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.
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.
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!
This is the worst experience in car ownership I have ever had. I have traded the car to get rid of it.
At 20,000 miles, the catalyst went & needed replacing; at 25,000 miles the brakes totally failed & need a whole new system. Just outside the three-year warranty and with 66,000 miles on the clock, the flywheel went (£1300), then the clutch (£250) and an injector (£700).
I was advised by Peugeot that I had just been unlucky with the car - they did repair everything under warranty, except the injector, with plenty of arguments. However the injector is still an issue.
I have since been advised by another Peugeot dealer that if it is the injector, this would cost half what my local dealer quoted. I was further advised by another mechanic that the problem was more likely to be a water pump issue.
The car has had a couple recalls which I was failed to be told about, one being braking. FSH on the car and I was told at one of them that my discs needed replacing within 3000 miles - I looked at them and they were fine. 12,000 miles later on at the next service, everything was ticked as being OK!
I would really question anyone buying a Peugeot, and certainly the dealers have been terrible. It's the first and last Peugeot I will ever own, especially as I was told that 66,000 miles was high mileage and to be expected!
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