Peugeot 407 Coupe (2006 – 2011) At A Glance
When the Peugeot 406 coupe was new I came out of a shop to find an Italian staring at my test car enraptured. He said it was the most beautiful car he had ever seen, and when I told him it was built in Italy his heart swelled with pride.
The 407 coupe isn't designed by Pininfarina, nor built in Italy. It was shaped in-house by a team now based at Velizy near Paris, and is built on a separate line of the 407 factory at Rennes. It shares the long front overhang of the 407 saloon, balanced by a long rear overhang and looks better from some angles than others. Front three-quarters, rear and rear three-quarters and side-overhead all look stunning. Fill in the gaps for yourself.
Because it's longer and lower than the 407, with no hatchback, Peugeot engineers have managed to make it even stiffer, which is always a good start. Add the 407's excellent front and rear suspension and you have the makings of a fine riding, fine handling coupe that justifies its twenty-two to thirty-one grand touring price-tag.
Peugeot 407 Coupe 2005 Road Test
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What are the best five cars for cabin quietness and insulation from wind and road noise at speed?
"What are the best five cars for cabin quietness and insulation from wind and road noise at speed?"
The most surprising I have ever driven was the Peugeot 407 Coupe. Astonishingly quiet even at high speed. Otherwise, a Mercedes-Benz S500e, a Lexus LS600h (new Lexus hybrid next week), new BMW 7-Series, Citroen C6.
Which four-seater coupe would you recommend?
"I'm after a used 'premium' coupe with a bit of 'oomph'. My budget is £15k. It must have four seats and be petrol-engined. Obvious choices are BMW 3 Series Coupe (very common), A5, C-Class coupe, but is there anything else you'd add to my shortlist? "
Yes, an E92 330i or 335i would be my choice: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/bmw/bmw-3-series-e92-coupe-2006-road-test// A5 coupes are nice but the 2.0 litre petrol engines have had problems: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/audi/audi-a5-and-s5-2007-road-test// An oddball choice is a (rare) Renault Laguna coupe, tested here: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/renault/renault-laguna-coupe-2008-road-test//
Or a Peugeot 407 coupe, tested here: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/peugeot/peugeot-407-coupe-2005-road-test// Check them all out for faults in http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar
Would like to part exchange my Jaguar for a Peugeot 407 - is this a good deal?
"I am thinking about swapping my 50,000 mile 1999 Jaguar S-Type V8 for a 2008 Peugeot 407 Coupe 2.7 V6 HDi Sport with 29,000 miles. I am trying to get the dealer to accept part exchange of the S-Type, but he is reluctant to exceed his offer of £1500. The 407 Coupe is on the market at £7995. Do you think I am getting a reasonable deal? "
That is a low offer for the Jag, but the 407 Coupe is an underestimated car which is astonishingly quiet at speed on the motorway. A big bug is the length of the doors, which can make access difficult.
Tricky to start my 407 Coupe
"Just bought a June 2007 Peugeot 407 Coupe 2.7 Hdi Automatic with 42,000 miles. Love the car & ran perfectly driving it home (200 miles journey). Now, it is hard to start from cold & runs very rough & uneven for a few minutes. Then as it warms up it runs better. Am I doing something wrong, does it need choke etc?"
Need checking. Possibily an airleak into the fuel system.