If you’re looking for an extra-useful supermini that drives with the instant, cheery responses of a small car, it might suit you very well.
But somehow it’s a bit predictable, a bit unadventurous, a little ‘me too’. If it were larger and had greater space and convenience, the 2008 would have a more obvious selling point.
Equally, were it more ostentatiously stylish, it might stand out more from a conventional hatchback.
Consequently the Peugeot 2008, even in its range-topping format, ultimately falls wide of the mark - not because it’s particularly objectionable, but because it fails in any meaningful sense to be properly memorable or praiseworthy.
As it is, the 2008 brings defunct added-value small cars to mind such as