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Frazer Considine, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2012

4 star review

We have had this vehicle since August and so far we have only had minor issues such as an intermittent horn and part of the DPF system dropping from its clip under the body. However, these are warranty jobs for now. As a lease vehicle it is comforting to know that should mechanical issues arise then motability will take care of it. I have the 2.0 130bhp SWB turbo diesel model and I must say that for a van it handles great, not boatey like a transit van, the engine has plenty of torque and power and returns good mpg. No big problems yet.

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I have a Expert Tepee 1.6 diesel WAV 61 Reg with almost 18,000 on the clock. Husband said the car drives well but I get a terrible ride in the back. The ramp now rattles away behind me I cannot hear the radio as no speakers in the rear. My wheelchair’s front wheels often get stuck in the gully. The petrol gauge is well out hence very difficult for my carers to judge so always putting fuel in. The engine has to work very hard with the regular weight of my electric wheelchair 113kg plus I. Husband noticed an oil leak (he’s a vehicle technician MOT tester )he, contacted the Peugeot dealer and the vehicle was in the garage for 2 days. It had to have a cam cover gasket. I have this vehicle for 5 years and now doubt the vehicle - Anita Atkinson from England

Submitted: 2013-03-30 | ID: 45636

Derek Kiernan, Sussex

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2009

1 star review

I am a taxi driver from Crawley West Sussex, I have had one problem after another: The anti-roll bar bush’s have gone three times, drive shafts on both sides, both front window regulators, power steering pump. And now the latest thing to go is the fly-wheel. Would I recommend this vehicle to any one? It’s very, very unlikely! I should have bought a Merc Vito.

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Was just looking for reviews on the Tepee expert- I have a 2014 Eurotaxi tepee expert which I bought new 14 months ago and have just completed 39300 miles and have just started to experience clutch problems - took it to the local Peugeot garage and they have confirmed it needs a new clutch and flywheel - and just out of warranty mileage for a clutch they want £1500 to fix it - this is ridiculous from a car of the age and mileage considering I have driven taxis in excess of 100,00 miles and not had any problems - seriously would not buy another one. - Graham Forrest from Highland

Was just looking for reviews on the Tepee expert- I have a 2014 Eurotaxi tepee expert which I bought new 14 months ago and have just completed 39300 miles and have just started to experience clutch problems - took it to the local Peugeot garage and they have confirmed it needs a new clutch and flywheel - and just out of warranty mileage for a clutch they want £1500 to fix it - this is ridiculous from a car of the age and mileage considering I have driven taxis in excess of 100,00 miles and not had any problems - seriously would not buy another one. - Graham Forrest from Highland

Submitted: 2013-03-24 | ID: 45638

Mike, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2011

1 star review

Going to sell my almost new E7 as I’ve had too many problems with the car and the after-sale service. Will go for TX4 instead.

Responses to this review

Trust me buddy, you’ll have far more issues with the tx 4, it’s now Chinese. The Peugeot has been improved no end over the past few years. You really would have to be mad to choose the London Cab - Harry Jenkinson from Cheshire

Submitted: 2012-10-29 | ID: 45639

Shafqat Mehmood, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2010

2 star review

I brought this last week for work as a taxi driver and had it serviced from the main Peugeot dealers. At the weekend, when I was working, the hand brake cable snapped! It’s has 37000miles on the clock and I was a bit surprise as this is only the first week and I’m worried this a sign of things to come.

Responses to this review

Hardly a reason to give the vehicle 2 stars, you have to accept wear and tear on the vehicle, You cabbies!!! - Jay Barry from Northern Ireland

Submitted: 2012-06-13 | ID: 45634

John Henderson, Somerset

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

4 star review

Hi. My wife has a Expert Tepee from Motability. It is working ok, but last weekend somebody kindly stole the side mouldings off the nearside. This person was seen, by a neighbour trying to sell them in the local pub. My neighbour got them back off him and returned them to me. Now the point that I am making is in order to re-fit them I need to get some new clips and Peugeot say that they will cost £55.00 to buy. These seem to be the only clips that are not for sale on eBay, as I have seen clips for all the other models at prices from £1.80 to £ 2.95 for a pack of ten. This seems to be a rip off by Peugeot.

Submitted: 2012-03-28 | ID: 45629

William Pleydell, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2009

1 star review

I have had this e7 from new. In the first 2 months it had a new front suspension. This was followed by replacement anti-roll bar, a new alternator and numerous other faults. It has now had 4 EGR valves that have just fallen apart inside but Peugeot do not want to know about any claim they just say that you have to expect this from a high mileage vehicle, although the period for replacements was only averaging 44000 miles. Cab Direct do not want to speak to you once you have purchased the vehicle, they don’t want to know. What chance do you stand between two useless companies. My warning is ’don’t buy an expert’!

Responses to this review

Totally agree about CabDirect. I foolishly left my details on theie enquiries and got bombarded to buy a vehicle. I eventually bought an E7 from them, and when you want some help or assistance unless they can sell you something they are totally uninterested. Because they seem to have the "convert van to a taxi market" they don’t bother with aftersales, to the point of being rude. The pack which contains the certificate, which proves it is a genuine conversion was stolen and they want over £100.00 yes £100.00 for a duplicate. I asked how they warrant that and asked the M.D. to call me and explain. I’m still waiting. - Baz Cabbie from Northamptonshire

The problems that you mention are all to do with the Expert Vehicle, not really the convertor. The base vehicle after 2010 is a totally different animal. It’s got a better engine and gearbox and all of the early issues have been addressed by Peugeot - Andy Clarkson from Ayrshire

