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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:55 am 

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:02 pm
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Drives: 2007 107 Urban 5dr
Just my thoughts on the two above cars!

We've got a 2007 107 1.0 Urban 5dr with 80k and had it since 2009 and 20k, it's been a good little car and still soldiers on, albeit using more fuel and oil these days than it used to.

My cousin got a new 2015 C1 1.0 Flair 5dr Start/Stop and i had a drive of it recently.

I was expecting them to be very similar with sharing the same engine, most of the underneath etc - the differences were quite surprising.

Overall i was really impressed!

(all bits below compared to the 107)

The C1 was:

Quicker (didn't expect this as i understand the new model is slightly heavier with longer gearing - but it was a lot more lively)
Quieter (expected this and sure enough, it was)
More modern inside this one was high spec with touch screen, parking camera, cruise control etc.
MUCH better boot access due to the shelf moving up with the hatch (and a bigger boot, too)

I think the biggest difference was how much more smooth and soft the ride was compared to the 107 (which i think is a bit harsh)

BUT! This softer ride did make the car roll about more, the 107 is more 'go kart' in it's handling and ride, more fun if you are in the mood.

However, i was well impressed with the C1, moved the game on in lots of ways. I also really liked the rorty noise from the engine under load (which is there in the 107 too but to a lesser extent)

Less good points:

The front seats are more 'shaped' and feel more substatial - BUT - i noticed that they are actually 'thicker' and the rear seats seem to have less legroom as a result. Bit of a backward step there IMO as the front and rear space is a really impressive bit of the 107.

Car had the same 'vague clutch bite' as the 107. I've driven various 107s/c1s etc (work in motor trade) and find they all tend to suffer from this, and the related clutch issues etc.

But overall i was well impressed! I thought the car might be ...say....10-15% 'better' but i'd say it felt 25% better in the good ways mentioned above.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:42 pm 
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Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:02 pm
Posts: 279
Drives: PEUGEOT 107
Yep, agree with you, we have a 2008 107 and my sister just bought a 108 (1.0) 3 door and as you say surprising how much improved drive it is.

Lucky for me, I was able to drive the 108 for a few weeks, while my sister sold her old car and when I then drove our 107, I thought I had a flat tyre or something, cos the drive and steering felt so different. Also, the gearing is alot different, that annoying shift light aside, it does drive smoother on the road.

As you say, the interior is a big improvement, nice to have sensible leccy windows now and a passenger door switch, its the little things!, oh and seats that remember their position when you get in and out the back.

Ours is only an Active, but you get quite a decent bit of kit, it surprising what you get now on the 2nd tier 108 compared to our 107 Urban, which was 2nd tier back in the day, so the game has moved on. The only sad news is my sister now has the 108 all to herself, so will only get the occasional drive now, if she will let me.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:48 am 
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I changed from a 107 to 108 a few months ago. I love it,but do sometimes miss the 107's "go cart" personality. Agree to the shift light. It talks rubbish. Often telling me to change down at times which I think the motor wouldn't thank me for!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:19 am 
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Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 4:19 pm
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Drives: 2006 C1
The C3 my GF drives is the same, when she got it l put a piece of black sticky tape over it.
Mainly because she was driving to it, the engine was struggling up hills. She took it of. But after 5 years she has learned to belt it, well just a little :-)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:54 pm 

Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:05 pm
Posts: 37
Drives: C1 2015
Yes, the new model is brilliant, the steering wheel controls are a big plus for me too

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:13 pm 
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Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:48 pm
Posts: 10
Drives: 2006 Peugeot 107
hi all,
was wondering if the new version rear seats are the same shape/fitting as the old ones? ie. if you bought a full set of seats from a new car could they go in an older version?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:35 pm 

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:44 pm
Posts: 74
Location: Turku, Finland
Drives: -10 Peugeot 107
I tried new 2015 aygo with roof window. In rear seat head hit roof even I am not that tall by 170cm which is 5.578 feet. More space on my current 2010 make 107.

Drives also with 2001 make Renault Grand Espace 3 2.0 16v 351 000 km (218 000 miles).

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:31 pm
Posts: 4445
Location: Motherwell
Drives: Citroën C1
I would really like a try at one of these new Triplets, Not yet had the chance to drive or work on one thus far, would be keen to get to know them better

John - Mechanical Guru :ugeek:
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Citroën C1 and Honda Civic Type-S GT

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