Peugeot 807 opinions

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Well my folks just bought a Peugeot 807 Executive model. Top of the line apparently. Just curious to see what you guys thought of the 807 as a whole? I keep reading about how good it is, but it's so much cheaper than the top end Ford Galaxy. It's gotta be missing something right? I mean...

5 star EURO NCAP rating
2.2 litre diesel engine
rear sensors, DVD, sat nav, auto lights and wipers, leather seats, darkened windows... for £24k? Sounds a little too good to be true.

It's been bought already. Going to be delivered in 4 days. I just want to know what to expect :eek:
 

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raggedjimmi said:
...It's been bought already. Going to be delivered in 4 days. I just want to know what to expect :eek:
It's a Peugeot, expect it to break down.:(

Sorry but I fear your folks have been had.

NEVER TRUST THE FRENCH!
 

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One day I decided to trust the French. The next day BAM!...... I got VD.


Oh, and the top end Ford Galaxy starts at around 22700 quid, so how is the Peugeot "so much cheaper?" The french have suckered you again. I'd get your parents tested.
 

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Hmm, apparently the top end new Galaxy (not out yet in the UK) is to be pretty damn expensive. And it no longer has the VW engine which kept our Galaxy alive and kicking for the last 9 years. Fantastic car is the Galaxy.

So they have a tendency to break down these Peugeots? I dunno, maybe I got my wires crossed but the 5 star safety rating and the warning computer thing made me think it wouldn't break down that much. maybe I confused safety with reliability :eek:
 

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raggedjimmi said:
...maybe I confused safety with reliability :eek:
BBC Top Gear's presenter Jeremy Clarkson has had all sorts of trouble from his Ford GT, re-call re-call re-call.

It says something when he claims it to be the most unreliable car and then challenges the viewers to write in if their car is worse, giving the address to write too as:

"I Own A Peugeot,
BBC Top Gear
Television Centre
London"
 

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They soooooooooooooo should've bought a new S-MAX it makes the 807 look like a bus.

I'd tell them to go and get a refund. Seriously.
 

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They soooooooooooooo should've bought a new S-MAX it makes the 807 look like a bus.

I'd tell them to go and get a refund. Seriously.
I agree. The S-MAX looks fantastic for a people carrier. Good features too.
 

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Peugeot (and all other French manufacturers) create nice looking cars but their reliability and actual built quality doesn't have a good opinion. I never owned one so I can't speak from personal experience.

But anyway, if you want a people mover, look no further than Mitsubishi Grandis (http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/grandis/gallery.asp) at 23,000 fully loaded it definately is a bargain. Very clean yet sporty design plus Mitsubishi makes some reliable cars especially the ones built in Japan.
 

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No S-Max for us :eek: we looked but it just felt like a cut down Galaxy.

ooh, just realised my mates been buying Peugeot's for the last 2 decades... I'll ask him about his luck with them. Only small cars though, the 206 range etc.
Remember seeing a cabriolet 406 years ago that looked like an overgrown Micromachine I own... that looks like a shoebox.
 

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Peugeot has always made good small cars although lately they seem to be going a bit downhill even there. I don't think they've ever had a success with their larger cars. i know around here you can pick up their 2 or 3 year old executive cars for half nothing, relatively speaking.

This used to be a great area for Peugeots from the 70's to the 90's but now it's mainly 200 and 300 series you see and even then not as frequently as you used to. Hardly any larger models.
 

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well we've had it for a couple of days and so far it's excellent. the engine surprised me the most. It's just a beast compared to the Galaxy. 2.2 HDI diesel effort. it cries over the 1.9 TDI in the Galaxy, and thats a legendary VW engine! seemingly.

the whole car just screams quality though. I mean it's the most prestigious MPV I've seen. I remember seeing non-Galaxy MPV's years back thinking about how ugly they looked, but this is a beaut. the darkened windows, the mini-fridge, the built in Sat-Nav thing (though our old Tom Tom Go takes care of that), even the standard speakers are jolly nice. And the actual inside size is amazing. it's HUGE. just bloody huge. the dashboard really caught my eye too. It's not like anything I've seen before. it's not just a single little desk, but a multi-layered series of curved shelves with dials. really caught me.

overall I'm very impressed. I'd probably be more impressed by the newest Galaxy, which isn't out yet here, but I've fallen in love with those sliding doors. I purposely try and sit in the back just to press that door open button! hah. loving it. Saw an utterly beautiful Peugeot 207 in the showroom too. £16k fully kitted out. will be my first car I reckon. First time I've actually wanted a little car! mad what a nice looking bit of steel can do for you.

ps. Maybe it's me. but I feel so safe in the 807. that NCAP 5 rating sure adds to the feel. can't wait to take this on holiday in the summer. our first car with air conditioning, the comfiest seats I've been in and darkened windows will make this a pleasure to ride in :)
 

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iGav said:
Unarguably the most embarrassing feature of a car, even more so if you have to use them. :p
not really. i don't know how fast they launch the beams out, but they are very handy for our house with the dogs. they like to run behind the car so anything that tells us "hey theres something behind" is very much welcomed, the dogs are probably happy too.
 

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My family owns a 1.6L 307 and a 3.0L 407. The 307 had some problems early on that turned out to be some problem with the tiptronic gear box and it was replaced under warranty costing Peugeot about AUD$3500. The 407 has been trouble-free.

Damn they're nice cars to drive too, we got the V6 407 and it's got plenty of up and go and is very comfortable for the long drives. Both of them are very frugal too with petrol.
 

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raggedjimmi said:
not really. i don't know how fast they launch the beams out, but they are very handy for our house with the dogs. they like to run behind the car so anything that tells us "hey theres something behind" is very much welcomed, the dogs are probably happy too.
If you don't have control of the dogs when a moving vehicle is about, it's surely best to secure them no? not sure how good reverse park sensors are when the obstacle is running around... :p considering that the distance to the object is then a variable.
 

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blitzkrieg79 said:
Peugeot (and all other French manufacturers) create nice looking cars but their reliability and actual built quality doesn't have a good opinion. I never owned one so I can't speak from personal experience.
My sister had a 1993 Renault Clio I was quite impressed with the build quality. It did 120,000 miles with little fuss. Renault engines are meant to be quite robust. The French reputation for bad build quality isnt entirely fair.

Mind you, the interior trim wasn't particularly resilient.
 

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Hope your family get good use out of your new car. Bet the ride quality is good. Can't beat the French for a good ride!

We've had nothing but French cars for 35 years. Peugeots and Citroens (now there's an unreliable make of car) up til 1995 and Renaults since then.
 

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iGav said:
If you don't have control of the dogs when a moving vehicle is about, it's surely best to secure them no? not sure how good reverse park sensors are when the obstacle is running around... :p considering that the distance to the object is then a variable.
it's almost like a farm here, up in the hills like. finding and collecting up every dog would be a tiny bit of hassle ;) but yea. sensors are mint for big cars though. very much needed when you're essentially driving a van. The new Galaxy has front sensors too. Remember when my dad got his first Galaxy we had to hang a tennis ball of a string in the garage so he knew when to stop, what with the Galaxy's funny front. front sensors would have come in handy today. my pop didn't know how close a foot high wall was when parking up.