Used Peugeot 1007 Hatchback 2005 - 2008 review

Category: Small car

The Peugeot 1007 is definitely out of the ordinary, but the sliding doors demand too many sacrifices

Peugeot 1007 Hatchback (05 - 09)
  • Peugeot 1007 Hatchback (05 - 09)
  • Peugeot 1007 Hatchback (05 - 09)
Used Peugeot 1007 Hatchback 2005 - 2008 review
Star rating

What's the used Peugeot 1007 hatchback like?

Many cars in the supermini market are very similar in look and ability. That can't be said of the Peugeot 1007. It uses MPV-style electric sliding doors to make it easier to get in and out, especially in tight parking spaces. It's an attractive gimmick, but in reality, while it does help in a tight spot, access to the rear is actually harder than in five-door rivals.

The other problem is weight. The 1007 is extremely heavy, and this means performance suffers. To make matters worse, the suspension is stiff-ish to stop the hefty car wallowing in corners, and that makes the ride too choppy over rough surfaces.


The Peugeot 1007 is definitely out of the ordinary, but the sliding doors demand too many sacrifices

  • Very safe, sliding doors handy in tight spaces
  • Depreciates fast, firm ride
  • not much space

Cabin space is pretty good, but other competitors provide much more. Some of the materials used look a bit cheap, but they should be durable.

All versions get air-con and a CD player, and safety is well catered for, as proved by a five-star Euro NCAP score.

Ownership cost

What used Peugeot 1007 hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Peugeot 1007 hatchback?

The 1007 is pricey in comparison to other superminis, and the only consolation is that you get a lot of kit for your cash. Used examples are likely to have shed a good chunk of their value because residuals are fairly weak from new, but buying a 1007 will still cost you.

On the plus side, servicing costs are pretty cheap. In fact, you'll pay less than you will for the Peugeot's smaller city car, the 107.

Fuel economy isn't too bad, either. The 1.6 fares worst, but it still returns a respectable 42.8mpg. The diesel, meanwhile, will return 60.1mpg, and that's not bad considering the weight of the car. Our recommended engine, the eight-valve 1.4, will give 43.5mpg.

Our recommendations

Which used Peugeot 1007 hatchback should I buy?

We'd recommend the entry-level engine, which is an eight-valve 1.4. With only 75bhp in a car as abnormally heavy as the 1007, it's desperately slow and needs to be worked hard. However, it's the cheapest way into a 1007.

There's also a 16-valve version of the 1.4, giving 90bhp, but performance is almost as pedestrian. The 1.6 has more power and copes better with the car's bulk, but it still needs to be worked hard. Besides, it also gets a horrible semi-automatic gearbox as standard (it's optional on the smaller engine), which gives notchy gearchanges. The 1.4 diesel also gives pretty lacklustre performance, but at least you get good fuel economy and a proper manual gearbox.

Dolce trim, the most basic, provides you all you need, with air-con, remote central locking, curtain airbags, traction and stability controls, a CD player and electric front windows. Sport trim adds climate control and alloy wheels, but this isn't worth the extra.

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