06 December 2013
As the second largest car manufacturer in Europe, Peugeot has come a long way from its roots in bicycle making in the late 19th Century.As the second largest car manufacturer in Europe, Peugeot has come a long way from its roots in bicycle making in the late 19th Century. The company produced its first car, a three-wheeled steam-powered vehicle, in 1889, but it was the post-war era that saw the Peugeot brand catapult in popularity. In 1974, Peugeot bought a 30% stake in Citroen and by 1975 had gained control of the company completely. The group also took over the European division of Chrysler in 1978. Peugeot model names are based on size and number (the first number indicating size, the last number indicating model number) – a Peugeot 407 therefore being bigger and newer than the Peugeot 306.
Today, Peugeot offers an extensive range of popular vehicles starting with the Peugeot 1007, a concept car, through to MPVs and vans. Its most popular models are in the mid-size range and Peugeot has gained plaudits too for the quality of its vehicles having won the accolade of European car of the year on three occasions – the most recent being in 2002 for the Peugeot 307. With an esteemed history in vehicular production, Peugeot remains a master of all trades and no matter what type of car you’re looking for the Peugeot range is sure to fulfill your needs.
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2011 - Peugeot has given the 308 a mid-life nip and tuck, which has the happy result of doing away with the earlier 308’s beaky nose and replacing it with a much smoother look. Overall, it’s a welcome update for the 308’s looks, while under the bonnet are revised engines for greater economy and lower emiss [...]
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My wife had one of these for her 40th birthday this year. It’s a 1.6 leather model. Drives quite nice. We have noticed a small leak after heavy rain but it’s litereally a couple of drops of water then it stops. Probably just needs some silicone on the one seal on the driver’s side. Wife absolutly loves this car. We took it from Hereford to Liverpool and back last weekend and it runs sweet as a nut. Although I prefer a car with a bit more room, for her it’s perfect. Just need some decent weather to get the lid down!
Submitted: 05/12/2013 08:13:51
Really love my 207CC, but I had problems with rattling roof and now loss of turbo power. I can’t find the problem and it’s intermittent; sometimes I have turbo power and sometimes not. No lights on the dash. I’m taking it back to Peugeot tomorrow! Pretty disappointed as I had the 206CC for 8 years and had no major issues and no rattling roof either! I’m starting to panic this is a major problem and I have no warranty left! Not sure where to go from here if the fault can’t be found and fixed. I’ve only had my car one year so I’m pretty gutted :-(
Submitted: 04/12/2013 22:26:44
I bought the Bipper on the strength of owning a Partner which was very reliable, only after 26,000 miles I need to have a major part repaired in the suspension. Very disappointed... and expensive.
Submitted: 03/12/2013 16:18:36
13,000 only and needs £380.00 front suspension work. Bought car last year with 1,800 miles on clock. Spent a lot because l need a reliable car, self employed now facing big bill l can’t afford. This is a known problem, needless to say no recall. Just recalled for potential gearbox problems shame don’t do same for above. Rear boot door only half raises in wet/cold weather, have really cracked my head on it, Peugeot told me they just do that. Crap answer. Shame as could be good car if less fragile, sunscreens that worked and all the above sorted. My last Peugeot ever.
Submitted: 18/11/2013 10:17:39
It’s actually a 2013 model and fantastic for city driving. Turning on the Eco mode makes the gear shifts smoother. Could have got better seats though; the fabric design traps dirt easily.
Submitted: 16/11/2013 22:42:17
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I have recently noticed a vibrating noise coming from the boot. It seems to be not so loud when there is weight in the boot but when there isn’t it is loud every time I go over a bump. Took it to the main dealer and they said it was a common fault with the car. Has anyone else experienced this banging vibrating sound from the boot. Horrible to drive because it is constant. Any ideas folks??? Please help getting desperate now...
Submitted: 29/10/2013 08:59:46
Bought a Peugeot Expert 57 reg. I’ve only had it 6 months and had nothing but problems: steering rack, anti pollution warning light , cutting out losing power only revving to 2750 to 3000. Seems to me to not be a good van. - Jason from Yorkshire
Submitted: 27/10/2013 21:02:17
Bought in 2012 and the clutch went at 33000 on the clock. I had to fight to get it fixed free. At around 52000 this car cut off all power twice in one day, someone could have been killed! I took it back to the dealer, but all he wanted was to make sure I would pay to find the trouble. I said that I though that the safety of people would come first, but to him â€“ no! I sold the car and told the new owner all the trouble I had, had as, not like the dealer I did not want someoneâ€™s death on my hands. Peugeot? never again!
