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    After 7 years and 110kkm my 607 has suffered at the hands of a dcik head who came straight out from a stop sign. Major damage as you can see with airbags deployed inside. NO injuries.

    What should I replace her with?

    Matthew

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    Another.




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    Fix her.



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    If the car is in good shape mechanically I would say fix it especially if you're the first owner, you'll know your car better than anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    Fix her.



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    I'd say that the suspension has taken a fair hit...

    Get another - or a C5 HDI Exclusive would be a good alternative if you want to remain French?
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    Sorry to see Mat.
    I'd say that the cost of air bag replacement alone will have it heading toward a write off.

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    If the safety systems worked as intended and you are satisfied that it spared you from serious harm....
    BUY ANOTHER ONE!!!!
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    Ouch ! Sorry to see your chariot wrecked.

    The airbags will be expensive to replace but the side airbag/s that come out of the seats will mean a new top seat frame or complete seat renewal. This is because the desing allows the airbag to push the side of the seat frame forward to offer more protection. I have seen it before and its a fortune to replace unless the insurance company is footing the bill.

    I would suggest anothet 607 as you know the car so well after 7 1/2 years so you would know exactly what to look for.

    If on the other hand you want someting indestructable that will last forever look at the Land Rover Defender 110 Wagon. The agricultural feel gives it character and there is enough room inside to swing a cat. The Diesel engine will run on used chip oil without mods. So its green too

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    Default 607 replacement

    There are a number of low mileage 407 coupes (mostly diesels) that you would probably get a good deal on.

    If you need a genuine four seater though, don't bother unless you cart dwarfs around.

    Though go and drive one, you may be surprised.

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    After having the pleasure of driving one I would say buy another one too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    There are a number of low mileage 407 coupes (mostly diesels) that you would probably get a good deal on.

    If you need a genuine four seater though, don't bother unless you cart dwarfs around.

    Though go and drive one, you may be surprised.

    Don't listen to all the people that have never owned one.
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    Thanks guys
    Yes I have enjoyed the 607, my 7th Pug in 35 years
    Also 3 Landies including a diesel defender so I know them well.

    All the passenger side airbags blew but thank goodness no passengers.

    The front wheel really copped it and it is badly bent as you can see.

    The ABS stopped the car before I realized what had happened

    Also the windscreen rubbers on the driver's side have popped so there must be some twist damage as well.

    The Camry that hit me was much worse off as most of his front was gone and his windscreen a mess. Claims he didn't see me due to sun glare.

    Interestingly it was a hire car. While waiting for the towies he rang them to ask for another car and they said NO WAY.


    BTW I'm going to see a 2008 C6 on Wednesday and he seriously wants to deal.

    Many thanks

    Matthew

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo View Post
    diesels are only good for tractors and trucks
    Which is why there was a 604 Diesel.
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    Usually once the airbags pop, the insurance companies here total the car, but not because the airbag itself blew, although that is one hella expensive component. It's considered a tell-tale sign that the body shell has suffered some irreversible damage. On Matthew's car it's just readily apparent that the twist is pretty severe. A very good thing he wasn't hurt.

    Matthew, a C6 sounds like one hell of a step up. Come on over and join the dark side. We're cooler, I promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Which is why there was a 604 Diesel.
    luckily having enough trucks in this country we didn't get that version
    3 x '78 604 SL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Which is why there was a 604 Diesel.
    Autocar did a long term test on the 604 diesel and concluded it was the ideal getaway vehicle for Irish bank robbers.

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    Just as a point of interest what are you doing with the good bits? I might have people wanting some parts here in Qld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 607 View Post
    Just as a point of interest what are you doing with the good bits? I might have people wanting some parts here in Qld.

    Justin
    The scavengers are out!!!

    Test drive a 407 coupe before buying the C6. Note that the coupe drives MUCH better than the sedan.
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    Oh with tongue in cheek, and not wanting to offend, how could you replace a 607 with a defender? They both are unique branches of such totally different trees when it comes to most aspects of the driving experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ810 View Post
    The scavengers are out!!!

    Test drive a 407 coupe before buying the C6. Note that the coupe drives MUCH better than the sedan.
    It's about keeping the glory and pleasure of driving a Peugeot alive, not about picking at a dead body.

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