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.