The Peugeot Bipper Tepee has plenty of space for four and their luggage, so it’s very practical for such a small car. The ride is fairly smooth, too.
The kids will get annoyed that the rear windows don't open fully, and it lacks too much safety kit. The long tailgate could prove to be a pain as well.
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
There's just one engine in the range - a 1.3-litre diesel. It feels a little weedy at low revs, but it gets stronger above 1750rpm. You can also have it with a semi-automatic gearbox, but the slow shifts do nothing to speed up your progress.
Ride & Handling
The Bipper Tepee is based on a van, so you might expect it to feel a bit uncivilised. Not so. The suspension has been fettled to give a more passenger-friendly ride. It's soft, so it soaks up bumps pretty easily, but there is some pitch on undulating roads. The body leans over in bends, too, but there's decent grip and the steering is quick and direct.
There's not much road noise, and wind noise is barely audible, despite the car's blunt front end. The diesel engine stays smooth and reasonably quiet however you're treating it, but some bumps can occasionally knock through the rear suspension. The manual gearshift feels slack and imprecise, while the semi-auto gives very jerky shifts.