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The Top Gear car review:Peugeot 208
Final thoughts and pick of the range
No, hush about the 205. That was three decades ago, Get over it. This is a great small Peugeot. Gorgeous, well-made, technically on-point and good enough to drive. Need more room? Get an Ibiza. Need more fun? Buy a Fiesta. A bigger warranty? The Kia Rio. Sure, there are small battles the 208 doesn’t win, but be in no doubt this is an enormously desirable car in its own right because of Peugeot’s bloody-mindedness to do it its own thing.
The styling, the wacky cabin, the electric option, the revamp of the financial side to keep residuals strong and monthly prices affordable smacks of bravery that’d be beyond plenty of other rival brands. And so this is a very likeable car. One that, with a slightly less bimbly ride, and snappier touchscreen would in fact be a worthy class-topper.
Our choice from the range
This is the one we'd pick...