Peugeot Bipper (2008–2018)

What's good

Compact on the outside, the Peugeot Bipper still manages to offer superb space on the inside. It can accommodate loads of almost 2.5m in length thanks to the Multi Flex front passenger seat that folds flat and flush with the load floor.

The Bipper is at home in the city thanks to its tight turning circle and 1.3 diesel engine with plenty of low rev shove.

Fuel economy and low emissions make the Peugeot Bipper one of the cheapest vans in its sector for running costs.

What's bad

Recall 22-10-2012: Rear cross member may crack under conditions of repeated maximum suspension travel that could lead to rear wheel rubbing on the wheel arch.

Recall 13-11-2012: Engine may fail due to faulty connecting rod bearings.

Report of repeated failure of engine mountings of diesel version.

Report that 2009 Peugeot Bipper failed MoT at 18,991 miles in 2012, needing new front brake discs and pads. Then in 2013 failed again at 25,924 miles because both front strut top bearings had partially seized. These parts took more than 14 days to arrive.

Front suspension top bearing failure becoming common on Qubo, Nemo and Bipper.

'Gong' sound means that car battery is failing to hold sufficient charge and needs to be replaced.

The EGC gearbox is not very good and unpleasant to use, so it’s best avoided unless you really must have an automatic transmission.

The firm ride will not suit every driver’s tastes and it’s further undermined by a surprising amount of body lean in corners.

Front suspension top bearing failure becoming common.

17-12-2019: Hesitation from Dualogic semi automatic transmission of Peugeot Bipper diesel used for short runs cured by a Forte diesel fuel additive and running on Shell diesel V-Power. Did not need a new actuator.

What does a Peugeot Bipper (2008 – 2018) cost?