Not Changed Much !!!!! Was just looking for reviews on the Tepee expert- I have a 2014 Eurotaxi tepee expert which I bought new 14 months ago and have just completed 39300 miles and have just started to experience clutch problems - took it to the local Peugeot garage and they have confirmed it needs a new clutch and flywheel - and just out of warranty mileage for a clutch they want £1500 to fix it - this is ridiculous from a car of the age and mileage considering I have driven taxis in excess of 100,00 miles and not had any problems - seriously would not buy another one. - Graham Forrest from Highland

Submitted: 2012-03-10 | ID: 45630

Robert Workman, County Antrim

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2005

1 star review

Hi! I bought my e7 taxi of cab direct and I’d only had it 3 days before smoke was coming out of the engine due to a faulty alternator. The list of things that went wrong with it are as follows: The brake servo, starter motor, power steering, pump and pullies, crank shaft pullies, 2 drive shafts, 2 calipars, the whole car needed to be rewired, new radio, drop link arms replaced 4 times, bushes joints, links boots converted to solid flywheel, clutch, front dics, battery replaced 6 times (eating batterys but it’s not known why). Also the belts have had to be constantly changed, the front arms were replaced and the steering rack strut arms were replaced. All this within 2 years! I have tried the Ombudsman consumer line and the warranty company and cab direct themselves but have recieved no satisfaction. Never again will I buy anything from this company all the above was only within 50000 miles. Cab Direct told me to contact my warranty company about, who in turn said any repairs over £1000 will have to be paid for by myself. In order to get around this I have had to book it in for one problem at a time to try to keep my costs down and repairs under the £1K watershed as not only was it costing a bomb, but I  was somtimes unable to work for weeks at a time with no money coming in. I have 4 months left on my contract as I can throw my car back at the halfway stage so I think I will invest in a proper taxi instead!

Responses to this review

Rob. What do you expect? Your cab is 7 years old and you bought it secondhand. Why not get rid and buy a new one they are much better - Jay Barry from County Antrim

Submitted: 2012-02-28 | ID: 45627

Mohammed Latif, Nottinghamshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

I’ve bought this vehicle and it’s not fit for purpose. I’ve had three power steering pumps replaced, three anti-roll bars replaced, engine and reconditioned gearbox and full wiring loom all under warranty. I’ve spent £10,000 on turbo egr valve turbo sensor starter motor alternator wishbones, all turbo sensors airflow meter and many more items. This vehicle is making me bankrupt <br /><br />

Submitted: 2012-02-06 | ID: 45633

Asthrp, Hampshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

I’ve had mine 18 months, bought from Cab Direct with 80k on the clock. It now has 139k. During that time I’ve had: 2 turbos, anti-roll bars, clutch and flywheel, hubs, bushes, 4 EGR valves as they keep snapping as they are not manufactured properly. I have since been told the new EGR  valves need to be re-welded in order for them to work for longer; I got 10000k out of the last one. It blew 2 days ago again and will cost £300 for a new one. So far I have spent 7k on this vehicle. I have to refuse long distance work as I can’t rely on the engine, it’s just one thing after another. Cab Direct just laugh at me as the depreciation of this vehicle is unbelievable. 17k I paid for this and they said they would fix this for 7k for ANOTHER ONE!! They must be joking. Never again!

Submitted: 2011-10-31 | ID: 45626

Phil Wilson, Lancashire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

1 star review

Here in Salford the E7 was popular until last Febuary when our main union man bought one. He has had nothing but trouble with his second-hand cab; E.C.U. flywheel and clutch, anti-roll bar etc. It has only done 8,000 since delivery. Cab-direct don’t want to know. 

Submitted: 2011-07-16 | ID: 45623

Keat, Hampshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2009

1 star review

Hi all, I bought the Peugeot Eurobus from cab direct brand new. The problems started one week after driving; the rear side door is very stiff to close and open needing the customer to slam it to shut. I took it to the Peugeot dealer and they just put some grease and oil to lubricate it, which has not solved the problem. They are now charging me £150 to fix the roller which is not covered by the warranty. The seat belt on the back front row middle seat won’t retract; I have taken it to the dealer on at least 4 occasions, and they still can’t find the fault. I have asked them to change it, but their answer is that it is not a Peugeot seat belt. I called cab direct and they told me it is a Peugeot belt, and to insist the Peugeot garage change it. It was only then that they said they would change it under warranty. 40k done on milleage, now the near side anti roll bar worn, near side bush tear, but this car is supposed to be a taxi, meaning these parts should last a bit longer. I personally think Cabdirect’s after sales service stinks, their customer service manager was supposed to call me back about the car’s problems, but it’s 3 weeks now and I’m still waiting. They built the Peugeot Eurobus or Teppe for taxi purpose, but I reckon it is not suitable for taxi, more like for domestic use.

Responses to this review

I had the old shape Eurobus bought from Cab Direct in 2007, really pleased with it no probs in 90,000 miles, only one change of tyres. I got the chance of new shape Fiat Scudo in 2008 same hdi engine and gearbox as pug but a lot cheaper than Eurobus and get same problems. Anti-roll bar and front tyres don’t last a service interval, the engine’s great fairly economical 500 miles on full tank hard driving, build quality not good. Clutch starting to go at 112,000 miles now looking to change car but don’t know what to - from Northumberland

Submitted: 2011-07-08 | ID: 45624

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Bill Morgan, Fife and Kinross Shires

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

I have had all the problems, anti roll bar, clutches, lower arms, turbo, etc. NOW THE REAR FLOOR HAS COLLAPSED, IF I PUT A WHEELCHAIR IN THE CAR THE RAMP WILL NOT OPERATE! No help from the dealer, over a thousand pounds to replace it. CAB DIRECT ARE JUST A JOKE, THE VEHICLE IS NOT FIT FOR USE!

