A very tricky one to rate, and here's why! Within days, the car started 'lurching' during driving, then the engine was cutting out when lights switched on, and by the weekend, was cutting out and loosing all electrical power when engine revved or any equipment switched on!! Long story short, car returned to garage who agreed to a replacement. We have ordered a 1.6 HDi S this time. According to the dealer this is the first problem 207 they have had. The car itself was a lovely vehicle (other than it was faulty!) and I look forward to the replacement. The cabin is outstanding, and gives the impression of quality materials and a solid build. It feels like a very mature supermini, and is pretty spacious, especially in the front. I think the spec of the car is perfect for the money - its all the stuff you'll probably need. Its a great car to drive - not very powerful with the 1.4 8v engine, but adequate for most driving situations. It pulls from low revs, and sits at motorway speeds with no fuss. The ride feels balanced and refined on the road. The glove box is only big enough for a pair of gloves!! If you are looking for a medium sized car, which feels solid, and looks pretty, you can't go wrong. The only reason we have ordered the HDi instead of the same model again, is that we are scared it may die again! Goodbye to 'Phoebe' (as my wife had christened the car!) We may have only done 150 miles together, but they were 150 pleasant miles!!
I have been looking for my next car for a couple of weeks now, I considered the new Corsa, new Clio, Fiesta and Polo. I came close to ordering the clio, but felt the quality in the cabin a bit poor and opted for the Corsa, however problems with delivery put me off and so I went to test the 207 I can sum it up in one word fantastic and I felt the deal I managed to squeeze out of the dealer made it just as affordable as the others
Not a bad little car. It feels very well put together, and is a hushed and fairly stable ride. It's a bit hesitant to turn in to sharp corners though, and performance is rather insipid, with wheezy low down pull, exactly what I didn't expect from a modern turbodiesel.
The real problem is that it's a little car with a medium sized car price tag. After my test drive, I asked the salesman why I shouldn't go and buy a Citroen Picasso for the same price, with much the same equipment, performance and running costs (and none of the reliability worries that come with a new-ish model), but with about 75% more internal volume. He couldn't give me an answer, so that's exactly what I did.
I currently hire the 207SE in my role as a driving instructor. It is a beautiful drive overall, and all my pupils improved their driving within one hour of using it. The power steering is excellent and comfort in the cabin combined with ability to adjust to personal requirement spot on. While I will be looking across the range before I finally purchase my new car in February, it will in my opinion take a lot to beat this. My final choice though will be probably the 90bhp model for the ocassional need to pull away.
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