The Peugeot 1007 was first released in the UK in May 2005 and production ended in 2009. The original range consisted of four engines and two choices of trim. The engines offered were a 1.4 litre HDi diesel unit and three petrols engines: 1.6, 1.4 16V and 1.4 8V. The trims offered were known as Dolce and the top of the range Sport. In 2007 a 110 bhp 1.6 litre diesel engine was also added to the range.
Bang for your buck
The used Peugeot 1007 came with innovative sliding doors which could be opened either by using the remote control on the key fob or by using the handles. Initially, many commentators claimed that the doors were a danger to children but Peugeot were able to prove their safety and the 1007 was awarded a five star Euro NCAP safety test.
The sliding doors really help with narrow parking spaces as the opening doors protrude less than the width of a wing mirror. The approved used Peugeot 1007 measures a full twelve inches less width-ways than a Mini and this narrowness also helps to park it in tight city spaces.
Another innovative feature of the second hand Peugeot 1007 for sale is the Cameleo system which is made up of no less than 12 differing trim kits comprising 18 matching parts. This means that the door cards, seat cushions, fascia, rear side panels and air vents can all be easily removed and swapped for another pattern or colour.
Both of the rear seats are foldable forwards against the seat cushion and will also slide back and forth providing plenty of luggage space when no passengers are on board in the back.
What you'll pay
An early 2005 1.4 litre 8V petrol Peugeot 1007 for sale with the Dolce trim should set you back about £4600. An extra £1000 on top of this should be enough to bag a late 2005 Sport. The HDi versions are amongst the most sought after models due to the reputation of their engines as some of the top units in the 1007's class. These start at around £4750 for a Dolce and £5025 for the Sport. Insurance groups range from group 3 to group 5.
What to check
The used Peugeot 1007 has no known recurrent faults or other issues and has not been subject to any important recalls. The interior is hard wearing and due to the Cameleo system, much of it can be replaced easily without recourse to any tools or mechanics.
Check that the sliding doors operate smoothly as they are expensive to get repaired and any problems with them could be indicative of an accident having occurred sometime in the past.
Parts for used Peugeot 1007 cars for sale are relatively inexpensive and readily available. An oil filter should be around £10, front brakes pads about £40 and a replacement starter motor is around £90.
These prices are based on a 2005 Dolce 1.4 litre diesel model but costs should be similar across the range.
How it drives
The 1.4 litre 8V petrol model generates a modest 75 bhp with the 16V 1.4 litre giving slightly more at 90 bhp. The 1.6 litre petrol adds some zip to the 1007 with its 110 bhp output. The 1.4 Hdi version is extremely fuel-efficient.
The Peugeot 1007 range is packed with safety features including air bags from all directions, dynamic stability control and a warning buzzer to indicate when the rear passengers aren't buckled in correctly.
The sliding doors automatically lock when you pull off as a security feature. Several options were available with a new 1007 including a GSM phone kit and GPS sat nav.
The approved used Peugeot 1007 isn't great to drive but its handling is decent enough and its drive suits its urban orientation.
A '2-Tronic' manual sequential gear box was offered as an option with all petrol models and it provides the driver with two different gear changing modes. The first of these modes apes the actions of a normal automatic transmission whilst the second offers manual control either through the gear stick or by using the wheel-mounted paddle-shift. Most of the original 1007 buyers opted for the conventional gearbox and these are by far the most common units found in second hand 1007s.
Overall, the Peugeot 1007 doesn't appeal to everyone but if you are in the market for a well-built, hard-wearing and distinctive urban car featuring more than a few innovative tricks, you could do a lot worse than consider the 1007.