Was the 1007 a lame duck or a dead one? Whatever it was, the car proved to be an embarrassing exercise for Peugeot, which reckoned it was pushing the boundaries with this city car that nobody wanted to buy. Upright and with easy access thanks to power-assisted sliding doors, the 1007 answered a question that nobody had asked. High prices also put off potential buyers, but on the used market the 1007 is far more attractively priced. As a result, the 1007 is now worth a closer look - if you can find one.
4/05: The 1007 debuts with a choice of 1.4 or 1.6-litre petrol engines plus a 70bhp 1.4HDi turbodiesel option. Dolce and Sport trim levels are offered.
7/07: An SE trim level joins the range along with a 110bhp 1.6HDi turbodiesel engine.
Peugeot 1007 (2005-2008) Checklist
- On the 1.6HDi engine the end of the plastic dipstick can break and fall into the sump, which then has to be removed to retrieve the missing part.
- The 1.4HDi can whirr and whine; it's the timing belt tensioner failing. It'll need to be replaced, preferably along with the water pump and belt while you're at it.
- The air-con can play up so make sure it works okay.
- Those electric doors don't always behave themselves; they can open and close at random.
- The rest of the electrics can also be temperamental, so check that absolutely everything works. Then check it all again.
- High spec
- Safety levels
- Easy access
We Don't Like
- High purchase prices
- Firm ride
- Few about
- Uncertain reliability