The 1.6 litre powered Peugeot 307 CC was the base model but standard equipment levels are generous making it feel great value for money. The less powerful engine suits the car well and doesn’t feel like it’s dragging its heals. Fuel economy is reasonable too although the latest new cars make it look less impressive.
The convertible Peugeot 307 CC is a slickly put together and well equipped package. It is a top seller in its class despite being more expensive than many of its rivals. The folding hard top works well and despite Peugeot’s early reliability problems it now seems problem free. It does add weight to the car but most owners prefer the convenience it brings. Compared to the smaller 206 and 207 CCs the cabin is much more roomy and the back seats can be used by adults.
The CC’s ride and handling are good on the open road and though sportier than the 307 hatch, is less impressive in the twisty stuff. But then this is a car for crusing in the sunshine rather than for breaking track records. Like many hardtop convertibles it has love-it or hate-it styling and very generous levels of equipment. The Peugeot 307 CC was replaced in May 2009 by the new Peugeot 308 CC.