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Why are the french allowed to manufacture and sell such junk as the 307 , im gonna take a sledgehammer to mine, what a bag of shite, they must think that everyone who bought one are minted cos they eat money in repair bills, had mine a year, had new throttle body, boot wouldnt close shut, new idle control valve, new cat, new injector, coilpack, temp sensor, the list goes on and on and it still isnt running properly!!
Plastic pieces of shite, thats what they are, no wonder there are forums like this, mainly admined by peugeot specialists who can "sort it out for you, if you fetch it down"!
Fu*# the French and Fu*# Peugeot
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yes i agree the 307 is not the best second hand car out there but they sold thousands of them so it was a very popular model.trouble is people forget that when you buy a used second hand car 9 times out of ten your buying someone elses problems you just have to make sure you give it a full check over before you buy.the reason it seems to always be the 307 is because of the sheer voulume of them out there.all cars need maintanace and they all have exspensive parts its not just peugeot.ive had a 307 and up untill i sold it all i had to replace was a fuel pump and timing belt not bad for a car with 140.000 miles on the clock.thease days anything under 2 grand is banger money and you would expect that its ganna need replacement parts and money spent on it.i now drive vauxhall and when comparing the price of service parts they are about the same as peugeot and the dealer prices for labour are the same too so again its not just peugeots..i have fond memories of my pug and if it wasnt the fact they i bought a newer car i would be driving it around today.
 

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If you go on honestjohn and read about the recent VWs (a la 2005- Passat), particularly the ones fitted with DSG gearbox, you'll be glad to have a Peugeot.
 

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Why are the french allowed to manufacture and sell such junk as the 307 , im gonna take a sledgehammer to mine, what a bag of shite, they must think that everyone who bought one are minted cos they eat money in repair bills, had mine a year, had new throttle body, boot wouldnt close shut, new idle control valve, new cat, new injector, coilpack, temp sensor, the list goes on and on and it still isnt running properly!!
Plastic pieces of shite, thats what they are, no wonder there are forums like this, mainly admined by peugeot specialists who can "sort it out for you, if you fetch it down"!
Fu*# the French and Fu*# Peugeot
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You obviously had the wrong person repairing it. I would never say to fetch it down I would say to you what I say to Car Sales and Taxi owners - There is no trade price just double what the retail pay and I will fix it in my own time. If you dont like it - Fuck off to Peugeot. :thumb:
 

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tbh ive owned and heard bad things about the 307. But realistically speaking, its all down to the driver, maintenance and poor research that causes all these problems... i bet half of these issues existed when it was sat on forecourt.
 

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I've owned three 307s. My first was a 51 plate 90bhp. I only bought it because I was finding it so far to get a good diesel 306.

It did approximately 50,000 miles in the two years I owned it. During that time I did the following:

New MAF (£30)
New tyres (£100)
New back brake pads (£30)
Heater coil pack repair (<£2 for parts)
ABS sensor cleaning (£0)

My second was a 2005 90bhp, did 20,000 miles in just over a year and needed only a clutch and a temperature sensor (£12).

Third one has done 5000 miles and needed the rubber sleeve on the turbo air pipe (£10). I'm only selling it because I want the cash to buy a piece of woodland.
 

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The thing to consider is that all the main issues are well documented on here so with a bit of research, and possibly the assistance of a local member with Planet, at least you're pre-armed with information before you go to a garage and get potentially ripped off.
 

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To be fair to the 307 - they are crap cars. Got my eye on a nice petrol vectra when the 307 comes up for mot next year.
 

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I had the 1.6 petrol 2001 plate did have a few issues but nothing really major apart from clutch failure and the abs fault. Oh I nearly forgot the 307 doesn't like to be rolled three times lol


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It is not car's fault mate. The problem are the garages and mainly dealer garages. Most of them have untrained "engineers. I' ve got a 307 2.0 hdi since march and for two faults since then i've been quoted by pug garages £2000. With pug forum' s help I solved them myself with £ 100 :). Be patient and ask for help on the forum.
And by the way, the car tells you before something major breaks. U won't see too many on the motorway waiting for recovery :)
 

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the engines are pretty bullet proof

i brought mine knowing it had a few niggly faults but i have spent time getting it up to scratch.

i really like it. i wish i had brought a 406 though doing maintenance on mine is a nightmare and the 406 has tonnes of room haha
 

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Yeah sure, 307's have issues, but imo so do all middle of the road diesel engines. Mostly because they are all HDi's anyway. Many a forum is covered in people all over the world moaning that thier car isn't working, and it comes down mostly to small things, shared components. EG, it isn't Peugeots fault my EGR is stuck open and the car won't start. Euro emmission regs say they have to fit one, Valeo make it. I almost expected the car to break, and this is the only time it has let me down, and tbh, it is my fault for not replacing the EGR vavle sooner.