Submitted: 12/10/2013 19:42:21
Got my 107 in March this year. My car broke down today, clutch seized up like others have described and brakes failed then came back to use after restarting the car. The mechanic said my pressure plate had snapped or thrust bearings had completely collapsed. Went to the dealership and they said could be wear and tear I was outraged when reading all the same things have happened to other people! I will not be paying the £500 they want me to as I now know it is a common problem that hasn’t been addressed! I’ll be taking it to the driving authorities!
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Hey Danielle, guess what - my clutch in my 107 has started to slip and yep, having the run around from Peugeot - l can’t understand why this has not been addressed by Peugeot and how they are getting away with it - does anyone have any answers??? Ann Davies from Devon
At under 40000 miles my Peugeot 107 is at the garage having a new clutch. The pressure plate had snapped. Cannot believe how many people this has happened to. - Nicola from Caerphilly
Submitted: 28/09/2013 22:03:20
Hello! I own a 05’ Peugeot 407. It’s got 2.0 litre petrol engine with 140 hp. I love this car! It is the best car I’ve ever had! No problems at all (205.000 km)! For all of those who say that this car is rubbish: Looks like you don’t know how to maintain the vehicle properly, or you’ve bought a car that wasn’t maintained properly.
Submitted: 14/09/2013 16:46:09
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Hi I have just bought a 308 CC Roland Garros. While the spec is quite good I have a big problem with the wipers They are the wrong way round! The 308 has been designed for left hand drive only so right hand drive cars wipers are not suitable.
Submitted: 11/09/2013 22:12:37
We bought this car from new. We were in the process of moving home, so we found the interior space with the seats down incredibly useful. As we are retired, speed and acceleration are no longer important. Visibility, practicality and fuel economy are. The £30 a year road tax is an added bonus. In the first year I was regularly getting 65/70mpg, but that was probably down to lower speeds in rural Norfolk. We have carried concrete rubble, sacks of cement, loads of garden waste and logs to be cut up for our woodburner in the back and it still impresses with its cargo carrying ability. We’ve been down to Spain in it and next year it will be Italy. Ideally it could do with another 200ccs, but perhaps a good engine remap would have the same effect? Interestingly when I had the two front low energy Michelins replaced by bog standard middle of the range Pirellis, we noticed a drop in mpg to mid 50’s and more road noise. The interior is pretty basic. It has air con music and drivers seat adjustment. End of. But it’s a great drive, and frankly for the driver who sees a vehicle as a useful and versatile tool not a status symbol, there’s nothing on the market to touch it. Oh did you know that the Bipper, the Nemo and the Qubo are all built in the same factory in Turkey?!
Submitted: 11/08/2013 10:37:28
Bought the car when 5 months old with 3,000 miles on clock. Now 73,000. A few problems, but only what can be expected for a 7 year old car. Anti-pollution light used to come on at various times, but I ignored it for about 6 months, no power loss. Eventually I had the EGR valve replaced and it’s been ok now for 2 years. Main dealer serviced until 60,000, but far too expensive, so I now use a local garage. Never need to top up oil, brilliant fuel consumption, ECU remapped by Celtic Tuning (now 118 bhp very quick car now), previously quite fast but not what you could call quick. Only ever used premium diesel fuel, expensive but worth it. This is my 4th Pug diesel and it’s quite brilliant. They have all been excellent cars, having driven over 500,000 miles in them up to now. You get bad examples of all cars, luck of the draw I guess.
Submitted: 07/08/2013 08:19:34
I have had it for 4 months and love it. It’s a nice ride and good on fuel. I have a bad hip, but it’s just the thing for me, easy to get in.
Submitted: 03/08/2013 14:10:09
I have named this car ’Christine’ after the Stephen King horror movie in which the car has a mind of it’s own and kills people. This car is dangerous and should be taken off the road. I purchased it 2 months ago with nearly 40.000 on the clock. The second time I drove it, the engine cut out with no warning and the ’Anti Pollution’ light came up on the dash. This happened several times more at random over the next couple of days. The car just rolls to a halt and there is nothing you can do about it. After an extremely near miss on the A303 at 60mph (three cars narrowly escaped ploughing in to the back of me) I took it to the garage and the diagnostic machine came up with a fault with the fuel pressure sensor, which was replaced, but two days later the car starting cutting out again, this time showing ’Anti-Pollution’ the first three times it cut out within 20 minutes and ’Oil Pressure’ on the fourth. I took it back to the garage, but this time no faults were recorded, even though it cut out whilst on the machine! I do not feel safe driving this car and will be getting rid of it straight away!
