Buy one! It's that simple. No, I don't work for Peugeot, but I've been so utterly impressed with this car I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a 607 to anyone.
I've spent a lot of time in the car, notching up 80,000 miles over the last two years. The 2.0HDi, although not hugely powerful, has enough go in it to rack up the miles without getting you frustrated. Set the cruise control, and it will provide you with an utterly relaxing experience.
If you want a boy-racer testosterone-mobile, look elsewhere! If you're after relaxed civilisation in a roomy, comfortable cruiser, you've found it.
Arguably the only criticism is the car's ability to munch tyres. 17-inch wheels with a car of this size and weight means an expensive tyre with a relatively limited life.
The standard equipment is excellent and has been trouble-free. The satellite-navigation has proved its worth on numerous occasions, and the sound from the six-disc CD player is excellent.
The service I've received from the local Peugeot dealership (Hawkins Peugeot) has been first class. In fact, it's been so good that I'm sticking with a Peugeot (an 807) for my next car.
Peugeot has made one major mistake, though. They now only make the 607 with 3ltr engines which, as a company car driver, makes it a totally unfeasable option due to tax, emissions, and economy.
In summary, if I were able to buy the same 2.0 HDi S Executive again, I would - today.
I have had this car for three years. The car cost £21,000 new, and the trade-in value with 45,000 miles is only £6500.
The average fuel economy is 37mpg. It's a very heavy car which goes through lots of tyres, which in turn are expensive. Several electrical problems have meant it has needed two new stereos, and the electric boot release has been replaced three times.
For a big car, it's easy to drive, giving a satisfactory ride, although you do feel the bumps in roads.
It also has a massive boot, which is easy to access.
Would I have another one? No.
I had the 2.2 diesel which took me to Surrey and back (with fuel to spare) on one tank. I actually covered 650 miles from full until the reserve light flashed, the first time I've ever covered this distance on one tank.
It looks a lot better than the disproportinate 407 although the 'nostril' foglights on revised versions look odd. Equipment abounds inside although cabin space isn't what it should be considering the overall size of the car. I had to consult the handbook in order to open the boot, bizarrely, you have to press the 0 in 607 to access it, more 007 than 607.
The ride is compliant although passengers complained that it was bumpy. The chassis does its job (based on the old 605 apparently) although it isn't very agile. A great mile-muncher for long-distance drivers.
The 607 is a very underrated car.
It is criticized for the depreciation from new, yet not acknowleged as a good second-hand buy. I run an 04-reg 2004 model as a company car, so depreciation is not a concern to me.
The car is good-looking, very roomy, especially in the back, with excellent legroom and shoulder room.
The boot is massive - 600 litres. It has useful storage cubbies and a ski hatch, and also folding rear seats.
Additionally, there is good storage, with a cooled glovebox, centre armrest storage, pockets on the seat back and cupholders aplenty.
Colour sat-nav, electric seats and boot lid, climate control, cruise control, auto lights and wipers, dimming mirrors, rear parking sensors and a six-CD changer are all standard items.
I added black paint and xenon headlights, which are excellent.
It's an excellent motorway car, very refined with low background noise levels. The 2.0 HDi engine is very smooth, with linear power delivery. However,due to this, the car probably feels slower than it really is.
The average fuel economy of 42mpg is excellent for such a big car, the 80-litre tank means around 750 miles between stops.
It's still a rare sight on UK roads, which adds an air of exclusivity to driving one.
There is nothing that makes me think bits will fall off; the car remains well built and rattle free.
I would definitely consider the 607 for my next car. It is an excellent cruiser with good high-speed ride.
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