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Peugeot 107 was my very first car as a 17 year old eager to get out in the world, and it did not disappoint!
In my opinion its a lovely looking car (mine was blue) and very easy to manoeuvre in and around town and easy to park (brilliant if your a new driver). Not only did i use this car for town driving I also used it to commute from Huddersfield to Burnley everyday for 6 months, and I did not have any issues with it whatsoever. It did approx 70mpg so saved me alot of money as appose to having a petrol guzzling car.
Quite surprisingly I found it was quite a comfy drive, as it is quite a tall car, and quite far from the ground.
Its very cheap on petrol and also insurance, its a brilliant car to start building up your no claims with, with insurance for 17 year old ranging at between £700-£1000.
One of the downfalls I did find is that after I had driven approx 30,000 miles my clutch went and i needed a whole new clutch, something that the garage said was fairly common with these little cars.
Another downfall is the small boot, it is tiny, however if your a single person and don;t often have people in the back of your car, you can always put the back seats down for extra luggage room. These are just minor disadvantages of the car, so don't buy if you have a lot of luggage or children with prams.
Good first car, would recommend for the youngsters out there.
I have had my 107 little over a year now. I first considered getting myself the semi automatic 107 when I was looking for a small automatic car. And the 107 has pleasantly surprised me, although compared to most cars the 107 is basic but it gets the job done.
The 107's biggest pro is how cheap it is to run, my tax only costs £20 a year, it is great on fuel as it only cost £43 to fill and its cheap to insure.
I love the way my 107 looks its black with alloys and a few mods of my own. I did originally fancy a 3 door but got a 5 door and I am really happy with how it looks and a lot of people don't even notice the difference or realise how many doors it has.
When it comes to driving the 107 is definitely made for city driving, it is great around town and great for parking. I do often use it on the motorway and it does get me from A to B but its 1 litre engine does lose a little bit of steam at high speeds but this can be expected.
The 107 does have a small boot but the back seats fold down easily and I have moved many things using mine including mountain bikes, dining chairs, a large dolls house and a lot from ikea!
I would recommend this car for anyone looking for a small run around thats cheap and easy to run, but not anyone who's looking to go fast or move a wardrobe!
I got this car when I was 17 after passing my test. I'm not 19 and still in love with her!
I got it in shiny red and two years later the colour is still bright and shiny, looking brand new after a quick wash.
The car is perfect for a first car, due to the small engine and size which makes parking easy as you can fit in any gap and the engine makes for cheap insurance whilst still having some oomph on the motorways.
Petrol is fantastic in this car, doing roughly 61 miles per gallon, which works out at 10p per mile. Tax is also beautiful at only £20 for 12 months.
Although it is a small car it's like a bubble inside, and spacious in the back.
The only downside is the small boot, would have liked to have a bit more room but it is not a major problem.
My 18 year old daughter [can't believe she is that age!] just passed her test. She was lucky enough to have inherited some money [thanks John!] and we decided she should get a car as soon as possible.
Due to her age the choice of cars was restricted to those in low insurance groups. I had no idea what to go for and went out looking with an open mind. We were pretty quickly attracted to the Toyota Aygo as it was a fairly good looking car bit also small enough that I felt she would be comfortable with. After some investigation we found that the Citroen C1and Peugeot 107 were the same car just differently branded.
All the cars were pretty much identical to each other and my daughter was not really fussed over which one she got.
We looked into it and soon found a very low mileage 107 [5 door] for a great price. The car was purchased just before she passed her test and when she did pass it she was desperate to go out in her car. Unfortunately the first drive was a bit of a let down as she found the clutch biting point was a bit on the high side. This shook her confidence a bit but I told her to stick in and that she would get used to it - needless to say she has! She was out on her own tonight and picked up/dropped off a friend - I think my taxi service might no longer be required!
It's early days re the reliability etc of the car but from what I have seen it is ideal for the first time driver - cheap to buy, cheap to insure £20 per year road tax etc etc!!
I have no problems on recommending this car.
This was my first car- and it took me a very long time to decide on what I wanted. When I finally did decide to go for this- I was very excited and to be honest I have never been let down by this car!
