Peugeot Expert (2007 – 2016) Review

Peugeot Expert (2007 – 2016) At A Glance


+Comes with pneumatic rear suspension which is height adjustable, long wheelbase and high roof versions available.

-ESP wasn't fitted as standard, three star Euro NCAP crash rating not up to the standard of the Ford Transit Custom.

The Peugeot Expert is a van that offers users all sorts of combinations to make it as useful as possible. Launched in 2007 to replace the one size fits all original Expert, the latest model is an altogether more complete machine.

It comes in standard form with a short wheelbase and low roof, though still able to swallow 5.0 cubic metres of cargo. From here, you can order the Expert with a longer wheelbase and with a high roof, freeing up to a maximum of 7.0 cubic metres of space. A new pneumatic rear suspension, available as an option, allows enables the rear load sill – and the overall height of the vehicle - to be lowered.

The load area of the Expert is much more cube-shaped than the previous model and it does everything expected of a modern commercial vehicle. It also provides a high level of protection for its payload, with well-designed lighting and robust, practical anchorage points. The loading area is also protected by side protectors fitted halfway up the side of the van.

There are three engine choices - a 1.6 HDi and two versions of the 2.0 HDi with either 120PS or 136PS. Both engines are refined, strong and have been designed for economy and durability. Service intervals are 20,000 miles and the Expert has also been designed to be easier and cheaper to repair in the event of an accident. For example, the headlamps are now equipped with special brackets which snap off in a collision at less than 10mph, protecting the headlamp and avoiding the need for a full replacement.


Used Buying Guide - Peugeot Expert

Good space, a well-thought out loading area, fine drive and decent standard equipment make the Peugeot Exprt an inexpensive workhorse. We tell you what to look out for when buying second hand.

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Can you recommend an MPV for my friend who travels regularly to southern France?

"I'd appreciate your advice about options a friend has when changing his car. He currently drives a 13-year-old Renault Grand Espace diesel with 150,000 miles on the clock. He has owned it from new and has enjoyed driving it. It has given him and his family excellent service. In its present condition he has been told it is worth only a couple of hundred pounds. He would like to replace it with something new or nearly new. Do you have recommendations for me to pass on to him? He travels regularly to southern France and needs the space for luggage, equipment and for a dog. "
The best MPV is the Ford Galaxy, possibly getting an update very soon. Next best, the Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra which are very slightly bigger. I don't recommend the Chrysler Voyager. Bigger, the choices are Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life or Caravelle, Mercedes-Benz Viano, Peugeot/Citroen Expert/Dispatch combis, Renault Trafic bus or new Ford Transit Tourneo Connect.
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What can I replace my company Grand Espace with?

"I have been driving a company-funded Renault Grand Espace 7-seater, which is replaced every three years. I am due for a replacement in the Autumn and would have purchased the same model but this is no longer made. I particularly want something with the same number of seats and same luggage space in a similar length of vehicle."
The 8-seater Hyundai i800, Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life or Chrysler Grand Voyager. There is a new Ssangyong soon to replace the Rodius, and that is quite big, and the KIA Sedona is roomy too. Otherwise it's a Citroen Dispatch/Peugeot Expert/Renault Trafic 8-seater.
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Where can we get a small minibus or MPV to replace our daughter's Transit?

"My daughter and son-in-law currently run an 8-seater Ford Transit minibus to ferry around their four children (and us when we visit). It is ageing quite badly and, unbeknown to them, I am considering funding a replacement. Their annual mileage is not high. Any replacement vehicle should be in decent condition in and out and be reliable. It does not need much sophistication and a basic specification would do. What make and model would you suggest and where is the best place to look? They live in Fife. Will £5000 to £7500 buy a suitable replacement?"
Transit Tourneo, Renault Trafic, Volkswagen Caravelle, Citroen Dispatch or Peugeot Expert. It’s a matter of getting to a few LCV auctions such as those held by Your local one is BCA Blackbushe every Thursday. Remember when bidding that VAT at 20 per cent will be added to the hammer price.
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Can you recommend a suitable car for a young family with three children?

"Sometime during 2012 our family will have an addition and we will then have three children under the age of two years old. The current car will need to be changed for something considerably larger to accommodate an enormous triple buggy in the boot, with all the associated paraphernalia, and three toddlers in the back seat. The current thinking is to change to a Volvo XC90, 7-seat D5 manual, about two years old. At this stage, specification is the main consideration. Price will be considered at a later date, but top specs will not be considered and good value will be important. What would be your recommendation? Your input would be gratefully appreciated."
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life, Citroen Dispatch combi, Peugeot Expert combi, Hyundai i800, Ssangyong Rodius, Renault Trafic bus, Vauxhall Vivaro bus.
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