Peugeot 107 Review
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Peugeot 107 Tested January 2007
Recommended. A funky city car - and sister to the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1.
The 107 is pitched slightly further upmarket than its pretty-much identical sister car, the Citroen C1, meaning better standard equipment and slightly higher prices. Spec-for-spec it is pretty much on a par with its other sibling, the Toyota Aygo.
And, like its triplet sisters, it's a likeable little car, combining dinky dimensions with reasonable performance and ultra-low running costs. The styling is slightly less successful than that of the Aygo, the 107 wearing its corporate-look front end a bit too heavily. However, inside the cabin it's pretty much identical but for trim patterns. Front seat occupants enjoy a reasonable amount of space, but it feels tight for rear passengers and the boot is tiny. Some of the interior trim will also look and feel very cheap for anybody downsizing from a larger car.
On the road the 107 drives pretty much identically to its Toyota and Citroen equivalents. The 1.0 litre petrol engine is a gem, spinning sweetly to deliver respectable performance when you need it but turning in excellent fuel economy figures the rest of the time. Over 55 mpg is feasible for gentle everyday use. The downside is a bumpy ride over rougher road surfaces and poor motorway refinement, although handling is keen enough once you've acclima+D179tised to the relative lack of grip.
Next: ratings and breakdown
1. Great engine
2. Zippy handling
3. Ultra low running costs
We don't like:
1. Very cheap feeling cabin plastics
2. Tiny boot
3. Poor at longer journeys
Most fun: 1.0 Urban 3-dr
Most sensible: 1.0 Urban 5-dr