I currently own the SE 180. But not for much longer!. The reason is the running cost. Forget what Peugeot say about this car as you only get between 20-24 MPG town driving and 30 MPG ( at a push ) motorway.
The car does look and feel perfect, open the roof in 30 seconds and it has definate possing power. But the downsoide is the 180 BHP engine ... it does not feel like a 180 BHP. Ok so you have a lot of extra weight to carry with the roof mech, but it does lack performance. The other main problem i found was in heavy rain, the seals did leak, and leaked right over the side airbags!. So dont ever jet wash the cars.
So what is plus about the car. It looks great, 5disk auto cd changer, 17inch alloys, auto wipers, auto headlamps, engine is very very quite.
Would i reccomend to bug one? No. I would go for the saab 93 convertable instead.
I have owned this car for over 18 months and have covered 26,000 miles, much of which has been motorway use. I love the car's looks and have had no trouble with it at all. The roof mechanism has been trouble-free and the car's equipment has given good service.
The only criticism would be of the performance which, whilst OK, doesn't really match the car's sporty looks. However, whilst the acceleration may not be enough to blow your wig off, once up to speed it cruises comfortably with little wind noise with the roof in either position. Wind buffeting with the windows down is quite bad, but lifting the glass stops 95% of it, even at high speeds.
I previously owned a 406 Coupe 3.0-litre and the performance of the 307 CC obviously cannot compare with that. However, what it lacks in oomph, it makes up for in sheer fun. By the way, my wife and I are now a kid-free zone again, so the back seat normally houses only my golf clubs!
I intend to replace it with a new model in 12 months time, so this speaks for itself.
Had this car for nigh on five months now and it`s beginning to `loosen up`. Only one minor niggle - the driver`s window did not retract sufficiently to comfortably open the door. That has been fixed under warranty.
M.p.g. is still a tad disappointing but, hey! everything else is excellent.Peugeot advertise this as a sports car. I`d say it would be better to market it as a sports tourer. It can`t be compared with the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes in terms of performance or equipment but it is an excellent tourer which provides the driver and passengers with a safe and very comfortable environment and is good value for money.
Having share-driven this model from Scotland to the south of France and back again without one hitch, I can comfortably and sincerely give it the thumbs up.
Ride quality is great with no sore-back syndrome after many hours at the wheel. This car is fantastic with the roof down, and looks very posey. The diagonal LED rear lights are excellent, providing a bright light as well as looking very positively different.
I've just driven this car through some of the worst snow I have seen in years and the traction control was superb, I was leaving so many much more expensive cars eating my snow spray which was a delight.
All-in-all, it's a superb motor in the sun and snow, top up or down, I love it so much so I have called her Patsy after Joanna Lumley' character in Absolutely Fabulous as she has style, sophistication but can still pack a punch when she when required.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!