11 December 2013
DO NOT BUY PEUGEOT. I have had numerous problems with this car, and am now taking the bus to get around whilst a £16,000 from new car just sits rusting on my driveway. I have had the car 5 years and it only has 28,000 miles on the clock. In this time I have had de-pollution faults, tyre pressure sensor faults and the dreaded esp/asr fault which will cost around £1200 to fix. I want to give this car to Top Gear to destroy. If I didn’t have a job I would sit outside Peugeot garages and warn people off from going in.
Absolutely rubbish! I bought this car one year ago then suddenly a message appeared on the dashboard about an abs fault, then break system faulty etc. The dealer’s asking for £1000 to repair what is apparently a common problem. Give your money to charity instead of buying this rubbish car.
Well, I am disappointed. I purchased it at 22,000miles and have treated this car with love and respect. I practically live in it as I’m courier. I service it every 10-12,000 miles and I even take it through the expensive car wash (£5 a go). I have had the cam-belt and water pump replaced at the correct time and then, one day, it started mis-firing. Having checked a few things I found the injector on C4 needed replacing so after this was done all seemed well. A few weeks later it began mis-firing again, so I replaced the other three injectors. This seemed to fix the problem, but later that very same day, the mis-fire came back. This mis-leading "anti-pollution system faulty" error actually turned out to be faulty wiring on the engine. Also the lights on the centre console around the fan and heater intermittently come on and off, but mostly off. The notification screen flickers dim, the back seats belt alert doesn’t work and finally, today, 96,486.3 miles, the head gasket has died. This was probably caused by an air-lock in the poorly designed cooling system. The over-heating warning came on so I pulled over immediately and had it checked by the AA. The AA man put a pint of water in and all was good for around 5 hours, but then it started running rough and kicking out white smoke. This car sucks!
This is the worst car ever. It leaks water when it rains, which means stripping the front of car to fix it. The tyre sensors failed after about 1 month of purchase. It is sluggish and really heavy on fuel. It keeps blowing bulbs and throwing different problems up on the computer. I would not buy another Peugeot ever or recommend one to anyone.
Bought this 2007 car with 27000 mls and two previous owners, four days ago from a dealership. This is my first Peugeot and it will probabley be my last! I have been driving for fifty years, mainly Renaults, without any problems, but thought I would have a change - fool that I am! The car appeared OK on the test run and had apparently a clear history. It also has a one year warranty. I am already have great difficuty getting into 1st gear from start up, which is aggravating in traffic, (the dealer suggested trying to go into 3rd gear first!!) I have tried depressing and releasing clutch. The 2nd gear is very notchy too. Tonight it took several attempts to get into reverse gear. The gear box is the worst I have ever had, my shoulder aches. I saw the dealer earlier, who said they will have car in next week as they "may be able to do something." I am a relaxed driver, but the suspension is awful on bumpy roads; it jars up through your spine and neck it feels like the car is being thrown around. The dealer says manufacturers have tightened up the suspension, but the springs break, (I thought that was due to speed humps), due to our bumpy roads. But others say not!! The dealer said the mechanic could loosen suspension a little. WATCH THIS SPACE 20.9.2011.
I purchased my 207GT cc 2nd hand in September 2010. Since then I have had no end of problems. It is very rattly from a cold start especially in the winter, Peugeot have told me this is just how the car is. I also suffer terrible with the car cutting out as you approach junctions or are coming to a stop, the rev counter goes up and the engine just cuts out when it drops. It is very sluggish when you 1st pull off then its like it gets a boost and pulls at propery speed. Peugoet have told me there are no faults and there is nothing wrong with the car. The rear parking sensors only work occasionally and again as no fault shows on the ems they say no fault. All in all I would never buy a Peugeot again as despite these problems being common amoung their cars they don’t seem to acknowledge the problem or want to help to repair.
If I could I would have crushed this car!!! I’ve NEVER had so many problems with a brand new car in my life. I had so many faults with it the list is endless. The one thing that happened was my car wouldn’t start so I had to have it towed to the Peugeot garage in Chiswick (worst place ever), they checked it and gave it back and I didn’t question it and on my way home a light flashed. I called them straight away and they told me bring it right back as it is dangerous to drive!!! I took it back 3 weeks later got it back. I was on a motor way to a friends wedding reception and my car switched off in the middle lane and the hazard lights stopped working! I could have lost my life. It was late and had a few people stop and push it off the road. I had it taken to Peugeot the next morning they kept my car for 3 MONTHS I got it back and 2 weeks later same thing but lucky it was on my road and again they had me pay for it to be towed to them and another 2 months they had it!!!! As I gave the car back I have a print out of all work done to the car it was 5 pages long and while printing the guy was in shock, as was I. This in only 2% of what I’ve been through with Peugeot I regret the day I got it.
