Peugeot 207 CC GT THP 156 Review & Road Test (2010) Part 3Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700
The Peugeot 207 CC Review Final Part
Apart from it’s lack of room in the back, this particular 207 CC delivers more than you expect. It delivers some decent leather upholstery, SatNav and climate control. It all adds up to a bit over £20k, which is quite a lot for a supermini, even one with a clever, fully automatic folding tin-top.
But it also offers a decent drive, handling which is the right side of average and performance which makes this 207 CC quite a lot of fun, even in the drop-top-trance zone. Over the course of this week I drove hundreds of miles with the top up and the top down.
The 207 CC was sharper with the top up and I found myself making quicker progress. But not consciously. The well insulated cabin with the top up – and the loss of any real flexing – just made it more comfortable to push harder. The handling of the 207 CC isn’t cutting edge, but it’s more than competent and you have to remember what good value this car is.
Yes, the car we have here costs the wrong side of £20k, but you get the same underpinnings – just with a less appealing engine and fewer goodies – from just a little over £16k. Which is really rather good for a car that offers most of the best of both worlds – coupe and convertible.
Yes, it’s a bit girly. Actually, it’s very girly. But it’s cute, well priced, fun-ish to drive and will hold on to a decent chunk of its value when you come to sell. If you accept the 207 CC for what it is, instead of picking holes that the 207 CC’s demographic doesn’t care about, it’s actually a great little car. It does exactly what it says on the tin (top). You can’t ask more than that.
I’m now expecting the leaden skies to lift and the thermometer to rise. It’s time for the cute little 207 CC to go back to Peugeot. And as next week we have a Range Rover in, the sun will shine and the rain clouds will disappear.
C’est la Vie.
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