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I would like to comment on how fantastic your site is! its awsomeness! I also like the way you are asking people to donate. It helps you and helps canser research. Although I do not know much about Peugeot (becuase we do not get Peugeots in Canada), this site tells me everything i need to know about this car company. I would also like to congragulate you on going pubic. I think Peugeot thinks you are a threat to them and if you continue, i think Peugeot with finaly give you a refund and a new car.

I would love to donate 10 quid but i do not have a paypal account and i do not have a credit card.

Please if you do get this car crushed, Keep the site running! I love it!
Hi Mark

Just had a good read of your excellent website - I even showed my local Peugeot dealer when I went in on Saturday to take my crap 307 back.

I'm pretty hacked off.  In short, and I won't bore you with the details, we bought a 307 last September, 2.5 years old not new but didn't expect 18 visits to the peugoet garage in 10 months, not a single month go by without a problem and to lose £2000 in 'depreciation' now we've just got rid of it - we had to get rid of it - it was an absolute nightmare.  But I'm still left hacked off - we never would have sold our car 10 months since buying it (had it actually worked) and therefore suffered stupid depreciation, and we couldn't sell it privately for a decent amount because essenitally, its a faulty car and we are honest folk!  So the dealer gave us a rubbish price for it but I now want to write to Peugeot and tell them what a waste of space they are.

Did you get anywhere with Peugoet compensation wise?

Did you write to Watchdog?

Be interested to hear how you're getting on with your mission.

Yours,

A pissed offf ex-307 owner

Very good website. Seems that you have bad luck with your 307. I have my 307 Hdi now for nine months, and so far no problems. I've done 17,000 miles. Even though overall I am pleased with it I feel that the 307 eats tyres. From my old car I got 20,000 miles before changing my tyres, but after 15,000 miles I had to change the front ones!!!!  
 
Good luck with your campaign
Great site and a great idea!
I have to say, I'm not surprised by their response - typical of the French really!
I avoid at all costs buying anything French as they don't buy anything of ours - maybe we can extend your campaign to boycot all French cars, properties, food, wine etc etc. ;-)
A patriotic Brit
Hey Mark, greetings from  Belgium.
 
For what it's worth, I want to say I feel very sorry for you. My uncle and his euhm... lifepartner also bought a Peugeot 307, even after I showed them your piece of art.
Whatever happens to it, I will keep you posted.
I'm sorry that I can't donate anything because I don't live in the UK. I wish you and your "project" a lot of luck and I hope you make tons of money.
 
Mark,

I have been absolutely captivated reading your website about your Peugeot 307 problems... I bought a brand new 307 in May '04 and have also had nothing but trouble with the car. Faulty sensors, battery issues, very strange electrical errors, and as with you, when I wrote & complained to Peugeot customer services I got absolutely no help at all!! I recognised the 'car on fire' letter too, that is actually the 2nd re-call I've had for my one though!

I have gladly contributed to your crush the 307 fund, although I have matched my contribution to the cancer research fund as well..

All I can say is good luck and keep fighting them - I previously had a Peugeot 106 and I had nothing but trouble with that either so I blame myself for not learning from my mistake the 1st time round!!

Roll on the end of my finance agreement with Peugeot so I can dump it and get something more reliable!

Best Regards
Hi Mark,

Love the site, was thinking of creating a similar one for my 407...
which I'm beginning to think should be parked right next to your car
in the crusher.

Which engine does your car have in? Is it the EW10D or a derivitive
of it? And what symptoms trigger the Anti Pollution message?

I also get the ubiquitous "Anti Pollution Defective" message, though
we're quite close to fixing it. Also had issues with the plonkas
at the dealers and head office not been able to fix the car and stone
walling me.

My pug switches off the engine when you set off from a junction.
Pug dealers unable to ID the problem, but its looking like the
wires aren't connecteed properly to the engine, as we've been through
and reconnected them all, and its working a lot better - not perfect.

regards

Dear Mark 

I would love to make a donation, however, I too have a Peugeot 307 and am trying to save up to replace it before the gearbox falls off completely (I think I have approximately 1 month now).  I am interested to note that my car is also now scheduled to shed it’s exhaust pipe within the next 500 miles – I’ll watch out for it on the road.

I think you were very lucky to have been offered £ 4,000 for your car by Peugeot ‘cos all I have been offered is 50% off an extended warranty! 

