Peugeot 107 1.0 2G-Tronic Review: New Pug on the Block (II)

Peugeot 107 1.0 2G-Tronic Review: New Pug on the Block (II)

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
14 Jun 2007

The 2-tronic automatic transmission ensures that the driver gets the best of both (transmission) worlds. While there’s no denying that buyers of this segment will prefer to leave it to run on it’s own, it’s assuring enough to know that when the urge comes, the manual mode doesn’t disappoint.

It does however, need some getting used to, as any miscues will result in rude jerks.

Driven on the expressway, one won’t be able to ignore the fact that the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) level needs some improvement. Wind noise creeps in as early as 90km/h, and that might be a little uncomfortable especially when you’re driving, say, from Pasir Ris to Tuas.

Road noise also makes its presence obvious, but I’m sure some aftermarket sound dampening will do the trick.

Handling wise, the 107 has one of the best trick up its sleeve - it can handle itself well when shown bends and winding roads. Despite its height, the bodyroll doesn’t really get to you, and understeer is kept at a minimum.

Even the feedback to the steering wheel provides much confidence. These are some points that its Asian competitors will find it hard to keep up with.

Looking at the price, a potential buyer will question whether it’s really justifiable, forking out that extra amount in monthly instalment over the competitors.

Again, to be honest, I’ll say “why not?”. Firstly, you’ll be guaranteed an impeccable mini with robust build and quality fit and finishing. Secondly, you’re driving a lifestyle accessory, rather than “a-small-box-on-wheels”.

In a nutshell

The 107 is the perfect choice if you’re the individual who’s not into the mainstream, and want to stand out from the boring rest. Enough said!

Credits: Text and Photos by Azfar Hashim

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