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Used Peugeot 208 (2012-2019)

Discover the charming and stylish Peugeot 208, a fine Parisian hatchback that makes an ideal used car purchase in field

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Used Peugeot 208 for Sale

First available in the UK back in 2012, the stylish Peugeot 208 was the successor to the Peugeot 207. It carried on nicely the typical Parisian style we see in many Peugeot hatchbacks, being nicely proportioned and available in 3-door, or a slightly more practical 5-door.

And being a hatchback, the Peugeot 208 is lovely and practical and is pretty good to drive thanks to its short wheelbase. Factors as to why the Peugeot 208 stands out as a used car include:

  • Good looks
  • Hatchback practicality
  • Good to drive
  • Decent selection of engines
  • Hot GTi version
  • Frugal diesel versions

Discover more about the points above, along with finding out just how good the Peugeot 208 is as a used car.

Engines and Driving Experience

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A comprehensive range of engines are available with the Peugeot 208, comprising various petrol and diesel versions. Turbocharging is used in many of the engines to aid performance and economy, meaning most of the engines go well with the compact proportions of the car, for a pleasing and comfortable driving experience.

The entry-level 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo is pretty decent, if a touch leisurely in performance terms, but it does offer good economy. On the other hand if it's performance you're after in your 208, then the GTi version offers 0-62mph is just over 6.5 seconds, whilst still able to return over 50mpg.

However, if it's seriously impressive economy you need, certain diesel versions of the 208 can return a huge 80mpg alongside super-low annual road tax (model year dependent).

Practicality and Running Costs

Boot Peugeot 208

With the option of 3 or 5-doors, the Peugeot 208 can be tailored to be more practical if needed. Its hatchback bodystyle is also pretty easy to live with, as is the case with most hatchback cars.

Boot space is a respectable 285 litres, which increases to 1,076 litres with the rear seats folded. At under 4 metres long and just over 2 metres wide, the Peugeot 208 is also a doddle to navigate around narrow city streets and tight car parks.

Running costs are also attractive, with the aforementioned 50-80mpg economy, 3 and 5-door practicality and being a Peugeot, servicing is inexpensive too and can be done at your local Evans Halshaw Peugeot retailer.

Interior, Technology and Safety

208 Interior

Standard tech is very good, with a smart central infotainment touchscreen coming as standard on all 208s since 2015, meaning the cabin certainly doesn't feel outdated alongside more modern cars. Other standard features include Mirror Screen technology, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB, Bluetooth/USB connectivity, and steering wheel-mounted controls.

The cabin itself is very premium feeling for a small car and the style definitely comes through well. A small, sporty steering wheel ensures the drive is rich in feel and the dials therefore sit above the steering wheel, a unique view for sure but an appealing one all the same.

Safety is good too, with the Peugeot 208 scoring a five star Euro NCAP score back when it was launched in 2012.

Is the Peugeot 208 right for me?

Small Peugeot hatchbacks have always had a certain style and charm about them. Not the most popular on the road, but by no means the least popular.

If you are after a reasonably priced hatchback, perfect for the city and sporting fine style, then the Peugeot 208 shouldn't be overlooked. The GTi is a great package for keen drivers, whilst the diesel versions offer incredible class-leading economy.

Rival hatchbacks out there like the Ford Fiesta will tick more boxes, and a VW Polo will be more refined, but the Peugeot 208 certainly has uniqueness and quirks promoting its appeal.

Why purchase a used Peugeot 208 through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.