Overall reader verdict 2 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    2 out of 5 stars

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130 reader reviews for Peugeot 307 Hatchback.
  • 1.4 X-Line 5dr

    David Sharpe , Leicestershire . Date: 18/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought mine secondhand so don't really know if the following bugbears are indicative of a new Peugeot 307:

    1) the gearbox whines 2) there's a flat spot in second gear 3) it has poor rear visibility when parking due to chunky columns 4) the nature of the front wipers when in operation leaves a line of dirt and debris smeared in the centre of the windscreen 5) fuel economy is not good, bearing in mind my previous car (a 1.8-litre Mondeo) 6) on all 307s, the front wings seemd to be out of line with car - do not match up to front doors

    Good points:

    1) the cabin equipment is excellent - I love the LCD display 2) there are airbags aplenty - must be good! 3) an air-conditioned glovebox - I have not used it yet but it will be handy 4) it's a good solid car 5) it feels a safe drive and it handles quite well

  • 2.0 HDi 90 S 5dr

    Rowan Carver Date: 16/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this Peugeot 307 HDI 90 five-door as a hire car for 2 weeks, while my 306 GTi is in for some body work repairs. It is the first "modern" diesel I have driven. Good and bad points as follows:

    Good points: Very practical Huge inside with lots of cubby holes and storage areas Comfortable to drive, although I'm 6ft and feel a little "dwarfed" by the car - not an intimate car by any means

    Not so good points: No power from this 90bhp engine - slow, slow, slow... Drive train shunt in traffic You know you are in a diesel - lumpy idle most prominent

    Overall: Not bad, but nowhere near as fun as the 306, lumpy idle, drive train shunt and lack of power ruin the experience!

  • 1.4 X-Line 3dr

    David Schiavone Date: 11/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this Peugeot 307 about two months ago, before this I used to own a Fiat Brava. Compared with the Fiat Brava, this car is a masterpiece. In my opinion Peugeot has created a really good car.

    I have the 2.0-litre petrol in a three-door version in black. I decided to make it look like a hot hatch and so I have bought all the sports parts. Currently I am in the process of installing the sound at the back of the car to make it look much sportier.

    I have nothing wrong to say about this car, untill now, touch wood, it has always worked fine and without any problems. In Malta a car has to be of high quality since we have a lot of potholes over here! Keep it up Peugeot!

  • 2.0 16v S 5dr

    frank gaunt , brazil . Date: 09/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an excellent car after the Chevies, Toyotas, Mitsubishis etc etc I have had. The roads in Brazil are probably amongst the worst in the world but the 307 is a dream. Equipment is excellent and I have never had a problem.

    When I can find good stretches of road, I cruise around 160-180 kmh and the car has plenty left in it. Overtaking - the trick is to find the right revs in the right range obviously. I have seen a few whinging about this car - all I can say is they have never extended the machine!! This is probably no wonder in Britain and Europe with all the road rules etc. I feel sorry for you all as this car is really a performance-cost wonder for a "small" 2.0 litre vehicle!

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