What did I expect for a 6 year old, 130k mile car bought for £2000??? (127k when I got it :nod:)
 

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@OP....1,000,000% with you there mate....load of crap...i own planet and am qualified at repair and service to city and guilds level...all i need is management to be fully qualified and even with the right diag kit and my knowledge i still cant get the shit heap to start and ive spent many an hour under it, not to mention the very many pounds ive spent on it...its still sat on the drive fucked and i gave up. Now without flattering myself, i know me shit, so if im struggling what do you think your average joe is going through...ive changed nearly all major components and still havnt got nowhere...so the argument about buying someone elses problems just dont ring true to me...ive repaired any problem someone else could have possibly had...I now have a £4000 shit heap sat on the drive that is no use to anyone apart from the scrap man....i went and bought a £500 ford focus on a t reg and it drives absolutely mint...no probs no bangs and everything works...ON A T REG...I dont believe i should be expected to pay out hundreds of pounds every year just because its a car that cost just a bit over £2000...Thats just rubbish....i for one certainly will never buy another shit peugeot ever again...Just the fact that i have 682 posts on a peugeot forum speaks for itself....
 

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I've owned 4 Peugeot's in the past 12 years and although they have had their faults not one has ever let me down or required a callout at the side of the road.

I've had two 306's and two 307's and I will probably buy another Peugeot when this one gives in.

In my experience if you buy a car for £2k then it's probably at the end of it's useful life and will need some serious money spent on it to keep it going. My current Peugeot 307 SW HDi hasn't been without it's faults. At 30k miles the flywheel failed and cost £1200 to get it replaced. Then the turbo failed a few months ago.

But I have had the car for over 6 years and had only serviced it once so I have myself to blame for the turbo failing. I've just spent over £1000 on getting the car right again and it now drives as good as it did the day I bought it.

Imagine if I sold you my car 3 months ago, it had done 70k miles so would be worth a couple of grand, but then you would have had to spend a whole heap of cash to get it working again because I neglected it. The reason I didn't mind spending this on the car is because I neglected it so I paid the price. Now the car is great again and hopefully will give me another 70k miles of pleasure (with regular servicing of course).
 

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@OP....1,000,000% with you there mate....load of crap...i own planet and am qualified at repair and service to city and guilds level...all i need is management to be fully qualified and even with the right diag kit and my knowledge i still cant get the shit heap to start and ive spent many an hour under it, not to mention the very many pounds ive spent on it...its still sat on the drive fucked and i gave up. Now without flattering myself, i know me shit, so if im struggling what do you think your average joe is going through...ive changed nearly all major components and still havnt got nowhere...so the argument about buying someone elses problems just dont ring true to me...ive repaired any problem someone else could have possibly had...I now have a £4000 shit heap sat on the drive that is no use to anyone apart from the scrap man....i went and bought a £500 ford focus on a t reg and it drives absolutely mint...no probs no bangs and everything works...ON A T REG...I dont believe i should be expected to pay out hundreds of pounds every year just because its a car that cost just a bit over £2000...Thats just rubbish....i for one certainly will never buy another shit peugeot ever again...Just the fact that i have 682 posts on a peugeot forum speaks for itself....
Its one thing owning a Planet but understanding the data is another.
 

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In my experience, i have always had reliable vauxhalls but they also need regular checks, services etc..
I owned a 306 many years ago that only had the 1 fault and my last car, a citreon xsara 1.9D was so reliable it was hard to get rid of it so i gave it to my brother instead.
Now my (56) 307 1.6hdi 110 was a great buy at £2100 and now i have serviced all the filters and oil it goes as good as any car i have had if not better. Yes the DPF can be a pain and the cars i have had without turbo's have been more reliable or hassle free but with the car being so cheap, i'd expect to spend some money on it.

So far its been:
Fuel - Air - oil filters £29, oil £20, glow plugs £40, Haynes manual £8, lexia 3 interface with download Planet and activation £45
I contacted a buyer on ebay who purchased a lexia 3 interface several months ago asking if his worked on 307's :lol: to which he replied, he had sold his peugeot and i could have his cheap :nod: i bit his hand off :lol:

I am complicating having the DPF done and the car remapped so i dont have to worry about the FAP filter getting blocked or the car not regenerating and i will never have to fill up the eloys :D
Now with the turbo, i'll have to make sure i look after it so it doesn't cause problems.

thanks
 
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