Submitted: 25/07/2013 08:37:09
An awful car that is absolutely terrible in every single way. Here’s what has failed on my car in 12 months (20K miles): 1). ABS/ESR wheel speed sensors - twice! And they go underneath the fuel tank so the cost to replace in a garage is very high, considering it just plugs in. You will get reminded with beeps and flashes every mile or so. 2). The clutch started slipping at 60K miles, and now makes loads of noise and is hard to put in second gear, it’s becoming dangerous. 3). "Tyre pressure sensors not monitored" warnings flash up and remind me how crap Peugeot electronics are every time you put the key in and drive. This has turned out to be an unbelievably expensive problem, as I have been quoted £200 labour exl. VAT or parts to fix just one of these unreliable sensors. Peugeot told me it’s a very common fault, so you can expect to pay near £1000/year for this alone, just to keep the system going. Oh and the entire system fails if just one sensor is broken - easily done by just pumping up the tyres because they snap about as easily as a toothpick. 4). I’ve also had problems with the rear right-hand electric window, if you close it fully it reopens fully and it’s like a game to get it shut! Absolutely ridiculous and embarrassing when people are in the car when it happens. 5). It goes through front tyres every couple of months! All the weight is at the front so keep a good eye on them and expect to constantly replace them. All 4 tyres are a really obscure size, which even a friend who works for Bathwhick said he’s never heard of. I paid £150 for one when my tyre burst. 6). My fuel filter blocked up with black stuff and caused random engine faults and an extremely dangerous loss of power after 2.5k revs, ridiculous considering this happened 6k after a full service. 7). The boot won’t open! The boot has failed 5 times in 12 months, I often forget the car comes with one. The rubbish, cheap cables individually snap within the "U bend" and neither the remote or button will work. The only way to open the boot is to climb through the seats and release it with a small screwdriver - handy! 8). Power Steering - At low speeds when you even slightly turn the wheel the engine nearly stalls! Apparently the tube which feeds the pump is too high up so the pump shakes and struggles when you turn the wheel. Either pay loads of money for the new parts to be fitted or overfill the reservoir, that’s what I did, my attitude is that it’ll break anyway! 9). Digital LCD Display - what display? You wont see it if the car is even mildly warm as when it heats up it fades! Apparently the only fix is to buy a replacement and even second hard they’re expensive! 10). "Water in fuel filter" warnings appear randomly, another annoying beep and warning message to join the others. 11). The fuel level says it’s too low, when you park on even a slight hill. Ridiculous when you have half a tank! I’d feel bad giving my car away as I don’t hate anyone that much.
Submitted: 25/07/2013 08:21:29
Bought the car for £1500, not bad I thought. I covered 6000 miles, then, the inlet manifold had a hole burned through it due to a leak around the injectors. A new manifold and one injector cost £880, then the brakes went down, so back up to the garage! Next the particle filter needed replacing. I was quoted £500 - no thanks! So the mechanic cleaned it out, replaced the 3 injectors and the non return (rubber bulb pump) and filled the tank that holds the (special) fluid that drips in to the tank every time you put the nozzle of the diesel pump in it at a cost of £1100, so now I am praying that this car lasts for the next decade to pay me back. Do I recommend this car? Not unless you on mind bending substances! In 30 years of motoring this is the worst car by miles.
Submitted: 21/07/2013 22:48:25
Overall I’m pleased, but the gearbox is very noisy, sometimes unbearably so. I’ve been to the Peugeot dealers, but was told it was normal! I’ve had many cars, so I know this is not normal! Very disappointed with the Peugeot dealer, I’m just being ignored!
Submitted: 14/07/2013 22:53:50
The biggest load of garbage I have ever owned, I have had it for 7 months and I have broken down 47 times! That’s an average 6.71 times per month - all with the anti-pollution and engine warning light! I’m fed up of taking it to the garage and buying EGR valves and power steering pumps. If you are thinking of buying one please don’t, buy a different brand. Peugeot Expert? Peugeot are surely NOT!
Submitted: 30/06/2013 14:19:37
I have a Peugeot 207 SW with approx 38000 miles on the clock and was in warranty until 19 07 2013. The turbo suddenly cut in while entering a traffic roundabout causing me to swerve violently to avoid other traffic and ended with a collision with metal railings. I recovered the vehicle and returned to the dealership who did not give a damn! I am now informed that they have inspected the vehicle and found no fault, this car has a full service history by the dealership. I requested all the data printed during this examination and am still waiting.
