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What should I be paying?

The cheapest 208 you can buy, the 1.2-litre petrol with a five-speed manual, will set you back from £19,080. Next up, the 99bhp and six-speed manual, starts from £20,180, or £21,610 in auto guise. The range-topping 128bhp and eight-speed auto starts from £24,080.

Monthly payments start at around £265, rising to around £360 for the range-topper in top-spec trim, on a four-year agreement with a six-month initial payment. An entry-level VW Polo will set you back slightly less at around £225 a month, and a Ford Fiesta slightly more at around £270. There’s little in it in terms of running costs, with all three averaging around 50mpg and CO2 emissions near the 120g/km mark.

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Speaking of trims…

The old Allure trim variant has been ditched, meaning your remaining options are Active Premium, Allure Premium, GT and GT Premium.

Highlights? Active Premium trim features 16-inch alloys, LED running lights, a 7in touchscreen, electric heated door mirrors and in the e-208, automatic climate control. But getting one of those would be like booking a hotel in Vegas then staying in the airport. You can do better. So, next up is Allure Premium, which adds different style alloy wheels, a 3D head-up instrument panel, 180-degree colour reversing camera, plus nattier LED taillights. Well worth it. 

GT variants add 17-inch alloy wheels, gloss black wheel arches, diamond black roof, full LED headlights with ‘Tooth’ design and a 10in colour touchscreen, while top-of-the-tree GT Premium features slightly different style alloy wheels, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control and Alcantara seats.

Which would you choose?

Our pick would be the 1.2-litre, 99bhp petrol with the eight-speed box, in Allure Premium trim, which will set you back just shy of £23k, or around £300 on lease.

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There’s more than enough oomph there for most folk, while the Allure Premium spec offers the best ride thanks to its standard sized wheels, plus plenty of luxuries.

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