307 Peugeot 2008: Price, Problems, Peugeot 307 CC, Interior, Exterior, Engine, Specs, and more

12/29/2017
Explore the price, problems, specs, interior, exterior and engine in our in-depth review for the 307 Peugeot 2008.

The 307 Peugeot has been known as a small family car from the famous French manufacturer - Peugeot. It came to the auto market as a replacement of the Peugeot 306 which was phased out in 2002.

Being in attendance on the market for over a decade, the 307 went away and left the car lovers with great regrets in 2014. To appease 307 fans, the carmaker decided to bring them its successor - the Peugeot 308 with a plenty of goodness in 2007.

This time, we will not choose the 308 to review, we pick the 307 Peugeot 2008 to give you a deep insight because we believe that not few of us are still falling in love with this beautiful car.

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1. 307 Peugeot 2008 Exterior

Walking around, the very French 307 Peugeot 2008 gets a stylish and seductive design, though it retains a conservative appearance in an attempt to create a timeless design. And the attempt has succeeded as in December 2001, the 307 obtained a great favor from car enthusiasts, especially in the Australian market. Up to now, the car’s look is fashionable enough, compared to modern car models today.  

Angular front of a Peugeot 307

Walking around, the very French 307 Peugeot 2008 gets a stylish and seductive design

Being the replacement of the 306 which was a small car, the 307 Peugeot 2008 gets a bigger size, taking it into the mid-sized lineup.

Peugeot 307Peugeot 306

307 Peugeot 2008 vs. Peugeot 306  

In October 2005, the French marque decided to give a facelift for the 307, bringing the car a “big-grille” look. This had stirred up the auto market along with the launch of the Peugeot 407.

The facelift received a refreshment not only in its shape but also in its steering and handling, which required its customers extra money to get the changes.

307 Peugeot 2008 CC

It should be noted that in 2004, the 307 lineup welcomed a couple-cabriolet variant dubbed the 307 Peugeot 2008 CC. Although carrying a bulky tail that is not exactly of fondness for a car in its class, the convertible still gets a good look as it is adorned with a top down. With this innovative design, Peugeot can proudly claim to be the inventor of the folding hardtop and being the one who came up with practical designs in the 1930s.

Peugeot 307 CC on the road

 In 2004, the 307 lineup welcomed a couple-cabriolet variant dubbed the 307 Peugeot 2008 CC

2. 307 Peugeot 2008 Interior

Getting inside, the 307 Peugeot 2008 is capable of housing up to four people, however with a second passenger in the back seats, it seems to be cramped as you have to move the front seats forward a little in order to widen the legroom.

Peugeot 307 seatings

With a second passenger in the back seats, it seems to be cramped as you have to move the front seats forward a little to widen the legroom

Meanwhile, the front seats are said to be spacious and comfortable for both the driver and passengers. But for the steering wheel, some drivers complained that it was quite disappointed as the 307 Peugeot 2008 - the replacement of the 306 - didn’t bring them the dynamic response as the smaller 306 did.

Speaking of the cabin space, the 307 receives appreciation as it is quite spacious for holding luggage and can be widened by folding the rear seats. If regularly carry a lot, you can look for the station wagon.

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3. 307 Peugeot 2008 review: Engine

3.1. Engine

The car offers 3 options for the engine, two of them are petrol and the others are diesel, which are available in 1.6 L and 2.0 L versions. The engines are combined with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

Peugeot 307 engine

The car offers 3 options for the engine, two of them are petrol and the others are diesel,
available in 
1.6 L and 2.0 L versions

3.2. 307 Peugeot 2008 automatic

“Lethargic” is the exact word to describe the 307 Peugeot 2008 automatic. The 1.6 L 307 automatic comes with a sluggish response, even when the car air-conditioning system id off, its acceleration still lies motionless. Well, waiting for the acceleration’s operation is like waiting the sun rises!

