2008 Peugeot 307 Petrol Manual Convertible by Carol • 29th March 2016
When I bought this car it was going like a clock and then the window regulator went in it that coated 150quid and then the clutch and radiator went altogether that costed 750quid and then I the car wasn't starting French stay clear of them cars the cars driving experience was really good and a fast wee car but I would never drive one again
2008 Peugeot 207 Diesel Manual 5 speed Hatchback by Eddie • 19th May 2012
Hi there, I have a Nov í07 Peugeot 207 1.6 HDi 90 Sport.
To drive, it is very comfortable, thereís lots of adjustment in the sporty bucket seats that feel like theyíre hugging you. Itís pretty smooth on the road, no unwanted wind noise although on poor surfaces thereís a bit of tyre noise, though this is probably because I am using cheap tyres which means the rubber is very hard. The car handles neatly, quite a bit of fun on a twisty road infact and the steering sends good feedback to the driver. I canít really complain about the car in this area.
Running costs are superb, I easily get 650 miles to a full tank of diesel and my right foot is fairly heavy at times. Costís me 78 euro to fill up over the border in Monaghan (1.54.9 Euro per litre), although I remember when I first got it I filled it for 45 Euro! The VRT is really cheap, £30 a year! On a trip from Armagh- Newry- Belfast- Newry- Armagh itíll average 60 MPG all day long!
Reliability and Build Quality havenít been an issue, I never needed any work done under warranty and it still hasnít required any work apart from servicing every 12.5k miles and the timing belt which I had done at 70000 miles, even though Peugeot told me it didnít need done till over 100k. The cabin is well screwed together, a few wee rattles which come and go but nothing has fallen off inside or outside.
I must say, after driving 95000 miles over the past 5 years I really have grown a bond with it. Never once has it let me down, the spare wheel hasnít even been used! Once the new 208 is launched Iíll be parting with my 207, will really miss it! I definitely recommend one as long as it isnít the 1.4 8v 75bhp engine, I had one as a courtesy car when mine was being serviced and it was dead as doornails, the 1.4 VTI 95 is much livelier! Had a 1.4 HDi 70 for a day, was also dead as doornails but scarily economical, I averaged 67MPG on a 120 mile round trip!