I have been driving a 107 the last couple of days as a courtesy car after writing off my mum's Fiesta (doh!) So although I am a bit of a racer I have to say this car is not bad to drive even if it looks a bit dumpy. It's quite a laugh around corners however the steering could do with a bit more feel, and I was surprised how quick it goes with the little 1.0 litre engine. I actually though it was allright at higher speeds out of town too. The skinny tyres don't do it any favours, but then if you are looking to buy one of these you're probably not going to be fussy over how good a drivers car it is like I am...
The 107 feels reasonably solid however certain things such as the pedals and gearstick hint at the car's low price. The omission of a rev counter seems ridiculous to me even if its a standard model, and why anyone should have to pay extra for a proper glove box is beyond me. In fact I'm yet to find anywhere in the car to hide valuables (under the seats????) which is a bit of an issue I think.
Overall though I can see how this car could be a good cheap runaround if that's what you need it for.
We bought a 107 five-door manual in March 2007 - it came in red and with air-con, glovebox lid, floor mats, alarm and rear speaker shelf.
We got a great deal for our Citroen trade-in from our local Peugeot dealer.
We were told by the dealer when we placed the order that the alarm was factory-fit which turned out to be untrue.
There were some imperfections/scratches with the paint on the nearside rear door, and after this being presented to us as fixed, it was actually worse than before with paint runs near the window. It took two attempts in the end for them to put this right but they gave us another 107 while this was being repainted.
We have now done over 6000 miles of trouble-free motoring.
It is a great-looking little car which will carry four adults, average 60mpg and now, after the recent budget, only cost £35 per year on road tax.
It's great around town - the turning circle is exellent, it's quick away from the lights, holds the road very well and will cruise on the motorway without complaint.
The rear speaker shelf is a good extra and makes the stereo sound much better than basic one.
The downside is that the glove box lid should be standard, and the boot has no light and rather small, but it's fine for a few bags of shopping.
It's the best fun car for not a lot of money.
I have recently purchased an Urban Move in raven black, the car is for my wife to commute to work and to do the odd shop and school run.(the urban move has metallic paint, air-con, side airbags, red trim, Rev counter etc... its far from standard) Before taking delivery I was a little apprehensive about the size and quality of the vehicle, but all of those fears are long gone.
The car is really well put together, cheap to run, £38 tax!, fun to drive, plenty of power even on the motorway(even with the Aircon on)
For the money (under 7K on the road) I think it would be difficult to really critiscise this car in any way. Sure you can see the parts they have taken cost out, but they have done it in way that preserves the overall feeling of quality and value.
Well done Peugeot!!!
For a town car, with ocassional distances, where I travel up a dual carriageway (55 miles) once a week then it is an ideal vehicle.
Very good deal from Peugeot brand new and it is what it says it is from the corporate brochure and scouring reports via the Internet.
Quality is good on the inside and it feels big compared to the outside dimensions, you will get my meaning when you close the door with a reassuring solid clunk...Engine nippy for my needs and economical if you keep the revs below 3K.
The compact Boot could do with a light, but the light on the middle section dash board resembles an orange fireside, so its cosy driving at night.
The Pug 107 has a good Ncap safety score and does its bit for the environment emitting 109 G/KM carbon dioxide so currently equates to £40 road tax annually the only lower car is a petrol/electric hybrid. It all helps towards lower running costs.
The car is such an improvemnt over the 106 but then perhaps thats the advantage of 3 car manufacturers Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen coming together to produce this vehicle...
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