Anyway best of luck – I hope you get your Toyota

Hello. In Russia the same problems with Peugeot….. Sorry for my EnglishJ
Will footage of the car being crushed and then taken to the dealership be available online. I live in Canada so obviously won't be able to see it on TV. (Unless of course it makes it into a story for the BBC World News of which there is a half hour broadcast each day.)
Hi Mark

Just heard you on the radio.  So peugeot have said they will offer you a like for like car.  They did that to me but then they were going to add on the cost off a 12 month warranty, any extras that the car they got in needs in my case they said  the 307 XSI that they had got in for me needed £1400 spending on it for a new tyre, a new clutch, body work repairs (when I looked at the body work on the car it looked fine), control panel lighting needed repairing and a few other minor issues.   And they wanted me to foot the £1400  bill plus the warranty plus road tax.  Like you said on the radio do we really want  the same car again?  I think not . 

My car has spent the last two weeks at the garage because they were supposedly going to swap my car like for like with another XSI.  They have shown me two, the first one the body work was horrendous so I rejected and the second they wanted £1400.  I therefore left the garage not paying my bill for the power steering pump and supposedly they are sorting me out with a 3 month warranty on my car but the computers weren't working so they will send it in the post.  We'll  see if it arrives!!

I totally sympathise with all the problems that you have been having maybe it needs a few of us to fight this together.  Any suggestions!

Fight on and don't give in.  I am determined not to.

Thanks
Hey Mark,
 
Heard about this on the radio yesterday - top stuff !! After the report (on Century FM) the DJ could not stop laughing for about 5 minutes.
 
Just bunged a donation in via the wife's paypal account - hope the crushing happens.
 
Please let us know if / when the "cube" is going to be delivered - I think it would be good if a gaggle of people (maybe some banners?) were there to see it.
 
I quite liked the 307SW and was thinking of buying an ex-demo from my local dealer. When I was there looking at the car my wife (Jan) suddenly said "why are you looking at this? - they are absolutely cr*p you know - loads of people have problems with them. Cara (sister in law) has had nothing but b****cks with her 207". I was thinking "whatever" while wriggling around adjusting the driver's seat when there was a "pop" and one of the "wings" in the upright part of the seat started flapping around under the fabric.
 
I bought another Ford Focus diesel.
 
Regards
Hiya Mark,
 
I've just been on your website 'crushmy307.co.uk' (great title by the way) and thought id email you.
 
i own a 206 and have had problems with it since i bought it last year in august. its a september 2002 plate with only 36 thousand on the clock. ive had problems with the exhaust, squeeky breaks, leaking radiator and a fan belt that sings when i first turned the engine over. ive had most of the problems fixed by my local garage, apparently all my faults were not under warrenty with reg vardys (where i bought it) but last week while driving my car started to make a woohing noise when i turned corners. i have found out that my power streering fluid had been leaking due to my steering rack being knacked. so if i hadn't heard the noise i probably would have ended up in some bush. thankfully reg vardys are paying for the fault. i have been told by everyone i speak to that steering racks last forever due to the fact they can not be damage by wear and tear. i emailed peugeot, they replyed by saying 'steering racks are not a common fault' they said they would check it out but i thought if reg vardys are willing to pay i better not take a chance, knowing my luck peugeot would end up costing me a fortune just for them looking at it.
 
I loved my car when i first got it but now i dont even feel like driving it. when i have eventually paid for my car (four years to go haha) i will get meself a toyota cellica, beautiful!!
 
Good Luck with your fundraising, hope nothing else goes wrong!
Hi Mark

Please find attached copies of the letters that I have sent to peugeot.  I have also emailed peugeot customer care several times.  What a waste of space they are they have done nothing to resolve any of the issues.

Just to fill you in on the lastest my car did not need £2000 spending on it Steve my partner made them put it on a ramp and diagnosed the problem himself (needed new power steering pump).  I am gutted to think that as well as having an unfit car they were going to con me out of £2000.  I have refused to pay for the bill for the pump. I have just returned from the garage this afternoon with my old car after them having it for 2 weeks. They have given me a 3 month  warranty. 

If you have any good advice I would be most grateful.  Me and my partner are going to have a good look at your website tonight it looks fantastic.  Good luck and all the best
Mark matey,

Just wanted to say the above!! I feel strongly about how exceptionally crp French cars are in general - and a slap in the face to every customer that was ever seduced by the advertising hype and spend.