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I agree wholeheartedly - Cab Direct and their vehicles supplied for very heavy daily use as taxis are a joke. Vehicles supplied as taxis are not as described, not fit for purpose and not of satisfactory quality. My Eurobus supplied new Nov 2008 has required anti-rollbar to be replaced several times, step breaks down repeatedly, bits fall off all over the place due to cheap plastic and are a danger to the public, electrics keep failing and causing problems, turbo goes, doors fall off rails, door handles fall off, window winder regulators fail, handbrake cable has broken 3 times, cv boots replaced 3 times, clutch/flywheel replaced 2 times, calipers go, turbo blows, numerous discs/pads and bushes etc, headlight and other bulbs need replaced monthly... need I go on? All of this costs and keeps car off road. Taxi supplied brand new and "guaranteed to taxi test" FAILED , so drivers lost earnings etc until faults were rectified but, guess what? Cab Direct NOT INTERESTED - no reimbursement. Don’t they realise taxi drivers are running a business too? Cheap build quality means numerous problems which keep car off road till fixed , usually at your own expense. Horrendous repeated problems keep you off the road and anti-roll bar causes problems in other areas eg uneven wear on tyres, so your expenses for repairs are huge. Cab Direct rip you off with trade - in value by giving you thousands less than they resell your car for and are only interested in you as a potential buyer. They boast about reliability and "comprehensive" warranty etc but you usually find they can wriggle out of it, never return calls etc. They sell TAXIS - then penalise you for using it as a taxi at point of trade-in by saying you’ve done a lot of miles!! They want it both ways and buyer always loses out! They give a year only warranty on THEIR adaptations like steps etc, probably cos they know it will keep on breaking due to the poor build and they want to limit how much they pay out! Systems interface is quoted by many garages to start to cause problems at age 18 months - 2 years. Light bulbs need replacing almost monthly and you can never rely on a Cab Direct vehicle!!! Never keep a taxi for more than 2 years - they fall apart then and cost you megabucks. No wonder they have "authorised" repairers - you’ll need them!!!!. In fact, it’s probably fair to say that these "authorised " repairers’ businesses are probably sustained solely through repairs to Cab Direct’s vehicles!!! AVOID!!! AVOID!!! AVOID!!! - from Scotland

I don’t need to write a report. The detailed faults on the E7 are common... to be fair Peugeot have a lot to answer for. Poor build... poor quality... poor design... poor thought for the use of the vehicle. Simple things like CHANGING BULBS (Peugeot) if you’re human it’s very difficult. So if they can’t get that right what chance for everything else!!! This vehicle costs me DEAR! Profit!!... Not with this Taxi!! - from Scotland

I was the lucky one god listerned to my prays my peugeot e7 eurobus caught fire while I was driving as I stopped paying blackhorse last year and instructed my insurers not pay them as there is a dispute. I have received summons from court to pay blackhorse finance over £13000.00 which I will be disputing as I’ve lost over £17000.00 in repairs and loss of earnings will update you once court decides what to do. please let me know if anyone elses car caught fire and email me at p[dot]yousef[at]ntlworld[dot]com - Perwiz Yousef from Yorkshire

I was the lucky one. God listened to my prayers, my Peugeot E7 Eurobus caught fire while I was driving. I stopped paying Blackhorse last year and instructed my insurers not pay them as there is a dispute. I have received summons from court to pay Blackhorse Finance over £13,000.00 which I will be disputing as I’ve lost over £17,000.00 in repairs and loss of earnings. I will update you once court decides what to do. Please let me know if anyone else’s car caught fire and email me at p[dot]yousef[at]ntlworld[dot]com - Perwiz Yousef from Yorkshire

Submitted: 2010-11-04 | ID: 45612

Zafar Iqbal, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2004

1 star review

I’m from Yorkshire and have the same problems with my E7, parts replaced on numerous occasions in short spaces of time, this vehicle has cost me a lot of money and is often off the road with faults. I’m fed up with it and glad someone has stood up to them and is getting a positive result. My daughter wrote to Trading Standards and within the first couple of years, when cabdirect refused to replace the flywheel and clutch etc, in the end they replaced it. A few years later I have now had to replace it again today, this is only one incidence and one part, there have been other problems, this vehicle is a liability not an asset!! Please include me in this process of complaint, I will also email you directly. Let’s hope we will finally get some justice for a ’vehicle sold not fit for it’s purpose’

Submitted: 2010-09-10 | ID: 45619

Alan Knight, Hampshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

My name is Alan and I am a hackney driver based in Hampshire. In November of 2007 I bought the new model Peugeot E7 from Cab Direct of Glasgow. Since that time I have suffered unacceptable losses due to very poor domestic quality parts ranging from many clutch and flywheel replacements to a completely blown engine and items that you would not expect to break down so quickly after replacement on a vehicle supplied for very heavy daily use as a taxi. It is now apparent that there are many other E7 owners with exactly the same problems as myself and frustrated with the service received from the suppliers, they feel that alone they can achieve nothing to recompense them for their losses. This is absolutely correct and alone you will achieve very little. Due to the appalling build quality of this vehicle which requires extremely expensive maintenance at an unacceptable frequency, I am now in contact with Trading standards who are advising that there is a possibility that I can claim that this vehicle is NOT FIT FOR THE PURPOSE THAT IS WAS SOLD FOR. But in order to make this happen (not only via consumer direct but maybe taking other direct action as a group via the national and motoring media) there needs to be literally hundreds of other disgruntled E7 owners with similar complaints as myself. With an unbelievable service history spanning the past 31 months, some quite worrying safety issues and a completely negative response from Allied vehicles and Peugeot, I am not prepared for this situation to continue. If you would like to join myself and others to resolve this problem please contact me via aktaxiservices@yahoo.com and maybe together we can achieve something.

