What's the used Peugeot 407 saloon like?
Show the Peugeot 407 a motorway and it will keep you happy all day long. Every engine cruises quietly, wind and road noise are subdued and the ride is comfortable at speed.
Your passengers will enjoy the ride, too, as the cabin will take five of you without too much of a push, although six-footers will find headroom tight in the rear. Being a saloon, it isn't as versatile as a family hatch, but the large boot is family-friendly.
Check you can get on with the driving position - some drivers just can't get comfy. The sheer number of fiddly buttons on the dashboard look confusing, but most owners say they quickly learn the half dozen or so needed for daily driving.
You'll notice that the ride isn't too hot at slower speeds or over broken surfaces. And, the 407 isn't that much better on twisty country lanes where, despite good grip, it's far from agile and the steering is numb.
What used Peugeot 407 saloon will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Peugeot 407 saloon?
You'll struggle to find a cheaper family saloon to service and, should anything go wrong outside the three-year/60,000-mile warranty, Peugeots are one of the cheapest cars to fix, according to Warranty Direct.
V6s apart, all are easy on the juice. The diesels do 46-51mpg and the petrols 31-26mpg.
Which used Peugeot 407 saloon should I buy?
The diesels are far and away the better drive. You'll pay a premium for them, but we think it's worth it, although we'd steer clear of the 2.7 V6 diesel - it's too expensive to buy and to run. Besides, the 2.0 HDi gives you all the smooth, strong performance you need. There's a 2.2 HDi if you want a little more oomph and the 1.6 HDi is a good choice for those on a tighter budget.
There are four petrol engines - a 1.8 (you need to work it hard), a 2.0 (our choice), a 2.2 (second best) and a 3.0 V6 (plush, fast, smooth but pricey).
Even the entry-level S models have seven airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, an alarm, climate control and CD player, so there's no real need to upgrade to SE or SV trim. For leather seats, and much else besides, look for an Executive model.
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