Peugeot’s replacement for the ageing 406 has a striking grille and all over sleek look that some people love and others aren’t so sure about. In a tough sector, the 406 was starting to show its age, so the brand new 407 has a bit of a task to convince buyers. Refined, with a suave yet dependable image, time will tell if this Peugeot can lead the pack.

  • 2004 Peugeot 407
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    12.1 sec.
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    124 mph
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The distinctive looks of the 407 make it more appealing to look at than key rivals from Ford and Vauxhall. The new saloon may have a smaller cabin than the old 406 and only an average-sized boot but the company hopes that will be less significant to potential owners than powerful engines and driver appeal. The rival for the Vectra and Mondeo has remarkable road-holding, although it is not the most involving drive. Some buyers may not like that gaping front grille but you can’t deny it gives the Peugeot 407 a serious image boost. The 2.7-litre diesel model is borrowed from the Jaguar S-Type and is the star of the range.

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