Excellent condition three-owner car, just serviced and MoT’d, fully valeted, with low recorded mileage and great specification including 5-speed automatic gearbox, CD-player, Parrot handsfree phone kit, electric windows and rear parking sensors!  A great opportunity to acquire a low-mileage economical hatchback in terrific condition at a very favourable price!

In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Nineteen large-format photos also below!

I was delighted to take this smart Peugeot 107 into stock just recently. I bought it from a trade mechanic friend, who had himself bought it from a customer of his.  Although a low-mileage, low-ownership car that was running and driving very well, it had acquired a number of battle scars from a lifetime of city driving:- there were scuffs to each corner of the front bumper, across both rear wheel arches running into the back bumper, and a number of stone chips to the bonnet.  I appraised the car with my regular bodyshop, and we concluded that by the time we had addressed all those areas, the only panels left were the front doors and the roof – so we took the decision to complete a lower-half respray on the car (i.e from the glass downwards); effectively, everything but the roof.  This means that the car now looks bright and shiny throughout – as you can see in the pictures – with no remaining scuffs, marks, chips or trolley dents to the bodywork.

With that work completed, we turned our attention to the mechanical elements.  Although already running well, unfortunately there was no service history with the car, so we went right through it – completing an MoT, full service, changing all the filters and spark plugs, front brake discs and pads, and fitting a new battery.  We also confirmed that this car has a chain driven camshaft, so there is no cambelt replacement to worry about.  The car now runs and drives without any problems – starting first turn of the key every time.  As well as completing the service items, my mechanics also completed our usual 100-point vehicle inspection report.

There’s a typical thrum from the 3-cylinder 1.0-litre 12-valve petrol engine. Here, it develops 68bhp, which is plenty to whizz this car along very acceptably.  In this example, it’s twinned with the “2-Tronic” 5-speed automated manual gearbox.  These gearboxes are now commonplace, particularly in smaller cars.  They effectively provide an electrically driven automated clutch mechanism to the manual gearbox.  This means that there is the expected two-pedal motoring, and the expected Park/Reverse/Drive gearbox.  The Automated manual gearbox is particularly suited to smaller cars, as it is barely any physically bigger than a small manual box, only adds minimal additional weight, and can actually improve overall fuel consumption.  That’s all a win-win.  The downside is that this type of gearbox is not as smooth in operation as a more traditional fluid-drive fully automatic box, and the changes are relatively slow – in effect, the automation is having to lift off the acceleration, engage the clutch, change the gear, and re-apply the acceleration, just as you would have to in a manual car.  Changes therefore become smoother once you understand this and work with it, lifting off a little when you feel the car is ready to change gear.  It all works well, and unless you are planning on racing the car around (in which case, this probably isn’t the car for you in any case!), then it provides smooth, two-pedal motoring, with enhanced economy – which can’t be a bad thing!

Out on the road, the Peugeot behaves very well indeed.  It’s nippy and lively, and gets up to speed quickly, and maintains that speed without a problem on the open road.  There’s plenty of interior space, the seats are surprisingly comfortable, and there’s a good roster of equipment too – electric front windows, tinted glass, radio with CD-player and auxiliary media input jack, rear parking sensors, power steering, the built-in hands-free Bluetooth phone kit etc etc.  It also boasts plenty of safety features such as front and side airbags, ISOFIX rear seat mounts, ABS, Emergency Brake Assist, Cornering Stability Control, immobilizer and seat belt pre-tensioners…. It is a thoroughly modern city car. 

The 107 was originally introduced in 2005, with the production run going through to 2014, so this example dating from late 2011 is about two-thirds of the way through the lifecycle.  This is the 1.0-litre 5-door model, fitted with a 998cc 3-cylinder petrol engine, producing 68bhp and 93Nm torque, driving through the front wheels.  This gives it a reasonable 0-60mph time of 14.4 secs, and a top speed of 100mph (where legal, of course!), so it is perfectly happy either running around town or out on the open road or motorway.  It’s not going to set any roads alight, but equally you never feel like it is too slow.  It’s ultra-economical too, which is just as well in today’s climate – running on the petrol Euro Emissions 5 standard (so it is London ULEZ compliant), and returning figures of 51.4mpg urban, 68.9mpg extra urban and 61.4mpg on the combined test cycle!  Road tax is just £20 per year, and it also falls into a very low insurance group!

