407 either 2.7 diesel or 2.9 petrol
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    Default 407 either 2.7 diesel or 2.9 petrol

    Choice to buy either. Most reliable and less maintenance.and problems . What to choose? ?

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    I have a 2008 C5 with that diesel engine. Can't fault it.
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    Get the petrol. The diesel will cost you a fortune eventually
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    The 2.9 407 petrol suffers from VBT bearing failure.
    My 2006 407SV had 1 set done under warranty at 40k; another lot at 80k ($3,000) and they were starting to rattle again when I sold the car at 120,000km.
    They rattle just like big-end bearings at cold start.
    Id go for the diesel.


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    I'm happy with the torque of the 2.0 HDI, and it's a lot simpler to maintain than either of the 6 cylinder offerings.

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    4 cylinder diesel gets my vote too.

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    I have a 407 2.7 HDI. It is a beautiful engine to drive, smooth, powerful, quiet etc but is plagued with expensive, trivial problems. I'd go with the 2.0HDI too (which we have had in the 306 and 308). Mind you Peugeot has put out the 3.0 HDI, allegedly improved and I'd love to try one of those.

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    DON'T test drive a 2.7 HDi, otherwise you will think that the other 407 versions are "broke"!
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

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