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Don't buy a car on 1st impressions and impulse
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 VTi Sport 5dr (Review date: 2nd October '14)
This was my first ever proper car, I mean proper in the sense of value, I'd previously had an old micra and 1998 fiesta. I always loved big cars, sister and dad both have sports cars and my mom loves hatchbacks but I wanted something big but manageable.
Then flicking around I saw a new type of car called a crossover, like a massive hatchback but not too big! So straight away did research and the 3008 was highly recommended so I went to Peugeot and had a test drive and a look round. I loved it, drove so smoothly, seemed to have a bit of power and handled a dream, silent in the car. I left 100% sure it was right for me.
I won't go into every single problem in detail but here is a list of many:
Brake pads wore down very fast
Tyres wore fast
Needed new radiator
New water tank
2 pairs of windscreen wipers
Few other things replaced in the engine.
How long you ask? This was in the first 18 months of ownership, in the cars first 3 years of life! Was atrocious. I was overcharged and treated poorly by Peugeot, who by the way will never admit responsibility.
The windscreen scratches so easily it's horrendous, and it's constant with new wipers and everything it just got worse it really is a pain, if you take pride in your car to its very embarrassing, the passenger side had so many it affected visibility.
Ohhhhh and this was my favourite, every time you fast forward or rewind a song it rose volume massively and made the speakers crackle and distort! 3 times I went in and explained but supposedly it's normal and not a real problem.....hmmm fast forward and rewind on a cd shouldn't alter volume. End of.
After day 1 it never drove aswell again, slow,clunky, struggling through gears and slooow a hell, rattles from plastic car interior it really is awful to drive. Please do yourself a favour and avoid.
Pros now! Amazing storage, doors boot centre console and glovebox with cup holders make it amazing, also it's sooo spacious and comfortable. Boot is huge splits in to layers and the boot actually folds into a bench to sit and eat on picnics. That's the only good thing!!
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 HDi Exclusive 5dr EGC (Review date: 12th July '14)
So why did I choose this car ?
A hip and knee problem (all caused by football) meant I can't get into a family style car. I found I could, with some practice, slip into the Peugeot much easier without having to wince.
The Peugeot Exclusive comes with a range of kit that I enjoy using.
1)A head up display that shows your speed and warns if you're too close to the car in front.
2)A flappy- paddle to change gears on the auto box.plus a "S" for sport button that makes the car more enjoyable,especially if you need a bit of extra poke.
4)Usual automatic wipers,headlights,air ### etc etc.
5)Nice boot with adjustable tray and handy tail gate.
1)Storage space poorly designed. It has a large storage box in the middle BUT the lid is hinged on the wrong side for RHD cars making it difficult to use.
2)Build quality,- a bit worrying. I've had the car 7 months and already the rear parking sensors don't work,a buzzing sound has developed inside the cab,and the drivers door stay is loose and clicks when I open the door.
I'd say that it's a well designed car,comfortable and economical,BUT it lacks that feeling of reliability.
Practical Family Car with faults
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 HDi Exclusive 5dr (Review date: 21st February '14)
I bought the car due to the price compared to its competitors in the second hand market. The head up display is excellent and was another reason for buying as makes driving round town so much easier as you never have to #### #### #### ### the road. The panoramic roof is nice and the electronic hand brake assistance on hills is great.
The driving position is good and it is comfortable on long motorway runs. Economy is ok when driven sensibly which you have to do in this car. The body roll is ridiculous. I had no idea when test driving the car how bad it was. On a recent drive to the lakes I was stuck behind a caravan on windy roads, going slowly but both passengers in the back were sick. It is also difficult to fix a isofix base due to the fact that rear floor storage makes it unsafe to have a rear leg. The #### ##### are also uncomfortable and unless the middle seat arm rest is down it is hard to stay in one place
The boot is a good feature as you have to pull a lever to lower the rear seats which is great as I take a lot of music equipment around. The tail gate helps loading as well and is good for sitting on. The moving floor of the boot is a good idea but is very fiddly, the rear boot space is also quite narrow and only just manages my push chair.
Overall the car is ok, I'd personally never buy one again as after driving other cars in the class I wish I'd spent more to get a better driving experience. Insurance is cheap though and when making short journeys around town it is fine. I would still buy a cross-over though rather than the SW or hatchback as the driving position is a lot better.
First time hybrid owner - pleased
PEUGEOT 3008 2.0 e-HDi Hybrid4 5dr EGC [104g/km] (Review date: 20th February '14)
50mpg average covering lots of town driving and some extended 70 mph motorway driving for a car of this size!
70mpg achievable only on flat road @ 56mph
sport mode - goes like stink
interior and esp the panoramic sunroof
large interior space with fold flat seats
satnav and HDD media dukebox
head up display
regenerative braking is great - hardly use actual brakes
lots of auto driver help (lights, wipers, hill assist)
50mpg - claimed 70mpg combined is not achievable as a long term average
boot - wasted space on each side of boot (common to all 3008 models)
easy to drive non-efficiently as accel pedal is ultra sensitive
battery could have more capacity - about 1mile on full EV
no bluetooth audio streaming
no ipod support (only supports MP3 on old ipods with disk mode)
pricey to buy new (look for nearly new deals)
Update @ 44,000 miles
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active II 5dr EGC (Review date: 24th January '14)
Yes, almost 2 years old and ### under the tyres, and we're still lovin; it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our little Pug is driving as well today as she did when brand new. We've only had one little hiccough in the meantime. Fuel Filters, but more about that below.
