2008 Peugeot 307 HDI Wagon owner review

Toby M
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PROS
  • Diesel economy
  • Rear boot space
  • French quirkyness
CONS
  • Turning circle of a bus
  • Parts can be expensive
  • French quirkyness

About the Peugeot 307

Toby M purchased this Peugeot 307 used for $10,000 (including all on-road costs) in 2014. Toby M would buy this car again because: “It has actually been quite a reliable car. For a vehicle that is 14 years old I have only had to do normal servicing and the occasional major repair. It’s very good on fuel (diesel) and I average about 6.0L/100km. “

How reliable has your car been? Tell us about any issues.

Considering its age and the amount of kilometres I have done (250,000km) it has required the usual consumables plus a steering pump, diesel filter bag… and quite frankly that’s about it.

The electrics can be a little temperamental at times however.

What do you think of the ownership experience with your car?

I have loved it. Most people laughed at me when I said I bought a 307 Peugeot but this car has not missed a beat.

It’s comfortable, has a great boot space being a wagon, and just cruises along nicely without breaking any records.

Are you happy with the price and features of your car?

Brand new it was $38k but I snapped it up for $10k back in 2014. Since then I’ve really enjoyed driving it.

My Peugeot mechanic even offered to buy it off me as it is such a good example of the 307. Six-stacker CD, climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated side mirrors and armrests on the seats. So comfortable.

What do you think of the performance and economy of your car?

It’s certainly no rocket off the mark but for everyday driving it does what it should.

Highway driving is a breeze and can get down to 4.5L/100km on long trips. Around town averages about
6-7.0L/100km. It’s easy to park as it’s not very big.

What do you think of the technology in your car?

Well considering it’s a 2008 model I would say it’s retro. CD six-stacker, no Bluetooth (although I have fitted an aftermarket adapter). Orange LCD screens and old-fashioned dials make up most of whats going on in there.

What do you think of the ride comfort and handling of your car?

I certainly would not be taking it to Phillip Island for any track days that’s for sure! The ride comfort can be a little harsh over potholes and has a tendency to crash over them. On smooth open highways is when the little Pug really shines however.

Do you have any additional comments about your car?

I actually love my weird French little Pug. Ugly as sin, dated, and long in the tooth. Just like its owner.

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Ratings
Overall7.4
Show Breakdown
Technology 5
Reliability 8
Ride & Handling 7
Price & Features 8.3
Performance & Economy 7.9
Ownership Experience 8.4