Peugeot 207 CC (2007 – 2015) At A Glance
The 207CC is better looking than the 206CC it succeeds. (Which, incidentally, sold a whopping 366,900.) And it comes in some very attractive colours (see the specs below). Best of the lot is the lovely ‘Parthenon White': a sort of very pale creamy ivory, as you can see in the photos.
There will be three engines, eventually. On test we tried the 1.6 HDI 110 diesel and the 1.6 THP 150 turbo petrol, just like my long-termer 207 hatchback. Launch date is 1st March 2007 and a little later we'll see a 120bhp non-turbo 1.6 petrol with 5-speed manual or four speed automatic transmission.
The two-piece hardtop folds electrically into the boot in 25 seconds, leaving 187 litres of space underneath it for luggage. If you leave the top up the boot can take a substantial 449 litres.
Being 8" longer and 3" wider than the 206CC, there's marginally more room for dwarfs, pygmies and small children in the back. But Peugeot has used some of the extra length to include pyrotechnic roll bars that explode upwards to give rollover protection in the unlikely event you ever flip the car.
Peugeot 207 CC 2007 Road Test
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Is a Citroen C1 a good small car for an older driver?
"My wife, who is aged 73, needs to change her aged Peugeot 207 CC and has seen a 2016 Citroen C1 at a local dealership - priced at £6690. The car appears well looked after and has covered 16,700 miles. She drives between 3000 and 4000 miles per year. Mobility is not a problem. Would you consider this a suitable, reliable and comfortable vehicle or should she look at alternative small cars? Thank you for your help."
The Citroen is a decent small car. But I'd probably choose something that's more comfortable and still has some of its manufacturer warranty left on its books, like the Kia Picanto: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/kia/picanto-2017/
A new Picanto is sold with a seven-year-warranty as standard. Buying used, £6700 will get you a five-door model from 2017 with a big chunk of that warranty remaining: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/cars-for-sale/search/Kia/Picanto/?l=0&p2=7000
Will small wheels improve the ride on my Peugeot 207 CC?
"I own a Peugeot 207 CC Roland Garros, which I have owned from new. The car runs on 17-inch wheels with low profile tyres, which can result in a bumpy ride on rural roads. I would like to put some 16 or 15-inch wheels with ordinary tyres. Could you please advise me whether this can be done? And if so, which wheel size would most appropriate?"
No problem as long as the front wheels fit around the brakes. The wheel and tyre sizes are: 15-inch alloy wheels with 185/65 R15 tyres or 16” alloy wheels with 195/55 R16 tyres. I would fit the 16" wheels to be sure.
Heater not working after waterpump replacement
"Hi, have a Peugeot 207cc which is almost six years old. A few months ago overheating light came on dash and temperature gauge shot straight up, I let the car cool down and added water, took it to Peugeot who fitted new water pump. Now when I put the heater on its luke warm and temperature gauge stays on cold, heater smells like sweaty socks. Checked anti freeze and it was on minimum so I topped it up and called Peugeot who can't get it in till next week and will charge £90 just to look at it. Any ideas what it could be and whether it's ok to drive till I can get it in."
I suspect an airlock. Try taking the pressure cap off the reservoir, then starting the engine and running it fully up to temperature (until the engine radiator fan comes on). If the thermostat is opening properly that should purge the cooling system of any airlocks and you can then top it up, replace the cap and (if all is otherwise well) it should run normally.
"My Peugeot 207CC has an intermittent fault of overheating. After about 20 mins of running, on comes the fan and up goes the temp gauge, heading to boiling. After parking up and leaving to cool for a couple of hours, it`s fine?"
Stuck engine thermostat so the coolant isn't flowing through the entire cooling system, or a failed waterpump.