What used Peugeot 2008 estate will I get for my budget?
An early, 2013 car can set you back as little as £4000, but amount is likely to buy you an example with either huge mileage or an underpowered engine. We’d suggest that you spend between £5500-£6000 for a 1.2 petrol or 1.6 diesel with a lower mileage.
If you want a more capable version with Grip Control, reckon on spending at least £6500 because the system was only available on more powerful, higher-spec models.
Go for either the 74bhp, 99bhp or 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel if you want the lowest road tax since they all emit 97g/km of CO2. The five-speed automated manual version of the 81bhp 1.2-litre petrol puts out 102g/km, while the 108bhp 1.2 emits 103g/km. Next up is the 1.4-litre diesel that manages 104g/km; followed by the 91bhp 1.6-litre diesel that produces 104g/km and the 113bhp that emits 106g/km. Both the automatic equipped 1.2-litre and 128bhp 1.2-litre petrols puff out 110g/km. The 81bhp 1.2-litre petrol manual is rated at 114g/km. The the manual and automatic 1.6-litre petrols are the worst for greenhouse gasses at 135 and 150g/km, respectively.
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending upon the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information) while examples registered after this date will have the same flat rate fee for cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Routine maintenance for one and two year old examples is pretty reasonable at a main dealer, costing £199 and £249, respectively. Once your example is over three years old, it'll qualify for Peugeot's fixed price servicing. A minor visit costs £179, while a major inspection is £299. This is broadly similar to what you'd pay for equivalent work at a Seat, Skoda or Volkswagen dealer.
The 82bhp 1.2-litre petrol and 69bhp 1.4-litre diesel will be the cheapest to insure because of their group 10 and 11 ratings. Both the 91 and 99bhp versions of the 1.6-litre diesel range from groups 17 to 19, depending upon which trim you go for, while the more powerful 113bhp and 118bhp 1.6 diesels are in 20 to 24. The 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol is in either groups 19 and 20, the 108bhp 1.2-litre petrol is in 20 and 21, while the 128bhp 1.2-litre petrol is the most expensive to insure, being classified in groups 23 and 24.