10 March 2014
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.
Peugeot has a rich history in manufacturing superminis. Its 205 from the 1980s broke the mould, opening up a new segment for the French carmaker and turning around the company’s fortunes. Not only was it the basis for a hot hatch legend beloved of anyone who drove one (the GTi) and an all-conquering [...]
HYbrid4 HDi - Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 HDi 163bhp & 37em. The world’s first diesel-electric hybrid car strives to be one of the world’s most adaptable cars too with four driving modes designed to cater for any situation however as with most innovations, there is room for improvement accompanying the raft of good idea [...]
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 [...]
SW - Peugeot has a long history of building superb estate cars and the new 508 SW does nothing but continue this tradition. It’s bigger than its predecessor, the 407, and offers a much improved drive too, so the 508 is a good deal more appealing overall. Is this enough to tempt private and business drive [...]
Peugeot is modest about its sales claims for the 508 as it hopes to avoid direct comparisons with the likes of the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat. The French firm mentions Audi and Mercedes in the same breath as the 508, but the reality is this family saloon must do battle with the mainstream of [...]
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I have had a total of 3 Peugoet 306 from 1998. All station wagons. The first, a 1.6 I bought in 2001, it had only driven 48.000 km and I was really happy with the car, but I sold it after a few months because the dealer could not figure out how to fix the trip computer and I only run with cars that are perfectly fine. The next was also a 1.6 and I bought in the fall of 2013. It especially surprised me that the years almost without trace had passed the wagon, it was still without rust and drove excellently with a fuel economy of 15 km/l, even if the machine had exceeded 300,000 kilometers. However, it hit something with the rear end, which made me take the final 306- decision; to acquire a diesel version. I have it now had 14 days and I enjoy the sound of the engine every time I start it, just as I enjoy driving 18 km per litre of diesel fuel. You really feel the quality of the wagon as new here, 16 years after it rolled out of the factory. What a car for a very low price!
Submitted: 23/02/2014 08:57:15
We have just traded our 307 (purchased 11/2007) on a demo 508. The 307 gave us trouble free motoring. It was mainly a city car (Adelaide) and over the last 3 years averaged less than 10L/100km (or just better than 30 mpg). Handled well in the hills. Main gripe was having to spend AUD $1,200 (about GBP650) 12 months ago for timing belt change, as well as water pump and major service. Also 4 speed auto gearbox was a couple of speeds short. The HDI model had 6 speed auto, but we were advised that unless we were going to do lots of miles, the petrol would be more suited. This from the dealer. I’m in the local French Car Club, but the only member with a 508. Our club has lots of 404’s and a couple of 406’s. This Pug was extremely comfortable, my wife loved it but I wanted the 508. Not many around in our city - seem to be lots more 308/307’s. Would recommend - maybe we were lucky but after a manual 406 did not want to go for another make.
Submitted: 10/02/2014 11:50:58
We have just purchased this car, second-hand. I went out looking for 4 x 4 or larger style car as I need something that is practical yet a nice family car. I have 3 6ft children to fit in too so head space was a must. We were introduced to the Peugeot by the sales man and I fell in love with it. It’s a dream to drive, although I am still having issues with the slight sluggishness of gear change between 1 through to 4th, it really hesitates and I’m not used to this in our Landrover. The size and feel of the car inside, does not match the size of the car outside. I’ve already walked passed it once in the car park, as I was looking for a bigger car! We are very impressed with the detailing, internal and external, with lots of tech and gadgets, but all with purpose. It is both practical, versatile and stylish. It’s fast and pick up is excellent for a 1.6 engine. I like that I can manually paddle through the gears if need be. Cruise control is great. All controls very aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. It definitely ticks all our boxes. Easy to park, parking sensors too. Great all round visibility, love the glass roof too! gives a real sense of space. overall I would highly recommend a cross-over. Its a Ronseal car - does what it says on the tin! Happy motoring all!