It's a very small and compact car yes, but it has enough space for the shopping and it fits the average driver fine. I am small so it really suited me- however my husband is a big man and looks silly in this car- it is more of a woman's car.
Also, it has a very small engine- which for me was fine but others may not like this as it takes quite a while to get up any sort of speed on a motorway. It is great for town or city driving as its small and is very easy to park.
Inside is very stylish and has a great CD player- the air conditioning is also great but the heater takes a while to heat up which is not nice in the cold mornings going to work.
On the whole I love my wee car- its low tax, low insurance and is perfect for me. I can understand however that it is not for everyone but it certainly is a great first car for anyone!
I always was curious about these lil motors and decided i should get one. We were moving home and the new house had a garage which i would keep my motorbike in. Why do i need a car if i ride a bike? Easy.... i am not the type to ride in the ice and snow or heavy rain for that matter. The Pug 107 was the perfect size to fit into the garage along side the bike. So we went to have a test drive. I was surprised how much room the front passengers have! The back seats can take 2 average sized passengers ok and having the 5 door model certainly helps. The car i purchased was an ex demo in Urban model in black with the optional rev counter that took a bit of time to get used to. I was not too keen on the centre of the dash, housing the heater controls but this eventually grew on me. The boot is tiny but can take a few shopping bags though access is tight. I was surprised how zippy the 1L engine is but you really do need to plan your overtaking well in advance if you are not to be the cause of road rage. Going uphill can be a struggle at times on fast roads but i found if you rock yourself forward and back this helps the car get up the hills :) The suspension does not exist and if you run over an ant you will know about it. The most annoying thing about the car is the lack of insulation in the wheel arch area. You can constantly hear tapping and knocking of stones being thrown up from the wheels. The car is very basic on accessories and even lacks a door cover for the glovebox area, which is an extra. Sound system is poor as is to be expected but at least allows connection of an MP£ or Iphone etc. Seats are not too bad and gave no problems on longer journeys. The car is brilliant on petrol averaging 400 miles on a tank and 20 quid for car tax! Very easy car to park and all in all is a lil bundle of fun to drive (avoid ants and stones)
I have had multiple 107's since their introduction a few years back. My first was a red 55 plate, the second was a carbon grey 08 plate and my latest is a brand spanking new black one - the reason I keep going back to get another one - read below
The 1.0 Litre provided is deceptive. From a still position there is a surprising amount of power proved by the engine and being a small car there is very little weight for that engine to pull, so the result is a very nippy vehicle. The car prides itself on its "in town" performance, a handy turning circle, small profile yet quite spacious inside.
The main plus point for me is when I take it on the motorway, which I do about 4 times a week. When on the m'way it is very comfortable to drive, holding the road exceptionally well, whilst still allowing for a brief "emergency boost" if you want to overtake that annoying lorry in front of you.
Don't let the small looks of the car put you off. I am a 6ft 3" male and the driving position is excellent. I have driven 9 different larger cars than this and the only one that beats it is the BMW Mini. Once the driving seat is set all the way back it doesn't allow much room behind it for example, making the car a more of a 3 seater than a 4 seater. However, we have offset this by the fact when we take any of our cousins out etc, the child seat goes behind myself and the toddler behind the passenger, thus negating the small space behind myself when I am driving.
If the parcel shelf is removed then the exhaust itself due to the close proximity of ones ears sounds like it is blowing, but I think this gives it an endearing sound and reminds you that you are driving a small car not a large go kart - which are usually higher in pitch 
The boot space is possibly the biggest pitfall - however is perfect for myself. I can get a petrol can, first aid kit and about 5 plastic bags of food shopping in the back of mine, and not much else, I don't have the need for anything more. Defo no room for prams unless one of the back seats are lowered to allow extra room.
The car itself is quite cheap compared to most modern vehicles; the gold medal however goes to the amount of money you spend when you have purchased it. Level three insurance means low cost for actually insuring the vehicle. Low petrol costs (depending on relative cost of fuel these days). I usually put about £30 petrol in mine which gets me about 3 weeks worth of driving - about 250 miles. The best part is the road tax, the reminder itself doesn't actually give you an option to purchase 6 months, and only 12 months are available at a cost of just under £20 - for a year's tax!!!! Nice.
