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    Default Peugeot 207 hard top convertible

    My daughter is looking at buying a 2008 model 207 hard top convertible. Anyone had any experience with one of these ?

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    One of the best looking Pug convertibles . DO NOT buy an AUTO!
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    I have some time looking at these and it appears there is an issue with the timing chain/belt failing at 30-40,000 km. Anyone know if this only happens with certain years.

    Thanks the comment re the auto. Any idea what the problem is with the auto.

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    The 4 sp auto has a "checkered" history on this forum - it's known as the AL4 if you care to search.

    When it works well, it's a decent auto (though not particularly smooth) but has a somewhat dubious reliability, especially when mistreated by mechanics who think they know best and use the wrong fluid.

    The timing chain issue is real, though also can depend on build date, oil change history and oil quality. I have a 2007 model GTi which is still working fine with its original timing chain and no engine issues.

    Keep in mind that when searching for issues, you'll only ever come across bad stuff - no one ever posts how their car had no problems.

    Despite all that, I'd still go for the 115kW turbo over the normally-aspirated 88kW version, although I think the auto only comes in the 88kW version (along with a 5sp man). The turbo version only comes with a 6sp man, I think.
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    Simon

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