stupid back seat lay down where the front seats have to go all the way forward and rear headrest off-derrr, stupid 1 million FM stations and only 6 AM???, steering controls wrong way around-just lazy.
Economy with performance
2006 hdi has been fault less returning 50 mpg on average (checked every 10,000km). The safety options exceed most other cars of same vintage and the speed limiter has meant I have kept my licence given the acceleration that this 2 litre diesel delivers. Handle corners and everything else the last 7 years has thrown at it. Great car
Have to move front seats forward to be able to fold back seats flat to gain greater load space
After sales service?
307 promises the earth and delivers an atlas.
build quality is poor. Diesel filter problems plague Peugeot and Citroen diesels in this country. Common faults include just stopping because the filter collapses blocking fuel flow.Trim bits fall off. Early cars had the carpet cut too short in the factory. As a result the edge of the carpet pulls out from te scuff plate on the door jamb
Air bag lights coming on is another common problem.
suspension clunks caused by faulty shock absorbers or the font hubs machined too small - many of the latt...
A Good Car, Without a Doubt
I've had the petrol 2 litre 307 for about 4 years; in that time it hasn't missed a beat while on the road. It's powerful (I drive hard) and has good performance at start-off and overtaking. Economy is less ideal at about 11.6 l/100km around town (a gentler driver might do better).
There is a certain cache in driving a French car in Australia that the Japanese cars can't match. The styling influence in clearly drawn from the Pininfarina-designed 407, with it's large toothy grill; appearance-wise I like it better than the newer and more advan...ced 308. I've used it for city and interstate drives and it's always comfortable and quiet. The seats are also large and comfortable with long leg travel (I'm a big guy), and finding comfort in a small car was difficult at purchase time; in fact, only the Pug met the criteria out of the various cars I looked at. In over four years the car hasn't developed any annoying buzzes or rattles or vibrations. Things I don't like are the bonnet release being on the left side of the car, how jam-packed everything in the engine bay is so that I can't change a light globe myself, and the high cost of Peugeot-unique parts (a new rubber brake pedal has just cost me $63) and servicing (about $500 for a major service). I don't know how bad Peugeot is for these things and maybe other car makers charge a lot as well. The fold-down rear seats require the removal from the car the seat base, and even then the folding backs don't lie flat. Do I like the car overall? Yes, I like it a lot; it has personality when many cars don't and comes across as a friend (for the anthropomorphically-minded reader out there). It been excellently reliable and has done everything I've asked of it, and in comfort. PS My previous cars have been: Ford Capri, Ford Escort RS2000, VB Commodore, Ford Fairlane(s), Ford Laser. The 307 and RS2000 are equal for fun to drive, the last Fairlane was the most comfortable and roomy, the Capri and RS2000 were head turners but noisy and basic. The Laser was reliable but basic. I gave 4 stars instead on five because I figure that various luxury cars would have to be better, but the Pug is better than average in its class.
The spare tyre set up is disastrous I am unable to lower the tyre myself as both times it has become stuck and then when lowered the cable has snapped and it costs a few hundred each time to have it fixed meaning that the tyre takes up most of the boot while I wait for the parts to come in to fix it. I HATE this car and I think it is ugly too-the quality is so poor I wonder where it is made? Must say though have had many different cars incl BMW and Mercedes and it has the most comfortable seats I've ever had.
drives well, very comfortable seat...
The pug becomes your friend. It looks after you on a cold and dark highway many miles from anywhere. You can be lucky or unlucky when it comes to Pug quality and reliability - I was lucky!
Safe and "planted" feel; lovely shape (first model only); handles well for a seemingly heavy car.
no grunt; no low-down torque; terrible city-car but great highway cruiser; difficult to park; still can't get the aircon/heater to work properly as in switch it off.
Questions & Answers
car drives as if the break is intermittently being applied
I am driving a Peugeot 307 cc 2007 model. I just got the replacement gearbox so now the mechanic is having a problem on how to install the gearbox as one of the cables that are suppose to be connected to the gear are short so is there anyone that can be able to help me with this problem as I am struggling to install the gearbox, Please help me out.
I'm sorry I'm not a mechanic!
|Category||Convertibles, Wagons and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||4 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||80kW @ 5800rpm|
|Max Torque||147Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||France|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2005|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2009|
|Replaced by||Peugeot 308|
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