With the 2008, Peugeot took its successful and popular 208 model and gave it a revamp to provide for more rugged looks, a higher driving position and more interior space for both passengers and cargo.
The result is a crossover car in the style of the Nissan Juke, which looks ready to off-road but is really much better suited to urban exploration.
There are four engine variants to choose from. These are 1.2L and 1.6L petrol versions and two 1.6L diesel versions with different power outputs. The more powerful 113 bhp version is likely the one to choose if you're after the very best driving experience.
The steering is light and the ride smooth, making the 2008 perfect for driving around town, and the back seats are comfortable and spacious enough for two adults. A 60/40 seat split adds flexibility for loading and the fact that the seats fold down completely flat is another bonus.
There are four levels of trim from the most basic Access+ through to Active, Allure and the Feline at the top of the range. The basic specification is good but, obviously, the higher the spec you choose, the better the features will be.
This model is often overlooked, but there are many great deals to be found on a used 2008. Tailor your search to your budget and location to find deals near you on Motors.co.uk.