They have the marketing thing pretty-much wrapped up - everybody knows 'Vaa vaa voom' - but who remembers 'Zoom, zoom, zoom'?

Their strategy seems to be stupendously-effective marketing (every cool chick has to be seen in a Clio) - supported by precisely nothing - mediocre cars - with no dealer support, and no Head Office support. The dealers know jack sht about the cars and how to fix them - preferring to blame 'Head Office' - and Head Office says it's the dealers' problem. Meanwhile - customer is royally scrwed.

Only by sheer luck - will you ever have a happy French car owner.

On the right side of my next pay cheque - I'll want to contribute at least something to the crushing stunt cause - principally because you've chosen to go for a car at the opposite end of the spectrum - a Toyota. Toyota and Honda rock. They care about their engineering. So even if the dealer network leaves anything to be desired - you may never need them anyway.

Good on ya buddy - and it would be cool to keep in touch. Of course - there are thousands of 'us' - and only one of you - so I'll give you a tab every now and then.

Next time will be after I've at least put a tenner towards your cause. I wish I was made of money - I would've happily put the £14K your way - plus whatever needed for your publicity. However - hand-to-mouth at the mo. (mortgage, 80-mile commute one-way, etc)

Good luck in the meantime then - and seriously - good show there sir!!!

(P.s. Excellent website, by the way - very well-designed and formatted)

I know a fleet manager who gets 35% off Peugeots. Trouble is that 35% saving is lost due to downtime when 106's, 206's 307's and 407's go bang.

His fleet is littered with these stalling, creaking, farting, grinding creations. Furthermore, his face is planted on most dartboards.

I suggest he donates the saving to yourself.

You should feature on TopGear. Maybe knighted even?!

Best Regards,

What an excellent idea! But why oh why did you buy French in the first place are you a sadomasochist or just enjoy spending money on shite? ;)
 
Just thought I'd suggest a place for crushing: Just outside Reading in Barkham is A1 Auto Breakers; the scrap yard that the last series of scrap heap challenge was filmed at, you should speak to those guys :)
Mark,
I am having the same kind of trouble with a 407 that I bought new in October 2004.
 
The local dealer tells me that a lot of the problems the car has had are teething problems with it being a new model.
 
With call backs and faults my car is going back into the dealer on Monday for the 14th time because the air-con as now decided to pack in(good sense of timing with the weather we are having at the moment).
 
All the faults on my vehicle have been covered by warranty so far,but the time and inconvenience involved keep taking the car back to the dealer is so frustrating.
My dealer does not seem to carry any spares so each problem requires to visits.

I would like to keep up to date with your progress.

 
Kind Regards
Great web site mate !!
french cars are crap i have a 206 cc
fair play to you buddy !!!
Good luck with everything mate, I hope you succeed in the fundraising!
Hi Mark,

Just a quick email to let you know you're in my thoughts over this whole car matter.

Although you present it all in a jokey way, something like this can really get you down.

All the best,

Peter Rees.
Well done mate for standing up to the company…

If you go ahead with the crushing.. Then try to get it done outside their head office… I bet the cameras will be there… top gear will probably be there too…

Hope it all works out…

Years ago a guy won the lottery in Coventry… bought a Jag and had numerous problems with it…. Took out a page advert in the local rag Coventry Evening Telegraph with a small picture in the centre… Listed all the problems…

Jaguar the following week took out the same advert with SOLD to Jaguar for the full price….

I'm just about to donate some money to your worthwhile cause, and to Cancer Research too - my mum has a 306 convertible which was bought in Nottingham and she's had pretty much the same measly response from Peugeot UK that you've had. She'll get bugger all in part exchange on it now as everything is knackered. It was 6 months old when she got it and it looks like it was a demonstration car - bit scary as the front seat seatbelts didn't clip in to the holders, and even if they did, the holders themselves have major splits in their bases which were tied up using black masking tape, presumably to hide the problem long enough to sell the car. It's a Y reg so it's now starting to fall apart generally as well as the ongoing recurring problems she's had from the start. I do have to say that Peugeot York have been great, they took the car on and charged all repairs back to the Nottingham branch who said the car was fine. I wouldn't like to guess how much they've charged over the last few yrs!

