I bought a 2 lite HDi 3 years ago at 11 months old. The reliability has been flawless and the drive is reasonable, but despite a relaxed commute to work each way on A roads and the motorway I struggle to get the promised 40 mpg(when they testing it for economy they must have taken all the heavy rear seats out). Comfortwise the front seats are great but the rears are uncomfortable for adults. The seats are very heavy to remove, and Peugeot should provide a trolley. The interior is the usual bland gloomy grey of most cars. The plastics in the 807 scratch very easily, and there is so much of it a more durable type would have been better. It's just failed its second MoT test on brake discs after only 47,000 miles, headlight bulb and wipers. The disc problem seems to be common with Citroen and Peugeot because I previously owned a Citroen ZX, XM and Peugeot 406 and they went through discs like nobody's business, despite mostly long distance motorway journeys. Last year I extended the warranty by 2 years which was fortunate because the electric window motor for the passenger front is now faulty, even though it's hardly been used. The car was a practical choice at the time but running it as a daily driver for 3 years has been expensive on fuel. I probably would have been better off with a medium sized MPV like the VW Touran, Ford S-Max or even a comfy estate car and a trailer.
In June this year I sold my Mazda 6 Estate and purchased a 2005 Hdi Executive with 50k on the clock. I had done my research before buying. I had read most of the review sites such as Parkers and they all seemed broadly positive.
The 807 could have been brilliant. It has ample space, a refined drive and plenty of power. It should be delivering a great family drive. What it actually delivers is a masterclass in electrical and mechanical incompetence.
My local dealer has had my car on three ocassions. This was because I dutifully followed the instructions in the manual to take the car to a dealer in the event an antipollution fault warning came on. The first time it happened something had to be done to the turbo.On the following two occassions the dealership could find nothing wrong.
The antipollution fault happens all the time I take it on the motorway. It has almost become routine. After a while it goes away - only to return two or three days later. I have disabled the alarm, as it had a mind of its own. I have an ongoing problem with the drivers seat moving of its own accord. There are a number of people who have positively reviewed this car. I can only imagine that the standards on the production line are indifferent at best. Buying an 807 is like playing Russian roulette - and the chances are you will be buying a lemon.
Owning the 807 has been like a return to the dark ages. I will never buy a French car again.
Love the car, lots of space and easy access with electric doors, I brought the car with a factory bench seat three seats in the third row, but now i am having trouble finding a baby car seat to fit without buckle crunch!!!!!!!!!!! Can any one help
We have the 807, 2.0-litre HDi SE with automatic gearbox, and it's going after 9 months of ownership. Here's why:
Roomy, comfortable, good looks, seating layout, equipment levels, great stereo, storage.
- Auto gearbox - high revving, undecided, noisy, thirsty (24mpg) and useless for a quick getaway - needs 2500 revs to move off! Gearbox should change gears in under 1 second, ours took 3seconds. New hydraulics unit fitted by dealer fixed this, but could do nothing about mpg figures.
- Electric Doors - ours could easily crush a child. Both only avoid a crush when faced with my 15 stone bulk. They would crush my wife, and nearly have done.
- Electrics - flaky. Umpteen messages of errors from low oil to doors open and alarm has mind of its own.
- Climate control - You need a PhD to work out how to get the blower to work.
- Turning circle - worse than my Transit van. Honestly.
- Trim - poorly secured on every part of the interior from seats to doors. Door pillar plastics to be secured by dealer - never were.
- Tyre wear - front tyres both wearing on outside edge of tyre, checked by dealer, no fault found apparently.
Expect 30mpg motorway cruising at 60mph (1900 revs)on this autobox, 24mpg around town and dropping to 24mpg on motorways when at 70+mph where revs rise to 3000 and fuel gauge empties before your eyes...
This is a reasonably good car, spoiled by electrical gremlins, poor trim and that horrendous gearbox.
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