As with all small cars, the Peugeot 208 makes the most sense kept as cheap as possible. The range starts at a lower price point than many of its best rivals, and this advantage continues throughout the range.
It has a range of clean, fuel-efficient engines, too. Company car drivers will be most interested in the lower-powered 1.6 diesels or lesser Puretech 1.2 petrol for their lower list prices and CO2 emissions. All the engines are frugal with fuel, but the diesels will go farthest on a tank.
The majority of small car purchases are made using PCP finance, and one of the most important aspects of this is a car’s resale values, because it has a direct effect on how much you pay each month. The 208’s resale values aren’t bad, but they’re not as strong as those of a Skoda Fabia or Volkswagen Polo. Both these cars are priced competitively, too.
Peugeot also provides ‘just add fuel’ packages. As the name suggests, these involve a monthly payment that includes all your major motoring costs aside from fuel. Only certain 208 models are available on this, though, and there are certain age limits.