Before this 306 Mum had a 306 XTDT fast top of the range sporty effort, wonderful car with no problems. Both my sister and I had 206's which we got rid of when Peugeot started treating Mum the way they were. I'll swear on my grandparents grave that I will never EVER go for or recommend another Pug to anyone ever again. They should all be bloody crushed. But yours first mate, sounds like you deserve a nice car! Always go Japanese is my motto now after having a Ford Focus (another one that should be on the scrappy list)....

Good luck in your quest for happy motoring..

Mark
 
Just came across your website, you have a link from the BBC news site at the moment ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_east/5175790.stm )Fair does your youve not had good luck!!!
I cannot donate any cash as my chosen charity is Mencap but Ive fowarded your website to all my mates hopefully we can  push some good press( for you) and bad press towards Pegeot!
 
Your site got me interested and its amazing how many other horror stories I found!
 
I knew about the horrors frrom a friend who also bought a new 307, he had it 13 months and only did about 6 thousand miles in it he also had numerous faults. When he upgraded to a Mini Cooper the dealer gave him less than half what he paid for it! The dealer later shown my friend what it went for at auction, it was even less than what the dealer gave my friend!
 
If Im free I will be popping to the Mochre garage on the morning you present the car back to the garage!
  
Cheers
Mark

I wish you the best of luck.

I had similar issues with my 106, bought new and then at 3 years old failed it's 1st MOT and required a complete brake overhaul - mileage 10K! Following that work.... I had the ghost syndrome, driving on the motorway, and losing all power and electrics at 70 mph. I had to coase to the hardshoulder on average 5 times per commute. Hair raising and bloddy dangerous - according to dealer a figment of my imagination, being a girl driver! In the end I kidnapped their mechanic and drove him along the M25 until the damn car repeated the events.

After 6 months, I gave up, part x'ed the car to another garage, and moved on - never touched a peugot since, and never will.

Regards

Hi Mark,

Just a short note to say that I enjoyed reading your website and to wish you good luck with your plight. I’ve only ever owned one Peugeot, a 306 XSi, and had some problems (although fairly minor compared to you) which at the time I considered to be normal for running a car. However, 5 years ago I changed to a Lexus IS200 and had even less problems, despite having had it 3 years longer than my Peugeot. The very few problems I did have with my Lexus were dealt with quickly and effectively where as one problem in particular I had with my 306 dragged on for months before they took it seriously. My wife had similar problems with a Renault and since then we’ve avoided French cars and bought Japanese (I‘ve recently changed to a Honda Accord) which I have to say live up to their scores in reliability tests. I expect you’ll be happy with your Toyota when you get it. 

Regards

I also own a 307 (51 plate) that is very comfortable, but thats it i'm afraid.

Problems (first 2 years):

Indicator stalk broke.

Drivers Window Faulty.

Two front suspension legs replaced.

Exhaust fell off after 40K - cost £600.

Paid dealer to fit new disks and brakes (all wheels), new fault occurs - ABS.

Dealer claims that the work carried out on the brakes did not bring about the ABS fault and that i have to pay for them to diagnose and repair, the cost could be anything from £800 with no upper limit depending on how long and what parts are required to fix the fault.  No fixed fee can be offered because peugeot equipment can not diagnose the problem, why didnt they warn me of this before i paid for it?

Nice one mate!
Crush it good
Should've bought a Volkswagen

Good luck though man - glad to see you're donating to a worthy charity also  
 
Will donate when I got some cash!
 
Sincerely
hi mark
I am really glad that someone is doing this, and when I have got my cash flowing again (im a student) I fully intend to contribute. I totally agree with you that your car should be reliable. Knowing what i do about french cars, I am not surprised at the problems you have been experiencing.     Instead of the dull Corolla, may I suggest that you purchase a new Honda Civic (picture attached).  In my (at least in terms of cars) educated opinion it is the best of the far eastern bunch, and is as reliable as the Toyota. 
Good luck with this endeavour.
Yours
Your site is just hilarious!
And good for you- I get SO fed up with people not understanding that when we spend money, we expect a bit of service.

Your last letter was so funny, really made me laugh
I sent you a fiver, best of luck!

Hi Mark

I have a 51 reg 307 1.6LX Auto and you've
Guessed it I have more problems than Bush
Is having in Iraq!

