PEUGEOT 407 2.2 AUTO 2005 MODEL - What to look out for, issues etc?
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    Default PEUGEOT 407 2.2 AUTO 2005 MODEL - What to look out for, issues etc?

    HI guys,
    just looking for some feedback.
    Im looking to buy a2005 Peugeot 407 ST Comfort Auto

    4 Door Sedan4 Cylinder, 2.2 LitreSports Automatic, Front Wheel DrivePetrol - Premium ULP9.4 L/100km

    (as per redbook),and its done just over 100,000 kms.

    What issues are common with these vehicles?
    Im moving up from a 406 4 cyl and have been pretty happy with it, but dont want to shell out for a later model to find I'm buying into trouble.

    any advice much appreciated.


    John

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    Is it definitely a 2.2 petrol? Thought they would have mostly been sold here as diesels or V6 petrol around then.

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    The original 407 (about that vintage) came in ST form as an EW12 (2.2) petrol motor or a 2.0 diesel.

    The SV came as a 3.0 petrol, but I would have thought that was the rare one ($55k plus on roads).

    Sedan
    407 ST Manual $42,790
    407 ST Auto $44,990
    407 ST HDi Diesel Manual $45,990
    407 ST HDi Diesel Auto $48,190
    407 SV Auto $55,990

    Touring
    407 ST Auto $47,990
    407 ST HDi Diesel Auto $51,190
    407 SV Auto $58,990


    I guess its most common issues are the centre display unit fading and the famous auto, of course.
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    Sorry to be negative but the 2 litre diesels are known to be the pick of the bunch.

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    As well as having 4 doors and 4 cyls, the auto in that early model also had only 4 gears. This is not desirable, by all conventions the later 6speed was a better gearbox.

    You must ascertain when the cambelt was changed. You can google when it should be changed, do it 3 times and you will get 3 different answers. Don't go to the dealer I did who assured me that the cambelt interval was factory mumbo jumbo to make you buy more parts.

    I think that you will find this model sluggish compared to a 406, as it has a good 200kg more on its hips.

    As for the fuel consumption, here's a tip. Reset the trip meter at the start of your test drive, and check it at the end. If the display is warped and fuzzy, this is not a deal-breaker, as they can be had for around $150.

    Also, the front overhang gives it the ugliest profile of just about any Peugeot model. Could be a mental thing, but it felt to me like I was sitting on the front wheels. Watch out for speed bumps.

    As has been written, a (4cyl) diesel is not a bad choice, and a manual one even better, but obviously you have this particular example in your sights. Hope it goes well for you.

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    The front overhang isn't much different from a Citroen C5. The engine is an enlarged version of the 2.0 petrol with a balance shaft setup in the crankcase. The thing I'd watch for in a second hand car is the condition of the gearbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dijon16 View Post
    As well as having 4 doors and 4 cyls, the auto in that early model also had only 4 gears. This is not desirable, by all conventions the later 6speed was a better gearbox.
    That's a good point. The 6sp auto appeared on the SV models (V6 petrol) only, until the Coupé appeared in 2006. The HDi models all got the 6p auto from then on.
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    Only buy a 2l diesel with a 6 speed auto. I love mine. No issues.
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