Must be the best bargain for car the enthusiast. Feels like £45k. Twin turbo v6 diesel hand built. Really well made, beautiful, a great drive, 33mpg on shorter journeys vs 43mpg on the motorway. Fantastic interior, spec, 6 sp auto box, engine. Something to look forward to everyday. Beats BMW 3 and 5 series in character and value. Feels more like my friends 6 series. CLK dull in comparison. Bit like a mini Jaguar. Journalists dont seem to get it as they seem to find it adifficult car to pigeonhole so seem to write it off (JC). A mature car. Feels like my old Mercedes 560sec in character. Fantastically heavy doors. Loads of road presence. Slightly larger in scale than other cars. Enjoyed the 2.2 petrol manual as well, lighter by 200kg. In the end a nearly new GT for £20k swung it for me. Dont believe the windscreen prices. Only minor gripe is parking sensors that tell me after the event when stopping enthusiastically. Cannot recommend it high enough. Dont know how PSA make a profit. Buy it before they stop making it.
My requirements were for a new (preferably nearly new) car for work to replace my 53-plate company Audi A3 130 TDI. My budget was £25,000 and I was buying privately.
I was sorely tempted by a pretty 54-plate Mercedes C320 CDI estate for £23,000 which went like a rocket, but was poorly specified, having cloth seats. BMWs were dismissed as I like to get let out of juctions!
In the end, the 407 coupe was leagues ahead of the competition in all sorts of ways. A deal was done for a black 55-plate GT HDi with red leather interior. I have now completed 5000 miles in the car and it is fantastic.
I was surprised how much was included within the car's list price at the low £30,000 mark, let alone the £20,000 I paid.
The twin-turbodiesel motor is reminiscent of my old V8 Mercedes 560SEC in its bottom end torque delivery. The doors are very heavy, just like the old Mercedes coupe (which I like).
It is a fast and a very quiet cruiser with 80mph coming up at around 2,000rpm. The car averages 40mpg on a fast motorway run and 35mpg in normal driving. The six-speed auto is excellent.
The hand-stitched leather interior is in a quality league of a car of much higher price. In all, the Peugeot design team seem to have put an unusual amount of effort in the detailing and design. I am slightly at a loss how they can make a profit on the vehicle.
I intend to keep it for a good while yet.
Having owned many BMW's in recent years, I was somewhat hesitant to buy a Peugeot 407 V6 Hdi GT Coupe. I need have had no such concerns. Everything about the car is excellent - the looks, the equipment levels, and most of all, the engine. What a cracker! It offers effortless performance in a supremely relaxed and quiet manner. Why on earth did I bother to spend all those extra thousands of pounds buying BMW's ? Time will tell whether my initial delight is well founded.
After test driving the car and falling in love with it my husband bought me one. It is a fantastic looking car and certainly turns heads. It's great to have a car that is not common on the road. I love the way the driver's seat position can be memorised. The adjustments on the front seats is great as I am only 5ft tall so I can have the perfect driving position for me. I find it very comfortably on long jouneys. I very rarely let my husband drive it as it is my car.
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