Peugeot 1007 (2005 – 2008) At A Glance
The 1007 was a brave and risky gamble for Peugeot. It was an original, intended to set a trend rather than follow one. The first small car in Europe designed around a pair of electric sliding doors.
It caused sensations at Motor Shows a couple of years ago when it was displayed as the ‘Sesame' concept car.
Motor Show visitors almost universally gave it the thumbs up, so Peugeot worked the concepts through to production at their Velizy design house. Then, when the 1007 came to market, the public just as universally rejected it.
All of which goes to prove the truism if research simply asks people a straightforward question they very rarely answer it honestly. That kind of research can never be trusted. People need to be tricked into revealing what they really feel.
The result was a lot of unsold 1007s that eventually sold for around half their new list prices.
Peugeot 1007 2005 Road Test
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Which small cars have sliding side doors?
"We are about to change our Mazda 5 for something smaller. My wife really likes the sliding doors, which make it easier to get kids in and out and they don't knock other cars when parked. Apart from the Peugeot 1007, are there any other smaller cars that have sliding doors?"
The Citroen Berlingo Multispace, Peugeot Partner Teepee, Renault Kangoo, forthcoming Ford B-Max: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/ford/b-max-2011
The 7-seat Jazz based Honda Freed has them too, but this is not available in the UK.
What's wrong with my Peugeot 1007?
"I own a Peugeot 1007. Last week I hit a pothole at about 30mph, which make a large bang. I stopped, but no obvious damage underneath. Now I have a smell of smouldering plastic/rubber or hot wires from the engine compartment.
Local garage had it on ramp and then a test drive but could not find cause. Smell persists after driving for about one minute and gradually gets worse. I live on a small island but the Peugeot main dealer is on the main island about one hour drive. I do not want to risk taking it on the ferry or driving it any distance as I am worried. Any idea what it could be? "
There may be a wiring short somewhere cause by a cable that has become trapped by whatever component was damaged underneath the car.
Can you suggest a narrow car with sliding doors?
"We have very limited width parking and have at present a Suzuki Jimny 4x4. We are interested in a small automatic car with sliding doors as this would ameliorate the parking problem. We cannot go any wider than the Jimny because of opening the doors. Could you recommend something ?"
Sorry, no, I can't recommend anything. There was the awful Peugeot 1007, based on a Citroen C2, that could be had with an automated manual transmission, but that is information, definitely not a recommendation. Get a Hyundai i10 1.2 automatic instead. That is narrow and, because it has four doors, the doors do not open as wide as those of a two door car.
Which small automatic would be most suitable for a disabled driver?
"I need to buy a used car, but need an automatic due to a disability that restricts the movement of my right arm. I only drive short routes to town, but want something economical and reliable. I’ve narrowed down my search to the Peugeot 1007 and Toyota Aygo, which would you buy? "
Neither of these are automatics. They are automated manuals. If you need a small genuine torque converter automatic go for a KIA Picanto or a Hyundai i10.
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