What's the used Peugeot 308 hatchback like?
The Peugeot 308 is a competent small family car but it doesn't excel in any particular area.
There's plenty of head- and legroom up front, and decent rear-seat headroom, but not enough legroom.
However, the driving position is compromised with offset pedals and restricted rear visibility.
The ride is uncomfortably firm, and the 308 can be unsettled by mid-corner bumps. It grips well, but never feels nimble. Overall, it falls well short of class leaders in this area.
It's a different story when it comes to refinement, however, with minimal wind and road noise - even at motorway speeds. The engines are also smooth and quiet. The 308 has a good safety record, with a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points.