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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