My husband and I bought a Peugeot 807 in March 2003. What a big mistake.
We wish now that we had gone for the Toyota Previa. The first year, it was fine - no problems. Then, the second year, we had the water bottle burst and leak all over the computer.
On my husband's way to work it was completely undrivable. Then this year the same thing happened again, and the cambelt has just gone two weeks ago.
It is being fitted with a new engine, the old one was destroyed. You would think a cambelt would last more than 27,000 miles.
I can't wait until we have paid for the car to get rid of it. The service from Peugeot has been pathetic and they didn't even offer us a courtesy car until we complained to head office.
I have had an 807 2.2HDi Zenith from new (05 reg, ex-main dealer). I did 9k miles in first 9 months (dual carriageway driving), then only leisure since, most recently returning from a 'six people up' week in the Lake District. Now done 16k miles. Overall, the car has been excellent - 32.5 mpg long-term mpg including all types of driving. Only faults so far have been roof DVD player losing sound - dodgy wire needed reconnecting, and squeaky aircon fan (parts replaced under warranty). I've also just had the colour SatNav upgraded (dealer fitted software plus 06/07 CD info - £103) - well worth it, as it introduces live traffic jam info, plus 'divert route' feature, plus other cosmetic tweaks.
Build quality OK so far, but clearly not as hi-quality as my previous Alhambra. Sliding doors great, and torquey engine marvellous now it's loosened up - handled Wrynose Pass with six passengers no problem. Only passenger gripe is limited front passenger footwell space (no room to stretch legs on long journies), and the three rows of seats need balancing to get optimum space for all (better legroom in Alhambra). So far, so good.
This is a relaxing car to drive, especially for long distances, with many useful gadgets like automatic wipers and headlights.
The 2.2 Hdi pulls extremely well. It's not a sports car but transports seven in comfort and safety.
The handling is light and precise making this big car feel smaller.
The quality of the plastics is poor for a £24K car with rough edges and brittle feel.
The interior door latch traps your fingers and the door doesn't open far enough.
The electric rear doors are excellent and safe.
The wipers do not clear enough screen, they have not been altered for the RHD version and leave about 20cm of unswept glass.
The rear view mirror is fixed and obstructs your forward view for taller drivers also the seatbelt does not adjust sufficiently high.
Motorway progress is serene with plenty of power for hills and overtaking, the sixth gear reduces revs but does not affect driveablity.
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