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Peugeot 107 Overall verdict
Part of the weird joint venture between PSA (Peugeot and Citroen) and Toyota to build the same car three times, the Peugeot 107 is just as good as the other two, but definitely a little uglier. So why would you?
This is exactly what a city car should be like. Cheap, frill free and a blast to drive
What is it?
Third in the trilogy of city cars produced with Toyota and Citroen. Perky and neat, but unless you've got some kind of strange lion fetish buy the Toyota Aygo.
The 107 handles superbly, with really précised steering to guide a stiff little chassis around towns and country lanes. It may not fare so well on the long haul, but that's not really its remit.
The 68bhp 1.0-litre engine is up to the job, but only if the job in question isn't terribly pressing, since it takes over 14 seconds to get to 60mph. Where the 107 shines is in charging around the crowded metropolis.
On the inside
There is precious little rear space in the 107, and not much boot to speak of either. The slightly more pricey option of a five-door model does make rear access easier for new mums though.
There is a distinct lack of posh in the 107, but that's sort of the point. It's solidly, if cheaply, made and should withstand a lifetime's urban dwelling without much trouble.
Cheap to buy, insure and run, the 107 and its ilk are proper affordable motoring. The Aygo also comes with a diesel option which, although dearer, manages nearly 70mpg.