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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.
  • 1.6 HDi 110 XSi 5dr

    PATRICK o'kane Date: 09/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Definitely not 'the drive of your life'. We've liked the look of this car, it's high spec and have foolishly held onto it in the belief that surely that's the last problem we'll have....but they just keep coming. In the last year it's had a new turbo (at 40k), a new clutch (apparently a common problem with their 'magneto' clutch which squeals), new injectors, been back for a hose that had ruptured and left us stranded as the engine cut out, new CD changer x2, been back for engine rattles following the turbo replacement x3 (and they've still not been able to fix it), had sterring vibration problems. I've probably left a few out.

    Strangely I like the car itself...but please don't make the mistake I made by buying one. Fortunately I had warranty which at least took the financial pain away but the hassle was enormous and as the waranty is now up I'll be gettign shot of it. I'll never buy a Peugeot again and I'd advise others to take the same advice!!!

  • 2.0 16v Rapier 3dr

    Ian Stevens , Dorset . Date: 06/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I can honestly say that owning this car has been the worst experience of my life. Since day one I have had no reverse lights and have constantly suffered with faulting bulbs front, rear and indicator. I've had this car since January 2006 and purchased it for £5995.00 so far I've had three breakdowns in that time, the most recent was on 3/8/08 when the gearbox exploded. My local Peugeot dealer quoted - ready for this - £2,250.00 to fix. The gearbox alone was £2,000 which is probably more than the car is worth I suspect. I sourced a gearbox myself and paid £470.00 for it including shipping and have to pay the dealer £350.00 to fit it. Needless to say I plan to get rid of the car as soon as I can and will probably trade it in for a Toyota Yaris. PLEASE AVOID PEUGEOT AT ALL COSTS - TOO MUCH GRIEF.

  • 1.4 Style 3dr

    Lindsey Harris , East Lothian . Date: 20/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT BUY THIS CAR. I bought it used for £5000 with only 14,000 miles on the clock. I've now had it 12 months and its already cost me a further £1500 in repairs and maintenance including a burst cylinder head gasket, new timing belt, new radiator, sparks plugs etc etc. Every light bulb and windscreen wiper has been replaced twice already and the CARPETS DON'T EVEN FIT. The windscreen wipers don't clear the whole windscreen on the drivers side and my brakes have squealed from day one - with no sign of them quietening down. Save your money - buy anything but a Peugeot.

  • 1.6 16v Rapier 5dr

    Angela Kerr Date: 01/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just sold my Peugeot 307 after 9 miserable months, and was verry happy to see the back of it!

    I graduated from uni, got a great job and thought I'd treat myself to a nice car, after selling my little N-reg Micra. I also, like many other people, bought the car based on its looks.

    The first couple of weeks were OK and I was happy with my new toys like power steering and electric windows... but pretty soon the novelty wore off.

    One of the rear suspension coils went after 2 weeks (£50), the indicator did that annoying thing when you indicate right and it feels the need to indicate left straight after (which nearly caused an accident once or twice!), my brakes failed and made the most disturbing grinding noise, it chugged everytime the engine was turned on and cut out a few times and lastly the clutch went after 35,000 miles!

    Remember, all of this was within 9 months and it had only done 25,000 miles when I bought it (at a 52 reg)!

    I thankfully traded my Peugeot in and, after listening to the reviews this time, bought myself a gorgeous little 2005 Micra, which I love as it reminds me how fun and easy driving should be.

    If you are considering buying a Peugeot 307 really listen to the reviews and DON'T, it will cost you so much money and it will make you very miserable!

Peugeot 307 Hatchback

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