Used Peugeot 208 cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Peugeot 208 cars for sale. Every second hand Peugeot 208 has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Peugeot 208 cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

See our range of used Peugeot 208 cars for sale

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Use carwow to browse and compare used vehicles, advertised by a network of trusted dealers. You can search by make and model, or apply filters to find the perfect car for you.

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Once you’ve found a car you’d like to buy, you can contact the dealer to arrange the next steps, whether that’s asking a question or taking it for a test drive.

Buy the car

When you’re happy to buy, you can do so at a fixed price, safe in the knowledge all models sold through carwow are mechanically checked and come with a warranty.

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Used Peugeot 208 pros and cons

+ Looks brilliant

+ Stylish interior

+ Electric version is excellent

- Rear legroom is poor

- Big wheels make it uncomfortable

- Slow and fiddly infotainment system

Is a used Peugeot 208 a good car?

The Peugeot 208 is a stylish and practical small car that has gained popularity in the used car market due to its affordability and reliability. In general, the Peugeot 208 is considered a good used car choice, but there are a few factors to consider before making a purchase.

One of the most significant advantages of the Peugeot 208 is its fuel economy. With a range of petrol and diesel engines, it’s an economical choice for those looking to cut running costs, while the electric e-208 has a decent battery range for a small car. 

Additionally, it has a comfortable ride (if you avoid big alloy wheels) and good handling.

It’s also a very handsome thing, with a smart interior that’s well put-together. That said, it’s not particularly spacious inside, with rear legroom in particular being an issue. The boot is pretty average, being a bit bigger than a Ford Fiesta and a bit smaller than a Volkswagen Polo.

The Peugeot 208 is a good used car choice, provided that you do your due diligence before purchasing. Its fuel efficiency and comfort make it an attractive option for those looking for a small car with plenty of cool features.

What to look for when buying a second hand Peugeot 208

Generally speaking the Peugeot 208 is a reliable car, getting an average score in most owner surveys. That means it’s not bulletproof but if you’re careful and buy a model that has been regularly serviced and well-maintained, you shouldn’t have too many issues. The first generation car was not particularly reliable, though, so some caution is advised.

The only recurring issue that appears to affect some 208s relates to the engine. There are various issues, so it’s highly recommended that you take the car on a decent test drive and listen out for any odd sounds or misfires from the engine.

Another thing to look out for, though, is the infotainment system. Some owners have had glitchy systems that required a whole new unit to be fitted. If you use the screen and it seems laggy or problematic to use, this could be a costly fix.

Peugeot 208 FAQs

The second-generation Peugeot 208 has a generally positive reputation for reliability, scoring above average in various reliability surveys. However, as with any used car, it's important to inspect the vehicle's condition and history before purchasing to ensure that it's been well-maintained.

The Peugeot 208 is not typically designed as a tow vehicle, and its towing capacity is limited. As such, it may not be suitable for towing a caravan. The maximum towing capacity for the Peugeot 208 is typically 1,150 kg, but this may vary depending on the specific model and year.

The Peugeot 208 is a small car, with a length of around 4 metres, a width of around 1.7 metres, and a height of around 1.4 metres.

The fuel efficiency of the Peugeot 208 can vary depending on the engine type, fuel type, and other factors. However, the average fuel economy for a Peugeot 208 is usually between 45 and 60mpg.

Some models of the Peugeot 208 come with a built-in sat-nav system, but entry-level Active models do not. It's important to check the specific model and year of the car you're interested in to determine if it has sat-nav.

Yes, the Peugeot 208 is equipped with ISOFIX child seat anchor points, which can make it easier to install child seats securely.

All models come with rear parking sensors, while all but the lower trims also get front sensors and a rear-view camera.

Newer models of the Peugeot 208 typically come equipped with Apple CarPlay, which allows you to connect your iPhone to the car's infotainment system and access various features such as music playback, navigation, and Siri voice commands. However, older models may not have this feature. It's important to check the specific model and year of the car you're interested in to determine if it has Apple CarPlay, particularly as it’s an optional extra on models that don’t get it as standard.

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