Which used Peugeot 307 estate should I buy?
It's simple - go for a diesel. Peugeot makes good diesel engines but wins no prizes for its petrol motors. First came a 2.0 HDi, providing 90bhp or 110bhp. Then, in 2005, Peugeot face-lifted the 307 and introduced 1.6 HDis to replace the 2.0s. The newcomers produced as much power but used less fuel. If you want a petrol engine go for the 1.6 or, better still, the 2.0.
Estate versions of the 307 provide a choice between just two trim levels. Both have a full tally of safety equipment but the higher S models inlcude the alloy wheels and air conditioning missing from the cheaper Style or (post-face-lift) E models.
Buy from independent dealers specialising in estates for the best value, but don't forget that you can also find one or two keenly priced cars on the forecourts of the larger car supermarkets.
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