Peugeot 208 takes on the Ford Fiesta
Will the 208 be a new Ford-worrier?
Posted: 02 Oct 2012
The Ford is more comfortable. There's a lovely fluency to the way it rides, dispersing lumps and divots through the suspension, not through your bottom. The 208 is a good deal better than the 207, but its damping is more obstinate, and a touch too clumpy at slow speed. It's not stiff, exactly, but it never quite shakes off bumps, and drops into potholes more obviously. Put it this way: if you're using the touchscreen display, your finger jumps around and you'll often press the wrong bit. We can put some of that down to the 2in difference in these alloys, but generally the Fiesta is less disturbed by the road.