>get my license
>buy first car
>people tell me its a girls car
what defines a girls car?
It's ok anon, join girl car anonymous and you'll do fine :)
Just shoot yourself in the dick why don't you? The 107 is possibly the worst car made in the last 10 years, it's awful in every measurable way except fuel economy.
Red, yellow, bright green or any other striking color
Really, it's just another dick issue argument same with lifted trucks.
Then again, you really shouldn't care what others think of your car, it's you car not theirs.
>expecting fun and power from a economical city car
You're a special breed of retards aren't you? There are more ''powerful'' and ''fun'' ranges, 107 is built for muh taxes and muh fuel consumption.
>I share air with these people
>but it was built to be shit!
Doesn't excuse it being shit, it even sucks at being an economical city car. A Fiat Panda shits all over it for the same price, getting better economy, more power and more space in a package barely 10cm longer.
The 107 is measurably shit in every single way, and anyone defending it has no clue what a good car is
I know, but most of 1.0 litre cars are super boring and slow. Newest gen Twingo is an exception, there are a few fun tiny cars but most of them are city tin cans.
Don't expect much from French and I wasn't defending 107, anyone in general who buys a Peugeot has no idea about cars and how unreliable they are. Granted, there were some fun shitboxes such as 106.
Peugeot have made some awesome hot hatches and rally cars, but the 107 came out during a period when they did make nothing but boring shit.
At least they're making fun things again, with the 208 GTI, and their cars are pretty as well (508 and 308).
I thought 107s were supposed to be pretty alright for the class. Nothing special, but perfectly fine; vaguely satisfying to chuck around, as a lot of these tiny basic little things are.
You want a really shitty city car try the Mk2 Ford Ka, the Suzuki Alto or the Mitsubishi Mirage.
106 was great because depsite being a tiny economy car, there was steering feedback and it handled quite well. They also went to extreme lengths to reduce weight (such as 0.4mm thick door panels and no AC in any market) bringing it down to 700kg.
700kg + 60hp = lots of fun.
The 107 is awful in comparison. It's got the same power, but it's over 1000KG in nearly any configuration, the steering is hydroelectric which means you can't feel anything and the chassis is designed to be "safe" and "tame" so it punishes you for going fast. It's like 106 built by accountants and worried mothers instead of engineers.
I really like the look of the 208, and I'm happy to see Peugeot getting out their slump
They're pretty much worst in class. Ford Kas are just as bad if not a little worse, Altos can be pretty fun and I can't comment on a Mirage as I've never driven one.
107 is like 800 and something kg, what in the fuck are you smoking. And no way 106 was 700kg, I'm not defending that piece of shit 106 but you're blowing things out of proportions.
Park it like a man. Squeze this box into spots that noone else can access and you'll get your glory and respect.
t.twingo. There is always that half of a parking spot because some bitch can't par properly, and that half of a spot is mine full spot. Murricans won't understand
You could have gotten yourself much more car if you bought used.
I don't really understand buying new when you're buying an econbox. It's still a cheap shitbox. You just wasted money for nothing.
No need to get so hostile, friend. If your European country is anything like my European country, only rich people get first cars that aren't effeminate little hatchbacks because the insurance sytem is engineered to make sure you can't have anything fun until you're in your 20s.
106 was 760KG in it's lightest form, 910KG at it's heaviest. 107 890kg in it's lightest, 980kg with the diesel (which has even less power) and even with the petrol tops out at 70hp, while the 106 had a 105hp engine in a 910KG bodyshell
>piece of shit 106
you just gone full retard
107 is a very good little card, and an excellent first car choice.
One day drive something sporty and with more than 200 hp (or kW in your case) and you will see why small cars with small engines are a bit effeminate. But there is nothing wrong with good cheap reliable transportation.
107 goddamnit. I'm tired.
Is this now the Peugeot racecar thread?
My mate had one for about 6 weeks before he traded it for a 206. It's apparantly miserable to commute in. I've only had a go in a couple parking lots, but I didn't enjoy it
You've got the base numbers backwards there mate, and you're forgetting the GTi has nearly double the power of the 107 (110hp vs 70)
the quote the official weight numbers you tard
maybe the 90mpg is a misprint or is the official number
those weights are quoted everywhere.
if you have a source saying different post it or just accept you're just a clueless tard and fuck off
watch out for rust
underbelly is totally unprotected
yeah, you should've bought late 1st gen 75hp twingo loaded with options
>buy the probably "cutest" car ever
>don't give a shit about what others think
>add performance mods that a woman wouldn't add anyway
>have fun on kart tracks
>106 GTi 925KG
>Base 106 762KG
>107 petrol 790KG
I'll admit I overstated the wieght of the 107 (from memory) but the 106 is lighter, has more power and gets nearly the same MPG. It's a better car, unless you consider safety your primary condition for buying a car in which case you're in the wrong place.
>Grande Punto 5 door
In that case it comes down to the engine. The 3 door is less girly, and the second gen and earlier puntos even less so.
I always thought the Grande looked like a confused fish
it's one of those shitboxes that are just absolutely neutral shitboxes.
in your color it looks like a car for a male university student and if it was red or pink it was a woman car.
Fucking monkeys getting to good engines and we're stuck with excellent em pee gees.
I miss my punto, my current Saab is insanely heavy on fuel (9-5 Aero) Might get another 106 at some point if I can track down a Rallye that isn't ruined. I used to have a diesel one that was fun if anemic
I'm getting about 18mpg (~16L/100KM) and as a pizza boy it's costing me ~£50 a week in petrol
That must have been like a funeral, when I sent my 106 to the scrappy I was depressed for like a week. A GTi would have crushed my soul
The only time a car turns into a "girl's car" is when you're so insecure about your own masculinity you feel the need to somehow prove it by buying a vulgar and brash bazillion hp idiocy you can't even use on normal roads.