Responses to this review

My sentiments exactly!! I have had the same problems, I have the 54 plate and have had numerous problems, vehicle has been off the road countless times, costing me more money than its worth, only today I have recieved my vehicle back fromthe garage, had many parts replaced including he clutch and flywheel, this is the 2-3 time since iv had it, had that many problems with it that iv lost count of which problem has happened how many times!! another dent to the pocket. Will msg you personally too, include me in you argument against the vehicle! Regards, - Zafar Iqbal from England

Submitted: 2010-08-11 | ID: 45617

Kevin French, Essex

Peugeot Expert Tepee 1997

3 star review

I own a S/H 1997 Peugeot Expert & have been very happy after 10years, I now need to replace it but with SO! SO! many "BAD" reports on all the MPVs available. It is now difficult to decide what to buy!! HELP!

Submitted: 2010-08-06 | ID: 45620

Tracy Highton, Lancashire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

2 star review

I bought the expert tepee to accomodate my large family 7 kids, so bought a 9 seater, initially was delighted, it had 9000 miles on the clock when purchased, it obviously had warranty and what a good job that was, because the following needed repairing or replacing ;- the door panels on the sliding doors needed replacing twice only because when the leaking windows were fixed the first time they wern’t fixed properley, leaking windows on the sliding doors, back seatbelt because it wouldn’t retract, bump stops because there was a terrible knocking noise from underneath everytime we went over a bump, it took my husband to have to go out with the engineer because they couldn’t ’HEAR ANYTHING’, a new steering coloum, a new anti roll bar, and now to put the icing on the cake @ 33,000 miles my turbo has blown, and because my warranty was just 4 weeks out, Peugeot won’t do anything about it, but gave us a nice quote for a new turbo and engine for just the small price of £6400.00. I asked them if they wanted cash or cheque, NOT !!! Thanks Peugeot it was a pleasure doing business with you.

Submitted: 2010-08-03 | ID: 45621

Kevin Ogston, Somerset

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

1 star review

I have also bought this pile of junk from Cab Direct in Oct 2008 with my father, which had been converted onto an E7, and many, many of my problems with the car are listed on the other reviews. It is putting a huge strain on my relationship because I am unable to provide for my family. I notice quite a lot of people have spoken about action against Cab Direct/Peugeot and I’m wondering if anyone has been successful or if anyone here is currently making a claim as I would like to help, many thanks kevinogston@yahoo.co.uk

Submitted: 2010-07-22 | ID: 45622

Stephen Hadman, Yorkshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

1 star review

Hi, purchased this vehicle in Feb 09, last of the 58 plates new from cab direct. For six months all was well, very impressed! Then came the problems! Anti roll bars replaced, then the sliding near side door came away and popped out, cause was a sheared woodscrew that cab direct had started using to lock the sliding door back on the bottom track!! BEWARE. Problems with central locking next, unable to lock any doors rear wash/wipe not working. This problem took 9 WEEKS to rectify! and four visits to local Peugeot garage, three times locks replaced. And finally nearside drive shaft has gone, knocking and creaking! And because I service my cab every 10000 miles at local garage and they found that the near side cv boot had split at 20000 and replaced it with the correct part, Peugeot are not covering it by warranty! ALL THIS AND STILL NOT 40000 ON THE CLOCK!!!! what next? will not be getting another.

Responses to this review

Exactly the same problem but mine are quite a bit more and complicated. I am absolutely fed up. I’ve only driven 60000, twice anti role bar, twice fly wheel and clutch rear wiper problem and also side step..and the major problem is cab direct and their allies who are willing to sell the vehicle quite happily but they don’t want to know after the sale with in two years. Now on 60000, flywheel has gone again and Peugeot is telling me it’s out of warranty. Spoken to AMG about it, they don’t cover dual mass fly wheel, spoken to cab direct their response is negative. At this stage I am absolutly fed up. As most of us remember when they sell you a vehicle they will tell you five years unlimited warranty but what does it cover under five years? According to AMG they only cover 1000 pounds towards it but against what? If you don’t cover fly wheel what do you cover? - Tanveer Ahmed from Yorkshire

Submitted: 2010-05-06 | ID: 45609

John Gerrard, Cheshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

1 star review

I am really sorry I parted with 54 plate E7. This is the worst vehicle I have ever experienced in my life. I have had the anti roll bar/bushes replaced twice, the drop link bushes, the front taxi sign blew because of water ingress, the front nearside door won’t open from the inside, the front offside window regulator has had to be replaced, the side steps have had five motors and six micro switches, the trim is falling apart because it is held together with self tapping screws, the ramp is knackered, the rear door opening sign was replaced because of water, and now the flywheel is knackered and Peugeot are back heeling it because they are unlawfully saying that after I bought the vehicle with a 100,000 mile warranty they have reduced the warranty on the clutch to 20,000 because they are paying too much out to replace the faulty clutches. This is illegal and I am taking it up with Consumer Direct. I also intend to write about this heap in the taxi trade press and hope that everyone who has had similar problems does like wise. Besides all of the above my E7 was recalled by VOSA because of a potential fire risk caused by the routing of the return fuel pipe. Unfortunatly because VOSA recalled the vehicles under their brand and model, i.e. Expert Teepee, Peugeot escaped the action meted out to LTi TX4s because VOSA were not aware that these firetraps were passenger carrying vehicles!

