Peugeot have done an excellent job with the exterior and interior design of the 407 creating a beautiful looking car that stands out from the more run of the mill average looking saloon cars.
Overall no problems at all, materials are up to the job and everything seemed well screwed together. We were a little concerned about the flap that conceals the auto-changer in the boot and wondered how long it would last with regular use.
Value For Money
At £17,455 OTR the Peugeot 407 SE 2.2 is competitively priced and is very good value for money as it offers a high level of standard safety equipment combined with excellent levels of refinement. The telematics option, comprising of a hands free GSM phone, six disc auto-changer and navigation make reasonable sense at £1,215, especially if you are on the move all the time. It will soon save its initial cost in not missing telephone calls and navigating to appointments on time.
The Peugeot 407 is a likeable car with a very high standard specification - add the telematics system and you are moving towards a mobile office. All you need is a way of hooking up your laptop to the internet and away you go. We would like to be able to receive emails via the telematics system.
The 407 certainly surprised us but then Peugeot have a reputation for making the ordinary - extraordinary.
This is a car that does its job and does it well, whether as a company car or family saloon it is stylish and functional with built in safety as standard. Peugeot have done an excellent job with the exterior and interior design of the 407 creating a beautiful looking car that stands out from the more run of the mill average looking saloon cars.17 January 2005
Peugeot 407 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 407 SE 2.2|
|Body Type||4-Door Saloon|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9 Seconds|
|Top Speed||136 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||41.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||Peugeot vehicles are guaranteed by the manufacturer for a period of two years from the date of first registration, against any manufacturing fault or defective materials, without any limitation on mileage.|
In addition to the Peugeot 2 year unlimited mileage warranty, vehicles purchased from a UK Peugeot dealer after 1st September 2002 benefit from a free optional one year of warranty, provided by the UK Peugeot Dealer network.
|Price (when tested on the 17/01/05)||£17,455 Car as tested £18,955 includes optional metallic paint £325 and RT3 B&W Sat Nav with Radio CD & GSM Phone (joint option with 6 CD Changer on SE & SE Luxury Pack versions) £1,215|