selection of Support E-mails from around the World ;
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!
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
Be interested to hear how
you're getting on with your mission.
A pissed offf ex-307
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
Great site and a
I have to say, I'm
not surprised by their response - typical of the
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
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.
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!
Love the site, was thinking of creating a similar one for my
which I'm beginning to think should be parked right next to
in the crusher.
Which engine does your car have in? Is it the EW10D or a
of it? And what symptoms trigger the Anti Pollution message?
I also get the ubiquitous "Anti Pollution Defective"
we're quite close to fixing it. Also had issues with the
at the dealers and head office not been able to fix the car
My pug switches off the engine when you set off from a
Pug dealers unable to ID the problem, but its looking like
wires aren't connecteed properly to the engine, as we've
and reconnected them all, and its working a lot better - not
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
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
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.
Heard about this on the
radio yesterday - top stuff !! After the report (on
Century FM) the DJ could not stop laughing for about 5
Just bunged a
donation in via the wife's paypal account - hope the
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
I bought another Ford
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!
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
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
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,
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
You should feature on TopGear.
Maybe knighted even?!
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
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 :)
I am having the same
kind of trouble with a 407 that I bought new in October
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.
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!
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,
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
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..
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 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!
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
Your last letter was so
funny, really made me laugh
I sent you a fiver, best of luck!
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
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
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
Thanks very much.
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.
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
BEST OF LUCK AND GOOD WISHES FROM ALL PEUGEOT OWNERS IN
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.
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
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
"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
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, No fault
Automatic door locks
"clicked" when driving along -
Horn sounded without
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.
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
Just found your website.
Don't know how I missed it before.
All sounds very
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.
INSULTING, LIARS etc.
sometimes. Car speeds up when you want to slow down,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
PS - tell me when u take
it back to the dealers i wanna come and watch!
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
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
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. :)
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!!
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
Brilliant idea, hope you get a
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
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!
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
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...
Give them hell!