I have just crashed my 407, but its safety standards are superb. The laminated windows stopped me from going out the window, because I wasn't wearing my seatbelt.
The only trouble with the Executive trim is the centre console - I have counted all the buttons and there are over 51 buttons on it. I really like my satellite-navigation screen - you can watch DVDs, videos, and TV.
I was previously a Mercedes driver but liked the new design (and cost) of the 407.
I got a deal on a nearly new 407 and have been pleasantly surprised. I feel the car needs a little more grunt low down as the power seems to kick in between 3000rpm and 4000rpm. Perhaps it's just me but this is the only complaint I have. I intend to try the new coupe and the 607 at an early date.
Reaching retirement. I chopped in my 3L S Type Jag + my wife's Focus against a 407 as being a compromise for us sharing one car. I am amazed how well it works.
The space and refinement matches the Jag, the handling and fun compares to the Focus and the performance falls well past the middle.
My first diesel has totally changed my views & fully converted me. The 407 makes today's family car the equal of yesterday's luxury sport saloon.
Only disappointment is that economy is far short of claimed figures, I was expecting vauxhall Zafira fuel gauge.
Bonus is that bold different styling also a compromise - retro modern has been achieved.
I have lost count of the cars owned over 40 years - ranging from the humblest to most lavish - but none have been more pleasantly suprising thsn the 407.
All round a fantastic car. Build quality is first class and the diesel unit is superb, although not as good as the statistically identical Honda accord of a colleague.
My company use of the car dictates a 50/50 mix of motorway and central london driving, and regularly produces 43mpg returns.
The long dash and seemingly long nose do take some time to get used to, but once you do, all other cars seem very claustrophobic in the cabin by comparison. The seats are not as comfortable as my last car (Laguna) but are electrically operated and seeming infinitely adjustable, so getting comofortable isn't much of a problem
The biggest down point is that there is a real lack of storage in the cabin for drinks etc, with just the single cup holder adjacent to the handbrake, and place anything taller than a 330cl can there and chaging gear becomes a task.
One watch point - a colleague has the Executive version with colour sat-nav, which has now been back to the dealer six times for various probelms with the operation.
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