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Old 28-01-13, 12:18 AM   #1
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Hi, I have never owned a Peugeot and am thinking about buying a 2007 2.0 HDI . I am Irish and live in France. Here is a link to the car I'm looking at buying, sorry about it being in French . Any advice would be great. Thanks

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Old 28-01-13, 05:10 AM   #2
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Nice looking Car. I own a 2005 407 2.0sw hdi they are nice cars and lovely to drive, but as i'm sure everybody on here will agree with me make sure you give her a good look over before you buy. You obviously want to make sure you push every button and try every switch as they come with lots of toys and you need to make sure that they all work. Also make sure that there is service history as a unloved car will generally cause you a lot of heartache trying to correct existing faults. The most common things to look out for are Lower ball joints they always fail but are a cheap and easy fix if you can use a spanner, Tyre pressure sensors, and ABS Sensors are also common failures. Now the expensive parts If you buy a HDi as with all new diesels you need to be covering long distances if you have a DPF other wise it will get clogged due to not being able to Regen properly and that can be expensive to replace, also theres the Dual Mass Flywheel again with all new diesels these are costly to replace when the clutch finally gives up the ghost.
Enough with my negativity I have owned mine since August and to be honest she's one of the best cars I have owned to date comfy quiet and full of toys but have a search around the 407 section on here to give you a honest idea as to what to look out for.
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Old 28-01-13, 09:43 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the reply.
Yes this car has the service history book and the invoices.
I might be taking it for a test drive tomorrow if my bank loan gets approved.
What is the fuel consumption like with the 2.0 HDI 136hp?
At the moment I have a Fiat Marea 1.6sx (petrol) 2000yr 200 000+km, and I have calculated that it does 34.1mpg (440 miles on 60 L) (not so good).
I do a 50km round-trip to work 5 days a week, is this enough to stop the DPF from clogging up?
In general is it an expensive car to maintain?
Anyone got any opinions on the Automatic gearbox? What is the Tiptronic like to use and when would you use it?

Thanks for any help you can give.
Cmelb.

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I would def check it's been looked after as a couple of the wheels have def been kerbed and a good driver doesn't usually kerb the wheels.
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I will check the service history if I go for a test drive tomorrow.
I have just managed to see the ownership history of it online, 2 owners, 1st had it 3 months professional , 2nd had 5yrs7mts private use.
Everything looks legit for the moment.

Would still like to hear opinions on the auto gearbox, as have never driven an auto?!
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check it very,very carefully.
My opinions/observations
2 bits of trim missing from front bumper
grille bent
cap missing from rear bumper
wheel kerbed, not the sign of a good driver

suspect its just the pictures but the leather looks worn

is the price good ??
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Old 28-01-13, 11:26 AM   #7
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I know about the bits of trim missing. only cosmetic.
the price is good, there are 2 internet site for checking the value of cars here in france and this is what the insurance companys use to value cars, this is for this car 4 990
COTE ARGUS : 9180
COTE KILOM : 7286
I post tomorrow if I take the test drive.

Thanks for your opinion.
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I know about the bits of trim missing. only cosmetic
Agreed, but it gives an indication of how the car was loved.......or not by the previous owner, i couldnt drive my 407 around with bits of trim missing, and bent grill etc.

If previous owner was happy to ignore these what else was he/she happy enough to ignore..........................only my opinion on people/etc
not trying to put you off, just wouldnt like you to buy a bad 407 because if you do you'll hate it but if you get the right one you'll love it
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Theres a tip here guys.... sell your 407 in France if that price is good, we're losing money on them in the uk
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I might be putting 2 and 2 together and getting 110944 here but,
Missing (removed?) cap in rear bumper, totally mullered rear seat..Taxi?
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