Submitted: 2010-05-02 | ID: 45611

Phil Long, Wrexham

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2009

1 star review

Wish I had read what was on this site before I got mine. At 30,000 miles in for clutch repair, thanks a lot Peugeot, supplying a vehicle that is not up to the job. Trading Standards say a product must be fit for purpose, this is clearly not up to the job of taxi work, you should be ashamed, it eats headlight bulbs and anti role bar bushes.

Submitted: 2010-04-20 | ID: 45608

David Chisholm, Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2005

1 star review

This taxi almost put me out of business last year. Don’t buy one.

Responses to this review

I totaly agree with you, I have a ef taxi 2.0 hdi and my engine seized on the 27/01/10 and nobody will honour the warranty, Peugeot or Allied, so I’m left with a knackered motor and no money coming in so I will probably soon be out the game - Maxwell Waxman from Lanarkshire

Now on my seventh flywheel (98000MLS) no one at Allied or Peugoet could give a S**T! Very frustrating now having to take my finance company to the ombusman to try and get rid of this vehicle before warranty runs out! - ANNOYED CABBY from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)

I bought a used e7 only 11 months ago from cab direct a 2007 plate new shape. It was delivered without warranty docs, 2 days in egr valve went it wasn’t serviced as advertised, anti roll bar had to be replaced, which they said they did before delivery and I’ve just had to replace the entire engine even though I’ve serviced it well within manufacturers recommendations and only done 30000 miles since I bought the thing. Absolutely no help from the dealer. It’s also eating engine mounts like they’re going out of fashion and I have the same head light problem. It’s amazing £10000 on list price for a few grands worth of modifications, making money hand over fist - Dan Berry from Lincolnshire

Peugeot have realistically self admitted they are responsible for your problem. If you have the dual mass flywheel you may find if you research it enough you will find that all the new vehichles that come out of the line now have the solid flywheel due to the original design flaw - Dan Berry from Lincolnshire

Does anybody here know of anyone who has had a solid flywheel put in the e7 instead of the dual mass crap? 54,000 miles now and the flywheel is going again!!! Owners of this rubbish should get together and start a court action against Peugeot and Allied!! - Stephen Berklay from Conwy

Odd how a Dan Berry, doesn’t or has never appeared as a taxi driver or license holder in or around Lincolnshire!!! - George James from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 2010-01-21 | ID: 45581

Paul Duncan, Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

2 star review

I’m using mine as a taxi.I have 21 years experience of driving taxis and have driven a million miles plus in my lifetime and I’m more than qualified to say this taxi is not the correct tool for the job. It’s like walking into B&Q and explaining to the sales person the task you need to do and instead of walking out with a hammer the guy sells you a saw! It’s not tough enough. I’m at 90000 miles now and the problems have moved on from" trivial" stuff like doors, brakes, anti roll bars, side steps, clutches, fly wheels, etc., to engine problems. I had a tx1 taxi which I put 450000 miles on. I would have to buy 3 e7s to do the same. The tx was built in 1997 the e7 in 08, you would have thought technology may have moved on? Do not buy this car. Although warranties look good they aren’t always what they seem, even in black and white! 80% of my passengers have trouble even shutting the door. very tiresome on a 12 hour shift! Also I have to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow everytime there is a problem and wander round there 8 hours till fixed, just a nightmare!!

Responses to this review

I have an e7 and I’m telling everyone, don’t buy it. I’m on my fourth clutch in four years - David Chisholm from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

A rather experienced mechanic told me the other day that the hdi’s have a problem with an oil feeder not being machined properly hence the problems with drivers getting snapped cams, bent valves, siezed engines etc - Dan Berry from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 2010-01-14 | ID: 45588

M R, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

1 star review

Absolute rubbish. Poor MPG, build is a joke and the car has been in three times for knocking noises which has now resulted in a replacement of the anti roll bar, bushes, links, amongst other items. Also, the rear light has been replaced due to water seepage as well as door traps on 30k... This car was not built for a taxi and will be complaining to cab direct for selling us a poor car with practically no aftercare nor service. All E7 owners shoudl get togther and complain and as far as cab direct are concerned, I will never buy another car from them again.

Responses to this review

Deal me in - David Chisholm from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

I totaly agree with you, the vehicle and after sales sevice is rubbish, warranty non existent. Deal me in, I’m at maxwellwaxman@yahoo.com - Maxwell Waxman from Scotland

Submitted: 2009-12-26 | ID: 45591

Stephen Berklay, Conwy

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2009

3 star review

Well what can you say? 19,800 miles and already a new clutch and flywheel. It’s now going in for a new anti-roll bar and a banging noise from the back. I think that all the peope who bought this vehicle need to get together and go to Peugeot together as going it alone seems to get you nowhere!!

Responses to this review

I’m already ongoing with the financial ombudsman as all consumer rights have been breached there are 3 main points. Items must be as described, must be fit for purpose and must be of satisfactory quality. After the case I’ve built if I get no help then obviously the system is seriously flawed. Hope this helps - Dan Berry from Lincolnshire

Have you had any luck claiming or with the ombudsman? - Kevin Ogston from Somerset

Submitted: 2009-12-07 | ID: 45604

Christine Johnston, Lanarkshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

I’ve had numerous problems with this vehicle since buying it from cab direct, who are happy to make repairs under the original warranty but not so keen when you’re looking for repairs to be done under the extented warranty (not worth taking out, a waste of time). I’ve just had the starter motor replaced 2 weeks after having the clutch and flywheel done, not a coincidence. I’m stuck with it and will just have to wait on the next fault.

