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I've had the car for 2 1/2 years and so far there hasn't been too much go wrong.
Parts are all reasonably priced if you shop around when things go wrong. Most expense has been on brake pads and tyres and new timing belt, but this is mostly down to doing a high mileage.
The only down side is the frequent anti-pollution filter warning coming on, which seems to indicate the fuel filter is getting blocked. A quick fix is to use the super-unleaded fuel (97 ron) which the Peugeot's seem to prefer. However using the more expensive fuel, you can get around 50 miles further out of a tank.
It is quite a heavy car, so any additional luggage or weight (passengers etc) gives it quite a slow acceleration rate, but the boot space is good, especially with the split seats. Being a percussionist, I've transported a whole host of instruments, including 3 Timpani, Bass Drum and several other items in one trip, so there is no lack of space.
A very practical car with reasonable performance, good comfort levels even on the basic S model. Running costs are reasonable but could be better.
I have driven the same Peugeot 307 Estate for the last 10 years.
Bought in the knowledge that I would need to transport my 3 children to University and back with all their stuff, take my pupils to badminton matches the length and breadth of Somerset, and make frequent trips to visit friends and relatives in this country, France and Germany, it has never let me down.
It has been regularly serviced but used simply as an A to B machine, so carries the scars of over 10 years and nearly 190,000 miles spent in my company.
Now reaching the point at which age is beginning to tell (for me as well as the car!) and repair costs are beginning to mount, I will shortly be saying goodbye to an old and trusted friend and replacing it with a smaller, newer Peugeot which I hope will do as good a job for the next 10 years.
Message to Jeremy Clarkson - I cannot afford to buy a car that costs more than my house, or even to change my car on a regular basis, so I drive an affordable, reliable, comfortable, practical Peugeot.
I was looking for an economical little run around, for about £2,000. Looked at a smart car, alittle Micra or a small Renault. However when I saw the 307 I remembered driving the 206 tdi a few years back and how imprest I was with it. So I took this one for a test and fell in love with it, again.
This Hdi has full leather seats and 99% of the extras going for the range, Pro's, drive carefully it can be as econmical as my wifes Yaris 1400 diesel, it also has the ability to eat up motorway miles in comfort, which the Yaris lacks! And it has the good handling of the Peugeot hatches too.
The only con I have found is the wipers can detect rain, or what it thinks is a dirty windscreen, and squirt the washers without warning, which can be a bit disconcerting in bright sunshine!
Downside too is the cost of servicing, spares and repairs, which will be more expensive than 'a little run about', but I'm prepared to put up with that for the fun I get driving it!
A very good car to drive, proving economical and largely very comfortable. It is proving even more economical, surprisingly, now that I do fewer long journeys. I am finding, though, after 6.5 years (again, perhaps not surprisingly, in view of my age & the car's age), that the seat cushioning is slightly less comfortable. It is good to garage, and its rear sensors make parking a lot less harrowing! A serious problem, when a battery-plate got thin two years ago (electronic warnings went mad & the car finally gave up!), now seems to have been sorted well by work done at that time (I have heard of the same problem with one other Peugeot - normal battery weakness of a four year old car caused a mental breakdown for the electronic warning & safety system).
In short, we are very pleased with a car we hope to have for another 5 years at least, or when it should have reached over 100,000 miles, at the present rate of 8,000 miles a year).
Overall I have enjoyed owning the Peugeot 307SW and found that it has met my requirements in terms of performance, size, comfort, equipment etc. however, as it has aged the running costs have increased as major repairs have been required and parts extremely expensive, eg £740 recently for new clutch and flywheel.
The climate control system has not really been the most efficient, occasionally being prone to sticking.
This is my first car, so although I have nothing to compare it to, I love it! It's an easy drive, comfortable and very practical. I also like the way it looks. There's plenty of room to pack for a week away, and lots of leg room for 4 people, a slight squash with all 5 seats full.
My main problem has been the mechanical work I've had to have done, including an ASB sensor fault, that continually gives me problems, although this is more of a cosmetic problem.
Also the car is economical, a tank of petrol goes a long way, but since having to travel further for my job, I have to fill up at least once a fortnight which is £60-£70 a go.
Overall I think this is a great first car, and I'm hoping to keep it for a few more years, and I'd definitely get a Peugeot Hatchback and a diesel again.
I bought this in desperation - I was actually after a Ford Focus, but they didn't have one, and my Astra Estate had suddenly died. On balance I am quite glad I got it. It has plenty of room for my needs, it has some power when needed to get out of a spot of bother. It is very quiet, and on a new road surface it whispers along nicely. Fuel consumption is fairly consistent at 12 miles to the litre. Servicing is not too expensive. Snags? - It is rubbish in snow for some reason - even with decent tyres, so I "borrow" my wife's Fiesta. And a small point - the electric window controls are confusing and always do the unexpected. I am thinking of changing it in about 18 months by which time it will probably be around 140kmiles. Another Peugot? Perhaps, but a bit less extravagant -try the 207 or 208.
