Peugeot 207 CC Review

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Peugeot 207 CC Review

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Inside the Peugeot 207 CC, the fascia is much the same as the previous model except that there is now an extra oddments box.

Inside the Peugeot 207 CC, the fascia is much the same as the previous model except that there is now an extra oddments box. This has been made possible thanks to revisions to the automatic air conditioning and heating controls to make them more ergonomic. Air conditioning in an open-top car may seem like a pointless exercise - it only takes 25 seconds to lower the roof and benefit from as much air as you can handle. But of course the summer weather isn't guaranteed to be fine and that is when the AC comes in handy.

The centre stack also houses the MP3 compatible radio/CD player with Bluetooth and there are USB and AUX ports for external devices. Above, a chrome surrounded nacelle is home to the Peugeot Connect Navigation (RNEG). This is an extra costing £690 but does include a 3-tuner audio system and European mapping stored on an SD card, meaning that CDs can be played at the same time. The Peugeot 207 CC's new navigation system with its 7-inch colour screen is a great improvement on the old one which was so annoying it was easier to resort to the old way - a map book.

Also new to the latest Peugeot 207 CC, are the one-touch indicators; a slight push on the stalk activates the direction signals for three flashes, while a firmer push keeps them on until cancelled or the turn is completed. It is not new technology but helpful nonetheless. The same could be said of the one-touch windows; they used to be just one-touch opening but now it is just as easy to close them.

The front seats are well bolstered as befits sports seats and both the front passenger and driver benefit from manual height adjustment and tilt-adjustable headrests. The steering column is adjustable for rake and reach and, unless lowered to the extreme, doesn't obscure the white-faced dials in the instrument nacelle.

There is plenty of legroom for those in the front but unfortunately the same cannot be said of the Peugeot 207 CC's rear two seats, which are only suitable for small children, even with a short person in front. When the roof is folded away into the boot, the chrome roll hoops are revealed. These pop up in the event of an accident to protect the rear passengers and benefit the front occupants, too and contribute to the Peugeot 207 CC gaining an overall 5-star rating in the EuroNCAP tests. Another factor is the driver's knee airbag, an element that is becoming more and more a standard fitment, along with the usual front and side airbags.

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Peugeot 207 CC Road Test Data
Model ReviewedPeugeot 207 CC GT
  
Body TypeConvertible
ColourAluminium
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.6 seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban29.4 mpg
Extra Urban48.7 mpg
Combined39.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP Rating5 Star
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 20/08/09)£19,045

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