Peugeot 307 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 : )
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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...
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.
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 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.
Will definitely look at the 308 for my next vehicle; these cars are just better overall compared to Volks, Citroen, GMH and Ford offerings.
Fuel consumption, comfort, steering, climate control. The height of the vehicle gives sense of security in traffic, and the safety features are highly commended.
Agree with others, the handling/suspension not as great as 306, carpet at door seal lifted on day one, headlamps need replacing too often (and high $$$).
Very happy with the overall car Bucket seats with leather interior, cruise control, 6 stack CD, fog lights, sunroof, etc. It gets about 500km a tank in city about 700 country driving. No problems with the electronics car is now 3 years old. tyre noise is bad when tyres are half worn out new tyres fixed this. now no noise. The two doors swing right out you always have to be carefull as the can get away from you and hit cars parked next to you.
smooth ride, great feel, small look but very spacious interior
Two door version is very hard to get in the back
The Peugeot 307 has never disappointed me with it's futuristic design and ability to go for longer. It cruises comfortably on the highway although manouvering it can sometimes be a problem, due to it's larger-than-normal-small-car size. It seats five adults without complaint and the dashboard is beautiful. An excellent car, especially if you love diesel.
Sleek and stylish; comfortable interior; quiet engine; econonmic with fuel; choice of diesel or petrol; quality French brand.
Because it isn't such a popular brand like Ford or Holden, spare parts can sometimes be difficult to find. However that is nothing compared to the car itself.
Nice car but if I had my time again I would have purchsed the Subaru Liberty GT. Fun with the roof down but because the Australian sun is so fierce you can't really have the roof down in the middle of the day without asking for sunburn! The boot just fits the Phil & Teds pram and a couple of bags of shopping with the roof up. Our wiper blades are really noisy too.
Luxurious interior. Back seat can fit a baby capsule/seat
No guts. Expensive to change tyres, have to replace every 12 months or so, every 20 000kms approx. Service very expensive, 40 000km service was over $800!
I really love this car which has been our "family" car for 4 years now. Kids growing bigger now so need to upgrade, more for the luggage space than for the footroom. Have looked at some wagons (eg Outback) which don't have as much room in the backseat, or the boot. Will be sad to part with this little beauty.
Good looking, economical, nice big fuel tank, very roomy for what looks like a small car
Have had some ongoing, minor electrical problems (eg indicator and tail light globes blowing regularly), "over-cancelling" problem with indicator stalk fixed for free by dealer, even outside of warranty (known problem with these cars)
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
|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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