We have just bought this interesting and unusual car to replace my wife's ageing and larger than neccessary Rover 75. The 1007 caught my eye at a local second-hand car dealership - 8 months old with just 1900 miles on the clock, for a bargain £6500 - a considerable saving on the new list price. Very comfortable, enjoyable to drive, with a slightly raised driving position. It feels like a much larger car than it actually is. The 2-Tronic system is novel - giving 3 ways of changing gear; fully auto, gear stick, or paddles behind the steering wheel. Can be a little jerky, but not enough to worry about. Handles well and performance seems quite brisk, although the engine gets a little boomy when pushed hard, but is reasonably refined otherwise. The sliding doors work well and are an excellent idea. The car seems to be well built both inside and out, with no trim rattles. A good standard equipment list, plus excellent safety features. A bit pricey when new, but as a nearly new bargain, it is hard to fault.
I brought this car after trading in my 206 for it. Its a nice car to drive. Its really smooth and easy to handle and is high up-which is great for a little un like me!. Its nice and comfy which was great when i drove on holiday, but I think it is very poor on fuel economy. I fill it up at the beginning of the week (which costs around £30-£35) and its gone by the week end. I dont even drive that much! Ive also experianced problems with the doors. Sometimes they shut and lock and other times they re-open. Last week the passanger door wouldnt even open. Its very spacious in the front of the car, but feels cramped in the back. As its only got two seats at the back, I feel sorry for anyone that has to squeeze in next to my daughters car seat!. I find that the boot can barely hold a weeks worth of shopping in, but when the seats are folded away (which is quite cool) the space is amazing.
I bought this car for my wife to replace a Ford Fusion. Access to the vehicle is easy - the seating position/driving position quite high, (although adjustable) and if you believe French cars mean roly-poly suspension and soggy armchair comfort seating this sports version is not the car for you.
The 1.4 16V engine works well and can be quite peppy. The gear change is very slick, visibility superb and parking a doddle. The car ALWAYS attracts attention - especially the doors. And the demist system works like a dream. The cabin interior is as flexible as the Merc A Class. Thus far we've had no tech problems.
On the flip side the trip computer must have been on a Peugeot PR course, because the fuel consumption figure display is always, always optimistic! Real life - mixed town and motorway driving for this varient,tends to return an average MPG of between 35 - 37 mpg, with a return of around 40mpg on a longer motorway/dual carriageway trip.
I suspect the issue with the car for the great British public is that we are resistant to change and for a lot of people the sliding doors are a case of 'Wow that's great - but um....er....... not for me thanks.' If you get the chance DO test drive one - especially the 1.4 16 Valve model - who knows you might even have fun!
I have this car through Motability and it probably the best car for a disabled person. That doesn't mean to say that it would not suit anyone else. It drives well, rides well and quietly. The gear changes take a little getting used to but once you are used to the gearbox, in manual or auto mode, it is fine. The guy who complained about driving at 80 mph on the motorway shouldn't have been doing it anyway, but on a quiet road at off peak times I have driven at a higher speed than this and the car was fine. I have no problems with it and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to drive like a maniac !!
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