Your car is fine anon. I mean, it's shit, but it's fine.
And Peugeots are fucking beautiful.
It was a really fun little car, he actually de-riced it when he bought it and kept the actual performance mods. It was really sad to se it go.
He bought a bright yellow, fully-stickered Clio RS Cup to replace it though, so that is a pretty damn worthy successor.
It's great fun, the interior is plastic shit but that engine and chassis is all you pay for, really.
We basically describe the differences between the 106 GTi and Clio RS Cup as "the 106 is seriously fun, the Clio is seriously fast".
>what defines a girls car?
Whether you pay attention to that kind of remarks.
I've never been a huge fan of Clios but the RS always peaked my attention. Good to hear it's not all fancy decals and noise.
My mate has a 04 Clio with the 1.2 engine. If you rev to 6000rpm it sprays a geyser of oil 3 feet in the air from the filler cap. Nice trick, but probably not the healthiest engine ever.
Typical "girls car" Fiat 500 and MINI (the new ones of course, not the originals) every fucking time I see one of those there are driven by blonde haired 40 y.o. bitches stuck with their phones...
you know how girls dawwww over kittens and puppy's
best you get is aggy try hard pappy like a baby bulldog
what about pop emo and easy ?
also would you buy a Punto Abarth HGT 2000 for 3200 usd with 171,004 km on the clock ?
I'm only mildly interested in the punto on the basis that it exists and can be bought
Those are equipment trim levels, basically. Being the Lounge one the top trim.
>also would you buy a Punto Abarth HGT 2000 for 3200 usd with 171,004 km on the clock ?
Seems a bit high on the mileage, it would depend if it was well maintained, I guess. But eh, I would.
Depends what car prices generally are like in where you are. In my country you could get a fairly tidy Clio 182 for that money, which is a much better-regarded car. Perhaps the Punto is a better-value choice where you are, though.
Of course, if you're dead set on Fiats in particular, it's more a matter of what having the right badge is worth to you.
It still looks quite good, but apparently doesn't drive half as its predecessor.
This just coming from reviews I've read, mark you. There's a part of me that really wants to launch a campaign of driving all those cars that the press have called shit in recent years just to see if I agree.
Only car I've driven that really falls into that category so far is the last gen Vauxhall Corsa. And holy shit, the reviews were right about that soul-sapping lump of excrement.
Yeah, it was a sad time for the brand. Of course, they regained their coupe form later on.
Such a shame there won't be a successor for these things.
I had to drive a 3cyl Corsa for about a week (courtesy car from mechanic) and it's fucking atrotious
Shakes like a heroin addict on withdrawal, takes literally 15 seconds to get to 60, interior was made of the cheapest plastic I've ever seen and the seat had two settings, bolt upright or so far back I can't see the road.
Literally the worst car I've ever driven.
I've never understood why people buy cars like that. I'm being serious, can someone explain what could possibly be the reasoning behind buying a Peugeot 107 or something similar? I understand why a girl would drive that, but a straight man?
Yeah, the RCZ is pretty nice.
I'm really into the 308 wagon too.
Ayy, I get told my car is cute.
I don't give a fuck if it doesn't have an angry face, I'm 6'2", lift weights and have an ugly mug. My manlet friends have Silvia's and Evos, and if they give me shit I say their cars are ugly, makes em mad af.
>dirt cheap to run and buy
>small footprint so you can squeeze through city streets and into tight parking spaces
>doesn't matter if it gets fucked up
Small, cute, emphasis on 'handling' rather than acceleration, light controls, spacious interior.
The most fun I've had in a car is throwing around my mother's girly fiesta. Ignore them.
>a new car is more expensive than a 20-year old shitbox
this is literally about the cheapest new car you can buy or lease
You don't have to be /o/ to have common sense
>hurr durr I'm a poor student so I need a small economic car
>should I buy a 500 euro car or a 6000 euro car that is actually a worse driving experience?
Just fuck my shit up desu
Lmaooo i worked at chipotle with a kid who thought his car needed premium because he had a cai and exhaust with no tune. Sparkle metallic blue eg sedan with nfsu1 vinyl all over the doors.
most non-car people view a car simply as an appliance
you wouldn't buy a used washing machine even if it was significantly cheaper and required only basic maintenance to be as reliable as a new machine
this type of car is also typically sold with finance packages that bundle in insurance, so it's appealing to normies who don't care about cars and want a single cheap monthly payment
please cry more about your civic tho bro
>Obsessed with height... Do you have some kind of mental disorder?
Yeah, I'm from /fit/.
I just thought it was funny how you made such huge assumptions from a picture of my car, and my bants with me lads. It gave the distinct impression of a /r9k/ baww post.
A girl's car ?
It is just another euro-trash FWD shitbox with 3 cylinders.
It also has a retarded "toy car for babies" look.
A girl car is something more like '05 Minis or '08 Fiat 500.
But yeah, your car is not particularly interesting.
>Called hyper defensive in the same line, because they are too chickenshit to commit to a line of argument
If I can't defend myself without being called out as defensive, why on earth would I not take a guess as to why he's mad, and rub it in?
>Non aggressive/soft lights
>Lack of edges/acute angles
I would spend some time explaining exactly what the word "inherent means" and why trying to apply it to femininity qua cars could never possibly make any sort of sense.
But I have better things to do with my time.
The French are pussies.
Girls have pussies.
Therefore French cars are for girls.
Basically if it doesn't look angry as shit with sharp edges everywhere it'll get called a girls car. But then people say the f150 is a girls car so imo who the fuck cares? Tell them to fuck off its no ones business but yours what you drive, stop caring so much about what others think