Just been notified by a dealer after a 58k service
That my exhaust is badly corroded.This was replaced
In June04 after 30K on the clock so in otherwords 307's
Need a new exhaust every 30,000 miles…Thanks for that
Spoke to the guy who replaced the original exhaust and
He said they only replace cracked not corroded exhausts
Within the 2 year guarantee.No doubt it will give up soon enough!

I have also had the Drivers Seat fall apart,Boot Opener fall off,
New starter motor,New Suspension,Wishbones,Suspension,
Entire new Back Light Display and god know what else

I wholly support your crusade against this excuse for a
Car company and will be monitoring your actions closely

Good work and Good Luck

Regards

Sorry to bother you, but have you had any luck in locating a salvage yard that will crush your car. My old Peugeot has come to the end of its cycle and I want to have it crushed into a cube and displayed outside my house. Do you have any idea how much this might cost?

Thanks very much.
Hi Mark
 
Did you have any joy with your dealings with peugeot as I am about to embark on a similar journey.
 
Any people you can recomend I can address this to.
DEAR MARK,

I READ ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM WITH A DUD 307 IN THE PEUGEOT CAR CLUB OF VICTORIA MAGAZINE (PCCV IS THE OLDEST PEUGEOT CAR CLUB IN THE WORLD, FOUNDED IN 1954 ).

ONE OF OUR MEMBERS ACTUALLY TRADED HIS 307 FOR A VOLKWAGEN GOLF BECAUSE OF RECURRING PROBLEMS.

I HAVE LOOKED AT YOUR BLOG AND NOTE THAT YOU HAVE HAD ASSISTANCE FROM A CAR MAGAZINE,WHAT ABOUT THE MEDIA AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS ( WE HAVE A CONSUMER AFFAIRS GOVT. DEPT. HERE IN VIC). WHICH MANDATES THAT IF A PRODUCT HAS A MANUFACTURING FAULT, EVEN IF IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY THEN THE MANUFACTURER HAS TO REPLACE THE PRODUCT.

HAVE YOU TRIED WRITING DIRECTLY TO THE WORLDWIDE HEAD OF PEUGEOT IN FRANCE ?.I SUGGEST THAT YOU DEMAND THAT PEUGEOT GIVE YOU A REPLACEMENT 307.

MANUFACTURERS KNOW THAT A SATISFIED CUSTOMER WILL TELL 4 PEOPLE ABOUT HIS PRIDE AND JOY, WHEREAS A DISATISFIED CUSTOMER WILL TELL 13 PEOPLE ABOUT A DUD PRODUCT.

I SUGGEST THAT YOU KEEP UP THE PUBLICITY WAR, YOU HAVE MADE A GOOD START, THERE ARE STORIES ABOUT OWNERS OF NEW CARS DRIVING THEM THROUGH THE SHOWROOM DOORS OF THE DEALERSHIP THAT SOLD THEM A LEMON, IN THE USA THERE ARE LEMON LAWS WHICH DECREE THAT IF A PRODUCT IS RETURNED FOR A THIRD TIME WITH THE SAME FAULT THEN THE MANUFACTURER HAS TO PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT OFR FULL CASH REFUND, MIELE FOLLOW THIS POLICY WORLDWIDE EVEN IN AUSTRALIA WHERE WE DO NOT HAVE LEMON LAWS.

MARK, DISGRUNTLED BMW 7 SERIES OWNERS IN THE USA HAVE SET UP A BLOG BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS AFFECTING THIS MODEL BMW WORLDWIDE  INCLUDING AUSTRALIA.

MY FAMILY HAVE THREE PEUGEOT 504 INJECTION MODELS AND TWO LATE MODEL CITROEN XSARA'S (SEDAN AND COUPE) THE CITROENS SEEM TO BE BUILT TO A HIGHER BUILD STANDARD AND HAVE MORE FEATURES SUCH AS GAS STRUTS FOR THE BONNET AND ARE ALL BUILT IN FRANCE WHEREAS THE PEUGEOTS SOLD IN AUSTRALIA ARE ASSEMBLED IN BRITAIN.

MARK, WHEN I HAD A MINOR TRIM PROBLEM WITH MY HIGH PERFORMANCE FORD STATION WAGON I ENDED UP WRITING DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT OF FORD IN AUSTRALIA WHO DEALT WITH THE MATTER PERSONALLY, INCLUDING SENDING ME A HANDWRITTEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ON A CARD BY RETURN MAIL.

