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Peugeot 607 Review

Quick Summary of the Peugeot 607

OVERALLPeugeot 607 Overall Rating

The 607 has had an indifferent press and a worse public acceptance. Don't let this put you off. It's an excellent car – probably the best in its class in terms of value for money if you're a high mileage merchant. The initially steep depreciation is now working in the used buyers favour, although the stinging insurance is less easy to contend with. If you've ever wondered if there was a 'sleeper' alternative to the usual Saab/Volvo/Vauxhall axis here it is. Don't believe the hype. The 607's definitely worth a second look second time round.


Soft. That's the word that springs to mind when piloting the Peugeot 607. Unlike many cars – and indeed many Peugeot cars – that major on providing a sporting drive, the 607 is in many ways of the old school of Gallic luxobarges, quick, well equipped and hugely cosseting. If you're the sort of driver who takes the twisty route home you may find the 607 a little too comfort oriented but as a destroyer of motorways and A-roads little touches it for the price. With used examples now starting to appear the 607 represents a lot of high quality metal for your money.
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History of the 607

Peugeot has had some track record of big cars that have been cruelly ignored in Britain. Who can forget the 604, a big car from the cereal box school of carchitecture, or the 605, a model that looked like a 405 on growth hormone. Neither floated the boat of UK buyers who had become used to Granadas, Senators and Rover 800 models. The 607 has fared little differently, Peugeot openly admitting upon launch that sales aspirations were realistic. "If the car can at least wipe its own nose, we'll be happy" was the opinion of one Peugeot suit at the Jordanian press junket. Three models were available at launch in June 2000, a 160bhp 2.2-litre petrol version, the mighty 210bhp 3.0-litre V6 and a quite excellent 136bhp 2.2-litre HDi diesel variant. Jeremy Clarkson reckoned the 607 to be the worst new car you could buy at the time, but this is a man, remember, who considers Ray Ban Wayfarers and Prog Rock to be the acme of good taste. In December 2000 the S variants received upgraded stereo systems whilst the SE models received satellite navigation as standard. The 2.2-litre HDi versions were also fitted with 'Marguerite' alloy wheels. April 2001 saw the introduction of a pair of entry-level engines; the 109bhp 2.0-litre HDi diesel and the 2.0-litre 138bhp petrol lump. A very mild facelift towards the end of 2004 saw the 607 receive body-coloured bumper strips and a re-profiled air-intake below the grille but you really will be hard pushed to tell the difference. The 2.0-litre petrol engine was discontinued around the same time. Around the end of 2005, the 2.2-litre HDi diesel engine was replaced with a 2.0-litre HDi unit packing the same power output. By this time, only the Executive trim level was on offer and specification levels had been boosted to include sat nav, and a GSM mobile phone as standard.The 607 was given a new lease of life in the Autumn of 2006 with the introduction of the 170bhp 2.2-litre twin turbo HDi diesel engine. Instantly taking over at the car's best powerplant, it offered a good blend of performance and economy.
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Peugeot 607 Road Test

As soft as Fern Britton's cleavage, the 607 is ideally suited to its native environment, namely belting along autoro