Peugeot 407 (2004 – 2011) Review

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Peugeot 407 (2004 – 2011) At A Glance

Good, sharp steering and handling. Excellent 2.2 173PS diesel engine.

Big overhang at the front. Rear seats horribly claustrophobic.

Insurance Groups are between 18–27
On average it achieves 93% of the official MPG figure

Peugeot is very keen to impress on the press that the 407 is a working car. 70% of 407s will sell to fleets. 75% will be diesels. The company knows a 407 can never meet aspirations fulfilled by a 3 Series or a C Class. It’s a business tool, up against Mondeos, Lagunas and Vectras.

And cars as business tools stand or fall on what they can offer the 40,000 mile a year man.

That’s worth thinking about for a moment. At an average speed of say 50mph, 40,000 miles means 800 hours behind the wheel, which is more than thirty-three 24 hour days and almost a tenth of a whole year. So a business car has to do a lot more than simply convey its driver from place to place. It also has to be his communications centre from which he can do deals, arrange appointments and, on Britain’s crowded roads, phone ahead to apologise he’s going to be late.

Whether you go for the small black and white screen satnav, or the full colour screen version, what you get with it is an integrated phone. Slip a SIM card into the dash, programme the system and its voice activation allows you to take or make calls on the move, or even have your text messages read out aloud to you by a synthesised voice (when The News of the World isn’t listening). And that makes a huge difference to what would otherwise be down-time wasted in the car.

So now we’ve covered how you can use the car as your phone, and mentioned the satnav system to make sure you find your way to the next meeting, what’s the car like to drive? 

Peugeot 407 HDI 136 2004 Road Test

Peugeot 307 and 407 SW 2004 Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Peugeot 407 (2004 – 2011)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance


Real MPG

31–63 mpg

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My diesel won't start in the morning - what's wrong?
My Peugeot 407 2.0 HDi won't start in the mornings. If I roll it down a hill it will start and it starts any time when warm. Any ideas?
Failed glowplugs. It's a compression ignition engine which is why rolling downhill starts it and it starts when warm. But needs the glowplugs to glow to start on a level surface from cold.
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Why does my Peugeot 407 run rough every 450 miles?
I recently bought a Peugeot 407 HDi and every 450 miles the engine runs rough for 10 miles/minutes, i.e will not maintain constant revs when cruising. When it's stopped black smoke comes out. After placing it in neutral/park it then runs smooth. This all ends after 10 minutes and it is great for the next 450 miles. Can this be something to do with the DPF cycle? No warnings are displayed.
It will be actively regenerating its diesel particulate filter, which involves injecting extra fuel into the engine. But it probably also has PSA's Eolys additive system and if it's run out of Eolys it will run rough during the regeneration. You need to get that checked. Unfortunately, unlike AdBlue, adding Eolys to a Peugeot is not a nice DIY job.
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Peugeot 407 auto stuck in third gear
My Peugeot 407 (automatic) is stuck in third gear. When I move the gearshift from drive to manual the display refuses to show which gear I'm in. Any idea what's wrong?
Sticking servo valves. Visit a member of
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Peugeot 407 making a grating noise
I have a Peugeot 407 1.8 petrol. Good Car, smooth, 125k on clock. It developed an issue this morning; when lifting my foot completely off accelerator I can hear a 'grating' kind of sound coming from engine. Accelerate again and the noise disappears. Any idea what it could be?
If this is happening in gear (not freewheeling) it's on the overrun, which is when the drivetrain of the car is turning the engine rather than the engine turning the drivetrain. So check all drivebelts for things like the alternator, PAS pump, etc. If not the aux belt, it might be the timing belt tensioner.
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