Peugeot 208 hatchback

The Peugeot 208 is one of the best small cars the French brand has produced in years, designed to rival the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. It's a high quality car, stylish, modern and well-equipped, and comes as either a five-door or a three-door.

It's also cheap to run. There's a range of engines to choose from and all of them offer decent efficiency, plus there is the faster Peugeot 208 GTI model for those who like their superminis with a bit more power. In fact, the only major problem with buying a Peugeot 208 is that you’re not buying a Ford Fiesta, which is much better to drive. But the Peugeot is still a great car, and given that the Ford Fiesta is the biggest selling car in the UK – and therefore by far the most common – many supermini buyers will be looking for a stylish alternative that offers something a bit different. And, for those buyers, the Peugeot 208 is well worth a look.

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