Submitted: 2009-12-05 | ID: 45607

C Golding, Kent

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

Mine was purchased as a ex demo vehicle in Oct 2008, at 17000 miles. I’ve just reached 40k and the dual mass flywheel has crumbled. Luckily it’s still under warranty but not the clutch, which they said was two thirds worn. They could have put the clutch back in but it would probably needed replacing as its worn. The clutch cost me just under 300.00 - disgusting, as I have 2 other older eurotaxis coming up to 250,000 and I have only just replaced the clutches. I’ve had problems with the roll bars, like everyone else it seems, and I am feeling now that I have bought a heap of rubbish. I am going to try and get my cash back for the clutch and think I should contact watchdog to investigate the problem as looking at this it seems to be a fault by Peugeot; they are not stepping up to the mark in recalling these faults. They know they are faulty as apparently they have a conversion kit for 300.00 to dump the dual mass flywheel. I need to investigate more. If you know of this problem, if you got anywhere with Peugeot or would support me on contacting watchdog then contact me on email at GOLDINGFEW34DART@AOL.COM. Thank you.

Responses to this review

I would be happy to support you with regards watchdog these vehicle are not fit for purpose and attitude of dealers and warranty cover poor to say the least - Stuart Johnston from Lanarkshire

We are also noticing the clutch judder and doubt we will get any joy from the stealers - from England

If you need support for watchdog etc., then i will back you. I did contact Peugeot head office and they politely advised me that they cannot ensure that the car won’t go wrong in the warranty period. I listed the problems I had and also pointed them here due to the amount of serious faults that were present. I have to say though, my dealer has been great, I can’t fault them to be honest, it’s just the car is crap - Peter Granville from Durham

Well... it’s same story here. I have had about £3500 worth of faults on my car and Peugeot aren’t interested. It is still under warranty. I purchased it from new from cab direct it’s only done 82000km. The turbo is leaking oil, egr valve etc... also, the antirollbar and both ball joints need replacing. They replaced intercooler which was leaking oil but not turbo about 3 months ago now I am seeking legal advice - Perwiz Yousef from Yorkshire

I support you in getting in touch with Watchdog. My e7 was bought new in September 2005, it has had three flywheels and is now in for its fourth clutch - David Chisholm from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

Nice one mate I will join your watch dog complaint, same e7, same problems; fly wheel, clutch, lights etc., etc. I have to wait another six months then I can throw it back to the fiance company, so it looks like the dole queue for me. My email address is pollyandhenda@msn.com - Iain Henderson from England

I myself was looking at watchdog but I don’t know how serious they would take it with the odd complain or 2, I know 30 cabbies in my area who have had problems I’m sure in your area there will be a few too. Power in numbers - Dan Berry from Lincolnshire

A few of you have responded - I’m still not happy with the vehicle. Looking at this site i think we could ask watchdog to look into it, but admit I’m not very good at this - someone out there may want to take it on. My vehicle being collected Monday. Still received no service book from cab direct and all my paintwork has peeled off - just discovered the cab was involved in an accident and been resprayed which was a botch job so cab direct taking cab to Scotland Monday to respray it all - more lost earning and inconvenience but need the job done Cab direct wont give me a courtesy cab and they are saying they are doing me a favour as the paintwork is only under warranty for a year - absolute rubbish. Will never buy another cab with them again. We have 2 other vehicle Y and 02 models and they have been far better than the Tepee - never again. - C Golding from Kent

I am in contact with Trading Standards concerning the 57 plate E7 that I have. I have had all the problems listed plus a lot more, and last week a valve bend caused the complete distruction of the engine. It’s done 140,000 and we still owe 16k on the finance. Obviously there are now hundreds of similar complaints out there and as someone else has just said, we all need to get together about this problem and bust Allied vehicles for selling a ’Taxi’ that is clearly not fit for the purpose due to its extremely cheap and shoddy build quality. It’s a commercial vehicle and therefore should not be converted from an expert van which I’m sure was not desighned to use as a taxi. I could go on all night, but again we all must do something about this and it will only work if hundreds , if not thousands of us get together via some kind of central contact and all move forward in mass. They will ignore the individual or very small group. Let’s get this problem sorted once and for all with this toy car called an E7. Alan Knight aktaxiservices@yahoo.com - Alan Knight from Hampshire

Submitted: 2009-11-29 | ID: 45594

Perry Everitt, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

3 star review

08 plate Expert, taxi 43,000 miles and it’s had 2 new clutches, new front anti roll bar, new front seat (worn out from getting in and out of cab all day). But I found cab direct very good to deal with and so far my main dealer has been good as well. I still like the cab BUT PEUGEOT NEED TO PULL THERE ACT TOGETHER AND SORT OUT THE CLUTCH. And cab direct should be telling people thay will need to replace the clutch very 20,000miles. It’s being sold, unfit for purpose.

Submitted: 2009-10-07 | ID: 45579

Sean Moyse, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

I have had my Peugeot since August 2007, the only thing I can say about it is what a peice of rubbish. Problems started within two weeks. In the last 2 years it has had 2 front anti roll bars, waiting for the third now, 5 sets of discs, lost track of brake pads, rear bushes are on the way, out clutch has been replaced, starter motor replaced, ECU went wrong, side doors stick, front tire wear is unbelievable. I spoke to Cab Direct who sold me the vehicle and they weren’t intrested, the warranty is a waste of time and as for Peugeot you might as well bang your head against a brick wall; it would be less painful then trying to get anywhere with Cab Direct or Peugeot. As for the modified anti roll bar, my local dealer has never heard of it.