Bought 207 April 2009. Nov 2010 required new clutch. Jan 2011 abs light came on, had new sensor fitted to right rear wheel. Had back rear brake light fault on dash, took it back to garage, mechanic told me could be faulty bsi unit and the car has only done 22000 miles, what a heap of rubbish! I wouldn’t touch another Peugeot if it was given to me. I’m going to go back to a Chevvy from now on.
Had this car 8 months, took it for first MoT main dealers wanted £1000 to pass it. Now Radiator leaking due to it being rusty, it’s only done 29,000. Don’t buy one, dealers are rubbish and of no help.
Also have fault on passenger airbag when weather hot. Dealer attributed it to sensor problems and replaced but the following summer problems reoccured and continue to do so. In addition have had to have the battery and alternator replaced at several hundred pounds cost. Had a 106 before this which was mega reliable, not sure i would buy 207 again, even though I love design and interior.
Would give it no stars if I could. Worst car I ever bought. Nothing but problems. Cam belt broke at 29000 miles, cutting the engine out in the fast lane of the motorway! Car less that 3 years old. Alternator has had to be replaced 3 times. Numerous other faults and now at 3 and a half years old the dreaded anti pollution light has come on! I think we should stick it on a tip, I would not inflict this car on anyone. DO NOT BUY A PEUGEOT - MOST UNRELIABLE CAR EVER!!!!
BEWARE!! Avoid the 207 and Peugeot if you can. Bought my 1.6 GT with 27,000 and one former owner. Great for first few months then problems started. Clutch failed at 31,000. Engine Mount bolt failed as well so engine was moving around. Break disks had to be replaced at 33,000. Squeaking noise when pulling away, had to have capillers aligned. Can’t change down to 1st gear from 2nd when slowing in traffic, told this a "part of the cars character". Oil leaks, engine fault lights, issue with drivers door list goes on. I am lucky that the original owner extended the 3 year warranty to 5 year with Peugeot otherwise I would have had a very expensive repair bill. I have to say that the Peugeot dealer near me have fixed everything and only tried to get out of fixing the clutch. Car has been fine now for last few months, touch wood. Will be selling after warranty expires in 2011 and never buy Peugeot again. If you have a 207 still in warranty, extend it. I gave this car 3 stars because it’s quick, cheap to run and insure and has lots of standard equipment. But a modern car should not have so many faults. My Clio 197 I had for 3 years and did 35,000 miles with no faults at all!!
Hi, I bought my 207 brand new back in March 2007. It has been a fantastic wee car to own, never any problems except from the time it lost power and was in ’limp home mode’. But that still doesn’t stop me loving the car, it’s quite brisk out on the open roads and it certainly takes a good thrashing on the b-roads. I opted for the Sport because I felt the ’S’ specification wasn’t as nice as the Sport. For instance, my car has cool metallic inserts on the dash and along the radio and heater controls which was funky, also the seats in the Sport are far better as they are more sporty and comfortable. I used to drive a 1.6i 206 and my 207 is just as fast as the 206. I was going to buy the 1.4i 8v but it was very weedy and underpowered, then I looked at the 1.6 VTi which was superb but once I drove the 1.4 VTi I thought it was powerfull enough for me. Overall its a great wee car, has been a joy to own and drive.. 10/10 from me
Must be the biggest heap of rubbish I have driven in 30 year. Can’t get 1st gear on rolling stops at roundabouts traffic lights etc, just crunches. No power when overtaking. Had the car 5 months, 15,000 on the clock, thought I was getting a good buy NOT LIKELY. Just had it to the dealers today they said there was nowt wrong, picked it up at 5pm, within 300yards 1st gear still crunching goes back in tomorrow. Need help, it’s bought on finance. Give it 1 star, would have been 0 if possible.
