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Should you buy a Peugeot e-208?

We’ve driven a 99% finished car on European roads so it’s difficult to say definitively whether you should buy this car over a  or Nissan Leaf but there are a number of areas where we can offer some expertise.

 

It’s rather difficult to recommend the Peugeot e-208 with the head, given very similarly priced cars offer more space, greater range and fewer quirks.
The heart has rather an easier decision, as this is a very handsome, striking little car with a cracking interior and good driving dynamics. The e-208 is a very likable car. The interior in particular is superb, at least for the front passengers – packed with useful tech and high-quality materials.

We’d recommend taking an extended test drive to make sure you gel with the e-208 – particularly its erratic range indicator and its unconventional driving position.

Alternatives you might find more palatable include the excellent Renault Zoe, which has a range of 245 miles and is a similar size to the e-208. A few thousand pounds more gets you into an entry-level Skoda Enyaq iV – with a 256-mile range and much more spacious interior. We’ve found both of these cars to be more accurate in their range predictions, which is one of the biggest issues we have with the e-208 as a daily driver.

In isolation then, the e-208 looks good – but rivals do make more sense objectively.

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