MARK, GOOD LUCK, YOUR 307 PROBLEM IS NOW GOING AUSTRALIA WIDE AS THE PCCV MAGAZINE IS SINDICATED THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA AS THERE ARE SEVEN PEUGEOT CAR CLUBS IN AUSTRALIA,RUPERT MURDOCHS MUM ( age 96 ) HAS BEEN DRIVING PEUGEOTS FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS.

BEST OF LUCK AND GOOD WISHES FROM ALL PEUGEOT OWNERS IN AUSTRALIA.


YOURS SINCERELY,
ANTIPOLLUTION FAULT
Could you please send me details on the above I have 307 hdi and message
keeps showing on engine management. Is there any way of rectifying.

Many Thanks
Hiya Mark

Just wanted to congratulate you on your website. I first saw the
link before Christmas on Peachorlemon, at that point I was arguing
with Peugeot about the Anti Pollution Alert which had crippled the
car three times in 2 months. I read on that site all the reviews
and my heart sank that the repeated message coming across was
that this fault and all the others I am going through with my Xsi
are common and Peugeot don't want to know.

It's just left the garage last week after it's 6th visit and a
repair to the milometer. I still have to try and tackle the
vibrating wheels and pulling to the left. I'll add all my issues
to the website for others to use as ammo. Can you add me to the
list of supporters?

I donated some money to the cause - really hope you get
to crush it and show it live on national telly. 

Keep up the good work - give all us suckers a voice!
Hi Mark, I thought that you might like to know that you are far from alone with 307 problems.
 
Mine is Feb 2002 1.6 GLX Auto all singing and dancing!
 
Problems I have had include :-
Boot would not open, easy to remedy,just climb over the rear seat, remove suitcases etc from the boot,stretch over towards the boot lock,find a small aperture and stick a screwdriver in it- boot now open!
Diagnosed as a faulty switch.
 
"Air Bag Fault" warning came up, after switching off ignition and re starting it went off but later appeared.
Peugeot dealer had car for 2 days but could not find any fault
 
"Passenger Airbag De activated" warning.
Stopped, check the manual switch which had not been touched. Re started and warning went away, only to come back on time and time again.
Again, No fault found!
 
Automatic door locks "clicked" when driving along -
Horn sounded without being touched!
 
Today, "Anti Pollution fault" came up on the message screen.
Just had a major service carried out at end of January costing £300) but when I phoned my Peugeot dealer today, was told that the fault was NOT related to the service!
 
Booked in for them to look at it on Monday and have been told that it will cost me £42 for them to do so,then wait to see what they say is wrong!
 
I  have details of your reported faults,so will not hesitate to let them know that this IS a recurring problem with the 307.
 
Like you, I spent £15k on a car and expected it to be reliable.
 
All the best
Thanks for the quick reply. Mines an 18mth old (04)307CC which has just done
18,000 miles, other gripes include a boot release button that constantly
seizes up and tyres completely scrubbed of tread.
Hi,

I came across your site when I was researching an error message that my 307 is displaying - "Anti Pollution fault"

Did you get to the bottom of what was causing this? My car otherwise appears to be driving OK.

Hi Mark,
 
Just found your website. Don't know how I missed it before.
 
All sounds very familiar.
 
We had a similar paperchase with Peugeot. Dozens of letters.  We threatened, and commenced, legal action.  We've been in local Newspaper and radio. THEY COULDN'T CARE LESS.
 
ARROGANT, SELFISH, INSULTING, LIARS etc.
 
Throttle sticks sometimes. Car speeds up when you want to slow down, Downright dangerous.
Then tickover revs speed up slightly to 1100rpm but engine will not rev any higher i.e. you try to pull away but the car will barely move. Again downright dangerous.
"Antipollution" warning displays and Engine Diagnostic light comes on. Peugeot say there is nothing wrong.
 
Our XSI returned to garage numerous times. Excessive miles (we were telling Peugeot for 6 months before they recalled the cars for remedial work). They had carried on selling thousands of cars knowing that the fault existed.
 
The CD player - crap - changed 3 times. Only works when it wants to.
 
Rubbish interior trim quality. Droopy carpet. 
 
