Which used Peugeot 508 saloon should I buy?
You will be lucky to find a petrol-powered 508, so if you need a non-diesel saloon, we’d recommend you look for a Skoda Octavia, Ford Mondeo or Volkswagen Passat. You are more likely to find one of those being powered by fuel from the green pump.
Of the diesels available, go for the superior economy of the 1.6 HDi. While it might take longer to get up to speed than the larger 2.0-litre unit, the 508 isn’t exactly a driver’s car anyway and the smaller engine is quieter once up to speed.
Access trim comes with air conditioning, electric windows front and rear and electronic stability programme. Spend a bit more and get an Active version, though, because this adds cruise control, climate control and alloy wheels.
If that’s not enough for you, the Allure spec has partial leather trim, heated seats and parking sensors. GT, meanwhile, adds sat-nav and full leather seats, with electric adjustment for driver and passenger. We reckon both of these versions are a little pricey for what you get, mind you.
Our favourite Peugeot 508 1.6 HDi Active