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I have owned my Peugeot 407 1900 cc diesel estate for over 6 years, having bought it nearly new. It is roomy, comfortable, well-appointed since it has the highest specification of any car I have owned, a bit sluggish, but in many respects a desirable vehicle. But over the years it has been regularly let down by what appears to be a Peugeot ailment - build quality. Warning lights and sensors have regularly malfunctioned and needed expensive attention - they say that modern cars are overstuffed with technology and are starting to become less reliable as a consequence, and this certainly seems to be the case with my 407. Also, the steering and suspension don't like the less-than-pristine road surfaces in East Anglia and several components have had to be repeatedly replaced, again expensively, even though the mileage is very low for the car's age. I suspect these elements harbour a design weakness. In all these respects the 407 compares unfavourably with the Peugeot 405 and 406 which I owned previously. In sum, it is potentially an excellent car spoiled by lack of attention to assembly detail. It hasn't been manufactured for a couple of years now, and I would advise anyone considering buying one to inspect it with a fine-tooth comb first. On the other hand they may be getting a bargain, because prices are low, and the diesel engine in the larger Peugeots is legendary for durability. But I'm afraid that on the strength of my overall experience with this car, it will be the last of my six Peugeots.
I have only had this car for 9 months and it replaced a peugeot 406 which I had owned for 15 years so I was happy to find a replacement car so similar. It has many more features than the 406 but I still haven't figured out how some work. Some I'm sure I'll never use. I've not had it long enough to really be sure about reliability - with winter approaching time will tell. In general the car is more comfortable but as a short driver I find visibility less good than with the 406 especially judging the width and have already scraped the side as a result. I find the large arm rest between the front seat a bit of an obstruction too . I find the slope of the windscreen less easy to attach a sat nav to and the screen can be slow to de-mist on cold mornings.
I've had two of these, an early 2005 plate and a '08 plate, both 2.0 HDI 136BHP.
Had more problems with the '05 car so got rid of that at 136k. Problems were numerous. ABS warnings that turned out to be a faulty brake light switch, random, intermittant, engine warnings that turned into a permanent engine warning light. Worse problem was the hydraulic steering which ended up with a reconditioned steering rack and a new steering pump.
Dual mass flywheel also went so got rid.
The 08 car has been faultless so far. Now on 150k and drives like new.
I bought my car eight years ago as a demonstrator. Throughout this time I have had very few problems with it. A number of ABS/ESP sensors have had to be replaced over the last few years, but with these exceptions, very few parts have had to be replaced. It is a very practical car since, although a saloon, the rear seats can be folded flat allowing quite large items to be transported.
For the size of the car it is economical, averaging almost 40 mpg.
It handles and stops very well, and is also very comfortable.
I bought this car 2 hand five years ago with 30000 miles on the clock and the only money spent on it after puting extra 50000 miles, was on tyres servicing and one rear bearing wheel. I could'nt be happier cheap to run, buy very comfortable and spacious in comparation with other''s makers. I would recommend the 407 or the 508 to enyone who want cheap car with same or superior specs and reability of the big expensive names......
I have really enjoyed this model for the last 130K miles - sadly she is starting to have niggly problems. I suppose at 170K miles I have not done bad - sadly when I did have problems and took it to my main dealer (who have been looking after the car for years) Peugeot UK seem to have given up supporting this model and repairs seemed to take forever to fix. The only upside was the brand new loan car for four weeks!
Third large Peugeot, 405,406 very happy with running costs but repairs and replacements in general expensive.
Tried hatchback between 406 & 407 (307 I think) didn't like it for comfort although much easier for loading boot.
After having numerous makes of cars from Alfa Romeo to various Far East and British models with over 50 years driving, before staying with Peugeot.
A very comfortable long distance cruser regularly exceeding 50mpg, helped by the 6 speed gearbox. I've covered 85,000 miles in just over 2 years with my only expense being routine servicing and tyres. The 163bhp HDi engine is powerful and smooth with excellent torque making for a relaxed drive. Road holding is excellent for a big car, with very little body roll.
Had to replace front suspension ball joints after only 15000 miles & likely to have to replace them again in the coming months at 30000 miles. Also having intermittent issues with ABS fault & sidelight warning (bulb working). Otherwise comfortable, fast & good boot space & specifications. A little thirsty at 29-33mpg.
I have driven this car for past 6yrs and could only critise one main point this being the strut from roof to body work creates a blind spot on both sides for front viewing, other than that I could not complain. Have always been very satisfied with Peugeots this being my fourth model , always been very reliable.
This is the third Peugeot I've had and all three have given me trouble free motoring. Until my retirement I was travelling c40,00 miles per year. You can't do that in an uncomfortable car. With an average fuel consumption of 50 MPG, it was very economical.
A good car, my second of this model. Great to drive, good visibility. The Porsche 6-speed auto box is a delight round town and on journeys home and abroad. Road Tax is high £250 p.a. but getting 37.1 m.p.g. average fuel consumption.
This is my second 407 estate and it fully meets my requirements and has performed as expected in all respects. At times i have been surprised just how good it has been! The main dealer has been very good as well.
Equal in all respects, or even better than, the Peugeot 406 HDi that it replaces. The 406 performed excellently for over 230,000 miles and is still doing so with its new owner.
It's a great car for open road motoring but difficult to manoeuver in tight spaces and round tight bends.
You will not regret purchasing this reliable car but beware of the fuel consumption
reliable,comfortable,spacious,and urban driving
44.5 mpg cant complain.
Best saloon car there is much better than the likes of insignia
reliable,comfortable, town driving 44mph.
Good practacal car for towing my caravan.