Submitted: 29/01/2014 23:12:45
I recently bought this car. I read the reviews about the car pulling to the left. I have noticed this, but will say it only does this if there are no hands on the steering wheel. A great car to drive, which I would recommend it to anyone.
Submitted: 27/01/2014 22:25:39
Bought my 207 GT Feb 2012. I have had many a problem with this car, which could well be due to its age. I’ve had to replace the oil feeder pipe, solenoid valve and dump valve, along with regular maintenance. Cost me £2000 last year. The car has a real lagging with the turbo and likes to kangaroo from time to time. Thinking along the lines now as it’s always drank a lot of oil that there’s an under lying problem, with misuse to the engine maybe oil pump or something? It’s due to have a major service and emition flush shortly, so hopefully this will cure the problem along with burning too much oil.
Submitted: 26/01/2014 15:26:56
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A word of warning about the Peugeot 3008 if you are considering one for transporting your new baby! While the safety section of the Peugeot 3008 brochure shows a photograph of "Isofix child seat anchor points" it is not mentioned that they cannot be used for birth to 13kg child seats! The reason is that there is a storage compartment in the car floor, which cannot safely support the stay on an Isofix car seat base in an accident! Peugeot offer three solutions - choose a seat base with a stay that will reach the compartment floor with the lid up, choose a seat base with a stay that can be angled to miss the compartment or just use a seat belt instead of the Isofix fittings! A base with a stay that is long enough or that can be suitably angled does not appear to be available in the UK. Isofix fittings are the safest and recommended approach yet Peugeot recommend the Romer Baby-Safe Plus secured with a seat belt. As the Britax website itself points out - "Only 30% of child seats are installed correctly when using an adult seat belt, 96% when using the Isofix system! A Britax survey showed that even one in five parents regularly break the law when it comes to car safety for children." Other car manufacturers offer a storage compartment insert to overcome the problem but, as many parents have found, Peugeot do not even want to discuss the issue. New legislation should force Peugeot to take child safety seriously in coming years. It is a great pity as in other respects the Peugeot 3008 has a lot to offer parents with children.
Submitted: 14/01/2014 21:38:36
Another one here, first clutch went at 35k, about a year ago. I paid £900 to get the clutch fixed, they wouldn’t entertain me when I told them I knew there was a common problem with the 107 triptronic clutch with premature clutch issues. The problem is now my clutch is slipping again, I’ve only done 11k since. I had the clutch done the first time... I am fuming!! I got told it must be my fault for driving too fast and I must be holding revs while stopping on hills? How cheeky is that? Since finding out about this problem last year I have been extra careful, slip it in neutral and braking when on hills and lights. I’ve been told to contact Peugeot direct, which I did last week, but now the people dealing with my case is off ill. I should have sold it last year.
Submitted: 10/12/2013 14:10:35
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
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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
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
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.
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I agree 100% with this review. I bought mine for £2300 in February 2012 and so far I’ve spent about £3500 just keeping it on the road. It is, by far, the worst car on the planet. I can’t ditch it and get a new one as I’ve spent all my savings keeping this one on the road. Within weeks the DPF blocked up and the Eolys fluid needed topping up (£600!). Then the rear wiper went floppy and needed replacing. It eats lightbulbs like there’s no tomorrow. The central locking likes to play games with me and opens all doors except the passenger door (sometimes) and you have to press the lock button on the plip key with the drivers door open to force it to lock/unlock. And only then will the passenger door unlock. Sometimes it works ok. It also goes through wheel bearings and steering rods more often than it should. Latest annoying problem that no garage seems able to fix, is a chronic turbo lag. £1,500 in ’diagnostics’ and I’m still no nearer getting it working. It drives well if I disconnect the MAF sensor, yet the MAF isn’t the problem. Apparently. All in all, although a lovely car inside and to drive when it’s not playing up, I would never recommend that anyone buys one of these second hand. You’ll spend all your time taking it to the garage and all of your money getting it fixed! - Donna Jones from Dorset
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