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Peugeot 407 Saloon (04 - 11) review

(2004 - 2011)
Peugeot 407 Saloon (04 - 11)
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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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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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