Reliable Peugeot 207 is top of the class
Published 03/04/2011 | 05:00
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 six per cent repair rate in an average year. That compares well with the runner-up, the Fiat Panda, which had a 14 per cent rate.
Two other Peugeot models also took places in the survey; the 206 CC in third and the 107 at ninth.
Peugeot's Managing Director in Ireland, George Harbourne, said: "The Peugeot 207's incredibly low incidence rate of just six per cent is excellent and is certainly a match for the most reliable vehicles. Three cars in the top 10 is an impressive showing for Peugeot. We are enormously pleased with this testament to Peugeot's quality."
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. Peugeot is offering up to €3,680 scrappage on new Peugeot 207s. A special edition 207 Envy 1.4 petrol is available at a retail price of €17,060 or a scrappage price of €13,380 plus delivery. Qualifying for €156 road tax, standard equipment includes air conditioning, alloy wheels, front fog lamps, six airbags, Bluetooth and a leather steering wheel.
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