2005 Peugeot 1007 Sport 1.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
The remote control doors continue to turn heads
At 30000 miles the diesel engine suffered from blocked injectors, and was expensive to clean.
The most noticeable thing about the Peugeot 1007 is its sliding front doors. Several cars have sliders at the rear, but this is the only car I have ever seen that has a slider for the driver. They are electrically operated either by a button on the dash, or by moving the handle, or by pressing a button on the remote control.
Not only do sliding doors give easier access in tight parking spaces etc, but also when returning to your car parked on a busy road, by using the r/c, the door can be open ready for you to jump straight in so you don't have to stand for any longer than you have to in dangerous traffic.
It has a high seating position with plenty of headroom.
For driver and front passenger comfort, there is loads of space.
The two rear seats are quite cramped, and are only suitable for children.
Most of the time I use mine with the rear seats collapsed. And this then gives enough space to get 3 dogs in the boot.
Under the bonnet, the 1.4 engine struggles and I wish that I had taken the 1.6 option instead.
As with so many small cars, the engine components are all so squashed together that to make even simple repairs, often other parts have to be removed from the engine first simply to gain access, and this pushes repair bills up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th February, 2010
Never ever buy this crap Peugeot 1007!!! The doors made me mad!!! Does not lock, once locked it opens immediately, or if I lock the door, I could not unlock with remote or manual open does not work; had to remove the bonnet to access the battery, and disconnect the battery for a short while, then once I connect the battery, I can immediately unlock the door with the remote. If I delay for more than 5 seconds, I have to remove the battery again!!!
The doors will give problems if not cleaned, checked and maintained, and if your seat belt did not retract properly, it will do as you mentioned.
I'm an experienced mechanic, and have driven and worked on so many vehicles that I can say there's no perfect vehicle, and if you neglect any vehicle, it will come back to bite you later.
I drive the 1.6 gasoline engine, and it has more than enough power to propel it to 118 miles per hour.
The driving position is excellent for tall persons, and the 2tronic gearbox with steering paddles shifts like a dream. There are not many vehicles out there with the build quality, economics, value and luxury that the 1007 offers me.
If you do have a problem, there's a Facebook group for the 1007 with owners giving you advice, and it was rated the best car Facebook support group by a UK magazine.
All in all, nowadays you can complain yourself sick to manufacturer agents that will do squat about your problems, no matter what vehicle you drive.
I won't sell my 1007, even if I was offered 1 million dollars.