Car Reviews: Peugeot 307 CC 2.0 138bhp – The AA

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Interior excellent design and finish mechanism quick and effective boot, even with down Ingenious boot mechanism


Doors and all extremely heavy Tendency to and squeak through corners Sat nav always seems to be thinking shape with roof in

Having been the first to make a folding tin top available to the with its 206 CC, Peugeot has repeated the with the larger 307 CC. While the 307 may seem like an unlikely car for a stylish cabriolet with Tourer pretensions, the result is effective.

In recent years the market has exploded as manufacturers swiftly introduced what once have been as unlikely concept cars as production models. The introduction of folding hard tops than insecure and leak-prone tops represented a major forward. Peugeot actually its first folding hard top in the 1930s but to all intents and purposes the 307 is the the company has come to perfecting the it was instrumental in developing.

CC stands for ‘Coupe Cabriolet’, the car’s attractively split With the roof up the car may not exactly the dramatic fluidity of coupes as its 406-derived stablemate, but it performs the same function and operates as a 2+2 vehicle.

Press a button and 25 later the car quite literally up to its full glory. Not since Birth of Venus has the removal of a carapace been so effective. The and lumpy 307 hatchback is somehow into a Grand Tourer evokes the spirit of the 1950s and while being packed of modern technology.

The folding mechanism is far more convincing it was with the 206 CC and never seems to despite the huge amount of the car gains as a result of its novel tin While the benefits of a folding top are obvious enough – and security – the downside of the weight the car must carry is stodgy handling and sluggish even in the more powerful 180bhp version. In fact, it not feel appreciably quicker the five-speed 138bhp model, could well be the better

Our verdict on the Peugeot 307 CC 2.0 138bhp

to engage in a perpetual battle the Renault Megane CC and later to the folding hard top marketplace, the 307 CC still has plenty to recommend it. it looks better and drives than the Renault, even if it to match it for specification and lacks the of a diesel engine.


running costs to the 307 hatchback and be disappointed but compare them to other four-seater cabriolets and be pleasantly surprised. Considering the nature of the CC concept, you’re a pretty good deal and of the strength of the roof, the 307 CC is viewed by as a coupe rather than a which means significant on your premium. Fuel are reasonable, but sadly there is no option, which is where the Megane CC will likely some customers away.

and practicality

Perhaps the greatest is the amazingly capacious boot, should cause the 307 CCs rivals to their heads in shame. The is reduced with the roof but is still more than and adds hugely to the car’s practicality.

Controls and display



Car safety

In the event of a rollover, the bulkhead contains telescopic bars with electronic along with reinforcement in the windscreen pillars. Front get front and head/chest airbags (to for the obvious impossibility of side airbags), and overall rigidity of the structure is good thanks to a of strengthening measures. The presence of ESP anti-skid function, ABS and yaw control to avoid an airbag deployment in the place.

Driver appeal

let the looks fool you – is no keen driver’s car. is pretty crisp and braking is but there’s no one element of the car’s that really makes a eyes widen. Even so, fun to drive a CC with the top down in weather, and when it rains you can pretend you’re in a slightly coupe or saloon.

The car’s weight seems largely for the lack of performance profile. is keen to point out how rigid the car is, but it feels less than around corners, raising questions about long-term and tear. A benefit of the weight is the car never feels less firmly planted on the road, it ideal for anyone put off by twitchy and coupes.

Family car appeal

Peugeot 307

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Quality and image

Bearing in that the CC is based on the less dashing 307 hatchback, Peugeot has a remarkable job in creating a vehicle a fair amount of style and The interior in particular is a pleasant with some excellent work paying large It certainly feels classier its Renault Megane CC rival on the

Peugeot cabriolets are generally regarded and hold their far better than the rest of the cars – check out the 306 if you need proof. The Peugeot may not match Audi or BMW for prestige, but the roof is every bit as good as any equivalent you care to mention.


Its hatchback origins in the 307 CC’s favour by providing an overall configuration, but the modifications to the hatchback body all create problems. The heavy doors with structural rigidity but a strong arm and special care be taken if you are parked on any sort of Similarly, the boot has a tendency not to properly unless given a shove.

One particularly clever is the manual boot release Pressing the centre of the ‘0’ on the 307 badge does the job and keeps the profile uncluttered. It can also be from the key fob.

Stereo and ICE (In car

Despite its funky graphics and screen, Peugeot’s satellite system is a disappointment. The system to be constantly thinking about its move, so that the cabin is with the sound of discs and reaction times are slow. quality from the stereo is but the dash-mounted CD multichanger takes an age to out CDs.

Switches and dials are fitted, but the interface system them is unintuitive and ultimately

Clever use of lighting makes the dials some of the best

Colours and trim

Unusually for a of this size, darker seem to suit the 307 CC’s Lighter colours lose the of the striking LED rear light and tend to dilute the impact of the coloured interior. If your can stretch to a full interior it is well worth it.

The stitching and to detail is beautiful, while the leather wraparound of the instrument wouldn’t look out of place on a costing five times as


Spare wheel

In all the alloy wheels of the 307 CC are equipped as with anti-theft bolts. in the boot, the spare wheel is for vehicles fitted with wheels and aluminium if the 17-inch is fitted as standard or as an option.

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