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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1560
Engine size 1500
Engine size 1997
Engine size 2.0
Engine size 1.5
It took Peugeot a long time to get round to designing its own purpose-made People Carrier but when at last we saw the brand's 5008 seven-seater in 2010, it proved to be an impressive first effort. An improved version with smarter looks, cabin upgrades and extra equipment was launched late in 2013 and that's the car we're looking at here as a potential used buy. In this usefully revised form, this MK1 model Peugeot 5008's attributes remain appealing - cosseting ride and refinement plus more total luggage space than any other affordably-priced family MPV can offer.
There's an honesty and integrity about this 5008 that should appeal to MPV buyers in the mid-sized 7-seat segment. It isn't trying to be some sort of lifestyle People Carrier promoted by impossibly fashionable folk with bronzed skin, a kitesurfing kit and no visible means of income. No, this one's a car for the real world, for messy kids, dogs with muddy paws and family emergencies. From, a brand that makes surprisingly little of the fact that in terms of total luggage capacity, this is one remarkable vehicle.
To put that into perspective, here's a car that measures in at only just over 4.5m - little more than a compact Ford Focus family hatch. Yet it offers more total seats-down luggage space than an enormous Ford Galaxy. That's quite a feat of design - and it's one worth remembering if you're likely to be tempted away by trendier, more fashionable and maybe even more efficient choices in this sector.
Yes, it's true that the extra space doesn't make this Peugeot any better than its compact MPV rivals in terms of third row passenger space - you really will need to pay the extra for something Galaxy-sized for that. But if your use for the 6th and 7th seats is only for kids and is only occasional, a 5008 could still be all the MPV car your family ever needs.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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