Originally Posted by The Don 1985
I am currently looking to buy a peugeot 407 1.6 hdi,either an 04 or an 05 as I have a max of €7,000 to pay.I do an average of 700kms a week.
Are they a good car to buy or what do yee think?
If not what car would you suggest for that kinda money.Everybody seems to be telling me to get a diesel.Is this correct or is the whole petrol v diesel thing a myth...
Your help in this matter would be appreciated as to be honest I havent a clue about cars.
Don't go for the 407.
I find them horrible to drive, and the reliability isn't good on them once they get to high mileage. The engine is fairly good, but we had a good few on a fleet and practically every single one casued a lot of grief and big bills.
Look at the Mondeo. At 700k's per week you are certainly looking at diesel.
Try to find as new as possible with reasonable mileage and most importantly, a full service history. The 2.0Tdci 115ps is much better than the 90ps version.
Very little goes wrong with the Mondeo, except for the Dual Mass Flywheel around 100,000km.
If you can't find a decent Mondeo, look for an Octavia 1.9Tdi