What's the used Peugeot 207 like?
Like today’s 208, the Peugeot 207 was one of the most popular small hatchbacks of its day, thanks to its stylish looks.
At town speeds, the light steering is great for tight manoeuvring and parking in awkward places. Plus, the 207 resists body lean well in corners and its suspension absorbs most bumps. True, the steering is very light and devoid of feel at low speed, but it soon weights up as the pace increases.
The 207’s predecessor, the 206, was often criticised for its poor driving position, and although the 207 is better in this regard, you may still find it a stretch to reach the steering wheel.
It’s not all bad news because space for those in the front is great, but the leg room in the rear is quite tight; higher-spec models have moulded front seat backs that free up a bit of extra room.
The 207’s boot is a good, usable size and, as you’d expect, the back seats fold forward to let you increase the load area.