Peugeot’s record isn’t encouraging
The 108 is too new to have been included in the JD Power customer satisfaction survey, but its predecessor, the 107, could finish only 91st out of 109 cars in 2014.
Peugeot does provide a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, which is in line with the cover on the Citroen C1 and Volkswagen Up. However, the Toyota Aygo has a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, and the Hyundai i10 a five-year warranty with no mileage limit.
The cheapest 108 is the Access model, which comes with the 1.0-litre engine, electric front windows and a socket that lets you connect your iPod to the stereo, but is otherwise pretty basic.
That’s why we’d be tempted to upgrade to the Active; it adds air-conditioning, a digital radio, steering wheel-mounted stereo controls and a Bluetooth hands-free phone connection.
The Allure model is also worth considering because it brings the 1.2-litre engine, plus a reversing camera, alloy wheels and a space-saver spare (cheaper models make do with a puncture repair kit).
However, we wouldn’t bother with the range-topping Feline specification; this features everything from climate control to leather upholstery, but makes the 108 look quite quite pricey.
The Peugeot 108 is cheap to buy and run, plus most versions come with plenty of big-car luxuries. However, the Hyundai i10 offers you a lot more space for similar money, while the VW Up is classier inside and better to drive.