A price tag of £18,995 seemed like a rather good deal for the 208 GTi – except today I discovered it does have a few important extras that push the cost up by another £1200!
So, options fitted include the gorgeous Shark Grey metallic paint (£495), park assist and cornering assist foglights (£300), plus the touchscreen sat nav upgrade and second USB port (£400). And I thought the second USB port was all part of the deal!
With a 0-60mph time of 6.8 seconds, a top speed of 143mph and all that GTi jewellery covering the car, it’s also worth noting that the 208 has an insurance group rating of 30!
We are also achieving a modest 37mpg for everyday driving, nothing like the 47.9mpg Peugeot claim in the combined cycle.
All that said, this is far and away the best hot hatchback I’ve driven for years. The styling is growing on me and if you could order one without all the bling trim, I’d even consider a 208 GTi myself.