This car is perfect for couples or students. Families avoid unless you will use it as an efficient run around and a larger vehicle for family outings. You will not be much out of pocket or unhappy with your choice - enjoy.
I bought this car back in 2007 and i absolutely love it! I have the 3 door version, but wish i had got the 5 door as the seats are a little funny to put forward and back.
It's only a wee 1 litre engine with 68 horse power - but it does me for running about the shops and to work and back. I hardley ever fill up with petrol - in fact it got all the way to Alton Towers and back on a tank and a half of petrol!!! (i live just outside Edinburgh)
As well as my insurance being very low as it is a small engine, the road tax is low also as it releases less the 109g or CO2 per mile (i think). When i first got the car the road tax was £35 per year and now it has come down to £20!
I opted to pay extra for electric front windows and remote control central locking - both which i would highly recommend. I also paid an extra £35 for a cover for my glove compartment so that i could keep my Sat Nav and so everyone passing buy wouldn't be able to see it. This turned out to be a complete waste of money as 2 months after i got it, the lid would oped when i was going over speed bumps. This gradually got worse until the clip completely broken off. IN the end i removed the entire lid itself - very dissapointed with this.
Another extra you have to pay for is a Rev counter (!!) Another £35 - i chose not to go for this as i hardley looked at the one in my last car (maybe a good extra if you listen to you music loudly!) Another reason i chose not to pay extra was the positioning of the counter - the speedometre is positioned in the middle of the drivers seat dashboard and then the rev counter is a round screen just 'stuck' on to the right hand side it it!
Wouldn't change it for the world! (..might for an Aston Martin though,....)
i bought my 3 door peugeot May 2009 with the option of a 58 pre registration, with 3 miles on the clock. My previous small car was broken and was desperate need of a car fast. the Peugeot 107 is the best buy in cars i have had so far. Its not flash, but i am not a bling bling kind of girl, its small, smart and practical and fantastic in my books. the only issue i have had is the front seats have to be adjusted eveytime someone gets in the back seat and the boot could be bigger. However managed fit a double headboard in the back, with the seats down. The best suprise was my road tax in April, its gone down to £20 and thats for 12 months!! Petrol is very economical and goes along way, managed to get from the midlands to Newquay on £30 tank of petrol in Sept 2009; bargain!not sure how much that would work out as now. I am definately considering my next car to be a newer plated version of the 107, possibly with 5 doors to avoid the alteration of front seats.
My review of my peugeot 107... I've owned my 107 for just over a year (it's a 57 reg) and I haven't had any problems and I don't have any moans about it at all. It's a great little car. I get approx 350 miles with a tank full of unleaded which costs approx £35. As from 1 April 2010 the tax is going down to £20! It's a great car to nip around the town in and for a small car it handles the dual carriageway very well, although on a very windy day I have to admit if you're overtaking on the dualcarriage way - you may need a change of underwear! I think it handles very well, although I've not driven anything but peugoet's (my last car was a 106). My husband, who is used to faster, bigger cars, even admits it is a great car and is very economical. It's cheap to run, tax and insure. The interior is very basic, but it has everythng you want - a few cup holders, space for small bits and bobs. One downfall, is the glove compartment - it's very sensitive and I had to fix the compartment door slightly because it kept falling open - but it was easily fixed. I would well recommend it.
The 107 is available in both 3 door or 5 doors. I have now owned both and can say there isn't a dramatic difference but this review will be focusing on the 5 door with the odd comparison chucked in. You may ask why I have owned both, well I realized after buying the 3 door and having it for 5 months I really needed a 5 door car for my lifestyle so proceeded of course to buy the same car with more doors.
The price difference isn't immense between the 3 and 5 doors but I would say due to the size (which doesn't alter in each model), get the 5 door for ease. Unlike some cars that look completely different in 3 and 5 doors this car is identical except the driver and front passenger doors are very slightly smaller on the 5 door than the 3.
I think this is great, the door is smaller, it makes parking easier and the back doors, unless you look for them, you wouldn't know they were there.