It’s finished in Carlinite Grey Metallic, set off by smart new wheeltrims.  This is a pretty sophisticated colour which suits the car well and makes it look more “grown up” than some of the colours available!  The tidying up of the bodywork means that there are no noticeable scratches, chips or trolley dents to worry about.  The interior is equally clean and tidy, and is fitted with good quality overmats throughout. 

The low mileage of just under 64,000 is warranted to be correct and is supported by the MoT history and low ownership.  The Experian data check confirms that the car has had three owners in total.  The first owner kept it from 2011 through to May 2015, when it changed hands with just over 20,000 miles on the clock.  The second owner (a lady in Cardiff) then kept the car for around 18-months, adding around 17000 miles more in that time. The third and last owner has owned the car since December 2016, and has taken it from 37,000 miles up to its current 64,000 miles.  It had a new MoT completed in September 2023, which noted a worn tyre; this has since been replaced. 

The 107 has also been fully valeted and Experian Data Checked (like HPI) and is clear (again, as you would expect).  The owner’s handbook and a substitute service book is present with the car, as are both keys.

The pictures illustrate how very bright and shiny and well presented the car is. 

Giving it an excellent rating of 4.0 stars out of five, Parker’s Car Guide praises its driving dynamics, its peppy but frugal engine and low running costs, and goes on to comment:-

For anyone looking to buy a city car, the Peugeot 107 is a must-consider car. Aside from its chipper looks, it’s good fun to drive, has nimble handling and good body control, all of which make it well able to cope with town driving conditions.
For those with kids, the five-door model is more practical thanks to easier access to the surprisingly roomy rear seats – getting in and out of the back of the three-door model is a struggle. The interior may be a little basic, especially compared with the likes of the Fiat 500, but what’s inside the 107 is well made and generally sturdy.  It also has twin front and side airbags to make it safe, while a CD stereo with iPod connector is a deliberate ploy to make the 107 appeal to younger drivers who also enjoy reasonable insurance rates with this Peugeot. Interior space is impressive, especially in the back where you normally expect corners to be cut, but four six-footers can travel without complaint. The rear windows do not roll down, but simply pop open a couple of inches to let a bit of air in – even in the five-door model.
The 1.0-litre petrol engine used in the Peugeot 107 is a characterful three-cylinder engine shared with the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo. It has a distinctive engine note that is pleasing to the ear, while its economy and low emissions appeal to the wallet. It is a very small car, so don’t expect to carry huge loads in the back of it, but the boot is okay for a few shopping bags. If you need to carry bigger items, then buy an Urban model as the rear seats split and fold for carrying larger items.
There’s plenty of painted metal visible within the cabin, but it helps to keep the cost down and doesn’t offend. The interior design is certainly distinctive, with unusual heater controls that glow orange at night, as well as a user-friendly stereo and a pod-style speedometer.  The main instruments are attached to the steering column and visible through the wheel.  Switches and instruments are of good quality and the prominent centre console with backlit heating and ventilation controls is attractive and stylish.
The 107’s small size and short overhangs mean it is incredibly stable and agile with little body roll but plenty of grip. Around town the light steering makes tight manoeuvres such as parallel parking simple while all round visibility is excellent. This also makes it great for darting in and out of busy traffic while it isn’t overawed on the motorway and will happily keep up with traffic. On more demanding roads the 107 still shines – the steering lacks a little feel but is responsive, and there’s a go-kart feel to the handling.
Ride quality is quite impressive for a small car, with the suspension coping particularly well with rough surfaces.  To further improve Peugeot 107 comfort levels, noise is well suppressed too, although you do get the typical three-cylinder growl when working the engine hard – but it sounds quite sporty, rather than coarse.
The 2-Tronic five-speed semi-auto can be used as a standard automatic transmission in Easy mode where it does all the work for you. It also behaves like a normal auto ’box by allowing the car to edge forward when the driver takes his foot off the brake, which helps with smooth driving in town.  Switch to the manual mode and the driver dictates gear changes by moving the lever back for upshifts and forwards to change down.
Peugeot 107 running costs are low. Whether buying new or second hand, the 107 is good value for money and it’s cheap to run. The three-cylinder engine is capable of more than 60mpg, servicing is well priced and insurance is group 3 for all models. Low emissions mean road tax is cheap too. The Peugeot 107 was part of a project co-developed by Toyota, and this helped deliver improved build quality. Peugeot 107 reliability is pretty good on the whole and this is a simple car so there isn’t lots of complex technology that can go wrong”.

