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    Default 307's - Yay or Nay?

    Personally I think they are a car you'd buy someone you don't like...

    But, are they any good?

    What is the general consensus?

    A mate is looking to replace his VW Transporter and considered the 307 wagon, more specifically:

    http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d...CarAll&keyword


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    A Renault or nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    A Renault or nothing.
    Thanks.


    307's anyone?

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    Default 307

    great car as long as you look after it and dont abuse it

    i would buy a t5 only the t6 as there were quite a few inprovements

    my 307 2006 t6 is forsale if you want a good one with all country kms pm me if you want more details about it also happy to deliver it to melbourne as some people are a bit scared to come to tassie

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    We've got a late (1st reg 2009) 307 Hdi T6 Touring. Great car. Got 75k on it now. No problems whatsoever. Goes well, fits lots of stuff, we use it for long trips with two small kids, taken it to the snow regularly, etc.

    Service history is important, particularly from a specialist - and not all dealers are specialists! Do the homework on whoever's looked after it.

    That car is the earlier T5. Not sure what the T% Hdi's were like, but undoubtably had some of the same issues we had with our first 307.......

    Prior to the Touring, we had a 2003 307 XS T5 petrol hatch. Nowhere near as good. A few niggling problems, only off the road once waiting for parts, but that was the dealer ordering the wrong parts! It definately had it's issues, but the later T6 versions sorted them out. BUT - neither of them as forgiving of poor maintenance as a jap car, for sure.

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    Thanks heaps guys @Balki & @wombat200!

    Thats a mega help!!!

    hahaha The old too scared to go to tassie chesnut...must be a gold mine of good cars down there then!

    Ill word my mate up.


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    We had a T6 307 2 litre HDi wagon. Kept it for 3 years (75,000 km) - sold it to a friend who is very happy with it.

    Also our son has a T5 307 HDi wagon (also 2 litre), which has done over 150,000 km.

    The 2 litre diesel engine in the T6 (and a few"cross-over" machines built in 2005) is very different to the original 2 litre HDi - has a lot more power. The 1.6 HDi (only in the T6) doesn't have the broad power band - you have to rev it harder to get it moving - but it gets the best fuel economy of all. 6-speed gearbox only comes with the T6 2 litre - which is the thirstiest of the three engines.

    The T5 wagon suits our son pretty well (he lives in Canberra) - it is versatile and cheap to run - but it would not be too good in a big city like Sydney because it is sluggish off the line (great touring car however).

    Keep in mind that the 307 is intended by PSA as a budget family car - for example front seats are OK, but no lumbar adjustment can be a pain (literally!), while back seats seem fine for short trips, but on a long trip an adult will start to feel the metal grill under the padding. So not sure how the cars will age - built to a price etc.

    Cheers

    Alec

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    T5 old Skool 2l HDi

    265'000km, combined consumption sitting around 5.1l/100 km

    No problems

    Sister has a late T5 touring with T6 RHR motor and box (T5 single zone interior) 160k no problems except on the weekend the fence jumped out and broke the bumper/tail light.
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