The new Peugeot 107 is an ideal economical car for running about town.
Economy is high on the list of wants from everyone in these recessionary times and the new Peugeot 107 appears to have been designed with this in mind. The car is totally at home in an urban environment and has a light steering which makes it very easy to manoeuvre around sharp corners.
It is also easy to park and the screen gives excellent visibility. Entry level cars are basic with cheap plastic wheel trims and little in the way of equipment. However, the 1.0 litre engine is cheap to run and insurance is very low cost.
The Active model is mid range and has a better spec with air con and body trim that is coloured. The cabin of the Peugeot 107 is basic with some bare metal that takes you back to the past. Most new vehicles now have soft touch material but this one is as basic as you can get.
The suspension is firm and it manages potholes quite well and corners adequately. The pedals are close set and there is not much room for change to the driving position.
Take this car onto the motorway and you will soon see why it is billed as a city car. The lack of insulation makes noise a real problem and the size of the car makes it feel vulnerable alongside the vast majority of 4 X 4’s and lorries that are travelling at high speeds.
The front of the car has enough room but the rear is only really suitable for children as it has cramped head and leg space. This small Peugeot does not rate five stars in crash safety tests and this is due to the absence of ESO stability control among other features. The small boot makes this car really only suitable for small shopping trips and visits to the gym. Side door bins and a glove box make up the storage space.
Although the entry level model of the Peugeot 107 is cheap to buy there is little in the way of equipment which other manufacturers fit as standard. Where Peugeot score is the low running costs and cheap insurance which makes this a very viable option for younger drivers.
The small size of the car and the light weight makes this a very economical choice. The manual option is low on emissions giving only 99g/km of CO2 which makes it free of UK road tax.
The Peugeot holds its value well so long as it is properly maintained and well looked after. One way to do this is by keeping the interior clean. For example, most cars come with a new set of car mats, but not all do – especially as those provided by the manufacturer can be quite expensive. Online sellers like Halfords or My Car Mats are a good bet.
With a full service record and a good wash and valet before being seen by any prospective buyer and you’re sure to get a good resale price for your Peugeot 107.
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