Pug 407 Coupe

Managed to track one down today.
Didn't bother with a test drive as it was only the 2.0 pikey spec - the GTs that I'm interested in are so significantly different I didn't think
it was worthwhile.
Just looking on the 'Trader, seems a 2 year old GT 2.7HDI with red leather will cost me about 12-13k.
Kit levels are high, build quality seems good, dash layout is a bit confusing with all the buttons - but factory sat. nav., GSM phone and a JBL audio system with 10 speakers and a sub are all standard.
Very, very tempted. If only for the rarity of them.
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snipped-for-privacy@italiancar.co.uk (SteveH) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying:

CIHAGM?
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If it's what I finally decide on, of course.
Katie likes 'em - and given that one of the reasons I'm opting out is to give her a half decent car for commuting after 3 years, this could be the best option.
She's also said she'd be happy with the S-Type, though.
But not the Hyundai Coupe - which was my budget option.
Haven't asked about the S60 yet, but I can't see that being a problem either, as she likes them, too....
So I have a shortlist of 3, maybe 4 at the moment: Jags S and X (but only a 3lt AWD wagon), Pug 407 coupe, S60. Order of preference would be, at the moment, Pug 407, S, S60, X.
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Stop it. You're making me ill.
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Yea, the S60 shouldn't even be on there.
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snipped-for-privacy@italiancar.co.uk (SteveH) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying:

Remember how I burst out laughing when you mentioned that one...? Oh, yes, then suggested the 407 coupe... <grin>
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Yes, you did. But they're still a good car if you look beyond the badge.

Aye, I really didn't believe I'd get a decent HDI or even V6 petrol within budget. But they depreciate very rapidly in the first couple of years before slowing down.
It'll still be worth about 50p in 6 years, though, which would be the predicted time of replacement.
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snipped-for-privacy@italiancar.co.uk says...

I know it isn't what you were after, but if I was going to spend decent money on an OK car, this would be something I could live with, even if it is french. http://smallr.com/3cq
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Ugly, not enough power, depreciates like a Kia Magentis.
No thanks.
407 Coupes seem to level off a bit after a couple of years, or certainly slow the rate at which they drop to a significant extent.
I reckon the 2.7HDI is probably the one to have in this respect, as it's cheaper on VED than the petrol, a bit more economical and offers almost exactly the same performance as the 3.0V6 petrol.
I really want a 2.7HDI GT if I do this - preferably black with oxblood leather.
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snipped-for-privacy@italiancar.co.uk says...

That sounds a bit like an Alfa combination.
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That's probably why it appeals.
Can't find one, though - closest is an 'aluminium' with oxblood.
Still, I'm not going to sign on the line until late Sept / early Oct.
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I like 'em. This won't surprise anyone. I loved the 406 Coupe as well, I think they still look better than the 407 Coupe, they haven't aged badly at all. But the 407 Coupe is allegedly better built, in PSA's new prestige factory where the Citroen C6 is put together as well. As opposed to by some wops in Pininfarina like the 406 Coupe...
They have awesome levels of kit, and that one with the red leather (the leather is on the dash too) was very nice lookin inside. Shame it was silver outside - but that's just me heh. I'd want that one, but black :-) And if there are any uprade alloys (I haven;t seen any though) it'd be nice to have them. It seems there were no options on the GT, it just had EVERYTHING :-) The seats will be like the 406, when you want them forward for people to get in the back, you just tilt them and they move forward themselves electrically hehe. I've never seen a 406 Coupe that had the option, where they'd broken either - so that's a nice surprise!
Like all Pugs, if it has some mileage, listen for knocks etc from the suspension - bushes wear and nice and cheap to replace. The diesel is the only option here obviously, as I imagine the 3.0 V6 is woefully underpowered for a 1,800kg car - the torque of the 2.7TT D will be very handy. Also, the boot will be cavernous, but you might find the actual opening a bit restrictive - that's the case on the 406 Coupe and Astra Coupe, huge boot with a smallish entrace. Also, it'll be a 4 seater. 2 deep, almost bucketed rear seats with a raised centre area, that'll be an armrest and possibly open up into a storage bin etc.
In summary, I would, but then, no one ever agrees with me except Doug heh, so who knows what that means :-)
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I always liked the 406 - and I agree with you that it's prettier than the 407. So there. And either are loads more interesting than the wossat, A4, etc.
cheers, clive
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Wow, someone else agreed with me :-) Thanks dude :-) :-)

Well, yea....
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I think you'll find it won't be.
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SteveH wrote:

Indeed, it'll be a Biggus Diccus.
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What? Eh? EH? WHAT?
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED KILOS?
How the fuck did that happen? The 406 Diesel estate only weighs 1500 or so and that surprised me - I was expecting more like 1300.
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saying:

The 4-pot petrol coupe is about 1,600kg, the v6 petrol 1,700, the v6 HDi 1,800 - so that's one heavy engine. The coupe's about 70kg heavier than the 407 saloon - full-spec 4-pot diesel 407 saloons (we don't see the v6 HDi over here) are north of 1,600kg.
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gurgled happily, sounding much like they were

Yes, but HOW?
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gurgled happily, sounding much like they were

I mean, that's getting on for XJ40 / X300 / X308 weights.
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