The Peugeot 5008 is a mid-size MPV that competes with the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso and Volkswagen Touran. The practical, well-built interior and frugal engines help to make it a sensible buy in the seven-seat family car market.
It may be able to do all of the sensible stuff well, but which colour should you buy? A good choice will be easy to keep clean and sell on, while a bad one might take a little extra effort. The 5008 comes in nine different shades so read on to decide which suits you best.
Solid paint finishes
Bianca white – £0
While it’s the cheapest option in the range, Bianca White might not be the most sensible choice from a financial point of view. While white may be a fashionable choice on small and sporty cars, buyers of MPVs on the used market will tend to draw comparisons to minicabs. Equally, white shows up dirt with vigour so you’ll spend a lot of time cleaning it.
Metallic paint finishes
Shark Grey – £525
A sensible shade like Shark Grey will be unlikely to put off any prospective used buyers, so it should make the £525 price tag a worthwhile investment. Dark grey cars are among the best at hiding dirt, too.
Nera Black – £525
Like white, a black car might put off some buyers who would rather not be hailed as they drive down the road. Furthermore, black cars have a tendency to show up the swirl marks more obviously than other colours so don’t cut corners when washing it.
Vapor Grey – £525
A pale gold shade – though low maintenance from a washing point of view – will be one of the less sought-after choices for the 5008. Other options here will hold their value better and be easier to sell on.
Aluminium – £525
A standard silver will always be a popular colour choice, so it’s safe to say that residual values should be fairly strong. Be aware that silver cars show dirt up almost as quickly as white cars so be prepared to put in the elbow grease.
Egyptian Blue – £525
Shown in the main image above, Egyptian blue add a little colour to the 5008’s pallette, without being wild enough to discourage second-hand buyers. Being a dark colour, it’ll require less effort to keep clean.
Cumulus Grey – £525
A little lighter than Shark Grey, it offers similar benefits to buyers. It looks smart, and buyers will be keen on it come trade-in time. It’ll hide road dirt for a little while before needing a clean.
Rich Oak – £525
Metallic brown is very much a contemporary choice at the moment, and few come close to its ability to mask road spray and dirt. How long it stays in fashion remains to be seen, so residual values aren’t as assured as with other colour options.
Pearl White – £625
While the pearlescent flake of Pearl White helps it to look like a higher quality shade than Bianca White, the same taxi connotations remain. It’ll also be one of the most impractical colours to own, showing up the dirt very easily.
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