Used Peugeot 208 hatchback 2012-2019 review

Category: Small car

Section: Alternatives

Peugeot 208
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Alternatives

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

The Fiesta is one of our favourite used small cars, 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.

Overview

The 208 is stylish on the outside and smart on the inside, but it's not as well-rounded a package as most of its rivals in the small car class

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