Submitted: 30/06/2013 13:01:36
The best car I ever owned. The exec model is crammed with extras. The ride is excellent, handling superb. A few things needed doing like the front ball joints were a changed and one of the new ones lasted 18mths? The sat-nav is one of the worst features on this years model (56) Doesn’t read postcodes? Apart from that its a beautiful looking car and runs a dream. I had to change the PDF filter which was very expensive, and the brake discs needed replacing, this was due to high mileage (109,00 miles). I sold this because I moved house and needed a smaller car for the drive way but really regret it so will be looking for the newer model. FAB car!
Submitted: 04/06/2013 21:44:37
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.
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I think the dealer has a moral duty to fix the problem you have. I am sorry, I would post my car on the web and place an ad highlighting the problem you have and complain to Trading Standards - Papa Louis from England
Submitted: 18/05/2013 22:56:52
If you leave the engine running when you put fuel in, the fuel gauge wont register any increase, even if you turn off and restart. If your door check needs replacing the front is smaller than the rear as ordering 2 front I found out the hard way.
Submitted: 28/04/2013 11:45:43
The 307 Peugeot was bought because the Focus 1.8 I had was a bit greedy on petrol, and the Peugeot is miles better being diesel. For its age this car is amazingly cheap to run, it’s tax band E, and insurance group 6, and pretty comfortable doing long journeys; I have done Aberdeen and back a couple of times in it. This is the 90 bhp model, however, so it’s not the fastest vehicle on the planet as the body is quite heavy, but it will cruise at reasonable speed and it’s not exactly a snail either, though I find I do have to use the gearbox to get the best from it, although that is no real chore as its not a bad gearbox. On the debit side, however, the fit and finish while reasonable is nothing to write home about and inferior to the Ford’s, although later Peugeots have improved and the electrics can have funny turns in very cold weather. In fairness though the car has never let me down, even starting first time with temps at -8c. I would say that a well maintained 5 door model would be the one to go for, you will find that you have comfortable, decent handling, relaxing to drive car with cheap running costs, which is good for the kind of second-hand prices these go for.
Submitted: 28/04/2013 09:38:30
I suppose you only find yourself on these pages when something goes wrong! And that accounts for the bad press on here. I’ve had my 307cc for nearly four years and I have only ever had to replace the tyres and pay for 100k service.... until today. The roof won’t open and I’m on here looking for answers, but in the meantime I’m reading all the low-star negative remarks. It’s a fantastic car, the AC copes very well with the heat in the UAE and it’s very economical. The petrol here is only 22p per litre! so I wouldn’t worry about the cost anyway, but the convenience of not having to refuel every day or two helps. Love posing in it and would definitely buy another one.
Submitted: 28/04/2013 08:30:31
Bought our 207 in November 2011. 5 years old. Have now spent over £2000 on it. Head gasket gone twice. Constantly coming up with "de-pollution system faulty" warning lights. Very sluggish, judders and failed starts. A complete nightmare car. Previously had a 306 with no problems at all. This car is awful and I really wish I had never bought it!
Submitted: 19/04/2013 22:18:19
Had mine for two years. The only problem with them is there are not enough of them on the road. Mine is out every day and has just passed its MoT. No problems and drives like a car, brilliant!
Submitted: 18/04/2013 22:08:14
I had the ’water leaking in’ problem. I found that the door seals do not grip the sill seams tight enough, so I nipped them tight all the way around using a pair of pliers then refitted the seal. Five years on and still no leaks!
Submitted: 06/04/2013 15:35:20
This is the worst car Peugeot have ever made. My car has 89,000 on the clock and requires a full clutch assembly including dual mass flywheel, a new cam belt, a wishbone joint and the electronics are all over the place with ESP and ABS lights coming on constantly. Also the central locking does not work and the boot will not open and hasn’t done so for a year. The car is a 2005 model and with the price of repairs being in the region of £4000 can now be considered scrap. How did Peugeot ever get away with producing such a heap?
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Agreed, this is by far the worst car I have ever known. I have a 05 model which I got back in 08 with 60K miles on the clock and I nearly replaced the whole car, starting with clutch, brain, drive shaft, millions of ball joints, steering rack, and so on and so on. My advice is do not take this car even if some gives it to you - Charlie Shaw from County Antrim
Submitted: 06/04/2013 14:33:58