3.3. 307 Peugeot 2008 manual

It comes to another story as speaking of the manual version. The 5-speed manual transmission offers a quite good driving experience with a relatively short gearing, good torque spread and a totally quick response. It whirs from 0-100km/h in a neck-snapping 11 seconds before topping out. Both the 2.0 L and the 1.6 L deliver decent performance for everyday drive.

3.4. 307 Peugeot 2008 Performance

On the road, the 307 Peugeot 2008 showcases a nice balance with a solid braking feel, communicative steering and a good grip.

The 4-cylinder 1.6 L engine generates 147 Nm and 80 kW while the 2.0L produces 190 Nm and 100 kW. The 2.0 diesel’s figures are 206 Nm and 66 kW.

Peugeot 307 on the road

On the road, the 307 Peugeot 2008 showcased a nice balance with a solid braking feel, 
communicative steering and a good grip

4. 307 Peugeot 2008 maintenance

The 307 Peugeot 2008 receives very few complaints about the costs of servicing, repairing and parts. It also has a fairly simple mechanical layout so it comes friendly for DIY owners who are capable of doing routine servicing themselves. Having said that, it is advisable for users to have a workshop manual before opening the hood, and major repair should be done by professional mechanics. 

5. 307 Peugeot 2008 problems

5.1. 307 Peugeot 2008 problems: reports from users

The 307 Peugeot 2008 seems to stuck in problems with its electrical components.

Firstly, the rate of brake wear received some complaints from the owners as they have to replace a new one frequently. Additionally, the brake dust on the wheels is also criticized.

Secondly, seats seem to be not firm, even collapse when the cushion materials are broken.

Finally, the quality of the paint is also one of the 307 Peugeot 2008 problems, so check and look for faded areas and stain marks on the car surface.

5.2. What to look for when buying a used 307 Peugeot 2008

Make it a point to check if the engine has no problem with starting and idles fairly smoothly. The acceleration should be responsive and easy even from low revs, and the noise should be acceptable.

Watch for an immediate cloud of smoke when the engine is required to work hard. If you are buying a turbo-diesel, some smoke is acceptable, but don’t go for it if the smoke lasts for more than several seconds. And if it is a petrol, any smoke is a telltale sign of trouble.

A manual one which is slow to respond to a rushed switch from a high gear is likely to be a bad one. Otherwise, it might be the clutch needs simple adjusting.

The automatics should switch quickly and not hold in gears for too long, nor constantly jump up and down between gears.

The brakes should do the job without any one side of the car being pulled towards. Also, no wheel should be locked before the others.

Finally, take an overall look at the whole car for signs of user bad treatment, specifically, any repaired body damage. 

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6. 307 Peugeot 2008 Price

Please refer to the below table for the 307 Peugeot 2008 price in Nigeria market. We also include the prices of other model years for your further information.

307 Peugeot 2008 Price  
 Model year  Price
 2003 – 2005  N1.1 million – N1.5 million
 2006 – 2010  N2.1 million – N3 million

7. 307 Peugeot 2008 Specs

307 Peugeot 2008 Specs  
Convertible
CC Dynamic 2.0L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO
CC Dynamic 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP MAN
CC Sp 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP MAN
Hatchback
HDi Oxygo 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO
Sport 2.0 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP MAN
XS 1.6 1.6L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO
XS HDi 1.6 1.6L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN
XSE 2.0 2.0L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO
XSE 2.0 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP MAN
XSE HDi 2.0 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO
XSE HDi 2.0 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN
Wagon
HDi Touring Oxygo 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO
XS HDi 1.6 Touring 1.6L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN
XSE 2.0 Touring 2.0L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO
XSE HDi 2.0 Touring 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO
XSE HDi 2.0 Touring 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN

All in all, although the 307 Peugeot 2008 has still some shortcomings, it is still a reasonably high standard. And the fact is that the reputation of Peugeot is undeniable as its models come more popular than other European brands for comfortable cars.

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