Is 2011 Peugeot 207 XT Auto MY11 Is Worth The Buy?

Hello Oz-bargainers,

Is 2011 Peugeot 207 XT Auto MY11 worth the buy? 140k on the clock car is in very good condition.
Mechanic verdict is don't buy European cars and my friend who owns one says parts are expensive.
I haven't owned a European Car before and thought to post in the forum to see what people say.
Looking forward to your reponse. Asking price is about 5.5k and it is an Automatic Model with Glass Roof and Alloy Wheels.

Update :

Thanks Everyone for your responses. I will avoid the European Cars as most said.

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    Buy
  • 3
    Can't Say
  • 42
    Don't Buy

Comments

  • +6 votes

    If reliability and repair cost isn't on your priority list, then sure, go ahead.. otherwise, stay away.

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      always wondered why other car brands etc not as reliable as japan brand?

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        Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I've heard a few people say that the japanese brands tend to over-engineer the specifications of their vehicles for longevity and they don't seem to push the boundaries too much when it comes to new tech and features. Hence less advanced and "boring" features on their cars compared to the europeans.

        I personally prefer the interiors and feel of the european cars and I'm a fan of new tech. I just don't like the repair costs (but I'm willing to risk it). lol.

  • +2 votes

    Don't touch with a 1 million foot barge pole.

    • +2 votes

      That's only about 300km. Are you sure that's enough?

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        I'd go the extra and say a 1 million metre pole.

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        Hmmmm… true dat. Maybe the distance from the earth to the moon then.

  • +5 votes

    A 10 year old modern Peugeot is at the end of it's life. Take it if it's free, and then only with 12 months rego.

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    Mechanic verdict is don't buy European cars and my friend who owns one says parts are expensive.

    That's your answer there already!

    If you follow the car threads here, you'll find the same views.

    Seems like you are seeking confirmation bias. :)

  • +4 votes

    unless willing to do repairs and servicing yourself probably best avoid, ( own a 407 HDI auto) many mechanics just don't have a clue and you'll end up paying for their learning / mistakes.

    many parts are pretty cheap if sourced from overseas ( have imported from poland, uk etc) but once again you'll probably want to go the route of DIY, also cost for diagnostics is a pain if you don't cough up for a diagbox or peugeot planet & OBD adapter with dealer level software ( think I paid <$150 for mine) you can get and use an ELM with torque to reset the EML light but it really doesn't have specific codes relating to the PSA engines ( YMMV)

    great car to drive though for me, just under 300,000kms and only averaging 7.5l/100km combined

  • +3 votes

    Mechanic verdict is don't buy European cars and my friend who owns one says parts are expensive.

    Troll?

  • +2 votes

    Go for it!

    • +3 votes

      But will it "go" for OP?

      • +1 vote

        It will go, alright, go right on the back of a flatbed and then go to a local mechanic…

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    Lovely car. Enjoy your new purchase.

  • +2 votes

    Mechanic verdict is don't buy European cars and my friend who owns one says parts are expensive.

    So you require validation from randoms on the internet over a mechanic and a current owner?

    Either you are trolling or you have so much money you can afford to purchase and run a 10 year old potential White Elephant.

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    Thanks Guys. Probably Clears my mind. Thanks for all your responses and time.

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      Seems like you've decided, but came here agree with above.
      Don't do it. These cars are made with such complex and intricate systems, and the parts they use are often unique to that model as opposed to other types of cars where a generic part could be used, making replacements and repairs very difficult and expensive. It might be running fine at the moment, but minor issues can result in lengthy diagnosis, repairs and delays.

      Source: ex-mechanic

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      Don't believe multiple mechanics, just go for it! Yolo!

  • -2 votes

    What engine? Pick the right Peugeot and it will be one of the best cars you will ever own. They are reliable when looked after (but the 1.6T BMW co developed engine was a big of a dog in the early incarnations, much better after around 2012 from all the revisions, it is standard in all the current range now and performs well). Diesels are bulletproof, reliable and economical. Save up a bit more for a T9 308 if you want a good reliable modern Pug, any mechanic who knows these cars will tell you they are fantastic. Servicing with a well regarded independent garage is a must.

    • +2 votes

      Pick the right Peugeot and it will be one of the best cars you will ever own.

      C'mon… Even the French wouldn't say that.

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        Choisissez la bonne Peugeot et vous souhaiterez toujours avoir écouté OzBargain

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    *laughs in mechanic*

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      Though your bank account says OP should buy one on behalf of their local mechanic!

  • +2 votes

    Best day of my life was the day I sold my Peugeot.

  • +2 votes

    Ozbargain is all about cost efficiency, so expect the answers to be bias here. I’ve owned 3 Peugeot’s the main issue is dealer servicing is expensive and parts are sometimes hard to get and expensive. Even non dealer servicing requires you to find a Peugeot expert as they are quirky and a general mechanics may not have the time or love required. If you go in eyes wide open you are fine, if you go in expecting a Corolla ownership experience you’ll be on here complaining in 3 months. I would almost say they are an enthusiast vehicle in Australia, if you don’t have the passion for it, you’ll hate it. If you’ve got the passion you’ll love it.

    • +1 vote

      You can find independent mechanics specialising in French brands who charge pretty fairly and are quite resourceful in finding well priced spares both new and from wrecked cars.