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Old 19-06-13, 11:53 AM   #1
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Here's a suggestion for the forums, is it possible to have a buyers guide of all the best and worst bits of the various models?
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That's a good idea, I've posted loads of "what to look for" for the 307 in the past.

Although most people who come here have usually bought the beast and need fixing advice!
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Here's a suggestion for the forums, is it possible to have a buyers guide of all the best and worst bits of the various models?
Hi Dr Diesel, thank you for your suggestion. What do you mean by buyers guide exactly? Please let me know, just want to make sure.

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From what I gather is that for example if I want to buy a specific car and I want to know the pros and cons of this car, all its faults maybe or people opinions on this car I could go to a certain section of the forum to ask my questions and read up about the car etc.


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Hi Folks,

I joined PEUG FORUMS recently as i was looking at a Peug 407 which was at a good price, expecting to find a buyers guide for it.
Being an MG Rover/ Vaux Omega type of guy I am used to double checking their buyer guides for their various models and am surprised if there is not one on here as i would suggest that it is better to identify a bad one before you buy.

So to get things started, can we look at Peug 407s in general, and 2006 2.0 litre SE petrol in particular.
I am not a rookie with cars, but I am aware that each manufacturer/models have their own Main/Expensive faults to look out for.
So what should i "beware of"
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To get things moving !
1. is 2700 too much for a (private) 2006 2.0 SE 407 saloon with 79,000 miles, and if so whats it worth in reasonable nick. with 5 months MOT
2.only Advisories on last MOT were:
A Nearside Front Front wheel bearing has slight play
B Offside Front Front suspension has slight movement at wishbone bearing
3. Info from seller is:
"The engine temp sender switch needs replaced as it has an intermittent problem (a new one cost about 20 on ebay and is easily changed) but it has been fine lately"

Item 3 is a worry as I am unsure what this refers to, as it could potentially be a sign of something serious..anyone heard of this problem
Item 2B sounds like money but hopefully not too much.

What are the other main failures to look out for ..Failing Displays ..???

RSVP ASAP.

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wish bone bearin is the bottom ball joint, 20 a pair on ebay, half hour a side. Its common on the earlier 407's.
Temp sensor could be water ingress

The centre display will fade after about 30mins use, again common, 100quid for new screen.
Earth problems with rear lights, takes half hour to fix.
TPMS is common, look for aluminium valves on wheels, if it has black rubber valves has the TPMS been turned off?
ABS fault can be common, its most often the sensors. Not expensive, but a little time consumin.
As you had an omega, did you ever replave the coil pack? i did on a 2.5v6 auto. All of the jobs above are easier than that!!
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I'll start writing up a 307 guide.
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To get things moving !
1. is 2700 too much for a (private) 2006 2.0 SE 407 saloon with 79,000 miles, and if so whats it worth in reasonable nick. with 5 months MOT
2.only Advisories on last MOT were:
A Nearside Front Front wheel bearing has slight play
B Offside Front Front suspension has slight movement at wishbone bearing
3. Info from seller is:
"The engine temp sender switch needs replaced as it has an intermittent problem (a new one cost about 20 on ebay and is easily changed) but it has been fine lately"

Item 3 is a worry as I am unsure what this refers to, as it could potentially be a sign of something serious..anyone heard of this problem
Item 2B sounds like money but hopefully not too much.

What are the other main failures to look out for ..Failing Displays ..???

RSVP ASAP.

mungis
End of dec 2012 i paid 2300 for an 2006 2.0hdi with 69,000 with no tax and 3 months Mot, so the price is up a bit, i would worry about that 'Temp sender' cos if its only 20 to sort why hasnt he done it!!
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hi trem,

I have not bought the car yet, but I think it is probably worth nearer to 2000

My concern as noted above about "The engine temp sender switch" is that he is anticipating a recurrennce of a known fault.

Any ideas what he could be covering up on a 2.0 litre petrol ? ...obviously associated with temp guage .?
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