The 107 was launched in 2003 and was the successor to the 106, which I owned too. Originally Toyota commissioned the car, asking Peugeot to design it, which they did, and Toyota proceeded to make it, with their own gearbox. They then let Peugeot and Citroen cash in and produce it also, with their own gearboxes.
So effectively the Peugeot 107, Citroen C1 and the Toyota Aygo are the same car (don't let anyone tell you otherwise). The only difference in the prices between these manufacturers. The models also vary.
Peugeot offer the:
Urban Lite (basic model)
Urban (standard, electric windows and central locking)
Verve (all the above, plus air con and alloys)
The 107 is available in:
The metallic car colours cost £350 more (and in my opinion well worth it, the red is very bright and ghastly and the yellow is even brighter, you will require sunglasses).
This car is what I would describe as a girls car, it is cute, small and petite. As for the size of it, I can't imagine a taller manly man in it.
My car is Viola - she is black and girly, and I know it is a car, but she looks girly. The front of the 107 is the only part I think that looks a bit off. It used to have almost a half moon smile, then in 2009 they changed the design slightly to keep it up to date and now it looks like someone holding their mouth open whilst wearing braces. This isn't my favourite part, I preferred the smiling front.
The car lights look typically Peugeot and are what differentiates it from the Aygo and C1. The car is easily maneuverable and has a turning circle of 10 metres. This car is the easiest car I have ever driven, for parking, 3 point turns, the lot.
The one thing you will notice with this car even as a 5 door, is the back windows have a black dot near the edge of the window, which means they don't roll down. Just like the 3 door, this is this cars fault but it is essentially the 3 door without quarter panels but doors, the doors fit in with the shape of the car, and don't make it any bigger.
You can see the outline if the doors on the back but if you didn't know it was a 5 door you probably wouldn't notice to the minimal change in comparison to the 3 door.
I am a firm believer that 3 door cars look far nicer than 5 but Peugeot really have hit this on the head, a 5 door car that is and has the look of a 3 door car.
Inside is quite basic, even in the Urban and Verve models, this is one of the cheaper cars in the market and you can definitely tell it isn't a luxury car.
The interior is basic and very plastic, I would not call it garish. The only feature I do not like is the rev counter, thankfully this is classed as an 'extra' which I would not pay for, in fact if I had one, I'd pay to have it taken out. It looks like a mickey mouse ear off the steering wheel, I personally wouldn't pay £30 to have one.
The central panel is very plastic and looks like a bank vault, with dials on each side for the heating temperature and directions. There is also a CD player on top of this with MP3 port, and 6 spaces for saved radio stations and the radio.
The technology in the car is very easy to use and obvious; anyone could work out the on button turns the stereo on. I own a standard Urban so I do not have air con, I don't see the need. You can get this as another 'extra' for £500. However the Verve comes with it as standard.
As I said the Urban model comes with electric windows and central locking, the only downside to the electric windows, is there is not panel on the driver's side to roll down the passenger window if no-one else is in the car with you.
The petrol tank reading it also electronic which is a bit different I'm used to seeing the old style dials. This is helpful as it takes up less space but also very annoying as many other cars with electronic dials tell you how many miles you have left in the tank, the 107 does not. When it reaches the last bar, you don't actually know how much you have left.
As for storage the car is very open, there are many pockets and compartments for items but none have doors, the 'glove compartment' is basically an open one with no front. This is great to chuck stuff in but if you have anything of any value in your car that you want to hide, you really don't have many options, either take it with you or hide it under the seat or in the boot.
The boot is small, very small. You could struggle to fit a small buggy in (this is tried and tested).
The book price for Peugeots has just gone up and a standard Urban will now cost you over £10,000. This is due to prices in Europe that prices have gone up 4 times in the last 12 months (or so a salesman told me). I didn't pay this, I always buy ex-demo, pre-registered or up to a year old car. This saves me paying tax, the commission to the salesman and the top price. I picked mine up at 10 months old, ex demo with 2800 miles, for £6900.
I would always look at these cars before buying a brand new one from the forecourt, the main reason for this, is once you have driven it off, it loses over £1000.
