Best used 2012-2018 Peugeot 208 PCP finance deals

With plenty of options, engines and trim levels to choose, a Peugeot 208 is a great choice if you want a stylish and good-value supermini

John Evans Matt Rigby
Oct 28, 2021

The Peugeot 208 was originally launched in 2012 and updated in 2015 with smarter styling, some new engines, and extra safety tech. A new version was introduced in the summer of 2019, and brought more dramatic styling, a higher-quality interior finish and the option of an electric version (the Peugeot e-208) for the first time.

If you're after a stylish and comfy small car, then this older version of the 208 will fit the bill just as well as the new model. The newer model is more sophisticated in both looks and feel, but it's significantly more expensive to buy.

But with plenty of used models to choose from, you can get a great price and have a previous-generation Peugeot 208 quickly delivered to your door with BuyaCar. Keep reading for details on all the best Peugeot 208 deals.

The continual stream of updates and additions to the 208 demonstrates just how important this model is for Peugeot. Cars of this size are hugely popular in the UK, and the 208 competes with the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa - two of the UK's most popular cars - so Peugeot have to consistently find new ways to boost sales. With this version of the 208, you can expect quirky styling both inside and out, as well as plenty of technology included.

If a used Peugeot 208 sounds good to you, you're in the right place. We've gone through all the best models of the Peugeot 208 range to find you the best PCP finance deals available to you right now on BuyaCar.

Peugeot 208 at a glance

In the 208’s favour are good looks, a range of economical but lively petrol and diesel engines, a stylish and well-built interior, and strong equipment levels. Interior and boot space are good, too, making this a very appealing all-round small car.

Driving-wise, the 208 lacks the sporty feel of a Ford Fiesta but then that’s true of most superminis. It's still satisfying to drive, just not as fun as the impressive Fiesta. Meanwhile, the dashboard layout takes a little getting used to because you look over the top of the steering wheel (rather than through it) to look at your speedometer. The idea is to minimise the time your eyes are off the road, because the dials are higher up on the dashboard, and it's not a huge departure once you get used to it.

Used Peugeot 208 PCP offers

Peugeot 208 Active offers

Active is a very popular trim level for the 208. Not only is it the cheapest, but it also comes with most of the comfort features you could hope for in a supermini including air-conditioning and a touchscreen media system with a digital radio and full mobile phone connectivity.

This media system includes pairing technology so you can use your phone as a sat-nav. On a practical level it also has a split-fold rear seat, while rear parking sensors were a £270 option, so look out for used Peugeot 208s with these included if you'd value a little extra help getting into tight spaces.

Peugeot 208 Active
Used Peugeot 208 Active

BuyaCar prices from £5,995
Monthly finance from £0*

Peugeot 208 Allure offers

Allure trim on older 208s has automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, and larger alloy wheels, making it feel like a more upmarket machine.

Peugeot 208 Allure
Used Peugeot 208 Allure

BuyaCar prices from £5,745
Monthly finance from £0*

Peugeot 208 Allure Premium offers

With all of the kit that's included with the entry-level 208s you might be forgiven for assuming that the 208 has essentials such as rear electric windows as standard. In fact, these only enter the picture with Allure Premium.

Also included with this model is desirable kit like folding mirrors, a reversing camera and a panoramic sunroof, which gives the car a more upmarket feel. When it was new, all this extra equipment cost £500, but on the used market there's no real price difference between Allure Premium and Allure versions, so it's worth hunting down the former.

Peugeot 208 Allure Premium
Used Peugeot 208 Allure Premium

BuyaCar prices from £9,995
Monthly finance from £0*

Peugeot 208 GT Line offers

Not to be confused with the range-topping GTI, this trim is nevertheless a sporty looker. Based on Allure Premium trim, it adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome exhaust and gloss black mirrors on older models.

Peugeot 208 GT Line
Used Peugeot 208 GT Line

BuyaCar prices from £8,602
Monthly finance from £0*

Peugeot 208 GT offers

On redesigned models, a GT Line version is also available, but was renamed ‘GT’ for 2020. This spec includes the larger 10-inch media screen and full LED lights. A GT Premium version is also available, with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and heated front seats.

Used Peugeot 208 GT

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Peugeot 208 Black Edition offers

Also offering a sporty look is this special edition, only available in three-door form. It’s based on entry-level Active trim but adds 16-inch alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors and grille, and a choice of black or white body colours.

Used ones are around £500 more expensive than standard Active five-door models, which just goes to prove the power of good looks. If you want the best value car for your money, you're better off sticking with a basic Active model.

Used Peugeot 208 Black Edition

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Peugeot 208 Signature offers

Signature Edition is one of two special models introduced ahead of the new 208 arriving in 2020. Peugeot describes it as sporty and elegant but its specification reads very much like the Allure trim.

This means there are automatic headlights and wipers, folding mirrors, and rear parking sensors in addition to dark tinted windows, blue interior stitching and chrome mirror caps. New, the 1.2 PureTech version cost £16,455 but 2018 68-plate examples with just 7,000 miles on the clock are available from less than £9,000, making them fantastic value.

Peugeot 208 Signature
Used Peugeot 208 Signature Edition

BuyaCar prices from £8,239
Monthly finance from £0*

Peugeot 208 Tech Edition offers

This second runout edition launched alongside Signature Edition piles on the extras, with a feature list including electric windows all-round, sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors plus a rearview camera and dual-zone air-conditioning.

It also has active city brake, a system that automatically applies the brakes to avoid low-speed collisions. It had a new price of £18,740 but BuyaCar has 2018 68-plate examples with just over 20,000 miles on the clock for less than half that.

Peugeot 208 Tech Edition
Used Peugeot 208 Tech Edition

BuyaCar prices from £9,039
Monthly finance from £0*

Peugeot GTi (Prestige) offers

Wind back 30 years and this car's predecessor - the original 205 GTI - ruled the hot hatch roost but today, that honour goes to the Ford Fiesta ST. Not that the 208 GTi is a poor rival. In fact, it’s one of the best small hot hatches on the market with strong grip and performance.

It used to be called the GTi but as the outgoing 208's final days approached it was renamed the GTi Prestige. In the process it gained half leather trim and sat-nav to go with its sporty body kit. It’s quite rare but excellent value.

Used Peugeot 208 GTi (Prestige)

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*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.


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