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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 16v GLX 5dr

    Jason Anderson Date: 11/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.6 HDi 110 SE 5dr

    adrian batty Date: 08/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my partner's car. When looking for a 307, I went for a 55-reg which is the facelift one with the newer electrics. I bought it as an ex-demo with 6000 miles in August 2006.

    To date, with 20,000 miles on the clock, this car has not missed a beat. There have been no probelms at all. It returns excellent fuel economy - I average 51mpg.

    Everything electrical still works and being the SE model, there is a lot that could go wrong, so I think the facelift ones from 55-reg on are far better than the earlier models, where there seems to be a lot of trouble.

    I would buy another Peugeot when I change this one, probably a 308 or 207 with the same 110bhp HDi engine, which is brilliant.

  • 1.6 16v SE 5dr

    William Anstey , . Date: 07/12/2007
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I picked up a 307 today as a hire car, and within 100 yards I wasn't happy. The 1.6 engine is slow to respond and revs without doing much.

    The clutch is not progressive enough and the gearbox is very vague and notchy. I got to the office car park, went for reverse, and crunch (no, I didn't crash it). You have to be absolutely stationary before selecting reverse or it crunches its way into gear.

    I took the car out a little later and the drive is utterly average. The brakes are too sharp, the steering is lifeless and the car does not inspire any confidence.

    There are far too many stalks on the steering column and the buttons on the centre console are too small.

    I have had a new Astra for five months and it was a joy, partly because it was a nice torquey diesel, but mostly because it is a better car in every way. Roll on my new Focus.

  • 1.6 HDi 110 S 5dr

    Alan Rathbone Date: 06/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I replaced my 54-plate 206 1.4 Zest with an ex-dealer 55-plate 307 HDI110 S model.

    Firstly I chose the late 2005 facelifted model, as I knew that there are electronic problems with the earlier 307 models. The late 2005 models have Bosch electronics which appear to be very reliable indeed (I was comparing my 307 to a new Honda Civic which seems to have the same kit)

    As for the 1.4 engines mentioned on here, these seem to be touch and go when it comes to reliablity - although it seems to be more the ECU software being mince.

    The 1.6 HDI engine is absolutely fantastic, I get 56.9mpg on average.

    Build quality is OK, its far better than the 206 I have to say. The driving position is usually a bit weird on these French vehicles, I've got used to it as I have driven Peugeot Partners, Experts and currently have a Renualt Kangoo for work.

    I've generally found Peugeot to be very reliable, I only use my car at weekends now, but I have driven over 30K each year in their vans and they only required front tyres and pads after 40K (and thats hard driving!)

    I certainly won't be giving up my 307 for a Golf!

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