23 August 2014
Purchased the Peugeot 307 Coupe Cabriolet HDI Sport 2d last year for the wife. To be fair the car had plenty of extras (leather interior, cruise control, air con, CD etc) and was very stylish and nice to look at. The boot is impressive in size and when the roof is down it's still reasonable. BUT THAT'S THE ONLY POSITIVES about this car. We had nothing but problems with this vehicle. There were problems with the airbag light being constantly on! The drivers window did not retract sufficiently to open the door and everytime you opened it the top of the glass window 'catches' on the rubber seal around the room causing it to erode. Another fault that developed was the drivers electric window once opened went back up at a snails pace. More issues with all the windows not closing automatically once the roof was closed. Had to take the car into the Peugeot dealership as on closing the roof the boot raised up ready for the roof to fold back and it just stayed stuck up and wouldn't budge. An error message popped up "roof malfunction" if the problem persists seek attention. As the heavens had opened up I had to drive the car to the nearest Peugeot dealership which was through the local town center with the roof half up/half down with people looking and laughing! I felt like a right knob to say the least!!!!!! The visibility is very poor. On the car there were reversing censors fitted which was a good job as the wide pillars simply block your vision. The dynamics of the car had not been thought through by Peugeot. When it rains and you open the door, water 'puthers' over the front seats/into the car. The cabin trim is very poor. A piece of trim came loose and dropped off under the dash board on the passengers side. This caused a wire to dangle down. The ESP functioning fault kept flashing. The car due to being quite heavy isn't great on miles per gallon either. This has got to be one of worst cars I have had the misfortune to purchase. I wouldn't advise my arch enemy to purchase a Peugeot 307 cc. Go for a VW or Audi they may be more expensive initially but in my experience so much more reliable.
This is the best car I have had. The 307CC se diesel goes like a sports car, pickup is fast, it’s good on diesel and looks good. I had a BMW 3 before this car and a BMW 1 series the last car before, which was a 2ltr and a very hard ride. The 307CC has a big boot, larger cock pit and looks good, and if it snows the front wheel drive on the Peugeot is better than the rear wheel drive of the BMW.
I have done 60000 miles with no trouble. The mpg is good as is the engine. A really good buy. I’d have another one.
I have Peugeot 307 SW 2006 model, for about 3 years now, it is the seventh car I have owned so far, I like the options the car has and the wide glass roof is very nice the handling and power are all above average rating for me. The problem with the car is it’s low reliability and need for frequent repair for parts that should fall apart so soon. My car has been running for 85000km, I had many things changed that I never changed before in other cars like fuel pump, gear box suspension, now it needs new power steering pump. The cost of spare parts are considered high for this car category so I am thinking of replacing it with a Honda or Toyota for better reliability and driving experience.
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Hello, can you tell me your phone number? I want to call you about 307 SW. Regards - Tarek Mansour 01624 35435 - from
Hi, first examined the status of battery can be discharged. If battery voltage is below 10.5 volts, it will not start the engine - Radoslav Anastasov from Bulgaria
I’d had the car 10 months and in January 2010 there was water corrosion in ECU box - had new one fitted, back to garage on 2 occasions, with water still going into new ECU box. When driving engine management fault comes on dash engine slows and cuts out, switch of and back on again - ok for 10 minutes and same happens again, slows down. Dry ECU box OK until a week or 2 after heavy rain. Anybody got a solution? firstname.lastname@example.org
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The 307cc is a lovely looking car. That is where the good points end. Mine is with doubt the most unreliable modern car I have owned. I will not buy another Peugeot, or indeed another French car. (I owned a Renault Megane Scenic and that was nearly as bad) Problems with electric windows, roof has failed catastrophically twice, problems with the brakes, the ABS, cruise control and traction control all failed at the same time, it drinks oil, it drinks petrol, it has a terrible flat spot at 3000 rpm (the revs actually drop under acceleration) Oh and an ’o’ ring went on the heater matrix. Cost of o ring about 10p cost of repair £395.86. I still hesitate to put the roof down on a cloudy day in case it sticks and I get rained out. If you park your Peugeot 307 cc near a person who has previously owned one they will come and talk to you and regale you with stories of why they sold theirs and will never buy another Peugeot. Trouble is I love it so much - Stephen Hill from England
Hi Stephen, I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to put the roof down, I got stuck in a supermarket car park with the roof sticking up like a lid on a sardine can! £800 later and many sensors and bull from peugeot, it still did the same. So the answer to your roof problem is simple, do what I did spend £90 on a new battery and it will work perfectly - Erica Williams from Somerset
After weeks in the garage the steering problem has not been rectified. The garage says it is something to do with the size of the wheels (17" alloys) and that it is fine with smaller wheels. Any reasonable size bump in the road results in the steering jumping to accommodate the bump (I never have this problem with my bog standard NHS Corsa). The steering also feels as if it wants to follow the contour of the road. I have little or no faith left in the car. Anyone else experienced similar problems? BEWARE....DON’T BUY
I’ve had this car from new with only 22 miles on the clock, car looks good from all angles, cruise crontrol is a bonus and handy on the long drives. It has been back to the main dealer for silly things ie wipers hit each other/ and throttle housing leaks oil, peugeot has missed out few things like an arm rest and a place to put a pair of glasses, also 1st and 2nd gear seems to grind. on the whole not a bad car but I won’t have another one!
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