If you want a truly honest opinion on the Peugeot 207 then read on...I am extremely bad for writing "essays" but I do get the point across, so please don’t be daunted by the length of my review! I do think people are forgetting that you can easily get a "bad egg" with cars and that doesn’t necessarily mean the car is no good just because they got a dodgy one. I brought my 207 1.6 HDI Sport 6 months ago, upgrading from my little KA Luxury. I miss my KA a great deal; but the only thing I miss is the leather interior! The 207 drives really lovely, I find it a lot more smooth than my KA and even my boyfriend’s "old" (2005) Fiesta. Don’t get me wrong if you compare it to a more executive car like a Jaguar or Audi then yes it’s not as smooth. It is very powerful and nippy despite being a diesel and accelerates more like a petrol. I love the gear change of the car and the overall seating position is great. I love that I can move just about everything to get in the right seating position. It feels big and spacious but is very deceiving in its size when you park it. It has a 5* NCAP safety rating and isofix clips. I have had my baby niece in the car and it is extremely easy to get her seat in and out, with plenty of room for 2 other passengers in the rear, and plenty of boot space for her pushchair etc. The sports seats that come in the Sport and GT models are extremely comfortable. Again I would have loved to have kept my leather interior and really miss it. But if it is a must have then you should go for the GT version which is part leather, or just pay to have it recovered, which I will definitely be doing at some point! I get around 550 miles to a tank of diesel (I do drive like I’m a girl racer and have been told I drive more like a bloke (!). With "sensible" and economic driving you would easily be able to get 600 miles + to a tank) which with current fuel prices of £1.14 a litre costs around £50 to fill up. If you want to know the mpg then you can work out for yourself! (I’m a girl racer, not a mathematician!!) I was extremely surprised that despite it being a 1.6 and a Sport it is only a group 5 insurance so my premium is extremely cheap. Tax is only £35 a year for the diesel Sport as well so overall extremely cheap to run. If you do want the extra bhp and get the GT your tax will cost more for the year, but still cheaper than if you brought a petrol GTI. The only problem I have had with my car since I brought it was with the rear wiper motor not working which was done under the warranty. When I was looking at getting a Peugeot I was sceptical for it being a "French car" but have found mine reliable (I got a good egg!!). All the reviews I read before buying advised that the diesel engine seemed to be the more reliable car and a lot more efficient than the petrol. Overall I think it is a good reliable car and is cheap to run. My boyfriend loved driving mine so much when his Fiesta started going wrong all the time that he went and brought the GT version with glass panoramic roof and hasn’t looked back!!!
Pleased with my 207 however experiencing problems when going into first gear. As long as the car is fully stopped no problem selecting first gear. If however you are in traffic, which starts to move so you put the car into second gear, then suddenly the traffic ahead slows (roundabouts and traffic lights for example) so you are below the speed for 2nd gear and you try to slip into first gear, the gears crunch very loudly. Pointed this out last week when the car was serviced, response was they could find no problem and perhaps I wasn’t despressing the clutch sufficiently. Made a mental note to watch my driving style, however problem still occurring. I have asked two other people to try the car for me and they are experiencing the same problem. The car is still in warranty ’just’ and I’ve booked for it to go back in next week. I wondered if anyone else had experienced problems with first gear in a rolling stop situation?
I have a 2007 207 1.6 HDI 110 Sport with 67,000 miles on the clock and the car is perfect. I love to absolutely thrash it, it sticks to the road like glue, it handles really well, the steering is perfectly weighted, the chassis is smooth and quiet and the engine is superb. I get over 50mpg even when I’m driving it hard! It’s a fun little car to drive and I’m not telling lies when I say it’s almost as good as a MINI Cooper to drive! Inside the car is solidly built and the materials wouldn’t look out of place in a Jag or Merc. The seats have plenty of adjustment and they are excellent for hard cornering because the sides are very long and support you very well in your chair. The gearbox is very direct and easy to use, also its very smooth shifting... The steering wheel adjusts for reach and rake which is very handy! Overall this little car is fantastic! My wife owns a new Ford Fiesta and I’m not joking, the 3 year old Peugeot is a better car in nearly every area except for rear legroom, though im 6ft 5in and our son, who is also over 6ft, can sit comfortably behind me in the 207 when I’m in my driving position so it isn’t all that bad! I wouldn’t give this car up for the world!
I bought my 207 cabriolet from a dealer in the summer of 2007. Within less than a year there was a fault in the driver’s front window; I had to argue with Peugeot to get them to realise it had to be a manufacture fault and they eventually honoured it. I took it for its first service and after a week it began to leak oil; the gear box seal had gone. Approx 8 weeks later another oil leak appeared, this time it was a rear seal of some description. More time in a courtesy car!! Over the last month or 2 I have also noticed an increase in ’creaking’ noises on the rear passenger side, I have now been told this is a weakness in the car. I love this car but I can’t help thinking it’s a pile of rubbish that is causing me a lot of stress, frustration and lost time, which is a real shame as it’s so asthetically pleasing and a joy to drive ..... when its not in the dealers being fixed.