Submitted: 2009-08-03 | ID: 45580

Peter Granville, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

Well, would you believe it? I have just lost the power steering and I have a bucket load of work to do. It just gets better and better with this car. I lost it for nearly a week last time . IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BUYING ONE OF THESE FOR TAXI WORK DON’T UNLESS YOU GET A BLOODY GOOD WARRANTY ON IT. I have the standard 3 year 60k warranty which will run out in about 6 weeks time and if you read my previous posts you will see why you need it. I can’t afford to change the car!!!!!!!

Submitted: 2009-06-29 | ID: 45653

Derek Robson, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

3 star review

Hi, I have only had my taxi since December 08 with 17,000 miles only. The dealer replaced the fly wheel and clutch and within 18hrs it came adrift and wrecked the gearbox. It has taken 3 weeks for someone to take responsibility for it and I have not earned a penny in that time. Can you help me and point me in the right way to get compensation. Thank you; you can contact me at robson.derek AT sky.com

Submitted: 2009-06-05 | ID: 45652

Peter Granville, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

2 star review

Update to previous: car failed to start last Sunday morning, I thought maybe the key had lost its code. I tried the spare on the Monday, still no good, tried jumping, no good. I called the breakdown service who managed to get it started by shorting the terminals of the starter with a penny. I left it with main dealer to look into and also the grinding/knocking from the clutch which they aid was likely to be clutch bearing. Well... the grinding is the dual mass fly wheel, luckily still on warranty or I would be looking at £1000 to fix it. The starting was a fuse!!!!!! I have to say I have lost all faith in this car, in the 7 months I have had it, it has been in the main dealer 7 times for faults. It’s on 48k now I got it on 22k - I am shaking just thinking about the next 30k. I cannot recommend this car anymore to much has gone wrong. Peugeot, you have built a pile of, well you know what...

Submitted: 2009-06-01 | ID: 45655

Major Gill, Leicestershire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

2 star review

I have a new E7, bought in 2008. I have had many problems with the clutch. Peugeot replaced the clutch twice but I am still not satisfied, as the gear is still not running smoothly. I have had a problem with the anti roll bar brushes. I have no faith in Peugeot dealership to correct the ongoing problem. Peugeot Garages within my town have been very unhelpful. I have lost valuable time due to this problem. I have also found that a lot of my colleagues in Leicester with this vehicle have had the same problem and have had their clutches replaced twice in one year.

Submitted: 2009-05-28 | ID: 45656

Peter, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

3 star review

An update to my previous entry. Since last writing I have had both the anti roll link bars done at 30000, rear discs and pads at 33000 plus both sliding door windows replaced due to water leakage. I still have creaking and knocking from the rear, any thoughts? Still a good drive though, I have to say I still prefer the 806 which has done 175000 (reckon its done more like 275000) and is still going strong. Anyone know how I can stretch it to get more luggage in? Also, I can’t believe a 2007 engine that cant run on biofuel!!!!!!!

Submitted: 2009-05-06 | ID: 45654

Rafik, Leicestershire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

2 star review

I use the E7 as a hackney carriage. The vehicle is beautiful to drive, but all is not good. All the NEW E7 drivers have had similar trouble. The anti-rollbar and links have been replaced under warranty. The dual mass flywheel develops play and needs replacing. Please note if you notice clutch judder when vehicle is warm. Please visit dealer as soon as possible, because if you go over 20,000 miles the dealer will insist on replacing the clutch as well. They will tell you to pay for the clutch (clutch warranty 20,000m) and Peugeot will reimburse you. Don’t fall for it - they will not. Insist the clutch not be replaced as its not worn out yet, or let them replace the clutch, but don’t part with any money. THE FLYWHEEL IS FAULTY, NOT THE CLUTCH. MY LOCAL DEALER IS THE WORST GARAGE I HAVE DEALT WITH IN OVER 18 YEARS. PEUGEOT H.Q AREN’T MUCH BETTER. TRY GETTING EVERYTHING IN WRITING.

Responses to this review

I have a similar problem, my clutch pedal is vibrating constantly. It does not make a noise, it’s just when you put your foot on the clutch pedal that it vibrates all time. Peugeot have said that the clutch has gone. Cab direct are saying it’s the flywheel and 5 independent garages and engineers have all said it’s the dual mass fly wheel. However, Peugeot are still insisting it’s the clutch. This is because the flywheel IS covered on the Warranty but the clutch is not as I’ve done 40,000 miles. Probably Peugeot trying to make money out of me - from Devon

Submitted: 2009-04-27 | ID: 45662

DIRTYHARY7717, Dumbartonshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

5 star review

Perwiz Yousef, Yorkshire - PLEASE ADVICE WHICH DEALER YOU DEALT WITH - I have the same problem, 2nd time now, 1st was at 12000 miles, now at 38000 miles and same s**t. Need help with this one please...

Submitted: 2009-03-13 | ID: 45661

Ian Jackson, Hampshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

5 star review

My taxi is going in for it’s 48000 service and the 4th front suspension refit (antiroll bar and bits). Each time they argue it’s not covered under warranty, then after phone calls, they repair for free. I hope they have found a cure, I’m about to get rid of mine, I paid a lot of of money for my work tool, did not expect this kind of treatment from the manufacturer...

Submitted: 2009-03-13 | ID: 45660

Justin, Sussex

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

3 star review

Hi, I’ve got the same problem and Peugeot will not replace under warranty! What did your dealership do ??

Submitted: 2009-02-18 | ID: 45659

Perwiz Yousef, Yorkshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

3 star review

The Peugeot Tepee has a common fault - I’ve had my anti-roll bar replaced after just 28000 miles - it was knocking - and so have all the taxi drivers who bought E7s. The good news is the guys at Peugeot have modified the anti-roll bar.

