posted 6 years ago

Used Peugeot 1007 Similar to Home Made Omelet

The prospect of buying a used Peugeot 1007 is similar to the thought of eating one of my poorly prepared home made omelets

The prospect of buying a used Peugeot 1007 is similar to the thought of eating one of my poorly prepared home made omelets. Sure, it sounds like the sort of thing guaranteed to turn your stomach - but both the omelet and the Peugeot are more appetising than they first appear.

The Peugeot 1007 is a small multi-purpose vehicle similar to the Renault Modus. However, the 1007 is distinguishable from its rivals as it has two electrically operated 'van style' sliding doors. This is not simply a headline grabbing gimmick, it genuinely makes accessing the vehicle far easier when you are parked in spaces the size of a shoe box. Perhaps other city cars will 'borrow' this concept in the future.

The 1007 is available with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines, most of which are fairly economical but none of which are particularly powerful. The most versatile choice is the 1.6-litre 111bhp diesel which hits 60mph in 11 seconds, averages 58mpg, and has emissions of 125g/km. Road tax for this specific model only costs £90, so you'll have plenty of spare cash to buy my latest omelet recipe book.

On the downside, the Peugeot 1007's handling is unremarkable as there is too much body roll. Long term durability may also fail to match some rivals, although the interior feels properly screwed together. So, I perceive the 1007 as a quirky spacious run-around with handy sliding doors. Just drive it gently and enjoy it for what it - a likeable French city car that stands out from the crowd.

Motoring.co.uk's used car database reveals the used Peugeot 1007 is listed with 'buy safe' sellers from £4,500.