Peugeot 307 CC (2003 – 2008) Review

Peugeot 307 CC (2003 – 2008) At A Glance


+Space for four adults. Drives well. Plenty of safety kit. The standard 138bhp manual model is the one to go for.

-Awkward styling from some angles. The auto version is disappointing.

On average it achieves 98% of the official MPG figure

At launch in 2003, there was only one other car like it. The Renault Megane CC was the only alternative genuine four seater with a hard top that folded away into the boot.

We both drove all three variations of the 307CC and came to a surprising conclusion.

Peugeot 307CC 2003 Road Test

Real MPG average for a Peugeot 307 CC (2003 – 2008)


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

26–58 mpg

MPGs submitted


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Why won't the roof of my Peugeot 307 CC open?
"When I try to open the roof of my Peugeot 307 CC it says 'operation impossible, screen not in place'. What does this mean? I have only just bought it"
There is a screen in the boot that divides the load area into luggage space and free space for the top to fold into. If you want to carry more luggage at the expense of not taking the top down you move the screen out of the way. If you want to take the top down you put the screen in place (and make sure it is making the electrical contacts that tell the roof ECU that it is in place).
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Am I being ripped off?
"I own a Peugeot 307cc, which broken down recently. The car was towed to a local garage, who told me it needed a new water pump and casing. They also said the engine was damaged, with nine out of 16 valves damaged. The repairs cost £980. I've had the car returned, but it sounds the same and apparently there are seven new engine faults. Are they ripping me off and taking me for a fool? "
You are not being taken for a fool. Your problem is that the engine failure is more catastrophic than first thought, which is why the attempted repair has not succeeded. The easy answer is a fully reconditioned engine.
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Folding roof fault on 307 CC
"My wife owns a 2004 Peugeot 307 cc; however, the folding roof has failed - something to do with the catches close to the windscreen. My local dealer has quoted £1500 to rectify the problem. It failed whilst being operated whilst in Truro and the AA managed to get it closed- I think there is a manual way of doing this (I was not present and my wife is not mechanically minded). Our local independent (to his credit) refuses to touch something 'he knows nothing about'. Can you recommend somebody we can go to, preferably close to mid-Cornwall."
If you're still in Truro, a piece of slightly good news. The best people in the country for sunroofs are:
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What's the best convertible for £7k?
"I am thinking of buying a convertible car with a metal folding hardtop. It needs to seat four adults and can be either a petrol or diesel. I have £7000 to spend, what do you recommend?"
That will be a Ford Focus CC, Peugeot 307/308, Renault Megane or Vauxhall Astra Twintop. Colts, 207s, Micras, Tigras are too small. Check them all out at
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