Peugeot 107 Hatchback 2005 - 2009

Peugeot 107 Hatchback 2005 - 2009

Review by it
Monday, May 16, 2016

Pros:

  • It is a popular choice among the young drivers
  • Cheep to buy and run
  • Well equipped
  • Nippy and frugal engines

Cons:

  • Poor ride and refinement
  • Engines are noisy at higher speeds
  • Isn't very practical

Overview

The Peugeot 107 is a great little town car which is almost identical to the Toyota Aygo and the Citroen C1 and it even being constructed in Toyota's factories. The 107 though comes with added equipment that the other two don't and it is this that sets it apart from its rivals. The handling is superb with light, sharp steering and minimum body roll. The 1.0-litre petrol engine (the only engine available) is superb for nipping through traffic or around town with its quick acceleration and it handles motorway speeds extremely well too. It also manages a very impressive 61mpg.

Exterior and Interior

The 107 is almost identical to the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1 even sharing the same engine and the majority of the car was built by Toyota. The interior is quite spacious with four people comfortably fitting inside. As you would expect the boot space isn't very big though with you just about managing to get a weeks shopping into its 139litres. This can be increased slightly by folding down the rear split folding seats although this isn't available in the basic trim level. If you often carry kids around or friends then the five door version is the better option to go for as the three door version makes getting into the back seats a bit of a mission. The interior design is unique and the majority of switches that you are likely to need can be found on the steering column. The dash is well laid out with good quality switches that look stylish and attractive with its backlit heating and air-con controls. The 107 originally only came with one trim level called the Urban which was joined by the Urban Lite and the Sport XS. Its on the trim levels though and the amount of equipment that the 107 comes with as standard that has the Aygo and C1 beaten, with the basic Urban Lite coming with driver and passenger airbags, CD stereo system, ABS, power steering and stability control. The next trim level up the Urban comes with added electric windows, remote central locking, body coloured wing mirrors and door handles and a removable rear parcel shelf. The Sport XS comes with only a few extras which include alloy wheels, coloured stripes and interior that has been given the red treatment.

Performance and Economy

The small 1.0-litre engine with its 68bhp performs exceedingly well with it having plenty of power to easily nip through traffic and handles motorways surprisingly well too. The fuel efficiency is very impressive though with the 107 managing 61mpg and thanks to a facelift in 2009 this was increased to 63mpg. Insurance costs won't cost a fortune either with it falling into group 1.

Like to Drive

The 107 is great to drive with its sharp and light steering making parking as well as weaving through tight city spaces and traffic simple. The nippy little engine also works well on the motorway with the sporty sounding engine sounding slightly more strained at higher speeds, but keeps up with the rest of the traffic admirably. It is also incredible stable with minimal body roll thanks to its short overhangs both front and back which also makes parking exceedingly easy. The gear changes are surprisingly slick and the 107 gives you the feeling you're driving more of a go-kart than a car when nipping in and out of traffic. The suspension copes relatively well with the majority of bumps giving a lovely smooth ride.

Faults and Repairs

So far there have been no reported of serious problems with the 107 and with the majority of the car being built by Toyota this is hardly surprising. With regular servicing the 107 should prove to be very reliable and with the repair and service costs being some of the cheapest available, it wont cost an arm and a leg when getting it serviced.


Overall Rating:
Review by btb101
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Good, But...."

Exterior and Interior

The looks of the car are pretty similar to every french car of the same engine size. I have mistaken my model for a Citroen many times. The interior is also of a similar layout. Some versions have aircon, others do not. The car style is not unpleasant to the eyes. Colours are vibrant, features inside are basic. seats are functional. Ease of gaining access to the rear seats are, at best, awkward. The 5 door models make this slightly better with adequate rear legroom. Just do not try for 5 passengers. The boot space is cramped but remember this is small car designed for runabouts, not families with large shopping needs.

Performance and Economy

Performance is lacking, but economy is really a strong feature. While it has no 'zip' it does go for long periods without filling and in these days of high fuel prices that is essential. Long trips are not so much a hardship upon the wallet or purse as the economy is excellent. 0 - 60 is measured in minutes rather than seconds, especially if the car is loaded, so make sure you plan well in advance before overtaking. Around town driving is easy as the size of the car makes parking simple.

Like to Drive

The driving seat does take some getting used to. Not as comfortable as it could have been, but once properly adjusted it is tolerable. Be warned, expect a lot of fiddling to get it just right. Around town it is really good for both parking and traffic handling. Long runs are not a real pleasure but one has to sacrifice comfort for low costs. <

Faults and Repairs

Not so sure it is a fault but probably more as niggle - the suspension leaves a lot to be desired. I am a bit dubious about having to replace the brake fluid every couple of years as i had never heard of this before. Service prices are pretty standard, but, as usual, dealers do try to get their extra little pound of flesh. Costs of repairs does vary between dealers so it is best to shop around for that all important stamp.
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