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very cool car. PGT's fortunes are riding a lot on this car. Its Euro,without being uptight German. And its quality looks better than older PGTs.

I love the face of this car, very distinctive. And the stance is very sporty and aggressive.

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this car is WAY cooler than any new VW's. i would even consider this over an A3.

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Those gross plastic braces plastered across this car's HUGE mouth is enough for me to never buy it in any marketplace.

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Open wide, here come the bugs!!!

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MMMM yummy! That car's got a big enough mouth (err "grille") to swallow any of its competition whole!

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Awful goofy-looking small car.

Awkward emblem is luxury-car gigantic.

I never thought toyota would be one-upped as far as getting the headlights as close to the A-pillar as possible, but here it is, unfortunately.

4-dr seems to be designed around a mandate to use the 2-dr roof stamping; most in the small car segment tend to try & maximize interior room instead of arbitrarily compromising it.

If it wasn't for the stylistic goofiness of it, it would quickly get lost in the roiling sea of compacts. As that is, I don't see 'weirdness' garnering much marketshare from the established models.

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The 206 it succeeds is an established model, one of Europe's most popular. This new larger 207 should be a real compact, like the Fiat Grande Punto and Renault Clio a much bigger car. Toyota's new Yaris (barely in the B-segment) once again manages to be a generation behind. These new Europeans make buying a more expensive Corolla hatch a really dumb idea.

Car    Wheelbase Length  Width Height
Yaris    96.9    150.0   66.7  60.0
Clio    101.4    156.9   67.2  58.8
Rio      98.4    157.1   66.7  57.9
Punto    98.8    158.7   66.4  58.7
207     100.0    158.7   67.7  58.0

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OG- I can relate: Dad had a commuter Dodge Colt years ago that was the same size (156"). I would never drive a deathtrap so tiny unless I was maybe in Wyoming.

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As a rule, I prefer European cars to Asian cars, for their brave, interesting style. This Pug is no exception.

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The 206 it succeeds is an established model, one of Europe's most popular. This new larger 207 should be a real compact, like the Fiat Grande Punto and Renault Clio a much bigger car. Toyota's new Yaris (barely in the B-segment) once again manages to be a generation behind. These new Europeans make buying a more expensive Corolla hatch a really dumb idea.

Car    Wheelbase Length  Width Height
Yaris    96.9    150.0   66.7  60.0
Clio    101.4    156.9   67.2  58.8
Rio      98.4    157.1   66.7  57.9
Punto    98.8    158.7   66.4  58.7
207     100.0    158.7   67.7  58.0

All those cars have comparable interior space. The Yaris is shorter because of the front and a smaller length of the trunk. The rear seats can be pushed forwards to compensate for that.

The Euro Corolla competes with the Peugeot 307, Renault Megane and Fiat Bravo if we keep it to the brands you mention. It also has one of the smallest trunks, but is just as large in the cabin as the others. The only 'dumb' thing about buying it is that a new generation is on its way.

(Kia is rarely compared to these because it is a discount brand like Chevrolet in Europe)

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The Yaris is smaller internally as well, believe me. You can't cut 3-4" from the wheelbase and not lose some interior room, no matter how much smaller you make front and rear overhangs. The impression of size matters as well and these new European cars are 7-9" longer than the Yaris, and that really is a different size class. Along with the Suzuki Swift the Yaris occupies a definite niche in the European market, and the European makes are all keeping their smaller previous-gen models in production alongside their larger successors.

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That grill is ridiculous. Everything else looks great though. Most subcompacts look like absolute crap when they don't need to. Could be a real winner in the States if it was sold here.

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Why is it that subcompacts are getting inflated? I mean like, they're becoming not-so-attractive compacts in the vein of Toyota Yaris and Nissan Versa (and even Chevy Aveo, as much as I like it). If these companies think most of their business will come from youth, they'd better think again. I mean, yeah subcompact exterior dimensions and a compact class interior (sadly, the smaller and IMO better Aveo has more room than the Cobalt)-great idea, but the compacts are getting a little oversized too without gaining interior room (Honda Civic, Chevy Cobalt).

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The Yaris is smaller internally as well, believe me. You can't cut 3-4" from the wheelbase and not lose some interior room, no matter how much smaller you make front and rear overhangs. The impression of size matters as well and these new European cars are 7-9" longer than the Yaris, and that really is a different size class. Along with the Suzuki Swift the Yaris occupies a definite niche in the European market, and the European makes are all keeping their smaller previous-gen models in production alongside their larger successors.

The Yaris is not smaller internally, believe me! I have been in most of these cars.

The "A-segment" city car from Toyota is named Aygo. The Yaris is one of the smaller superminis, but it is still a supermini, or "B-segment" as you like.

Would you also classify Peugeot 1007 in the "A-segment"?

Try to go from a Yaris to a Hyundai Accent - the Yaris's interior actually feels larger although the Accent is clasified as a small family car (C-segment)!

Funny how I forgot about the Fiat Stilo. That car has sold so poorly that I hardly ever see it.

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Definitely interesting. Peugeot's new front design language reminds me of the 1998-2003(?) Chrysler Concorde. I like the 207, but, I guess I prefer the larger 407.

Chrysler Concorde

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Peugeot 407

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Chrysler styling often seems imitated, at least to me.

Massive grille? Yeah, we've those too:

Chrysler LHS

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Audi A6

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Know what this means, don't you? The next or next-after-next generation of competitors' vehicles will probably bear more than a passing resemblance to Chrysler's current and coming stable of vehicles.

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