Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Peugeot offers a limited range of seat and steering adjustment but it's easy to get comfortable. There's plenty of painted metal visible within the cabin, but it helps to keep the cost down and doesn't offend. The interior design is certainly distinctive, with unusual heater controls that glow orange at night, as well as a user-friendly stereo and a pod-style speedometer.

Steering adjusts for height, but not for reach, although it will not pose major problems for most people. The main instruments are attached to the steering column and visible through the wheel.

Switches and instruments are of good quality and the prominent centre console with backlit heating and ventilation controls is attractive and stylish. Steering adjusts for height, but not for reach, although it will not pose major problems for most people. The main instruments are attached to the steering column and visible through the wheel. Switches and instruments are of good quality and the prominent centre console with backlit heating and ventilation controls is attractive and stylish.

Ride quality is quite impressive for a small car, with the suspension coping particularly well with rough surfaces.

To further improve Peugeot 107 comfort levels noise is well suppressed too, although you do get the typical three-cylinder growl when working the engine hard - but it sounds quite sporty, rather than coarse.

Interior space is impressive, especially in the back where you normally expect corners to be cut, but four six-footers can travel without complaint. The rear windows do not roll down, but simply pop open a couple of inches to let a bit of air in - even in the five-door model.