I bought the car with 18,000 miles on the clock and it was legit 3 yrs old. Within 6months I had to replace the bushes due to a banging noise. When I went to buy from a Peugeot dealer they told me what was wrong! They knew what the problem was. Now I have a "DEPOLLUTION problem Faulty". Another known problem. 2001-2003 models have a problem with the Cat. I have been told to change the Diesel filters! I can't get more than 50mph at any time! Can anyone help! My car only has 25,000 miles on the clock! What I will say is the car is one of the best I have driven. I have had a BMW and Merc.
I've owned this car for almost 2 yrs and was impressed at first by its looks and performance, but quite quickly the performance detiorated, eventually ending in the turbo packing in. Also from day one the particle filter warning light was always on even though it was checked out on several occassions. The low tyre pressure and tyre puncture warning lights have a mind of thier own along with the air pollution filter. Will not be buying a Peugeot the next time.
I own a 55 Reg 407, and it is currently showing 85000 miles on the clock. I am the second owner, and have so far not had any trouble with it. I am 6ft 5 and can easily get comfortable behind the wheel, although my driving position does mean there is no legroom, and I have to have the seat so low that there’s no room for the passenger’s feet behind me. The boot is a good size and shape, and the rear seats fold completely flat for more space. The one I have is the 2.0 HDi 136. It’s quite a fast car, and the engine is perfect when overtaking, or cruising on the motorway. The only thing I don’t like about the engine is that it’s quite flat at low revs. If you leave it in 2nd when you’re rolling up to a roundabout and pull out then the turbo doesn’t kick in quickly enough, so it can be dangerous, as you don’t pull away as quick as you were expecting. The car drives really well, its not that much fun to throw around, but it does hold the road, and the ride is always comfortable. My car has the RT3 built-in Sat Nav and phone, if you ask me the first owner must have been mad to pay £1500 for this option as the Sat Nav is rubbish, you can’t input postcodes! The phone is equally as bad, and this system also means for have (and I’ve counted) well over 50 buttons just on the dashboard. I seem to have been one of the lucky ones, as I’ve not suffered any of the problems that most people seem to have had. All I can say is make sure it’s a good one if you’re buying used.
This car is a death trap!! I took mine in for a routine service at the local dealer and they impounded the car immediately. The lower ball joint had disintergrated and both of the track rod ends had to be replaced. All of the brake pads had to be replaced 6 thousand miles early (and there was no warning from inside the car despite there being sensors in the pads) So I did my research and found some interesting results, the car is well known for the ball joint failing, in fact several cars in France have overturned because of this problem. I am now onto my dealer demanding my money back! In my oppinion this car is a total waste of money and is a death trap!
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Had this car for 90k from new. A 56 plate. In over 2,000,000 miles driven this one has broken down the most of any car I have had. DO NOT get a 2.0…