20 June 2013
I give it two stars as some parts are of such poor quality. The front seats ’collapsed’ so that the heating elements were destroyed (and I weigh only 82 kg.) The front bodywork fell apart when I came upon snow in the road, 4- 6 inches deep. The clutch failed, without warning, at 115,000 km, while I was on the motorway: Suddenly, as I went to leave the motorway I could not get any gear at all, I had to double de-clutch all the way to the garage! Fuel economy is not bad, but it takes real effort to drive economically. Light bulbs need frequent replacement. It does have some good aspects: It is fairly spacious considering it is not a large vehicle. Can have 7 seats. Rear seats can be removed, very simply, in seconds. Good all-round visibility. I would not buy same car again.
Submitted: 2012-04-30 | ID: 9285
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.
Submitted: 2012-03-20 | ID: 9151
Never, ever, ever again will I buy a Peugeot. The anti-pollution light is driving me crazy and the engine management light comes and goes on and off beep, beep, beep! This car is the worst car I have had in my 36 years of driving. The Morris 1100 that I passed my test in back in 1976 was by far more reliable than this piece of complete junk. Oh sorry, the seats are comfortable in the Peugeot 307 SW, but that’s it. I wouldn’t even rate this car, and if I was forced to, then I’d give it minus 10 stars. I see, this site requires a star rating. Why do you not have a zero? Shame on you forcing people to give ratings to junk, tut tut!
Submitted: 2012-03-20 | ID: 9150
Overall this car is rubbish. I had a Chrysler Voyager, but although fantastic it was too thirsty. This is about the only 7 seater estate (can’t stretch to an E class) and I bought it hoping it would be economical. On the up side it goes like brown stuff off a stick, especially in 3rd and motorway acceleration in 5th and 6th is very surprising, it pulls really well. Looks good too, but that’s it. On the down side I did my research; these cars are renowned for the clutch and flywheel going so I hoped for best. However, the clutch and flywheel went at 80000 at a cost of £700. Also bulbs blow regularly (renowned for this too) and the fuel economy is pretty rubbish at an average of 42mpg, with mostly motorway driving to work. The Air con broke down after 1000 miles and I have not even bothered getting a quote as the Peugeot main dealer wants £79 just to diagnose, so we sweated all last summer. Today the exhaust depollution warning light has come on and it’s limped home. Peugeot dealers are expensive and frankly thieves. The crappiest car ever, I will never have another Peugeot. I’m selling it and buying that Merc! Buy cheap, buy twice - so true.
Submitted: 2012-02-17 | ID: 9023
This my second SW (Peugeot 307 SW - 1.6 Petrol. Automatic 2003), my first was a Mitsubishi. Bought it second hand for 6000 US$. My family loved the glass roof, the comfortable seats and the versatility, So far so good, because at 110,000 Kms, (August, 2010) the car’s had no faults at all except the airbag light is always on at the dashboard. Fun to drive, flexible torque engine. Fantastic on fuel. Handles well enough. I have changed the brake disks and pads and the engine’s timing belt for security reasons and the car now is used as a Taxi. After 2900 Kms in 5 weeks of work there is no faults at all. Fuel consumption is around 175 Kms per 20 liters (City and mountain roads with 5 passengers ) ... overall. If the car is driven moderately and with care I think will live for another 200,000 Kms without any mechanical problems.
Submitted: 2010-11-28 | ID: 6581
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.
Responses to this review
Hello, can you tell me your phone number? I want to call you about 307 SW. Regards - Tarek Mansour 01624 35435
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
Submitted: 2010-11-23 | ID: 6553
The car is a very comfortable ’til you start to have problems with it, I bought my car on June 2007, I had problems (Which the agency said it is common in the model) , first the control unit, second the wheels lock key, third the starter, fourth the aircondition coil(extremly expensive) and I have a running problem which is when the temprature exceeds 90c the gearbox malfunction and it starts to jump on the first gear. Despite the comfort of sitting in a 307 SW , the price you pay for mechanical problems is much higher. I do not recommend it for anyone.