Out on the road, the 107 feels capable beyond its size and motoring segment.  It is comfortable and assured, accelerating with confidence, handling well and cruising smoothly too.  It might not be going to set the road alight – but it does everything that it sets out to do, and does it well.  It’s got plenty of equipment too – and this car clearly benefits from the assurance of the low mileage, fresh service, recent MoT, excellent condition and full valet.  All of those benefits also come before you consider the outstanding economy figures.

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a comprehensive WarrantyWise Bronze vehicle warranty.  This provides cover for 100% of the repair cost on all major components, up a claim limit of £1000 per claim, with a labour rate of £75 per hour.  This cover costs £179 for 6-months, £239 for a year or £439 for 24-months.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features
> Finished in Carlinite Grey Metallic paintwork, with dualtone grey and charcoal cloth interior trim
> 998cc 3-cylinder 12-valve fuel-injection petrol engine, producing 68 bhp and 93Nm torque
> 5-speed automated manual gearbox, with manual override facility
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Peugeot RDS Radio with single CD-player, auxiliary input socket, and roof-mounted aerial
> 14” steel wheels with full-face wheeltrims
> Electric front windows
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
> Parrot after-market integrated Bluetooth handsfree phone kit
> Remote control central locking (one remote key, one non-remote spare)
> Tinted windows
> Manually internally adjustable door mirrors
> Two rear seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts, head restraints and with ISOFIX seat mountings
> 50/50 split folding rear seat
> Height adjustable steering wheel
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, and side seat airbags
> Rear fog lamp
> Intermittent wipers
> Rear wash/wipe system
> 12v charging point
> Tailored front and rear floormats

History and Documentation
> The current mileage is showing as 63,780 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The 107 comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 2nd September 2011.  That first owner kept the car through until May 2015, and the second keeper kept it until December 2016.  The third lady owner has kept the Peugeot since then, so there are three previous keepers.   
> The current MoT expires 22nd September 2024.  It was issued 23rd September 2023 at 63,756 miles.  This MoT had an advisory for wear to a nearside front tyre – this has since been fixed.  An MoT history check shows:-
09/09/2014      18,585 miles
14/04/2015      20,486 miles
31/03/2016      28,472 miles
20/12/2016      36,758 miles
16/11/2017      42,302 miles
05/11/2018      48,906 miles
14/11/2019      53,829 miles
09/11/2020      56,589 miles
15/11/2021      59,169 miles
15/11/2022      62,364 miles
23/09/2023      63,756 miles
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> Unfortunately, the car’s original service record has been lost.  My mechanics have completed a thorough service and a mechanical check, and so a substitute service book has been provided showing that service at 63,760 miles
> The owners handbook and book pack are present.

Bodywork and Interior Condition
> As detailed above, the car has benefitted from a lower-half respray, and so now the bodywork is almost immaculate, with no stone chips or trolley dents
> The interior is also very good throughout, complete with new floormats throughout
> There are a couple of very minor cigarette marks to the driver’s seat, but nothing of real significance
> I’m not sure if these cars were originally all supplied with a rear parcel shelf, or if it was an option – but there is not one currently with the car.  You can get replacements pretty easily on eBay if you would prefer to have one
> There is some unusual wear to the hazard warning switch – but it works as it should.  A garage sales sticker has previously been removed from the back window which may have damaged same of the heating elements – the car hasn’t been parked outside in the cold for me to check this!

Mechanical Condition and Wheels/Tyres

> The car has covered just under 64,000 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect.  The three-cylinder engine has a characteristic thrummy sound, but in the Peugeot it sounds sporty and fun!
 > All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should.
> The road wheel trims are new, and so there are no marks to them either.
> The tyres are all 155/65 x 14s.  The front are a matched pair of Hankook Kinergy tyres, with around 5mm to 6mm of tread; one rear is another Hankook Kinergy with 6-7mm of tread and the other is a new budget tyre with 7mm of tread. The spare is a full size steel spare wheel, with another budget tyre with between 4mm-5mm tread.
> The tools, jack and wheelbrace are all present

All in all – this is a great opportunity to acquire an immaculate condition small modern hatchback.  With its very low mileage, the car looks very smart throughout and drives as well as it looks!  The 107 is acknowledged to be one of the very best small cars available on the market, combining excellent build quality and driving dynamics.  When you add in this example’s new service, long MoT, thorough valet, low ownership, good equipment levels, 5-door versatility and peppy, responsive 1.0 engine, together with excellent driving dynamic, outstanding fuel economy and that all-important automatic gearbox and it’s hard to think of a reason not to buy it!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.