Had the car serviced at 37500 and it turns out that this is a 'C' service which is a biggy. Brake pads AND FRONT DISCS replaced. Peugeot told us that since asbestos is no longer used the materials are much softer and wear sooner so need replacing sooner. What wasn't replaced and maybe should have been was the fuel filters. Just got to 40,000 miles, driving along merrily on a bright sunny day and all hell breaks loose on the dashboard - lights up like a Christmas Tree with alarms going off all over the place.
After investigation by Peugeot plugging in their computer the car told them it wants new fuel filters. Duly replaced and no more problems since. If anyone from Peugeot is reading this then maybe you'd like to add this item to the service schedule.
TYRES. Being the eHDI, our car has Michelin Energy Efficient tyres fitted as standard. We're on our second set. The first set had to be replaced at 25,000. Keep in mind this IS a Motability car, and Motability have a 2mm wear limit on their car tyres, but Joe Public only have an extra 0.4mm to play with so not that many miles. We currently have 3.5-4mm of tread on this second set so I expect to change just after 50,000 miles.
CONSUMPTION. We live in a village just 2 miles from a fast dual carriageway which is our main route in and out from the house. On a daily basis we are seeing about 50 mpg according to the on board computer. Not what Peugeot advertised but still a respectable figure when you consider we're at 70mph 5 minutes after leaving the house. Also I keep the air conditioner on for most of the time. This car has a huge windscreen with a steep rake which is prone to misting - especially at this time of the year with all the rain and moisture in the air.
A great car - buy one today.
Not for me.
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 HDi 112 Sport 5dr EGC (Review date: 23rd January '14)
The Car is coming up for 3 year old,so I am giving my opinion for the past 3 years.
Up until the firs service the car was very sluggish, then after that it loosened up. The Electric Gear Change (ECG) is really quite poor, compared to the fully automatic.it would be dangerous to " ### out " from a side street in front of a car that is quite a distance away, would not be advisable because the ECG cannot be relied on, the gears seem to think about it before it picks up, there seems there is a time delay! Once the car is moving it goes well. The MPG is good.
A comfortable ride and good view for the driver. However I will not be going for a 3008.
New Peugeot 3008 2014 model
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 HDi 112 Allure 5dr (Review date: 12th December '13)
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 HDi Sport 5dr (Review date: 17th June '13)
Having bought the car second hand from a Peugeot dealership in January with a relatively low mileage around 30k on a 10 plate and doing what I considered wise in purchasing an extended warranty for two further years of peace of mind motoring as the sales exec said.
I now find myself in a warranty dispute with the dealer as the warranty company are saying that the bracket which holds a plug in the engine, and has unexplainably failed is not covered by the warranty??
The service engineer was quick to point out that Peugeot engines are the best on the market and it is quite possible that the bracket was not manufactured by them and as such should not reflect on their engine build quality. top marks for loyalty to the brand!
I would have thought that the company would have been most concerned about the failure of the part more than how to dodge responsibility.
Secondly the excuse of a bracket which is integral to the engine not being part of the warranty although not listed in exclusions is a little bizarre.
Cannot wait to get the car back even if I have to swallow the cost so that I can trade it for a German or Japanese make.
Real shame that what is a nice drive and a good concept has gone sour due to loss of confidence and poor handling by dealer.
The whole family love this car
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 VTi Sport 5dr (Review date: 26th April '13)
I never ever thought I would buy a Peugeot. However this car is a revelation. Its so comfortable to drive. Having driven it from Norwich to Manchester on several occasions its been great. The 1.6 petrol is not as bad as I had first worried. It suits our needs just fine. Tax and insurance cost are an added bonus.
Fir such a basic model it has some great features such as the rear seats drop when you put the seats down for loading large items. Thereby making a completely flat surface and the tailgate dropping for easy loading.
Have trust in this car you wont be disappointed. I will seriously consider this car again when we come to replace it. The kids love this car even without electric rear windows which I thought might be a problem but no they loved the looks along with the wife and forced me to buy this car and its been great. Well done Peugeot !
It was to good to last
PEUGEOT 3008 1.6 HDi Sport 5dr (Review date: 21st January '13)
You can see that last year at 28000 miles i was a very happy customer with an odd looking car that I was very happy with (although I had wished Toyota had made it) So here I am at 50,000 miles with my car in week 3 and its still with the main dealer after going in for service and with it occasionally jumping out of reverse gear on selection. A few days prior to service the clutch appeared to be slipping. Garage agreed clutch slipping and needed to replace, on removal clutch plate found with little wear and in discussion with fleet company & Peugeot the replaced centre plate, release bearing, slave cylinder to make sure (a wise precaution given price of parts and agreed cost sharing with Peugeot) Car returned on the following Monday and on selection of 1 st gear it jumped straight out and on the rest of the short journey gears were either hard to select or jumped out so garage called and car collected next day. Car returned same day very clearly road tested due to miles and lack of diesel that it went in with. Jumped straight into car and worse than before jumping out of every gear most times and hard to select 2nd gear. Garage contact and I expressed my dissatisfaction with what was taking place. I am now into week 3 and the garage has taken the gearbox out again after replacing the cables that change the gears at the end of last week, it is still not fixed and i am driving around in a reliable Toyota Yaris. The good point is today for the first time I was contact first at the later end of the day to say that they had run out of ideas of hat to do. On every other day I have had to phone for an update. So if you want a great car here it is, if it breaks you have seen the consequences. Luckily I have have a hire car provided through our fleet provider who have said Peugeot will pick up the bill you might not be so lucky. In May when my car is due to be replaced, my original thought of having a 208 has gone off the list along with the Citroen for the same reason. It looks like I will have to follow everyone else and either return to Toyota or go down the VAG route with one of their many offerings from across europe. I thought I had found the best car I had ever had only for the dream to turn into a nightmare.