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Since we are all owners (or non-owners) of PUGs and in particular the 407, I would like to hear from you with regards to your experiences with the car. Was there any particular "joys" or "woes" that you have encountered in the onwership of this marvelous car.
 

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teasley said:
i've heard that the suspension system isn't all that great on the 407s?
did you notice that too?
If you're looking for that magic carpet ride of the Citroens, be it XM or whatever, it's not there. It's firm and suited for a spirited drive. But you've got to give it an A++ for good handling with those front double wish-bones.
 

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Hey J2EE, do you also have a 407?

I Recently bought a 407 HDi 136 SE.
I'm only getting 41 MPG on a run,
Any other 407 owners out there with similar prob?

Another thing is that the engine does not start again immediately after switching off the engine.
Peugeot service centre informed me that this is normal,
so you have to wait for minutes before starting the engine again.

Other than that, this car is excellent!
 

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Jason said:
Hey J2EE, do you also have a 407?

I Recently bought a 407 HDi 136 SE.
I'm only getting 41 MPG on a run,
Any other 407 owners out there with similar prob?

Another thing is that the engine does not start again immediately after switching off the engine.
Peugeot service centre informed me that this is normal,
so you have to wait for minutes before starting the engine again.

Other than that, this car is excellent!
Yup, I have the 407 2.0. Petrol. 41 mpg is good, I'm getting about 35mpg only - petrol.

When you switch off you're supposed to wait 30 secs before re-starting, but mine's ok if I restart it immediately. Agree with you, the 407's a good car :thumb:
 

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Hi, I am from Belgium and have just noticed your forum overhere. I own a black 407 with the 1600 cc Diesel engine. I will post later on more.

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Dedonax:cool:
 

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Hi, I'm from the Dominican Republic.
Are you guys talking about miles per gallon or kilometers per gallon...
41mpg is GOOD:thumb:
The only reason I am not a 407owner is because it has no headroom nor legroom for my huge size...
 

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The 407 2.0 manual gives you 35 mpg? Wow, I'm impressed...I can't decide between the 407 2.0 manual and the 307 1.6 hdi manual...is there a large mpg difference between both?
 

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I have a 407 SW 136 BHP which I bought at 5 months old last year (2005)
The main problem I have had is a slipping clutch which was replaced under warranty . My car has done 15000 miles so far and the clutch warranty only goes to 22,000 miles, so I hope it isnt a problem that will return. The ride isnt as good as the 406 I had before and it doesnt seem as fast but I think that is because its so quiet (mine has the laminated side window glass) and the power doesnt come in a rush like the 2.1 diesel I had before. I get about 43mpg average driving very carefully, and I thought I would get more than that.
I hope this site can develop, because I have to use the Eurovan 2 site to pick up information about the RT3 sat/nav radio etc, I would rather do that here if we can get more members and an information database.:nod:
 

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J2EE407 said:
Since we are all owners (or non-owners) of PUGs and in particular the 407, I would like to hear from you with regards to your experiences with the car. Was there any particular "joys" or "woes" that you have encountered in the onwership of this marvelous car.
We have had our 407 HDi Sedan for about 9 months (13500km). White Gold. This is easily the best car I've ever owned. Comfortable to drive or passenger in, excellent fuel economy ( average 7.2 L/100KM around town - 5.0 L/100KM highway) and no serious mechanical glitches.

Only negatives are the long, low nose keep hitting stuff! Especially on bad quality unsealed roads. We've "lost" the front license plate cover twice after bottoming out the nose. Fortunately the front faring is plastic, so no real damage done.

We do have a steering vibration at parking speeds, but the dealer seems to think this is not a problem. Anybody else got a similar "feature"?

We are very happy with this car! And it's a thing of beauty to look at.
 

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We have had our 407 HDi Sedan for about 9 months (13500km). White Gold. This is easily the best car I've ever owned. Comfortable to drive or passenger in, excellent fuel economy ( average 7.2 L/100KM around town - 5.0 L/100KM highway) and no serious mechanical glitches.

We do have a steering vibration at parking speeds, but the dealer seems to think this is not a problem. Anybody else got a similar "feature"?

We are very happy with this car! And it's a thing of beauty to look at.
I have the same car!!! It is a beauty, I also get the parking speed vibration but I like to think about it as an overdose of power just waiting to hit the road.

:)

One issue I do have is smoke. Do you guys get lots of smoke on initial acceleration from your 407's? I am pretty sure its the diesel but sometimes I feel like I am Bond 007 applying a smoke screen.
 

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Hi, I'm from the Dominican Republic.
Are you guys talking about miles per gallon or kilometers per gallon...
41mpg is GOOD:thumb:
The only reason I am not a 407owner is because it has no headroom nor legroom for my huge size...
i have a 407 41mpg is what i get head & leg room my son is 6ft 2 he has no problem driving it
 

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Hi guys
I am from Saudi Arabia
I have a 2005 407 2.0 Petrol It consumes 10.5L/100km in the city. I thing that's equivelant to 43mpg.
I have it since August 2005 & made 28000 km.
I consider it a good deal. It is not the perfect car but it really has too many features that make no other car can compete with it( for the same price).
But it does have some problems & normally peugeot dealer doesnt help a lot
I'll try to list the problems I have faced later.
Keep going & lets make this section really usefull for all of us.
 

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i drive a 407 2.0 HDi 136 SE, not had a single problem yet (10,000 miles in), lovely to drive.

The handling is far superior to any car i have drivin before, and at the same time i find it can be a comfortable cruiser!

Plus one of the best looking cars on sale today (in Black.... :) )
 
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