I replaced a faulty 206cc (after a couple of brilliant 206’s D turbo’s) with my current 207 GT. It’s wonderful, easily the best car I’ve ever owned, great performance from the 1.6 Hdi engine and good economy too. Had a few minor niggles which were sorted under warranty. I plan to keep this one for a while as they’ve stopped doing the GT spec! Looks great in black 3 door and build quaility is up there with the Germans.
Bought mine in Feb 2009. Spent the first three weeks back in the dealership arguing about the gearbox. Eventually, after a lot of back and forth a new gearbox was fitted under warranty as there is a design fault which has now been resolved. Keep arguing on that one is my advice. I now have the Anti Pollution fault and loss of power on the car at 60560 miles. A friend who works in the trade is going to link up the computer tomorrow and check the fault. He seems to think that he can run up the anti pollution filter to a high tampreture on the computer which clears it out and reset the computer. He has had a few of these and it seems to work okay after that. However, what he cannot understand is why the power drops when it’s only a warning. It would be far safer for a warning message but leave the power alone so you can get home. It’s the computer that shuts down the engine’s power and limits it to 2500 revs there about. I had to limp home 138 miles. I’ll post tomorrow with regards to the pollution fault if it clears once he has had a look. If anyone has any expereince of this fault and what they did to clear I would appreciate it.
Bought mine new and am pleased with the comfort and design; I do mostly city driving for work. Within the first year the clutch began to judder badly when used for any time in city traffic, still juddering another 2.5 years later! There is an unresolved ignition problem which causes the engine to bog down when starting off or at slow engine speed, slipping the clutch with a lot of revs is the only solution. The main dealer is worse than useless. They could not identify the clutch judder, mainly because it only appears with prolonged use in traffic. The ignition problem still persists even thought they guaranteed to was the coil pack and replaced it. It is a VERY unpleasant car to drive in the city due to these two faults which Peugeot have failed to solve. I have decided to run this car into the ground as I also have use of other cars. I would be very reluctant to buy another one given what the other makers offer now.
If I could give this car zero stars I would!! It drinks petrol, worse fuel consumption that my previous car and that was a Rover automatic (I never thought Rovers could be beaten for poor performance and build, how wrong I was). Just hit 22K miles and the clutch has gone! Peugeot UK deny a fault and accused me of bad driving and causing the ’wear and tear’ as they phrase it. Bring on the lawyers Peugeot Uk I’m not backing down!!
Car bought in 2007 and has done 16000 miles. Two weeks ago the anti pollution light came on, engine very rough and stalling . Garage said ok to drive(!). Not driven ’til booked into garage. Top half of engine stripped down, fault not found, complete engine strip down revealed loose pistons!!! Peugeot technical dept have agreed to a new engine, now waiting for confirmation from Peugeot head office. So if your anti-pollution light comes on beware!! Anyone else had this problem?
Very disappointed with poor reliability of this car. I have had two previous Peugeot’s with absolutely no problems. Not this one sadly, problems aggravated by unacceptably poor service from dealership. Four separate visits to cure rainwater leak to front driver side footwell. Then three further visits to mend oil leak. During the most recent visit they managed to damage the airfilter housing, causing it to be seated incorrectly- the resulting vibrations caused the electrical loom to break, which resulted in the car breaking down whilst on holiday in France!!!! Towed to Peugeot dealership in Brighton who wouldn’t honour the warranty - they didn’t believe me when I told them a Peugeot dealer had done the last repair, such was the poor standard of workmanship! I’ll be getting rid of this car before the warranty expires, never to touch a Peugeot again!
I got my 207 in March 07. Since then I’ve had problems with an anti-pollution system fault; the front seats have worked loose; I’ve needed new pads and discs plus a new exhaust system and 2 alternators. The hazzard lights come when I go over a bump.
I purchased a NEW pug 207 1.6 diesel. Having had, between myself and wife, some 13 NEW cars in the last 15 yrs, this is undoubtably the WORST car we have ever owned. In the 1st year (under warranty) it needed the abs sytem sorting at a cost of £1,000 and it’s now in the garage as the n/s driver folding mirror has packed up working, the car has done 11,000 miles in 2 years, and upon inspection, the front discs on both sides are very heavily grooved. The dealer states they are OK, I DON’T AGREE, in my opinion it needs new discs and pads. It’s difficult to get into reverse gear most times - dealer states the car has no syncro on reverse gear, and it’s a well known fault, the warning light keeps coming on warning of pollution/ something or other. STEER clear of this model. It will definitely be going before it’s warranty runs out. FRENCH C**P AT IT’S BEST.