Responses to this review

I Have had the so called modified anti roll bar fitted and it is no better than the original - Sean Moyse from England

Submitted: 2009-01-16 | ID: 45657

Peter, England

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

4 star review

I to am getting a lot of noise from the rear and when going over rough ground it sounds like the suspension is knocking on the front. Changing the headlight bulbs is an absolute nightmare when doing it for the first time, just not enough hand space. The side light was easy to get out but there is only room for 2 fingers to get the bulb back in. I managed to push the holder in to the light assembly - 20 minutes to get it out. I would like to be able to switch the seat belt warning alarm off. I have an issue with the single folding seat being on the drivers side because, as a taxi driver it means the rear passengers getting out on to the road. other than that a good car, spacious and comfortable (not as comfy as the 806 I have). I have recorded 31mpg doing local work and recorded 40mph to Southampton and back from Middlesbrough. It looks good and certainly catches the eye. I have the 8 seat model, although on the log book it’s a 9 seater. Peugeot tell me it will cost about 2k for the twin front seat. I have not had it serviced yet as it’s only been working since November and I have only covered 10k miles. Does anyone have the correct tracking setting for this car?

Responses to this review

I would also like to turn the seat belt warning off. My seat belt warning going off when the seat belts are fastened, and the audible warning is so loud as to be a health hazard - Pat Cresswell from Yorkshire

Cheapest way to switch the belt alarm is to cut an old belt buckle and plug it in.... job done. - from Derbyshire

Under the seat you should find a wire leading up into the seat with a connector on it. Just disconnect this and the seat belt alarm should go off - Martyn Oakley from Essex

Submitted: 2008-12-18 | ID: 45642

Elizabeth Phelps, Lancashire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

5 star review

7 days since we received the Tepee; fantastic, nice tight drive, superb space, good seats, suspension good, quite nippy after having a Chrysler Voyager. Far superior, this seems a great value vehicle with space and good drive.

Submitted: 2008-11-13 | ID: 45641

Donna Smith, Suffolk

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2008

5 star review

We have had our Tepee for just over a week. It looks good, is nice to drive and most of all, I can get my 2 sons in plus my disabled daughter as it has been adapted as a wheelchair accessible vehicle. We are able to get everything we need in to it as it is nice and roomy and it certainly makes life a lot easier for our family!! We do have one snag with it though..... after a week of having it, the battery went flat and I had to call the AA out. Took it to our local Peugeot dealer who said they needed the whole car to see where the drain was but as we were on our way to take my daughter to the hospice for respite, and it started ok, we decided to not to leave it as. However, again, 3 days later, the damn battery was flat again and had to get my sister to jump-start it...not impressed!! Needless to say, it shall be going in to the dealer on Monday morning (tomorrow!).... fingers crossed that’ll be the only issue we have with our new car! Shame as we love it!

Responses to this review

Hi Donna, I am confused to what 8/9 seater to buy next, I looked at your review and wondered how you are progressing with your Expert Tepee? I have owned an Expert for 10 years with no real problems but all the reviews on all this type of vehicle are bad, as a "private owner" not a "taxi" what are your views? - Kevin French from Essex

Submitted: 2008-07-14 | ID: 45646

Phil Ralph, Yorkshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

4 star review

Having similar problem with E7 SE, creaking noise coming from offside area after about 4,000 miles or 2 months. Peugeot dealer renewed track rod arm and still problem so they then said it was a problem with lubrication on suspension. The dealer did that and still problem exists. Vehicle has now done 12,000 miles and dealer has ordered suspension unit; waiting for delivery of same. Will let you know if this cures problem.

Submitted: 2008-06-04 | ID: 45648

Stephen Unwin, Yorkshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

1 star review

Could anybody tell me why anti roll bar (d bushs) bushs are collapsing after twelve thousand miles .Have waited three months for problems with vibrations and noise to be sorted out? Also how many taller drivers have difficulty with seat position, seat swab not long enough? Any else with a problem, I would like to know, as Peugeot UK very quiet

Submitted: 2008-02-11 | ID: 45649

Tracy Highton, Lancashire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

3 star review

missing panel slippy floor peugeot tell me to pay 500.00 for missing part what a joke any one from peugeot wishing to explain please get in touch

Submitted: 2008-02-04 | ID: 45650

Jackie, Shropshire

Peugeot Expert Tepee 2007

5 star review

What a beast, I love our new Tepee. We had ordered a brand new one, but due to manufacturing delays decided to go with a second hand one, which incidentally was near impossible to find. So much room for all our family and all the luggage that goes with us. Extremely comfortable, plenty of width and leg room. Driving our Tepee is super not one iota like a van. All the adjustments that can be made to the driving position make it so comfortable too. Although filling it up with diesel for the first time was a bit of a shock (£85.00), the MPG is around 32 and that is all short journeys taxiing the children around. I recommend the Tepee to anybody that will listen! For a family it is the must have mode of transport that puts all the others in the dark.

Responses to this review

Bought Tepee diesel 2.0 last year in Poland with about 150,000km. Use it for our family. Great car/truck. Had to spend 1000 € right away on air condx and a couple of other issues but otherwise no problems. Just turned 170kkm and now getting intermittent knocking sounds. Looking here and elsewhere for advice and decided to leave a comment about our experience with the Expert Tepee. - from Germany

Bought Tepee diesel 2.0 last year in Poland with about 150,000km. Use it for our family. Great car/truck. Had to spend 1000 € right away on air condx and a couple of other issues but otherwise no problems. Just turned 170kkm and now getting intermittent knocking sounds. Looking here and elsewhere for advice and decided to leave a comment about our experience with the Expert Tepee. - from Germany

Submitted: 2008-01-23 | ID: 45651

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