Had the vehicle for 6 years and its broken down about 10 times within that period, 2 costly breakdowns- cam belt and timing belt, taken to a local mechanic and both issues were rectified costing around £400 each. £25 petrol costing 1.32 will get me about 110 miles. Have it serviced and mot d at local garage both in for about £100. Used to go to quick fit- have not done so for the last 4 years as my mot failed ( according to the phone call I received at 14:47) and the subsequent work would cost about £300, picked up the car mot test certificate stated car had passed mot at 09:31 very distressing. They put it down to chaotic working schedule-human error, refund was given and my relationship with them was severed.
Suits my modest needs, is generally reliable and is wearing reasonably well, and was reasonably priced when purchased second hand. Quite comfortable but not as manoeuvrable as earlier and longer estates that I have owned - not the easiest car to park. Visibility at front left and right not brilliant due to slant of windscreen. Reasonably spacious and plenty of room in the rear compartment and flexibility with regard to letting down rear seats. Good basic features as standard - CD/radio, air conditioning, central locking, etc. I have also been well served (in terms of repair, annual services, etc) by the Peugeot main agent where I initially bought the car.
I've had two already and I'll have another one as long as they stay in the same genre.
Very practical, quite comfortable. The same diesel engine as other more expensive estates.
The only thing I loathe about it is the spare wheel is on the outside and underneath the car.
Really awkward to get down and up, easy to break the winding mechanism and the spare is always filthy and coated in mud. It makes it impossible to change the wheel without grovelling about on the ground with your head stuck under the car.
The 307SW is a great car, a really good mid-point between a regular 307 (or similar) and a full-sized estate car.
With a really good boot space, and the ability to remove the back seats completely, it has great load options especially for less frequent loads such as camping trips or visits to Ikea!
Internal comfort is excellent.
Glass roof as standard is a really good touch.
Only downside is that the idiots at Peugeot don't make it anymore. I'd like a new 307SW in Diesel/electric please :)
I bought the car from new, I previously owned a VW Golf.
This car has a similar engine and thus performs very similar.
The extra space is very useful and it is pretty economic to run.
The seats are not as comfortable and the driving position makes my back ache. I've had a few niggley problems with the electrics, but have been told this is common with French cars.
My golf was such a good car that I couldn't give the Peugeot a five star at all except for space.
It is so economical and we can put bikes and the dog in it we go camping and have driven across Spain in it and it delivers the economy figures the manufacturer boasts sat high up it gives a good view of the road with the exception of the front pillar when looking sideways....only gripe is the usual peugeot weakness as with the 306 it eats rubber bush mounts on supension link at the front Harrogate has a lot of sleeping policemen on the road system?
I bought my car 3 years ago with 200 000 on the clock.So far nothing is wrong with it,it drives nicely,very powerful on the motorway.Only it is not so frugal around town,but I'm not complaining,it's a price you pay if you want a big,spacious car to be fast.My previous 106 1.6 petrol was more fun to drive,but it's a totally different story.Peugeot is excellent used car to own, only it has to be well maintained by previous owner.I 'll by one anytime.
I have had this car for 6 years and it has only let me down once (due to a flat battery). Recently the power steering failed and it does tend to go through exhausts fairly rapidly.
The performance and economy are only average and on the motorway it lacks another gear so revs too highly. Comfort is excellent and the ride is smooth around town. Due to the slightly higher roofline there are also good levels of interior space and a generous boot.
Was a time when I would not have driven a French car but having owned a Citreon and now a Peugeot 307 my views have changed completely. My 307 is quite old but is still very nippy and has a very good pick up in 4th and 5th gears and the body work is in good repair. If you use original parts it can be quite expensive to repair, where as if you use non original parts the cost is quite acceptable.
I have owned this car for three years - in that time it has proved completely reliable, and have only paid for the usual servicing with the odd light bulb, exhaust replacement. A little underpowered, and despite its size there is less luggage room than my old Ford Escort Estate - a smaller car bute more space in the back.
I hope to keep this car for another couple of years.
Its an OK car not overly exciting to drive and for an estate the 1600 diesel is decidedly underpowered. Luggage space is only OK and floor is not completely flat also it is carpeted which is not very practical. Not that comfortable to drive long distances and very plasticky. Wouldn't get another Peugeot based on experience with this car.
We owned two Peugeots previously over the past 11yrs both with larger engines. We have always been satisfied with all aspects of the make. This latest model is no exception, we have been pleasantly surprised by the performance and have really noticed the improved fuel consumption with very little loss of power. Very satisfied.
This car has a good interior finish and is very comfortable. It is comparatively heavy to drive and not economical, ie good on motorways but not "sporty" on country roads. It feels safe and solid and has enough acceleration when needed. The large doors are quite noisy to close. Boot space is good for a medium-sized car.