Snowed-In Weekend Edition – 2005 Peugeot 607 HDI


I’ve promised it numerous times, but it’s taken until now to deliver a photoset dedicated solely to the wonderful wheeled conveyance that is the Peugeot 607. A big French saloon! Quirky design! Moderate sales! Driver comfort! And with this example – a turbodiesel engine. What’s not to love?

This silver car also features an autobox, which either fits the style or doesn’t do it at all. Should a weird Euro saloon always be manual?


The 607 followed the 605, handily sidestepping a number for the sole reason the 605 was produced for quite a while. I used to think the 406 was the last neat Peugeot, but I’ve grown to appreciate the 607’s lines. Sure, the headlamps are just a touch too stretched, but Peugeot has messed their looks up so much more in the following years.

Amazingly, the 607 was in production from 1999 to 2010, and unsurprisingly but still disappointingly didn’t produce a follower after that. The 508 was seen to fit the bill just fine, but with the 505 there was a 604, too…


Look at that convex trunklid! It’s not solely reserved for Citroëns, you know. And the trunk opens by pushing the 0 in 607.


Isn’t this just so much cooler than a Maxima? Over here, they battled over the same buyers.

But a Maxima never came with a diesel engine, and the Peugeot did. Several, in fact: in addition to the 2.2 and 3.0 gasoline engines, you could also have a 2.2 and a 2.7 HDI engine. A four and a six, respectively, in both cases.


I was able to grab this parting shot of the 607 braving the cold and heading outside. It’s a dashing car, it really is.

[Images: Copyright 2014 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]

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