Popular Peugeot 207 tops European survey

Peugeot’s popular 207 has been declared most reliable car made by a European Car Company, following a survey of more than 20,000 drivers.

Peugeot’s popular 207 has been declared most reliable car made by a European Car Company, following a survey of more than 20,000 drivers.

The Warranty Direct survey in the UK reveals that the enormous popularity of Peugeot’s top-selling supermini is down to more than its good looks, economy, practicality and fun-to-drive nature. It also displays exemplary dependability, with owners experiencing just a 6% repair rate in an average year. That compares particularly well with the runner up, the Fiat Panda, which showed a 14% rate.

The 207’s victory was not a solo effort either. Two other Peugeot models took their place in the survey’s top ten most reliable European cars; the 206 CC in 3rd and the 107 at 9th.

Peugeot’s Managing Director in Ireland, George Harbourne, said: “The Peugeot 207’s incredibly low incidence rate of just 6% is excellent and is certainly a match for the most reliable vehicles. Three cars in the top ten is an impressive showing for Peugeot. We are enormously pleased with this testament to Peugeot’s quality.”

To measure a car’s overall reliability and running costs, Warranty Direct’s Reliability Index reviews rates of failure, average mileage, age and repair cost to calculate its rating. The company analysed live policies on three to seven year old cars made by European manufacturers and compared claims for repairs.

The Peugeot 207 petrol and diesel range retails in Ireland from €15,675 plus delivery related charges. Peugeot is currently offering up to €3,680 scrappage on new Peugeot 207 models. A special edition 207 Envy 1.4 petrol is now available at a retail price of €17,060 or at a scrappage price of €13,380 plus delivery. Qualifying for €156 road tax, standard equipment includes air conditioning, alloy wheels, front fog lamps, 6 airbags, Bluetooth and a leather steering wheel.