How is your collection getting on? Are you anywhere near to crushing the car? 
 
As you no doubt know it is very time consuming trying to get satisfaction from a big company that has no customer care policy and prefers to lie and bully instead. We therefore eventually gave up but can't wait to get rid of the car at the end of the finance term (this September).
 
Please let us know if you have any progress to report.
 
Best Regards,
Hi just a note to say i support what you are doing since i have a frend who has a 307 that managed to set fire to it`s self just after christmas the car has till not been repaired yet noar has the dealer taken any responsiblity or given an answer as to how it started never mined that it is a fact this is a very common problem with this model,I take it your car has not done this yet, if not do not park it to close to you house,also if you buy a toyota it would be the best thing you could ever do my wife has one with 163k on it and has never had a problem,we too have had french cars that have given use all sorts of problems[never again]jap cars are the way forward.i will be making a donation as soon as posible,good luck.    

I too have lots of problems with my 307, I’m sick of it!  

I recognized quite a few of the issues you have listed in your letters to Peugeot, I’d love to see some strong publicity drummed up about how crap their cars are.  

Right now mine is failing to start, and the engine jerks at 70 miles an hour on the motorway. I have constant squeaky breaks, a clunk from the front when turning and an accelerator that seems to not work every now and again when it feels like it.  

By the way, my mate runs a scrap yard owned by his dad, I’m certain he’d love to crush it into a little cube for you. 

I also have Richard Hammond’s (top gear) email address from when I was on the show… I’m sure they’d love to fire it from a catapult into a caravan or something! 

All the best

Mark, Be sure to get this article and site advertised in the town where the dealer is located. He needs to feel the reprisal from the public. Hope you can pull this off.
Sincerely, Mobile, Alabama   USA
Stumbled across your site as a friend posted the link on CruiseNorthWales. I've just donated £4 - not a lot as Im skint but it'll help.

I'm a big fan of French cars and I know they have faults, but yours really takes the biscuit.

I don't know of a car that doesn't really have some faults. My Clio has faults, my aunt's Puma has faults, my grandads Volvo had faults, and my old Nova, Xsara Coupe and Laguna was riddled with faults. My mate Scotts ECU went on his Almera GTi and that is quite an expensive and somewhat premature fault, another friend's CRX's back lights leaked and the VTec solenoid is giving grief. Audi TT's were in Watchdog last night for having a bad dash failure fault on many thousands of cars.

So really every car has a fault, you get good and bad regardless of country of origin or brand I've decided. My Xsara was ultra-reliable and had virtually no problems at all. My current 2000 Clio 1.6 RXE has a few niggles but nothing that isnt easily sorted and I love the car too much anyway lol.

I do feel sorry for you though and also the 307 to some degree as it's not entirely it's fault - it's more the typical arrogant attitude of not only a modern car company but a modern consumer company full stop. You could say that Audi were worse than Peugeot in denying any faults with the TT dash so you can't even blame one brand these days. In reality ALL dealers tend to be as bad as each other and it can't be pinned to one manufacturer anymore. All too often with French cars - although this is spreading to so-called reliable brands like Nissan these days - is cheap components on stupid things like switches and sensors ie like your air-pollution thingy. Half the time it'd be a simple fix but the dealers screw everyone and deny everything!!

New cars are ridiculously complex nowadays - what the hell do we need air pollution sensors for? -and I'm surprised many more aren't grinding to a halt more often. Computers have gone way to far in modern cars to the point where they are incredibly boring, safe and DULL DULL DULL.

Anyway, good luck with the campaign and I'll keep checking back.

Best Wishes
hi mark, i so hope you get the money you need to crush this car, im from a website called 206info.co.uk, and im speaking for all of us when i say we have had it up to here with peugeots going wrong, ie; cutting out problems and dead batteries! and indicators going on when they feel like it! , have you thought about going to top gear about your problems im sure they would tele vise you car being crushed (if you get the amount needed) as they seem to love stories like this, and have you thought about putting a listing on ebay for donations to crush the car? if you put a listing on ebay explaining everything  im sure people would donate and if you do im willing to pay for your listing fees for doing so, but if you dont i will donate to your cause for sure, as i so hope you get the money you need as i want to see it crushed! your message about your car is on the 206info site for all to see and we all hope you get your funds! cheers,
Hi,
 
I'll support you mate i just donated £2 to u. I don't own a 307 but have driven a few and know they are shite, and like driving a van.
 