Insurance & CO2 Emissions
The CO2 Emissions are 109/km, which places the car in band B, this means the car tax is only £35 a year for a full year.
The fuel tank holds 35 litres. A full tank will cost you roughly £35 and is very economic in value and lasts what seems ages.
Due to the low engine size of 998 cc, the insurance for most people on this car is low low low!
A great small car with space and low tax and insurance! A winner in my book. I've had 2!
This review is for the five door model. I do not actually own the car, I rented it from Europe-car over Christmas when I was visiting family. I was quite disappointed with it though.
To be fair the good points are that it is a very nifty car, easy to start in even the worst weather conditions which is good right now in the UK!! And when I was taking it back the petrol light was flashing but I chanced it and managed to drive another 30 miles until I got to the rental place so it really is good on petrol.
The downside for me though was the shape of the car and the interior. I loved how the back looked but the front looked like it had been crushed in by another car, it should have come out a little bit more into what I would call a more natural shape.
The other thing is that inside all the interior was very plastic and looked quite cheap considering the car is quite new but someone said the more expensive models do not have the plastic in them as much but I have yet to see them. I may be picky but the other thing I didn't like was there is now clock on the dashboard, just the speed dial, I very much like a clock to look at, however there was one on the radio.
Overall a good nifty car to get you from A to B but for me personally I would rather buy a cheaper car that has a better shape to it.
We traded in our 55 registration vauxhall corsa for the 08 peugeot 107.
After reading many reviews on different cars and trawling through the what car magazine we sort of opted for the 107.
One of the determining factors was the fact it came in automatic as well as I only drive autos we have found that a lot of the small cars do not come with this option.
We have found the fuel consumption is not as good as was actualy stated in the official litrature but it never is in our opinion.
The general rule is to always travel in the car alone and then you will not have any problems when pulling off from junctions or trying to get up a hill.
The car does not like being ful land struggles to cope.
As I am usually alone in the car this is not a problem for me(until my husband is in the car and constantly points out the car is stuggling)
Any long journeys will result in a numb bum due to the lovely seats that have been used.Great for short journeys but use your other car for holidays ect!
This is a review I should never have written. I had in fact hired a Nissan Note but the car I was offered was unroadworthy with a missing rear screen wash and broken door mirror (I only noticed after I had loaded all my bags into it at the airport). My protests produced a blank response, apparently no cars available although I could see brand new Notes in perfect condition parked next to "mine". Then came the offer of a high mileage Nissan Micra (tempting!) but by this time my eye had been taken by a flock of Peugeot 107s in exciting shades of red, black, blue and yellow. Could I have one of these? Yes, indeed and I could even choose the colour (I went for the very yellow). Well done Budget Car Hire! I had secured ... wait for it ... a free downgrade!
Now to the 107. First job was loading in our luggage. We had only two cabin bags and these fitted with room to spare in the Note's boot but when I opened the 107's (in fact just the glass opens) I literally burst out laughing. The boot was little more than a slot. I could get one bag in but the second one had to go on the back seat unless I removed the parcel shelf.
Next up driving the car. My immediate impression was of the immense speedometer, masses of painted metal and very little else. This was obviously a back to basics motor in the fine tradition of the VW Beetle and the original Mini. Starting up the engine noise is quite noticeable with a characteristic offbeat note (it has only three cylinders) and it seemed to struggle just moving off. My first touch of the brakes was a little unnerving too - a bit spongey with not much bite. I had several hundred miles of mainly motorway driving ahead of me and I was beginning to wonder if I had made a mistake, but I was wrong.
This car has a superb engine. The lack of low down down torque and a slight resonance at 65 mph in top were the only faults. I loved the offbeat exhaust note and the turbine-like smoothness and mechanical refinement at higher speeds was impressive. All this courtesy of Toyota. My car had no rev counter and it was surprisingly easy to leave it in 4th instead of 5th at 70 mph. The engine remained smooth and unfussed even so. There is absolutely minimal sound deadening under the bonnet or inside the car so this is a tribute to the intrinsic refinement of the engine.
