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    I am seriously considering buying a 407 coupe. Can anyone recommend them and what are their common problems? Car is 6 speed auto with 2.7L twin turbo with 110-160Klms

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    I trust you have read up on Google "reviews" & "problems 407 HDi coupe". Sample Peugeot 407 Coupé (06-10) Owners' Reviews, Problems and Advice | Parkers


    I have owned mine since new for 5 years (always garaged and only covered 26,000K km).
    It is a big luxury Limo.

    Vehicle is a bit slow off the line, however it soon makes up for this, in about a car length. The car has HUGE torque!

    Only dislikes is that the nose is very low and one must always be aware of this also one cannot see behind easily when reversing or changing lanes.

    NO problems with it till today and very impressed with the build quality!

    The only major problem I am aware of with 407s in general is front ball joints and problems with the heater/air con (main vent direction distribution).

    I would guess that any visit to a dealer for repairs would be costly.

    There are some low Km examples for sale on the mainland (Carsales) that have been there for many months (May be open to offers?).

    Good Luck

    PS Don't forget if bought via a dealer they must give warranty on cars that have covered less than 100,000km)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    I trust you have read up on Google "reviews" & "problems 407 HDi coupe". Sample Peugeot 407 Coupé (06-10) Owners' Reviews, Problems and Advice | Parkers


    NO problems with it till today and very impressed with the build quality!

    G'day,
    what happened today ?
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    [QUOTE=pug206gti;1403375]
    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    I trust you have read up on Google "reviews" & "problems 407 HDi coupe". Sample Peugeot 407 Coupé (06-10) Owners' Reviews, Problems and Advice | Parkers


    NO problems with it till today and very impressed with the build quality!





    G'day,
    what happened today ?

    POOR ENGLISH should have said "Up until and still at this present moment" (I think)!

    But then again who was it that said "French car owner's ..........."?
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    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

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    Many thanks,
    How is the auto? I hired a 3008 auto diesel and it was a wonderful car but the auto was woeful, one of those with flappy paddles and it couldn't decide what gear to select when when in full auto. Ended up using the flappy paddles to maintain my sanity. I think the 407 has a Japanese auto and the car I test drove recently seemed fairly responsive.

    The ergonomics seem typically frogy, the electric window winders are too far back on the door and the handbrake is designed for LHD only. Are there any other quirky bits?

    cheers

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    Gearbox is great, just put it in drive nearly always, thought it is a different car if you select the Sport setting, sometimes used if in a hurry. No paddles, the only reason to use the tiptronic gear change is to lock it in a lower gear for downhill engine braking if required.

    You picked the window switches I agree, the hand brake I find not a problem, I don't use it.
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    Renault 69' 10
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    Some problems with the auto V6 coupe. Very low with long overhangs, very heavy doors, just replaced gearbox valve gear at 170 000km (if this happens check on eBay for the part - you will get a new one for $700 from the UK when Peugeot here quoted $2356). Be warned too that the water temp gauge sensor will continue reading OK until all the water is pumped out.
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    I waaaant one tooooooo!!!!!

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    On any PSA 2.7HDi, check the fuel injector return harness for leakage and the plastic thermostat housing in the vee and water outlet down the front, which both become brittle after several years and leak. The front end is also prone to failed bushes at the back of the wishbone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhaw View Post
    I waaaant one tooooooo!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    On any PSA 2.7HDi, check the fuel injector return harness for leakage and the plastic thermostat housing in the vee and water outlet down the front, which both become brittle after several years and leak. The front end is also prone to failed bushes at the back of the wishbone.
    This. Age related more than kms. For the leak back pipes/seals, you have to replace the complete set. Can't do one at a time because the pipes are a joined assembly. Easy enough to do but some disassembly of the plumbing on top of the engine required.

    Timing belts are also age limited.

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    I have never noticed the window switches so maybe I sit further back. Handbrake does irritate me a little. Minor in the scene/scheme of things.

    Gearbox is fine though a while back I got a gearbox faulty warning. After much investigation, the actual fault was found in the starter motor! I use the S setting mostly. Gives more flexibility in traffic I find but it has an impact on fuel consumption. On unmade roads I use the snow setting. In theory, this setting just keeps it in 2nd gear or above, but i find it really does give a smoother ride.

    I love this car for long distances. Melbourne to Adelaide on a tank of fuel. Memory seats/mirrors make it a doddle to change drivers.

    Mine is now suffering a "low oil pressure" fault. As Sherlock Holmes might have said, "that is a 2 pipe problem". My PP is out of action just now so it will be a while before i work out what the actual problem is.

    Good luck with your purchase.

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    Posting a review after a test drive.. new thread

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