2006 Peugeot 207 base gas from UK and Ireland


Roomy for a small car



General Comments:

Actually this was a two week rental from Avis in Manchester UK, but I got to know the car quite well.

A small front drive four cylinder, with a five speed trans. Very quiet on the motorways, and while I can't give high marks for power, the gear box was the smoothest shifting five speed I've driven in some time.

The controls are a little on the complex side, an owners manual from the rental company would have been a help here.

I'm not sure that there may be problems in the long run with the radio, and trip computer being built into one unit. This looks like a expensive to service unit, that will tie the owner to the dealership when they want to upgrade the radio.

Having said that the little 207 took us all around Wales, and up into southern Scotland with no problems, got an average 45 miles per gallon, and we were very comfortable.

Don't know if I would buy one for use in the US, but it's a good car for Europe.

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Review Date: 19th November, 2006

2006 Peugeot 207 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland


Good looks are not everything


Nothing - car was an Avis hire drive and brand new.

General Comments:

This was a one week hire drive from Avis, during which I drove about 640 miles on everything from motorways to narrow country lanes.

The car looks very nice indeed – stylish externally, and a well finished attractive interior. In a showroom, in competition with rival models, it will compare very favourably.

In practice, I found that while the styling was good, the car was not as good to drive as it looked. The main faults I found were.

· The swept back windscreen means that when the driver’s door is open, the “A” pillar is an obstruction to getting in and out of the car – you have to duck.

· Once in the car, the same swept back door pillar means that the hand grab on the driver’s side is too near your head – I am only of average height, but if I leaned my head slightly to the right I kept hitting the hand grab. A 6 foot male will be uncomfortable.

· The instrument layout is good, but the speedometer is graded from 0 – 130mph, but only fills two thirds of the space available in the binnacle. This means that all the critical speeds you need to watch – 30, 40, 50, 60 are all bunched up close together. By contrast, the rev counter, has much better gradation of numbers and is much more prominent.

· The central radio and information display has a silver surround that reflects badly in the windscreen.

· Part of information display includes a digital miles-per-gallon indicator. This fluctuated wildly between 40 – 70 mpg even when driving steadily, and when cornering or changing gear flickered between 19 – 140 mpg. In effect the information displayed was useless. The car came with a full tank of fuel, and was returned with a full tank, and I estimate true fuel consumption was around 35 mpg.

· The gears ratios are far too high. Trying to accelerate on motorways at 50 mph took a very long time – 5th is more of an overdrive than a realistic 5th gear. I spent a lot of the time driving only in 4th, which may explain the relatively poor fuel consumption for a 1.2 litre modern car.

I am sorry to be so negative. The car has a great “WOW” factor and looks smart. But the much less glamorous Ford Fiesta beats it as a practical form of transport.

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Review Date: 16th July, 2006

6th Aug 2006, 17:05

There is no Peugeot 207 with a 1,2 litre engine... check the facts!

13th Nov 2006, 13:17

Yup No 207 with a 1.2 litre engine, also I'm 6 foot 8 and don't hit my head, there is a little Switch on the seat which lowers you, not really hard to find.

9th Apr 2007, 18:29

I think you may have confused this car with a Mini, I am 6ft and have never come close to hitting my head getting in or being in this car. Correct reply from other viewer, this car is not available in 1.2 only in 1.4 & 1.6. This is a stylish as you say car and a nice drive for its size.

24th Apr 2007, 21:08

If anyone thinks the fiesta is a better option to the 207 they are easily pleased. the fiesta is a tank.

26th Apr 2007, 00:57

I don't know which looks worse the 207 or the fiesta, all hatches are too bloated and 'tubby' these days.

Wheres the real fun gone?

All electronically aided heavy pieces of s***

Give me a classic anyday.

Ugly modern hatches are bloody awful! and I would never own one.

I know modern legislation means they have to be safe etc. we live in a stupid health and safety world these days molly coddled by society.

Ill stick to tvr's/nobles the only few purist cars left.

16th Jun 2007, 03:48

A 207 good looking? Give your guide dog a biscuit.

15th Oct 2007, 10:04

I've got a 207 HDI Sport in Lacreta Yellow with the black glass roof which makes it look lower to the ground and spoiler. Havnt seen many better looking cars on the road!

Plenty of room in it (I'm 6-3" and have plenty of space) and plenty of power (it's a D-turbo eater).

The only bad point is the front pillars, they're not the easiest to see past when coming out the end of a road.

20th Feb 2008, 15:16

Looks like you had the mpg set on 'Continuous consumption'. They are the same as the one in my Citroen C3. If you set it, and you go down a hill in neutral, it can show 100mpg. You must have it on 'Average mpg' which gives a better readout.

16th Mar 2008, 14:20

I find the front seat of my 207 very uncomfortable to sit in owing to a steel bar (part of the seat construction) fixed tight under the cushion. Does anyone else have this problem?