Peugeot 807 (2003-2010)

There was a time when MPVs were the future, then the crossover arrived and suddenly the MPV fell out of favour. Which is a shame because people carriers like the Peugeot 807 tend to be more spacious, comfortable and versatile than any SUV that’s remotely affordable. As the first MPV to score a full five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, the Peugeot 807 is also a very safe car – at least when tested to 2003 standards. However, there’s a fly in the ointment, and that’s the 807’s reliability record, which isn’t great. So before buying, make sure that cheap MPV doesn’t become very expensive once it’s yours.


Key dates

1/03: The 807 goes on sale with 2.0 or 2.2-litre petrol or diesel engines.

7/03: The 2.0 HDi is now available with an automatic gearbox.

2/04: The 2.2 HDi is now available with a six-speed manual gearbox.

6/04: A facelift brings new model designations and a tidier exterior design.

11/05: A refresh means extra standard kit for all cars, including ESP. A Euro IV-compliant 143bhp 2.0 petrol engines replaces the old 138bhp unit.

5/06: The 2.0 HDi engine is now a 120bhp unit (previously 110bhp).

1/08: The 2.2 HDi now comes in 170bhp form (alongside the previous 136bhp option).



  • ECU faults can mean misfires, poor starting or uneven running – or no running at all.
  • The interior isn’t that tough, so look for damaged or broken trim.
  • The electric sliding doors are a great feature but the electric mechanism can be erratic.
  • Premature tyre wear isn’t unusual, especially on cars with 15-inch wheels.
  • Electrically operated windows and sunroofs can have a mind of their own, so ensure they work as they should.
  • The ball joints in the front suspension can fail prematurely.
  • The 807 has been the subject of new fewer than 21 recalls, so check they’ve all been actioned.


We like

  • Practicality
  • Versatility
  • Comfort
  • Refinement
  • Spacious cabin
  • Low purchase prices
  • Torquey diesel engines


We don’t like

  • Poor reliability record
  • Interiors get battered
  • Thirsty petrol engines