Alternatives

Used Peugeot 208 hatchback (12 - present) review

Used Peugeot 208 hatchback (12 - present)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Peugeot 208 hatchback?

The Fiesta is our favourite used small car, so that’s where we’d recommend turning to as your first port of call. It’s great fun to drive, extremely comfortable, cheap to buy, cheap to run, and easy to find as there are loads around. In fact, there’s very little not to like, with the possible exception of a cheap-feeling interior.

If you fancy something with a smart interior like the 208’s, we’d recommend looking at the Polo, which is comfortable, quiet and very grown-up-feeling. However, it, like all Volkswagens, commands a price premium.

If you fancy trying something stylish and fashionable, there’s always a used Mini hatchback. Older examples aren’t quite as pricey as you might think and all are lots of fun to drive, but you do lose out on practicality, because the rear seats are even more cramped and the boot even smaller than the 208’s.

What alternatives should I consider to a used Peugeot 208 hatchback?

Verdict

Stylish on the outside and smart inside, the 208 is a chic small car – but is it a good one?

  • Handsome looks
  • Cheap to buy
  • Efficient engines
  • Poor reliability record
  • Finicky infotainment
  • Cramped interior