What's the used Peugeot 108 hatchback like?
City cars need to be small for ease of parking, cheap to run and (increasingly important these days) able to connect to your smartphone. The Peugeot 108 is certainly dinky enough, its tiny petrol engines sip fuel, and you can even connect your mobile to the 7.0in touchscreen you get in some models.
Space in the front is fine, and you get some door pockets to store water bottles, plus some large cupholders and space for phones just ahead of the gear lever. Access to the rear is awkward, though – even in the five-door – because of the small opening, and rear legroom is tight for most adults.
The boot is on the small side and is easily dwarfed by the ones you'll find in the Up and i10. You can at least get a full-size spare wheel beneath the boot floor, which is a good feature for this size of car.
The base spec Access is a little spartan, but mid-range Active comes with all the equipment you’ll need, such as air-conditioning, a 7.0in colour touchscreen, DAB radio, Bluetooth and driver’s seat height adjustment.
During the 108's lifetime, Active became (and currently is) the entry-level trim. Allure is the mid-range option and the Collection version is at the top of the range.
Allure gets keyless entry, a reversing camera and electric door mirrors that are heated. Collection adds automatic air conditioning, standard diamond white paint and other items.
If you’d like to enjoy a bit of open-top motoring, there’s a Top! 108 that has a retractable electric canvas roof instead of the standard roof panel. It suffers from quite a bit of buffeting once you're up to speed with the roof open, and you’ll need to close it if you want to talk to your passengers.
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