Peugeot 207 Envy
Other car brands look at the Peugeot 207 Envy and feel exactly that. It’s a great family sized hatchback, available in 3 or 5 door versions, that really does push the envelope and delivers a typically French approach to small car motoring. Packed full of kit, this mid level trim offers a lot of bang for your buck, and there’s just plenty to like about it. From the interesting designs to the great driving experience, impressive safety and reliability scores, and even the overall practicality, you’d be mad to overlook it. The 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines ensure there’s some zip but no lack of fuel economy.
Absolutely a good looking car, the Peugeot 207 Envy features some bonkers designs, but seems to pull them off wonderfully. It makes a big statement, which is only to be expected, but overall it’s classy and well thought out. The nicely designed cabin is comfy and holds up well to daily grind, but space in the back is enough for kids. In terms of equipment, you’ll find air con, alloy wheels, cloth seats, all round airbags, electric windows and mirrors, remote locking, a good sound system, plus a 270 litre boot. Take it on the road and you’ll note the responsive steering, nice balance, ‘can do’ attitude and sporty feel. It does everything you’d want on any type of road, and costs £7,000 used.