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Peugeot 207 CC
Member Name: Boffyboffy
Peugeot 207 CC
Date: 11/07/10, updated on 23/07/10 (125 review reads)
Advantages: Open top motoring - hard top security.
Disadvantages: GPS and in-car entertainment poorly catered for.
I love it! Ive had it for 2 years and no problems so far.
GOOD LOOKING CAR - GOOD RESIDUAL PRICE
After 20 years of Hondas and Astras I finally took the plunge and threw away my prejudices against French cars. And this is a good-looking car.
The motoring press agrees with me and says that its residual value is holding up well, if you ever need to sell it after use.
I always wanted to drive a car with the wind blowing through my hair (but left it a few years too late :( !
With a CC there is no worry about the security vulnerabilities of a rag-top. And there is an auto door lock facility that locks the doors about 30 seconds after driving away.
It drives nicely. Engine and gearbox seem nicely flexible, allowing driving in a (really) inappropriate gear. I'm no teenage hothead wanting to do doughnuts in the car park, but it is quite nippy on the acceleration front. It has fine acceleration for around town. It is small and easy to park. On the motorway, its just fine = chugging along at a (slightly illegal) 80mph is no problem - and I can still hear Radio 4 over the sound of the engine with no problem :)
Ride is a little firm, but I like that - it means that I can feel the response of the car. It does not "wallow" like cars with soft suspension. This is always a trade off - firm ride = great around town (but a little harsh for a very long run), soft ride = nice for a long run, but unresponsive, "seasick" feel around town. I think that this car has got the balance about right. Most of my driving is around town, but I do 40 or so 200+ mile runs a year, and I havent felt excessively jaded because of the firm ride.
Folding up/down the roof is VERY fast - I often do it whilst waiting at traffic lights (I dont know whether that is illegal or not...no doubt some kind policeman may tell me someday). 20 seconds I guess. No extra fiddly bolts, locks etc need to be operated. Just press the button, and the roof deploys!
With the folding roof, boot space could be an issue. I drive with molten metal protective gear, hard hat, boots, change of suit, flashlight, first aid box, overnight clothing, essential breakdown gear of spanners etc. AND my shopping from Tescos - and I can still put down the roof and have enough space in the boot. No problem.
This IS a 2 plus 2 car. This, of course means, 2 adults plus 2 children (with their legs chopped off)! Lets be honest. Its a 2 seater. The back bench seat is merely a well-upholstered parcel shelf. I have carried passengers on it, but they had to suck their knees, were extremely uncomfortable and abused me when they got out of the car and had the ability to breathe, and then to speak.
I love the rear radar. After demolishing an unseen dwarf wall and doing £400 of damage to my old car, the reassuring beep of the Peugeot radar is a great reassurance.
The windscreen pillars are VERY thick to maintain the structural safety of the car. This minimises visibility out of the windscreen. What this car DIDN'T need was a windscreen wiper that FAILED to sweep all the way up to this pillar. This means a six or seven inch vertical blind spot on the drivers side windscreen (APPALLING DESIGN! Shame on you Peugeot)
The engine seems to miss a little from time to time on idling. Garage doesn't know the reason. To date, this has not affected performance, or been a safety issue.
The dashboard top is curved, meaning that you cannot place anything on it without the item rolling off. There is very limited dashboard storage for your sunspecs, bifocals, mobile phone, GPS, MP3, windscreen wiping rag etc etc and anything else you might want within reach. Very annoying (and an entirely solvable problem). There are two good door side pockets for reachable storage, but some items, you just like to have IN VIEW, as well as easily reachable. In addition, the glovebox is pretty minimal for storage, but the 'gear-lever' area has a little more storage, including a coin box. OK, I guess my needs for EASILY ACCESSIBLE storage are a little more than most folks (I keep maps, notebooks, pens, work instruments etc) but, although an issue, storage is a minor issue that can be overcome.
- not a Peugeot issue so much as ALL car manufacturers.
1 A fine CD player situated on the dash where it takes MAX heat and warps your CDs. CDs are outmoded technology. What we really need is a USB port for our MP3 (and NO! we dont all have Iphones/players. A USB port as a minimum please)
2 Everyone has a GPS, but few cars have anywhere to put it. Do us all a favour. Charge us £100 and install one as standard.
3 We now have so many electrical items in our cars (like GPS, mobile phones, food heaters, and an entire range of other electrical gear, etc etc). How come maunufacturers still limit power outputs to a single cigarette lighter output?
4 And where do I put my mobile phone?
WOULD I BUY ANOTHER PEUGEOT 207CC?
Oh yes! This is the car for me. I am already planning my replacement.
Summary: Face it - its a 2 seater! And it works well as that.