Peugeot 307 SW (2002–2008)
Having given the 307 MPV looks but zero MPV practicality, Peugeot's ace was a stunning 307 station wagon with a full complement of up to seven forward-facing seats, each with their own three-point seat-belts.
The rear five seats all double-fold or remove.
A third of the car's total body area is made of glass making it very light and airy unside. All 307SWs come with a huge 'athermic' glass sunroof which reflects the sun's rays plus standard air conditioning.
(There was also a 307 estate with solid metal roof and fixed rear seat bench.)
Engine choice starts with the 90BHP 2.0 HDI, rising through the 110bhp 1.6 16v, and 110bhp 2.0 HDI, to the 136bhp 2.0 16v. Good looks and seven properly belted seats will sell this car. Prices from £13,660 for five seat 1.6, and from £13,990 for seven seat 1.6.
On sale from April 2002. New DV6 TDE4 1.6 diesel from May 2004. Develops 110bhp at 4,000rpm, 180 lb ft torque at 1,750rpm with overboost to 192 lb ft from Feb 2004 and from May 2004 also new DW10 BTED4 2.0 136bhp diesel with 240lb ft at 2,000rpm and overboost to 250lb ft which is long geared at 35mph per 1,000rpm in 6th. All SWs very good to drive.
Facelift with similar front to 407 from August 2005. New models include 180bhp Feline. Also new EU4 2.0 16v 140bhp petrol engine. 2nd row seats now individually sliding, fully-folding, and removable. 6th and 7th seats remain £199 extras. However the sliding centre row seats transform the car into a genuine 7 seater in which 7 adults up to 5' 9" can travel in reasonable comfort. 2nd row seats are very comfortable. Quality greatly improved from 2006 facelif and the 307SW with 2.0 HDI 136 is superb to drive with excellent handling, roadholding and power delivery.