Submitted: 2010-08-15 | ID: 5934
Got this car about 6 weeks ago, wish I never got it. Hard to start in morning but fine the rest of the day. ABS light came on, one of the sensors has gone, then the left electric door window opens when it wants to, mostly the second time I start the car up. The indictators work but when you turn the corner they indicate the other way and you need to turn them off, the horn works, just, and sometimes not at all and to round it all off I think I need a new electric window driver side panel to control the windows, it doesn’t work like it should. The passager side window goes down but not back up, unless you use the panel on the passager side and it has low MPG for a diesel, Grrrr. I expect cars get faults, but not this many. The worse car ever. I wouldnt mind, I like the look of the car, that’s why I got it. Now I’d get a Ford or something that you know is going to work.
Submitted: 2009-12-31 | ID: 4174
A good all round car. I’ve owned for mine for 4 weeks and a clunking, creaking, rattling noise from under the bonnet is the only fault so far. Depends on how smooth one drives. Any ideas?
Responses to this review
Check the engine under-tray. Mine was loose and made a awful noise! Also check the rubber supports that anchor the plastic cover the engine under the bonnet - Steve from Spain
Submitted: 2009-11-24 | ID: 3950
Very nice car to drive but unreliable and costly! Had it for 9 months and so far flywheel failed, egr valve failed, injector seals leaked and particulate filter failed - costing a total of about £1000. It’s a good job I’m a mechanic or it would have been double. I used to love Peugeot diesels but not now.
Submitted: 2009-07-17 | ID: 3259
Sorry to say that this is the worst car I have ever owned. I got it is June last year second hand and since then it has cost me a fortune. New ECU, fuel cap gauge and battery £1500 and a month in the garage! New brakes, tyres, exhaust and starter motor! Now both headlight bulbs have blown and are very hard to replace. And the indicators only work sometimes, also a clunky noise from under the front-post suspension. Hence I am trading it in for a reliable Ford Focus Estate tomorrow. I will never by a Peugeot again - I have had three and this is the worst!
Submitted: 2008-11-14 | ID: 2151
A nice car, reliable and fairly quick once your up to forty miles per hour. Like all cars, not good value for money when bought new but a great buy second hand. I bought mine new and it’s been A1, no problems at all and totally reliable. At four years old I’ve still only covered 16,000 miles so its really not even broken in yet. I like Peugeot’s and I’d certainly buy another one but I intend keeping this one for a good while yet.
Submitted: 2008-07-08 | ID: 1641
This my second SW - my first was a Mark 1 and ate tyres, flywheels and discs, although it never actually let us down. My family loved the glass roof, the comfortable seats and the versatility, and so took a chance on the Mark 2, having believed the dealer’s reliability improvements hype. So far so good, because at 6,000 miles, the car’s had no faults at all. The Mark 2 feels a very different car - less road noise, better build (and equipment) and handling - probably because of the lighter engine. The 16 valve diesel engine is superb - smooth, quiet and with a beautifully integrated turbocharger - no lag at all (if you really want turbo lag, try a Skoda Roomster!). To my mind, the 308Sw’s one of the best looking cars on the road (much nicer than the gawky 308SW). Fuel consumption is around 42mpg overall, although I believe that diesels can take thousands of miles to fully bed in - that’s 20% better than our old 2.0HDi 110
Submitted: 2008-06-13 | ID: 1557
When writing my review I forgot to mention the most annoying fault ever: It BLOWS bulbs with unbelievable frequency; every week at least one bulb needs replacing.
Submitted: 2008-06-09 | ID: 1537
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I drive a Peugeot 307SW 1.6HDI 110bhp. The car is used as a Taxi. The 307 has proved to be a spacious, well appointed car with few faults. The main gripe I have with the 307 range is the lack of lumbar support. If you suffer with back problems this car will not do you any favours.Faults: elec window switch on drivers door only operates drivers window. Heater regulator packed up. Exhaust cat anti block fluid runs out at 80 to 100k dealer job expensive. A/C lost gas reason not yet known. Thats about the faults. The good. Fun to drive, flexible torquey engine. Fantastic on fuel. Handles well enough. Overall easy to live with and own. Great pity theres no lumber support.
Submitted: 2008-06-05 | ID: 1531
This is kind of in between an estate and a MPV. It fits my family of six well and is very, very big inside. The drive itself is really good, smooth and comfortable with decent suspension.
Submitted: 2007-10-30 | ID: 445
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