I have owned this car for the last 3 years and in all fairness running costs have been minimal and the car meets all my needs.
I am now entering a period where everything seems to be going wrong which includes Headlights blowing on a consistent basis, a squeeling clutch whenever I pull off which I have been told is the clutch release bearing and I will need a new clutch to remove the squeak and within the last 2 months I have a leak in the Driver side footwell which 3 garages cannot pinpoint where the problem is coming from. The floor at times squelches.
Time I feel to trade it in a do without the stress. If anyone has envcountered these problems and knows a remedy to fix it, let me know.
i have owned this car since september 2004 its now january 2008 its the best car i have ever owned. Peugeot are discontinuing this model for the 308 so ive decided to purchase a 307 1.6 hdi 110s which i have test driven andbought ,it has got a mountain of work to do to keep up with my 2.0 hdi 110s 53 plate .one fault in 3 and a half years Diesel additive light needed topping up at a cost of nearly 200 pound which included configrating(setting the computor)Ihave three more days left with my 2.0 then i pick up my 07 plate 1.6 if it is half as reliable i lll be well pleased in the mean time wish me luck and i hope to be driving this car for another 3 and half years .ill get bac soon to give a review on this watch this space
I got my 52 reg in Feb ’07 @ 24k miles with FSH at a Peugeot dealer. Its now at 38k. Faults include;
ABS light coming on & showing various faults. Knocking noise from the engine under acceleration which is intermittent & inaudible to Peugeot technicians Knocking noise from rear suspension & from steering column / dashboard Exhaust manifold gasket broke Poor starting when left over night in cold weather, even though its kept in a garage High oil consumption (no leaks or smoke) Passenger seat doesn’t click back on the slider – somethings come loose that you have to push along the rail
The engine & transmission refinement can be described as agricultural, the driving experience is dull, build quality is very poor & the only thing the car does reliably is to develop further faults. Oh, and the dealer back-up is shambolic.
Having spoken to other 307 owners, its common for exhausts & clutches to fail at about 40k miles so I’m getting rid. Fault free, on a good day, the cars worth £4,500 – this time next year I reckon I’d be lucky to get £2k.
On the upside the car is fast, is phenomenally well equipped for its class. Although I hardly drive it like a nun would, I still get 45mpg. The average consumption stays around 33-35 mpg.
All in all, however, if it wasn’t for the need to carry luggage & passengers, I would rather transport myself from A to B by sticking a firework up my behind and pointing myself in the appropriate direction.
I am 22 and this is my second Peugeot.
I have driven a Ford Focus estate 03 plate and a Ford Escort (H reg). My Peugeot 307 sw se is the best car i have ever touched. It is an 03 plate and has done 48,000 miles it's still under warranty and the local Regal dealership is fantasic.
My Peugeot is very quiet, very spacious, very well equipped and looks awesome with blacked out windows and wind guards fitted. My girlfriend loves it cause trips to ikea are a doddle!
I have 1.6 16v engine and performs a lot better than the focus 1.6 Zetec i had, also the ride is really smooth and very quiet compared to the Focus. Only little problems have occured with the car but Regal had solved them all under warranty. They were nothing major and I had my car back in a few hours.
I still get 35MPG which is great.
Just wish the newer ones looked better as I am not so keen on those. Also, why doesn't Peugeot do an estate gti? I love estate cars and will never settle for a small car. Peugeot should do a car to rival the Vauxhall VXR estate - I would buy it now.
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