You'll love this car if you want considerable road presence; a massive boot; you are not worried about the badge on the car; and you want a comfortable ride at reasonable mpg. The fact that it isn't one of the traditional badged marques means you can buy an 05 plate or earlier at a heavily discounted price. Lots of toys to play with and a DVD facility and sat nav which seem to work well.
Front and rear parking sensors are useful in urban areas and the rear electronic blind is extremely handy in cutting out glare of rear headlights or ignoring tailgaters.
The lack of them on the UK roads also makes them stand out a little more.
This is not a speedy middle management racer car to show off with at the local fete - it is more designed for comfort driving and long distances. Around town it can be a little clumsy but all in all it is a lot of car for the money.
Main problem is costs of repairs and servicing. £260ish for a new tyre; valve sensors at £70; particulate filters and so on etc means you know exactly what that smile is all about when they greet you at the Peugeot service centre. Alot of the parts are Peugeot only so you cant shop around as such. Still - after the initial shock of the cost of putting the car back into perfect working order - it is reliable and sensible motoring. Great for family use.
I have been a huge Peugeot fan for 15 Years and have had a 205 305 405 406 806 and now 607. After having a peugeot 406 Hdi and covering 300K+ miles I couldn't wait to get my hands Peugeot's flagship model. To start with i was not disappointed loads of room and gadgets aplenty i was over the moon... then the problems started New clutch assembly and floating fly wheel at 55k, new starter at 65k, New hydraulic tappets at 70k and finally new cooling fans at 75k. Not to mention intermittent faults with the cruise control and door mirrors refusing to come back out. It takes forever to get appointments at the local dealer and up to a week to get the car fixed every time. It is not half the car of my old 406 that i trusted completly and raved about for years. Very disappointed and intend to migrate to another manufacturer for my next car
I bought this car for its space and comfort. It has supplied both. There is very little depreciation as it is 6 years old.
The electrics are well maintained and all work - in one case too well (the tyre sensor). At some stage in its life, the car has had a new tyre fitted, but who ever did the work removed the sensor.
This causes the car to think that the tyre is flat even though it is the spare giving me a signal each time I switch it on.
If there is a problem then it the extortionate price of Peugeot-only spares.
The cost of running it is comparatable with any other 3.0-litre V6.
My family and I are very impressed with the car.
In my previous posting (13/03/2008) I said that BMW wins on depreciation. But I thought about it, checked my figures and realised that it isn't so. I compared the new and 3 year old prices for a BMW 530i Auto with all the options that are standard on the 607 V6 Exec. It more or less compares with a V6 Exec 607 if burning rubber when leaving traffic lights is not very important.
The BMW sales price is £43,000 - I could probably have bought it for £40,000 3 years ago - and trade it in now for £17,000. That is about 57% depreciation. The 607 sales price is £29,000 - I paid £26,000 - and I can probaly trade it in for £9,000. That's 65% depreciation - a faster rate than the BMW.
But the depreciation in pound notes, not as a percentage, is £23,000 (about £7,700 per year) for the BMW while the 607 depreciation is just £17,000 (£5,700 per year). And I had £14,000 in the bank earning interest for three years.
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