Ten Second Review
Peugeot 108 Lease Review - The Peugeot 108 is a nice little car to tootle around the city with. You can choose from a three or five door configuration. The three-door version is available as a regular hatchback or a cabriolet with a fabric top.
The tiny engine is available in either a 1 litre Toyota-built format or a 1.2 litre version. You won’t get much power, as the top horsepower is only 82, but the 108 is kind to the Earth in terms of CO2 emissions. Accelerating onto the motorway can be a little sluggish, so be prepared if you do go out on the open road. You also have a choice of a five speed manual or a semi-automatic transmission.
The ride is a bit rocky on a rougher road, but handling is much better on gentler pastures. Should the unfortunate happen, six airbags will keep you as protected as possible in the event of a crash or accident.
If you’ve always wanted to custom design your car, this is the one to choose. There are a variety of interior colours and exterior paints to choose from, complete with some design themes for complete personalisation. You don’t even have to put the top all the way down on the cabriolet versions, so you can adjust the roof to any position you want.
The 108 comes with a very small turning radius, perfect for a city car. The driver’s seat is positioned in such a way that you can see the road well. It is a bit noisy and you feel road vibration more than you might expect. Taking it out on the motorway enhances all of those noises so again it’s more suited to inner city driving.
The 7” touch screen available on the upgraded models allows you to control the stereo, optional Bluetooth phone controls, and trip computer thanks to the big buttons on the dynamically responsive screen. The downside to the screen is that it is tough to read in the cabriolet version due to the direct sunlight. Optional daytime running lights and keyless entry plus a push button start give a touch of luxury.
The boot is a bit bigger than the one in the older 107 so it can take on whatever you want, plus the rear seat is split 50/50 so you can fold half down and gain some more room. The cabin is surprisingly roomy, especially in the front seats. The driver’s seat is adjustable so you get just the right view of the road. The back seat is a tight fit, however, so it’s better for younger kids or smaller adults.