comparisons between 307 hatch and SW

Discussion in 'Peugeot 307' started by david quinn, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. david quinn

    david quinn Guest

    I've just upgraded from a HDi 90 hatch to a HDi 90 SW. I've found the
    suspension, particularly at the rear to be much stiffer when travelling over
    the usual dreadful city streets, lots of bumps and clunks. Anyone else have
    the same experience? Road noise seems a bit worse too, although that could
    be down to the estate type body amplifying it. The wheelbase between the
    front and back wheels is longer, would this make a big difference to either
    of the above ?
    david quinn, Aug 8, 2004
  2. david quinn

    bRkiX Guest

    sw is registered for 7 it means it can take mutch more weight than hatch

    so suspension has to be stiffer...
    bRkiX, Aug 9, 2004
  3. david quinn

    Androo Guest

    And yet I've often read that the SW has a better ride than the hatch because
    of the longer wheelbase and greater weight, though I don't have personal

    Could it be that your SW has a different wheel/tyre combination? Bigger
    wheels and (therefore) lower-profile tyres will make the ride worse and make
    more noise.

    Androo, Aug 10, 2004
  4. david quinn

    david quinn Guest

    Thanx for the suggestions, the wheels are an inch bigger with lower profile
    tyres right enough, and the business about load carrying makes some sense.


    david quinn, Aug 10, 2004
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