"Peugeot 307": reviews of the owners, deficiencies, specifications, repairs
"Peugeot 307" - one of the best representatives of the class of urban cars due to its individual design, rich equipment and high-quality technical characteristics.
Manufacturer of urban small car
1810 is considered the year of foundation of the Peugeot company. It was then that the sons of Jean-Pierre Peugeot launched steel production and started producing various metal products: springs, saw blades, hooks, tools, etc. In 1882, the company began producing bicycles, and in 1889 - made the first car designed by Arman Peugeot. After that, the automobile and bicycle businesses of the company were divided and continued their independent existence.
Subsequently, the production of automobiles began to develop most rapidly, helped by the development and production of its own engines.The company sought to make simple and reliable cars for movement around the city and in the period of the 1920-1940s almost every year produced a novelty in the form of a compact urban car.
The next important stage in the development of the Peugeot company is considered to be 1974, when it merged with another French manufacturer, Citroën. Using joint developments, the concern began to produce cars that have become very popular among motorists, among them it should be noted 205, 405, 406 Peugeot models.
The company opened the first representative office in our country in 1992. In the early 2000s, the company entered the top ten largest suppliers of passenger cars in Russia. In 2010, the Peugeot assembly plant was opened in the city of Kaluga, and the complete assembly of two models — 308 and 408 — is carried out at it.
Compact "Peugeot 307"
The car went on sale in 2001. The model belonged to the car-class golf class popular in Europe. The compact car stood out:
- bright design;
- more spacious interior compared with counterparts;
- good handling;
- profitability at operation.
All this allowed her to become the best European car in 2002. Despite this recognition, judging by the reviews of the owners, the Peugeot 307 was flawed. These include:
- insufficiently powerful engines;
- rigid suspension design.
In 2005, the model was restyled, which mainly concerned changes in the appearance of the car. The release of the Peugeot 307 was discontinued in 2007. This was due to the launch of the production of a new model with an index of 308.
Despite the fact that the manufacturer positioned the Peugeot 307 as a compact vehicle for getting around the city, its design can be called swift and dynamic. Especially this image has increased after the restyling, which emphasizes the following decisions:
- large slope of the hood and windshield;
- front bumper, performed in a stepped design;
- low located wide grille;
- narrow headlights optics;
- aerodynamic exterior mirrors;
- a sharp transition of the roof to the stern of the car;
- straight side racks.
One of the drawbacks indicated in the reviews of Peugeot 307 owners is that the front bumper and grille are made low even for a city car.
Salon "Peugeot 307" was considered the most spacious, ergonomic and comfortable among the cars of this class. It was possible to obtain such characteristics by implementing the following solutions:
- special design of the front seats, increasing the space for the rear passengers;
- the execution of the center console in several levels with a wide middle insert and a large number of controls for the vehicle systems, as well as air deflectors;
- enlarged dashboard;
- device a large number of pockets and compartments for things;
- the creation of a large luggage compartment (350 l);
- use of quality materials in the decoration;
- high level of fit of all interior elements.
One of the shortcomings noted in the reviews of Peugeot 307 owners is not very good sound insulation in the car.
Popularity "Peugeot 307" contributed to the presence of different versions of the runabout. The car was produced in the following versions of the body:
- hatchback - five-door, five-seater;
- hatchback - three-door, four;
- wagon - five-door, five-seater;
- four-door, five-seater sedan;
- convertible - two-door, four-seater.
Equipped with "Peugeot 307" engines of different power and performance. In total, ten power units with volumes ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 liters and capacities ranging from 75.0 to 137.0 liters were used. from. Among the features of the use of engines for small car should be noted that the number of diesel versions (6 pcs.) Exceeded the number of petrol variants (4 pcs.).
As gearboxes, they were installed in the front-wheel drivetrain “Peugeot 307” automatic transmission (6-sk.) And manual transmission (5/6-sk.).
A large number of engines and gearboxes allowed to form a significant number of options for the transmission of the car.
Among other technical characteristics of the Peugeot 307 are:
- dimensions (m);
- wheelbase - 2.61;
- length - 4.20;
- height - 1.51;
- width - 1.73;
- ground clearance - 12.0 cm;
- the highest speed (for an engine with a capacity of 137.0 hp) —205 km / h;
- acceleration to 100 km / h - 9.1 seconds;
- fuel consumption (100 l / km);
- combined cycle - 7.9;
- urban cycle - 10.9;
- 6.2 on the highway.
The Peugeot 307 was produced in five different trim levels. The most complete included the following equipment and equipment:
- six airbags;
- power windows;
- exterior mirrors with electric control;
- velor trim;
- heated leather seats;
- on-board computer;
- 17-inch wheels;
- rain and light sensors;
- climate control;
- halogen optics.
A large range of equipment for the acquisition and various technical characteristics of the Peugeot 307 allowed the customer to select the car that best meets their requirements.
Reviews about the car
Due to the popularity of the car in various automotive Internet publications presented a sufficiently large number of reviews and other information about the experience of operating a small car. In addition to the key positive qualities of the car (efficiency, design, comfort) are noted in the feedback from the owners of the Peugeot 307 disadvantages.
The most frequent, especially among domestic car owners, comments on the small clearance and low location of the front bumper of the car. The next drawback is the presence of a significant number of modifications, which complicates the repair of the Peugeot 307. This also applies to the engines that came with the car.In addition to the petrol versions of the power units, the need for frequent adjustment of the Peugeot 307 ignition is noted.
Despite the presence of individual flaws, in general, the car is one of the best examples of urban personal transport, as evidenced by the organization of its assembly at four company sites in different countries of the world.