I had expected a car of this size to handle as if on rails so I was surprised to experience significant body roll and only moderate grip when I challenged it a little in this department. Nothing untoward though and very much in the tradition of some older small French cars. The payoff was a reasonably supple ride on most surfaces.
You wouldn't expect a car of this size to be huge inside but it is probably the roomiest car in its class with leg-room both front and rear for adults up to 5 foot 8 at least. Rear head-room is tighter though. The very clever 5 door (the doors almost come to the back window) allows good access front and back. There are only four seats though with no centre seat belt in the back.
You would expect good fuel economy from a modern 1 litre car but I was impressed to find I had averaged over 60 mpg in 800 miles of mainly motorway driving despite encountering some heavy traffic jams and bad weather. The digital fuel gauge though is very small and not very accurate. You can drive over 100 miles before the gauge moves, useful if you need to return a hire car "full". On the other hand, the speedometer was quite accurate when checked against my sat-nav over-reading by 3 mph at 70 mph.
Creature comforts are minimal as you might expect. Mine had front electric windows but no air con or rev counter. A strange omission was the lack of a recirculation facility on the heating system (models with air con have this). There are small door pockets and a front parcel shelf but no glove box. You only get one large windscreen wiper but thanks to clever geometery it works as well as two. In fact everything works just fine and makes you wonder why we insist on so many "extras" on our cars these days. I remember when even a heated rear window was a luxury.
After a few days with the car I had adapted to the brake feel and learned to use more revs than normal to get moving and in fact it is quite nippy once you're used to it. The engine revs so smoothly and easily it is easy to get the best out of it. The brakes remain a slight disappointment though. Perhaps because drums are used at the rear the feel is never quite in keeping with the quality of the power unit.
Another small gripe is the small door mirrors with curved glass that distort distances.
At the end of my week with this car I felt that I had encountered what could become a classic in time. Practical, a great engine, cheap at around 7K and with that ingredient missing from so many modern cars: character. I might even buy one!
By the way, forget the diesel model. With considerably less power and effectively the same fuel consumption it cannot be worth paying extra for. You also swap a Toyota engine for a PSA unit which is generally a raw deal.
This review, like others is for the 3 door.
Earlier this year my Ford Ka died in spectaluar style and the cost of resusitationwas such that I thought sod it!! Buy a new car!! So with a knackered gear box in a sling I limped to the garage and had a little shifty. Now, I am not a typical male driver. I do not need speed or flashy cars. I have names for men with big cars and they are not really that nice. I look for small,practical and economical.
So I chose the bright yellow care with matching spoiler!!
It is three door so the back is quite tight for older children. I couldn't really care as I never sit in the back and I seldom have more than three in the car. Also it's a second car so the price played a big part.
I got a great deal on trade in and two weeks later drove home my little yellow car.
The car is surprisingly roomy in the front. i'm quite tall and need the seat back for my legs but there is plenty of head room. The dashborad is funky and smart, the rev counter is seperate in a circular shaped casing making it look a bit retro. There is no glovebox in this model just a shelf which does make the CD collection look a bit unsightly but I can live with that. Wing mirrors are sufficiently large that they provide excellent coverage from behind and they are also body coloured.
In terms of the back seat there is enough room for two small kids or one larger adult. Let's just say there's not much more you could get up to in there.
The boot is compact but again surprisingly big for the size of the car. You could not get a whole family shop in but then this is my seconf car. For one person or a couple it would be ideal. The spare is in the boot under the carpet not under the chasis so it is secure.
It terms of performance, as I said it is not the fastest. It performs best in town or about 65 miles an hour on the motorway although it will go faster.
A tank of petrol will cost arounf £35 and will get almost 400miles. Pretty good return. Road tax is £35 a year. So it's relatively cheap to run.
Obviously not all of these cars have a spoiler but I don't think I'd have got one without it. It just adds a little something to it.
CD stereo does what you need it to and is easy to use, as all all of the dashboard facilites.
I have customised my car a bit with fancy seat covers, window tatoo and so on. But that's all personal choice.
One last comment on colour. People underestimate yellow cars although there has been an increase in them lately. So to all you people who play the yellow car game, you know who you are.....................you can thank me later!!