Car Reviews: Peugeot 1007 1.4 Dolce – The AA

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Peugeot 1007

Car safety

Likes

Sliding work effectively Individual seats are comfortable Able to fit tight parking spaces sense of solidity

Gripes

heavy, lacks urgency of wind noise at motorway Cabin fit and finish merely Only seats four, little luggage space

some of the coverage the Peugeot has attracted, you might think it is more than a couple of doors mounted on a chassis. definitely different, if not quite as as Peugeot would have us and should make its presence in a marketplace that includes the Modus and Honda Jazz.

of launching into an involved of the pros and cons of the 1007’s obvious feature – its electric side doors it is really only worth that the system works That’s hardly surprising as virtually the same as the system for several years on the 807 people

It follows that many benefits are available to the 1007 its relatively small size and the of only four seats. drivers and some disabled will love not having to the doors open by hand and to the front seats is simple as are conveniently positioned at hip height.

are also MPV-style drawbacks. All extra electric motors add a deal of weight. The MPV-like is rather dumpy and dynamically the is uninspiring and uninvolving, if perfectly

But there are also nice such as interior accents can be changed to suit your a generous standard specification and crash test ratings. The of buyers are expected to be female, and will appreciate the car’s of being safe and secure as as its town-oriented driving set up and a capable gearbox.

Our verdict on the Peugeot 1007 1.4

Ignore the doors and you’ll see the 1007 for what it really is a capable, safe, if slightly urban runabout with accessibility. This relatively sector of the new car market is already of strong contenders, so securing a discount on the list price is necessary to make the 1007 more appealing.

Costs

A at the list prices seems to put the at a disadvantage compared to some but as Peugeot is keen to point it does come with a deal of standard equipment not all rivals can match. Peugeot’s for reliability is average, but any repairs are required tend to be cheap and the network is well regarded. running and insurance costs are

Space and practicality

This is a four seater, so you might there to be plenty of extra to play with. You’d be The boot is tall but does not far into the cabin. Rear can be folded behind the front but not removed completely. Doing so front seat legroom as the cannot be pushed fully

The range of storage areas the cabin is good, though.

and display

Comfort

Car security

Car

Safety concerns have on the reliability of the doors and their in a serious crash. In such an they can be chopped off by firemen at points. Peugeot is confident they are just as safe as doors.

The 1007’s official test performance was excellent and important safety features are as standard such as curtain side airbags, ABS with EBA and

Driver appeal

Peugeot 1007

This is not a car, but it is a car that’s easy to The diesel engine with gearbox is the most satisfying on open roads, possibly of different weight distribution, but in the traffic that is likely to be the main environment the added of the six speed automatic gearbox is to argue against. It can be operated in manual mode, though is only really useful on inclines.

Steering gives feedback but in other respects the demeanour is neutral.

Family car

First car appeal

Quality and

It’s difficult to pin down how the 1007 will be regarded by the and only time will whether it is viewed as a quirky or – like the 206 CC with its hardtop – another of Peugeot leading where manufacturers follow. It’s a that apart from of access, the 1007 has no really features. Much will depend on the reliability of the doors’ motors.

Accessibility

Because both seats are individual instead of the bench style favoured by the rear passengers enjoy comfort levels. However, into the back is tricky because the doors must not behind the vehicle’s rearmost the available opening behind the seats is narrow. Fine for or teenagers, not so great for more or weighty passengers.

Front comfort and headroom throughout is

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

A very radio-CD player with six is provided and gives good quality, perhaps aided by the high roof. Operating it the dashboard is fiddly, so you’ll learn to master the integral wheel controls, which readily to hand. It is possible to to a JBL system with eight and 240 Watts with a five-CD

Without rear seats boot is quite small

and trim

Despite the name, models are mechanically identical to models. Differences are largely with slightly different grille, dials and interior You need to look pretty to notice many of them.

All get an extra ‘Cameleo’ kit, allows them to change the of some interior elements to their mood.

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