When it's good, it's very very good and when it's bad it's horrid.
We got our first 807 as an ex-demo, about 6 months after they first came out. On the plus side, the amount of space is amazing (though the seats are heavy and awkward to remove and the mechanisms are a little iffy) and it's a pretty good drive for its size. A drive from Yorkshire to Devon was pretty comfortable for 6 passengers plus a little luggage. The sliding doors are pretty handy too when loading up equipment. It also does quite well on the car boot score, with my partner regularly filling it to the brim.
On the down side it's the most unreliable car ever. The first one we had spent at least 2 of its 6 months back at the dealer. After the fuel gauge failing again (ran out of fuel in the outside lane of the m1 doing 70ish mph) we pushed to reject it. Eventually the dealer came up with a swap. The swap has been better, but also suffered from the faulty clutch/flywheel combination that seems to be a common fault. Fuel economy isn't fantastic either - especially for a diesel.
Overall - The space and driving comfort is good, but following all the problems we've had, we'll not be getting another Peugeot.
Bought the car in April at 3 years old. Forget about the rotten dealer though. The car has been excellent. Needs a bit of a stir to get going but she does with encouragement.
South of France cruise and back without a peep. Economic ofr her size, costs virtually nothing to run , takes the world and his kids and luggage.
Looks fine to me and drives well.
I would recommenmd this vehicle to anyone. But remember sports car it is not
I am so glad this is a company lease car an not one I had paid for!
Bad points (2 years old, 40,000 miles) 1) 30MPG ave 2) Whilst it has never broken down it had a new clutch at 20,000 miles, the hazards jammed on after some hard breaking, its had 6 emergency recalls, the washer unit packed up, two of the seats stopped folding, one of the seat would not release its seatbelt, it has stress "folds" in the two front doors 3) The alloys have tarnished really bad! 4) The plastics around the seats are just criminal, they mark eaisily and come away from the seam frames, then you cant put them back on 5) The factory alarm regulary goes off when locking the door, and only a routine of "lock, unlock, lock" seems to stop it happening)
Good points: 1) The space! with all of the rear seats out I have been able to transport a 250cc motorcycle in the back, do numerous runs to the tip and collect loads of antique furniture without a care in the world 2) Its a great motorway car. The 340 mile trip to Scotland is a breeze and I never feel tired. Cruise control is great and the heated seats are welcome in the winter 3) The rear doors whilst a bit gimmicky are really handy 4) The driving position is fantastic, I am really going to struggle to go back to a saloon car after this one 5) We have had 6 people, plus all the holiday luggage (including a full large roof box) on a 800 mile round trip and the fuel consumption stayed constant and the car pulled OK
We have a model not listed here - an 807 SV 3.0 V6 Auto. The V6 is smooth, quiet and adequately powerful, but the four-speed auto box gets caught out and is rather jerky at times and it is very undergeared. Despite this, it cruises really well up to about 130kph before starting to feel a bit unsettled.
It's surprisingly wieldy, and has very good grip aided by unobtrusive traction control and ABS. Fuel economy is not good - less than 20mpg around town and about 26mpg on a long trip unless you stay off the motorways.
It's now two years old with 52,000km on the clock. We've had a failed coil, the cable that holds the spare wheel under the car broke and a Xenon headlight bulb blew. With 16-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot tyres, tyre wear is acceptable if not brilliant. There's mo courtesy cars here, by the way - dealers offer bicycles on loan... I wonder if they'd let me have seven, one for each seat?
Where this car is brilliant for a big family is its interior versitility. We have had four adults, three children, a wheelchair and a push chair fitted in - we've also fitted in a double bed and a two-seat sofa. I'd give it more stars if the quality of materials was better - the trim doesn't reflect the purchase price of the car. However, the seats are comfortable, and it's a great continental touring car for five people and a mountain of luggage.
It's a great family car marred by inferior build quality and grudging dealer support.
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