Peugeot 207 1.6 – review and opinion – The New Peugeot 207

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Peugeot 207

The New Peugeot 207

After having my baby son I decided that my Peugeot 206cc had to be replaced with something slightly more practical (convertibles aren’t great for babies… seat, pram and space for nothing else!). I was going to swap for a standard 206 but I went to my local Peugeot showroom and saw the new 207 and decided I wanted one of those instead! The new 207 comes in different specs S, Urban, SE, Sport, GTI all with different standard bits and bobs and engine, trim and colour availability.

After spending some time looking at the different specs I decided on a Sport mainly because I really liked the front styling far better than the other specs and I wanted a 1.6 petrol engine and the Urban and S models don’t have that option. The Sport comes in either a three or five door, I chose the three door as I prefer the styling and five doors just aren’t necessary for me. In the Sport model you can choose from 1.4 16v, 1.6 16v, 1.6HDI 90 or 1.6 HDI 110 engines.

I wanted a petrol engine and something that could handle long motorway journeys so I went for the 1.6 16v.

I really didn’t want to get rid of my old car and was set to not like my new one but it has won me over. The 207 1.6 Sport is a lovely looking car with more aggressive styling than the 206 range. It handles well, the ride is quite firm, the speed related power steering is so helpful making manoeuvring easy but making you feel in control when travelling at high speeds.

And speaking of speed it isn’t too bad there either, it has plenty of go and sits very comfortably at 80…..sorry I mean 70 officer, honest! It has a top speed of 121mph and goes from 0 to 60 in 10.4 seconds according to Peugeot. This is despite the fact that it is heavier than the previous 206 but Peugeot are using the same engines.

As for the 207 Sports spec and general bits and pieces it comes well packed with stuff including:

Sports Front Exterior Styling With Black Grill

15 Alloy Wheels

Chrome Exhaust Trim

Sports Front Seats

Front Fog Lights

Leather Steering Wheel / Gear Knob with Chrome Insert

Body Coloured Door Mirrors Handles

ABS with EBFD and EBA

Driver Passenger Airbags

Curtain Airbags

3 Rear 3-point Seatbelts

Peugeot 207

Side Impact Beams and Door Padding

Tyre Pressure Sensors

Automatic Door Locking

All that for Ј11,995…..however that is only if you want your car to come in non-metallic blue, red or white…..I didn’t so add on an extra Ј350 for metallic paint (also not all specs come are available in all colours which upset me as I had to have my second choice colour!). I also got the rather lovely panoramic window roof…..add on another Ј400 which gives the car such a light and airy feel (and my baby son loves starring out of it at the clouds and trees).

But as we all know dealerships are happy to do deals on new cars so I didn’t actually pay for either of those two optional extras. And there are plenty of other options you can add on such as a leather interior, upgraded stereo with multi disk changer, rain sensitive wipers, fragrance diffusers and much more.

The interior is smart and the trim looks expensive and not cheap plastic. It has cup holders and big side door pockets for cd’s, etc. It has a business card holder thingy under the CD player which at first I thought was a waste of space, give me little drawers to put stuff in any day but I have found it handy for putting car park tickets in whilst I park the car.

As I’m a mummy now safety is important and this car has a 5 star ENCAP safety rating for adults and 4 for children – that is reassuring. This thing has airbags everywhere, isofix fittings, all manner of assisted braking too. So a big tick there for me.

The car does everything I need it to and fits in a car seat (also has isofix fittings in the rear), change bag, pushchair, shopping on the back seat with ease. Fuel consumption is around average at about 40mpg on a good day and the tank holds 50 litres which means I’m not always at the petrol station.

On the negative side of things….for a sport model I would have expected some nice aluminium door sill trims and pedals but these only come on the GTI model. It’s got the worlds tiniest glove compartment only big enough for two cans of coke. The boot could do with being bigger as I’ve had to take out the parcel shelf to fit in my pushchair (it is a big travel system though, a stroller would fit with no problems).

No alarm as standard but it’s got deadlocks and all that stuff.

But after a few months with the car I have to say I really like it now. I’ve had no performance problems whatsoever. It looks smart, performs well and is comfortable to drive.

I’ll be keeping this car for a long while!

Peugeot 207
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