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Chanu D

408 & 407

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I intend to buy a Peugeot either a 407 or 408 2013 or 2014

Pls lets me know if those cars are failures or better buys and which model is better and hassle free

Also if you all can recommend me a good Peugeot garage in the vicinity of Moratuwa 

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11 hours ago, Chanu D said:

I intend to buy a Peugeot either a 407 or 408 2013 or 2014

Pls lets me know if those cars are failures or better buys and which model is better and hassle free

Also if you all can recommend me a good Peugeot garage in the vicinity of Moratuwa 

Peugeot 408 and 407 are entirely different cars. 408 is made in China and the version in Sri Lanka was reassembled in Malaysia by Naza Automobiles. 408 was not made in France ever! It is the successor of Peugeot 307.

Peugeot 407 production stopped in 2010 or 2011. The successor to 407 is 508.

You need to do a bit more research about what you really need, because you are comparing a large car with a small car. 

There are two Peugeot garages I know. One is in Pelawatta and one is in Malabe. A friend of mine took his 407 to both these places but his feedback about both were negative. Being specialist garages, they are very good at ''tooth extraction'. 

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Many Thanks for your feedback,

i had a 406 and got really fed up keeping it up and moved to Japanese. Yet always loved the pleasure of driving peugeot. Hence thought of looking at Peugeot options where there is less hassle in maintaining. Running costs are okay but issues like IC (Circuit issues) etc are scary ones.

If 408 is Chinese. Dont think i would prefer that. Will you be able to share your thoughts on the 407? basically if its a failure car and often break downs etc (if you take overall )

I know the malabe place 

I was wandering if there is a place in moratuwa area since its easy to take for repairs.

 

Many Thanks for the time you took to reply to me :)

 

 

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If you are looking for driving pleasure (somewhat) and relatively less maintenance, you should look at Mazdas. They are the best of both worlds. Personally, I would stay away from 407s. There are few inherent problems with them (like the suspension and interior quality), but on top of it, they are now owned by cheapskates who run them like Corollas.

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As mentioned earlier 408 is the successor for 307 and its not same class as 407. Since its a newer model there will be less issues but still there are few cars in Sri Lanka and its not sold in Europe, so i don't think finding spare parts could be harder than 407. Again 407 is not so good with reliability. I personally prefer good old 406 over 407 and 408.

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Thanks gents for your time and feedback.. I shall look something like a mazda... i Had an axela... that i loved.. probably Mazda is a better way forward.

 

Many Thanks

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