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    Not for me. I've just sold the 407 HDI manual and I think we will be getting an automatic 407 HDI Touring.

    My folks are looking for something to replace their aging Saab 9000 turbo. This has been a great car but it getting long in the tooth and too many problems are showing up.

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    Peugeot 607 is looking pretty attractive. Getting very cheap now, a 5 to 7 year old example can be found for $12-14000. We haven't had a look at any yet though. Main requirements: comfortable seats without big side bolsters, and it must be easy to get out of!

    So are these worth a look or best left alone? Any serious reliability problems? Parts prices? Alpine Affaire is close by for servicing which is a plus.

    Any other suggestions?
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    Well my driving history with my 607 is not that long, but it has been eventful. Although it is a very nice example of the best that you can get as far as a reelable car, it still needs attention sometimes, (but owning Pugs yourself you know that). I purchased my car because it is a very neat and a 'near new' example. It has everything working on it without bother, so a good example still can be found. If you want to PM me then feel free as I am wanting to move into another vehicle because of work requirements now days.

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    No horror stories? Must be all good then!
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    See Honest John for UK views:

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    it's a 6 series pug

    what could possibly be wrong with one
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    Surely a later C5 without the rock hard, crappy poogoe suspension (that has little travel) would be a much better drive
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    I have one in the UK so UK spec.

    Mono satnav / info screens always fail
    Wipers are rubbish in subzero temps
    Auto boxes are "sealed for life" and not easy to check / change oil so no-one does, and they only take esso LT 71141 oil
    The return spring on the brake pedal is a bit weak so you get brake light on all the time (I just added an extra spring)
    Front suspension is a bit hard
    Tyre pressure sensors seem to leak and when you try to undo them to re-seal they break

    Overall mine has been reliable and it's a nice comfortable thing (on smooth roads) to drive. Eventually I might get some custom (softer) front springs on mine. I thing Aussie spec ones got electronic dampers that mine doesn't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 607 View Post
    Well my driving history with my 607 is not that long, but it has been eventful. Although it is a very nice example of the best that you can get as far as a reelable car, it still needs attention sometimes, (but owning Pugs yourself you know that). I purchased my car because it is a very neat and a 'near new' example. It has everything working on it without bother, so a good example still can be found. If you want to PM me then feel free as I am wanting to move into another vehicle because of work requirements now days.
    Soooooo...

    is it good or bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Surely a later C5 without the rock hard, crappy poogoe suspension (that has little travel) would be a much better drive
    Still no new material, Shane? Can't you promote your own car without rubbishing the opposition?

    A more valid post would be: Have you considered a later model C5 or C6? A wonderful ride and easily serviced at Alpine Affair too.

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    PS If you did post that I would agree with you
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    I've been scared off 607s. A very trusted source told me in no uncertain terms to steer clear! The same source doesn't have a problem with 407s though.

    I've now bought a 2009 407 wagon, HDI automatic. Very very pleased so far, my wife loves it too.

    As for my folks, mum is still driving the old Saab and I think she will until it dies. She likes it too much and would be happy if we could find another 9000 in good nick and with not too many kays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404 View Post
    Still no new material, Shane? Can't you promote your own car without rubbishing the opposition?

    A more valid post would be: Have you considered a later model C5 or C6? A wonderful ride and easily serviced at Alpine Affair too.

    Dave

    PS If you did post that I would agree with you
    The 607 must ride a shitload better than our 407 for it to be considered even remotely "good". I guess the 407 is ok if you compare it to a C4 ......

    I'd love to get Ang a late C5 or C6..... I haven't won tattslotto yet though, so it hasn't happened

    Another positive would be your not constantly smashing it's nose into the ground and scraping the road with it's belly..... The 407 can't even drive into a lot of the carparks in town without smashing something fragile and plastic underneath (I've long since thrown away the remains of the plastic undertray).

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    That nose is a little draggy, I must admit.

    Still, there's worse cars around. C5s are getting cheap too!

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    The UK's choice to sell passenger versions of small vans like the Kangoo and Berlingo, is something overlooked here. The slightly elevated seating positions are easier to get in and out of if you're not so supple.

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    mine has now 190.000 km's: I had no problems with it.
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    607 rides a million times better than a 407. Driven a few of both.
    607 possibly rides better than a C5. Haven't sampled them on the same roads so can't comment reliably. The missus didn't like the ride of the C5 at all. She got motion sickness cruising down a dead straight freeway at constant speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ810 View Post
    She got motion sickness cruising down a dead straight freeway at constant speed.
    No, she became sick of you talking about Volvos!

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    Not likely. Twice now (that I've seen) PJ has turned up to a workplace with their little grey bubble car, his better half having sequestered the Volvo for "shopping".

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Not likely. Twice now (that I've seen) PJ has turned up to a workplace with their little grey bubble car, his better half having sequestered the Volvo for "shopping".
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    I have found, from experience, that above 200km/h the 607 is more settled and quieter inside than the C5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ810 View Post
    I have found, from experience, that above 200km/h the 607 is more settled and quieter inside than the C5.
    G'day,
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    I am sure it would be Patrick; the C5 is more refined than a Xantia in NVH but it's still a tractor compared to a 407 (in which 120 comes up frighteningly fast).

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    The NVH maybe good in the 407, but gee's it must be full of rubber in it's crappy bumpy thumpy suspension to make that so. There is an annoying rattle in the dash of the one here when it's cold, that stops as soon as it warm up. My wife reckons the car is fanstatic, I think it defines "average". Everything is almost acceptable without ever being good. The motor and gearbox sure would be brilliant fitted to something decent like a Citroen CX though

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    I have found the series 2 607 to be a great car to drive and is very comfortable. The only negative is the price of parts in Australia that are over the top. Like all cars in that range they are expensive to service.
    The only way that you can keep servicing at a mininin is do your own basic servicing, eg oil and all filters which you can obtain by post from the UK. Anything major, find yourself an independent Peugeot mechanic who usually let you supply your own parts.
    The car is no more expensive to service than a Mazda or Toyota if you can do a little yourself.

    Great car!!
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