2002 Hyundai XG350 Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2002 Hyundai XG350. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
Peugeot 607 Titane 2.7 V6 HDi Pack Automatik Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
You've got to hand it to Peugeot, it's persistent. Despite the decreasing
popularity of large mass-market executive cars in the Nineties, the French
giant still launched one in late 2000.
With styling inspired by the popular 206, plus a plush, roomy interior, it
had plenty of appeal. It also boasted low prices and loads of equipment.
However, in a sector where image is all, the 607 failed to attract buyers.
This is despite spec which, on V6 models, extends to electronic suspension
and a built-in phone. Even the base 2.0-litre models have climate control.
Early handling woes led to the addition of electronic driver aids, and
these, along with a four-star Euro NCAP rating, ensure it's a very safe
car. And all for the price of a brand new 206!
* Electrics: Problems are not unknown - so make sure all the gadgets work.
Multiplex wiring means a slight operation delay if many devices are on.
Column stalks are flimsy.
* Engine: diesel HDi engines suffer fuel pump and clutch faults. With the
latter, ensure the pedal works smoothly (without judder) and not at the
extremes of its travel.
* Brakes: the 607's heaviness can lead to rapid brake wear. Check discs for
scoring and grooves. Also ensure the brake pad wear warning light goes on
and off at start-up.
* Mobile phones: post-Sept 2003 models include Bluetooth wiring for
hands-free mobile use through the stereo speakers. V6 models have a
built-in phone, but check the paperwork to avoid unexpected bills.
* Bootlid: many nearly new models will be low-mileage ex-dealer principal
motors with plenty of margin for haggling. All 53-reg cars should feature
the electric bootlid.
Passengers get plenty of room, luxurious leather seats and an impressive
ride. Strangely, cheaper models are more comfortable than the range-topping
V6, due to its large wheels and roll-reducing electronic suspension.
The V6 sounds nice but needs to be worked hard - go for the punchy, smooth
2.2-litre HDi instead. The 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0 HDi diesel are OK, but
the 2.2-litre petrol is not much more economical than the V6.
The 607 has sold in very small num-bers since its launch. And despite the
fact that the car is well put together and has a good level of
specification, consumers continue to show resistance to buying
non-prestigious executive motors, preferring BMWs or Mercedes instead. As
with most large cars, diesels are favoured over petrol variants. Peugeot's
HDi oil-burner is particularly good, and is the focus of demand. V6 petrol
versions are hard to shift and depreciation is steep. Jeff Paterson, Snr
Cars Editor, Glass's Guide
Life With A 607
My 607 is a company car, and I'm glad I don't own it because the
depreciation is horrific. The Peugeot is a bit quirky and very comfortable,
but I prefer the Citroen XM I had before it. Ged Butterfield, Weymouth,
I've had electrical problems with my X-reg 2.2 HDi, but it was a real
bargain used - cheaper than a similar-aged Ford Mondeo and more luxurious.
Graham McNally, Bishop Auckland, Durham
In terms of performance, refinement, space, driver appeal, build and kit,
Peugeot has greatly improved its executive challenger. Pricing will
significantly undercut rivals, too, making it a potential hit with canny
buyers. But we can't see the 607 making a major impact on the executive
scene, as the Peugeot badge carries little kudos. Image is everything in
this market, and the quirky-looking 607 is destined to lag behind class
leaders from BMW and Audi.
Guns & Ice: Winter Biathlon Challenge - Top Gear Winter Olympics - BBC
May and Clarkson go head to head in the biathlon event - that's usually
cross country running and shooting. But for the Top Gear version they're
using a Volvo XC90 against an Audi Q7. And where as May uses the standard
Biathlon .22 rifle, Clarkson opts for a H&K MP5 Sub machine gun. Because of
course he does.
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