I currently own a 306 GTI-6 which i think is the best car peugeot ever made, BRING IT BACK

Cheers

 
PS - tell me when u take it back to the dealers i wanna come and watch!

Hi Mark 

Just wanted to show my support for your cause – my partner owned a god awful 206 that had engine troubles, but Peugeot failed to find anything wrong with the car and they treated us like naughty school children – needless to say, he managed to sell the car eventually and bought a Toyota Corolla T-Spirit instead – the same as you want – and it’s a fantastic car, no problems, and Toyota have been superb! 

I’ve donated to your cause and will spread the word! I’m also a member of the Toyota Owners Club and your plight has been posted on the forums there – we hope to see you as a member with your new Corolla very soon!  

All the best mate

Hi,

I just donated £15 to you as a support from a fellow unfortunate
Peugeot-driver. (My english isn't good, I hope You'll bear with me ;))

My problems with my 407 were much smaller (nonfunctional speed control
system and rain leaking in, here in Finland we have alot of rain :)),
but i completely lost my nerve as over 6 months passed and the reseller
(owned by the official importer) couldn't get the problems fixed.

Well, the leakage was told to be fixed after the windscreen was later
replaced (payed by my employer, the in-warranty service attempts had no
effect what so ever) after it broke when a small rock flew in to it.

The car was a leasing car (work benefit) and I drove it only for almost
10 months and finally gave it back just this friday. Before that car
I've had 4 Peugeots, three of them being 406's and I decided to buy yet
another as so far the 407 was the only Peugeot that has let me down so
miserably.

So, I still drive Peugeot like I have since 1999, but that episode with 
407 really got me thinking...

I truly hope that You'll raise enough money to trash Your 307.  :) 

Regards
Hi Mark

Sorry to hear your tale of woe. I have also given up on ownership of such an attractive, flimsy, piece of shite, and the people who peddle it, that I have only last week bought a REAL car. A Mercedes C220 CDi SE Sports Coupe, which at 2 years old costs about the same as a new 307 - but boy it opens a door on whole new world of driving! No balsa wood arm rests, no clunking when you turn a corner, no fear of death at 70 in case you loose it. I can only recommend you do the same mate. I have made a donation to the fund and would love to receive a picture when the deed is done!
Sorry to hear about all the faults you should buy a focus!!  ive got an Xreg one as well as a fiesta and its never let me down, only fault its ever had is the coil pack
Hello from Hawarden (just up the 55) I think it’s a superb idea! These manufacturers are getting away with far too much these days, I hope that this will make them aware that SOME of the British public will not stand being pushed around and fobbed off, a quality that I most hate about this country! I read about your site on UK Fiesta Network and I shall be posting it up on a few other forums! On another note, how is the car running at the moment?
Brilliant idea, hope you get a good result!
Hey Mark,

I stumbled across your site and thought I'd drop you a line.

I have a 307 also and like you have the XSi model. I live in France and bought this car about 6 months ago (second hand) and within 3 months of having the car I had "Anomolie Antipollution" or "Antipollution fault" on my car too. I punted it back from whence it came and had them run the diagnostic on it, they gave it back to me without this fault on the dash. The gearbox gave up the ghost, 3 weeks after purchase, on a busy roundabout in Limoges and had me stuck in 3rd, again punted it back to the dealer and they repaired it. Still, not really acceptable. However it is a nice enough car and when it works, it works well, but a car must be reliable above all else.

I can empathise on your tale of woe, it is irratating. And to think I traded in my ultra-reliable UK Saab 95 for this!

Good luck and I'm bunging a euro in your kitty....oh alright, a quid then :D
Hi,

First off, great idea! though I recommend finding where the manager of the dealer lives and planting the crushed 307 in his/her garden :P

I hope you raise enough money.

Well done great idea mate, Peugeot are c***s!
 
I own hothatchsportsclub.co.uk the only hot hatch owners club in the UK and I've posted link to your site.
 
What a great idea hope it goes ahead

Regards
Hi there,

Best wishes with your crushing ventures.  I don't have a donation for you but you might be interested in the following web site run by a friend whose peugeot was involved in a small side door bingle and then burst into flames for no readily apparent reason...

http://www.pegacat.com/peugeot.html

Give them hell!