Peugeot 407 SV 2.2

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Peugeot 407 SV 2.2

Peugeot present the 407 SV 2.2 4dr Saloon with 6 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Review of "Peugeot 407 SV 2.2"

published 18/07/2007 | brianbadger
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Pro Great looks, feels safe, extensive list of cool features
Cons Shocking fuel economy, many 'minor' problems
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"Great looks, poor economy"

I fell in love with the 407 as soon as I saw it and got a great price on an ex-demonstration SV 2.2 4dr automatic. When its working well, its a pleasure to drive. But I have been plagued with recurrent 'minor problems'.
First I'll mention the good things. The climate control is a treat - it can be set to disperse the air so its not blowing right in your face. There are separate temperature controls for driver and passenger, although I tend to disable this function. Everything is controlled by a stylish on-board computer, which keeps track of every aspect of the car. And a full diagnostic can be run at the press of a button. The interior is spacious and well-built, with none of the cheap plastic which seems to be everywhere these days. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of storage space, including a large central console. Air bags are plentiful and the whole experience feels very safe. Automatic dimming of rear-view mirror is a nice touch. Its generally good to drive on motorways, especially with the cruise-control on, although does feel a bit bulky around town. Acceleration is ok for an automatic, but nothing special.
Now the bad bits. Fuel consumption is apalling. On-board computer is a bit over-sensitive at times, reporting faults that don't really exist and leading to unnecessary visits to the service department. I had to have a new engine harness fitted because of a persistent warning light. When I park on a hill, the oil level warning light comes on (and stays on for a couple of days). Fuel consumption is apalling. I had to have the suspension fixed because of a (in the words of the dealer) 'known Peugeot problem'. Seat fabric is easily damaged by baby seats. Boot is large but the opening is relatively small, so some things (even certain pushchairs) just wont go in there. Did I mention the fuel consumption, which is apalling? Steep depreciation.
In many ways, I love my car, but its had its problems. I now wish I'd waited for the cabriolet, which looks even better. Many of the problems I've mentioned may be resolved in newer cars, but beware.

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  • Miskah published 19/07/2007
    interesting review ♥Beth
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Product Information : Peugeot 407 SV 2.2

Manufacturer's product description

Peugeot present the 407 SV 2.2 4dr Saloon with 6 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

Manufacturer: Peugeot

Boot Capacity (litres): 407

Weight: 1555

Length: 4676

Width: 1811

Height: 1445

Towing Limit (kg): 1800

Engine Size (cc): 2230

Insurance Group: 14

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Torque: 163@3900 lb/ft

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Fuel Capacity (litres): 66

Cylinders: 4

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Maximum Speed (mph): 136

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 9 seconds - (Man)

NCAP Rating: NCAP 5 Star Rating

Number of Doors: 4

Type: Car

Emissions Class: EU3

CO2 Emissions: 214 g/km - (Man) / 224 g/km - (Auto)

Country of Origin: France

Range + Engine Type: 407 2.2

Classification: Standard Car

Body Type: Saloon

Fuel Type: Petrol

Transmission type: 6 Speed Manual; 4 Speed Automatic

Power: 160

Range: Peugeot 407

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