Elegant and very rigorous in terms of handling, this first generation 208 is a serious alternative to the Clio 4.
From 2012 to 2019, from € 5,500
With proportions and curves that are reminiscent of those of its illustrious predecessor, the 205, this first generation of the 208, restyled in June 2015, is elegant. In less than 4 meters, it offers a good average roominess and the choice between 3 and 5 door bodywork. Typically Peugeot, its handling and road feel are used driving pleasure, remarkable. If the quality of the finish and the materials does not lend itself to criticism, it is necessary to get used to son fameux « i-cockpit » combining mini steering wheel and counters in high position, which do not always offer good readability, depending on the driving position adopted. Slightly less affordable than the old 1.6 VTi 120 hp, the 3-cylinder 1.2 liter PureTech 110 hp is the best gasoline choice and can be combined with the excellent auto transmission. Eat 6. In diesel, the 1.6 e-HDi/Blue HDi of 92/100 ch offers a flattering price / performance ratio.
A number of failures and recalls, fortunately rarely serious.
- Engine 1.2 PT : slight excess oil consumption (cylinder head cover or engine) or oil pressure warning light coming on (timing belt).
- 1.6 HDi : noise or stalling (distribution); jerks (injectors); water pump leak; smell of diesel fuel …
- Braking : two recalls, for bleeding the circuit (fall 2012) and handbrake cable (spring 2012).
- Chassis and running gear : rear shocks replaced under warranty; Noisy front axle (steering rods to be checked).
Examples of announcements
PT 110 Allure 5 doors, 2018 74 000 km 9 900 €
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Air Conditioning Pack, 2016 78 000 km 5 900 €
To read / see also on auto-moto.com:
Peugeot 208 restyled video test – 2015
Peugeot 208 1.6 THP 165 hp test
Peugeot 208 I: petrol or diesel?