I ’ve had my car for just over 4 wks, I have noticed that stereo switches from the cd to the radio as if I had selected it. Then today my son tried to open the passenger door and the handle came off in his hand!! My son is 8! I have contacted my dealer and booked it in to be looked at, but they are making noises, that it couldn’t possibly be a fault and that I will have to cover the cost. I find this terrible as the car is still under manufacter’s warranty and it’s clearly a fault. If anyone has any advice it would be most welcome.
I have no problems with my 207 thp, a lovely car but what is the point of owing such a vehicle? As soon as anything goes wrong you are told you have to wait 28 days for delivery - If you can’t buy off the shelf. And this is from Peugeot, France. I think its a disgrace; so it might have to be a Focus ST.
Had the car now for 18 months and very pleased with it. No faults to date other than a slightly juddering clutch when in 1st and the car is not warmed up. I suspect a minor fluid leak onto the clutch plate but have yet to present the fault to the dealer as it doesn’t affect the car much. Interior is well designed and very well put together although it does need some reading lights in the back. The glass roof is superb and really makes the car feel spacious and light. I’ve got the 1.4 90BHP engine which I find is strangely well suited to motorway use but really struggles to move the car around town (and sounds like its in real pain over 4,000 rpm!). Oh, and the glove box is useless! Trouble with the 207 is its not really a Peugeot; it’s too well built (!) and the ride/handling are far too ordinary. However, I would certainly consider another as long as it had a bigger engine.
I have had a problem with the car door opening too wide unless you hold the door as you get out it swings wide open an has got damaged at the hinge. I would not recommend the 1.4 as it is very sluggish to drive doesn’t pick speed up moving off unless the gas pedal is down to the floor in which case you will only be doing about 18 miles to the gallon.
Does your 207 have any roll back problems? My car rolls back when it is stationary. Is this common?
I bought a 1.4 207 sport almost 3 month ago it is my first car and is a great drive and also good on fuel. The stereo is great and the car looks great too. Recently, when I was out driving, a warning light came on saying de-pollution failure; the car has now become more sluggish and when I first start the engine it is bumpy until the engine heats up, could anybody tell me what is the cause of this and roughly how much it is to repair?
I am inquiring if anyone has had problems with the driver’s door opening too far and that has damaged part of the car? (3 door)
I purchased my new 207 in October with an additional body kit which I had seen in the showroom. I had no problems until 4 weeks ago when the car broke down on the motorway with an indication of low oil pressure. The oil was fine and I was towed to the dealers that I had purchased it from. One month later I still don’t have the car and they are replacing the engine after many promises to have it fixed earlier. The excuses have been varied. I am disappointed with the service given and yet to have my car back.
The turbo whistles like a police car when cold, normal I am told, and the boot lid has to be primed to open and close properly, normal I am told but the cuts and bruises on my head dont think so. Dealer is useless no enthusiasm, unless I pay!! Wanted a Clio but they stopped doing the colour I wanted, should have chosen another a colour. Had Clio for 4 years no problems whatsoever.
After purchasing a fine looking Peugeot 207 Sport from our local Peugeot dealer just a few weeks ago, I’m sad to say that with only 200 miles and 2 weeks motoring the car is back with the dealer & off the road. The fault appears as a pollution system error showing up via the cars management system which took the dealer 5 working days to admit they didn’t know what was going on & ended up down loading the data to Peugeot direct for their review- why not that do on the 1st day I wonder. The manufacturerís response and the dealerís constant excuses why the fault cannot be sorted are very unimpressive- so far. May be we should have stuck with a Clio!
I have had this car for 1 year now. The first fault that occurred was that the speedometer just stopped working and dropped to 0 as did the rev counter when I was doing around 70mph on a duel carriageway. This was down to the EMU which needed to be replaced. After much quarrelling with the dealership I had bought the car from just 3 weeks previously I manage to get a courtesy car for free rather than paying around £11 a day for it. This was a good thing because it took 5 weeks to fix it rather than the estimated 5 days. Then the seatbelt warning light would come on intermittently with a warning saying that there was an airbag/seat belt pretension system failure. 3 trips back to the dealership and (fingers crossed) the problem seems to be solved. Finding fuel economy quite poor although that could be due to my driving! Having said all that, I still love the car and am planning to get the 1.6HDi within the next 6 months.
Picked up the car 2 weeks ago, and for the price it is a bargain. 1.4 engine pickes up well, great on fuel and also looks the part. Stereo system is great also and more importantly, feels safe to drive and easily fits 3 kids in the back.
Iíve only had my 207 for 2 months but I am more than happy with itís performance. Itís a really smooth drive and very responsive. Looks really good too. Really pleased.
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