I bought this car (new)April 2007 firstly on the value, as to get anything like the same level of equipment on an Audi, Merc or BMW would have cost me at least an extra ten thousand pounds and they don't do the jag with auto. So far everything still works as new. I have done 30,000 miles in it now. I enjoy driving it, the sat-nav is far superior to any of the others except the Jag. The in-car phone is also far superior to any of the others I tried or we own. It has taken a long time for the engine to run in properly, but the mpg figures are improving all the time. I took it to France with 5 people & a top box, still managed 34 mpg!I wish I could get it to do 550-600 miles/tank which I used to get with my old 406. Faults: Useless in snow, but then we don't get much these days. Heavy tyre wear on the front, I have never before had to replace tyres @ 20,000 miles, rears still on originals. On tyres though, it has a real spare wheel, unlike it's more expensive competitors and if you don't think that's important, wait until you get a flat on the motorway! run-flats, tyre foam & wheelbarrow wheels-HAH! Cheapskate, impractical and bad design! A knocking from the rear suspension @ 20,000 done under warranty at service. I am happy with this car and will probably own it for many years, or at least until 90,000 miles :).
I inherited this car as a comp vehicle and have found it to be a competent motorway cruiser. Suffers from poor turbo lag but accelerates well in 2nd and 3rd. Well specked car that could be much more. No reliability issues and auto lilghts, wipers and warnings very useful.
I've done 47K and it's 2.5 years old. Rather than drone on for ages about how poor the car is I'll sum it up with a points for and points against.
Points For: 20,000 mile service interval and the glass roof gives the car a feel of space and air without the inconveinence of a sun-roof. Points against: Ride, steering, fuel economy, interior build quality, parts availability, poor tyre life, windscreen washer bottle lasts about 1 hour when headlamps are on, steering wheel (when adjusted for comfort) blocks out the top part of the speedometer. Wing mirrors rattle, windscreen wipers don't sweep properly above 55mph, wind noise, engine noise, tyre noise interior rattles, lots of random faults which never appear at the garage, faults, faults and more faults and dealers who are incable of fixing any of them but can explain them away with some fantastic stories.
This is my first and last Peugot.
What should have been a positive review, is now a critical review due to total lack of support received from Peugeot's customer care in relation to a serious fault.
At just 25,000 miles the car is experiencing clutch slippage - the remedy is a new clutch at a cost of £817!! This a 2 year old car, a new clutch at this age is totally unacceptable.
Peugeot only cover a clutch up to 20,000 miles, a conveniently low limit. Such a part is wear and tear but a quality must still apply, 20,000 miles is does not demonstrate a quality and reliable limit whatsoever.
Peugeot's customer service team refused to help whatsoever, referring back to the 20,000 mile limit. Peugeot are near bottom for reliability and customer care, clearly they are not concerned about this and it won't be long before they occupy bottom position.
"The Drive of your Life". Surely, they could be done for Trade Description breaches.
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