The 308 replaced an 807, so running costs were a major consideration. The one problem revolved around the engine oil leak, apparently due to NOT using a gasket between block and sump, and which took TWO visits a couple of months apart to get right. The suspension doesn't match the big wide wheel/tyre combination, and the car tramlines badly on UK secondary roads and on Motorways where lane "trenching" has occurred, and it's also susceptible to cats-eye and white line rumbling and bump-thump. BUT on balance, the car suits me as it combines a high-ish driving position, good visibility and practicality with reasonable style and finish. The diesel engine is a good performer, and economical, although the trip computer is optimistic byr 6 - 8%.
One unfortunate problem I did experience revolved arond the handbrake and armrest design. The sliding centre console cover moves forward to provide an armrest, BUT on at least one occasion prevented the handbrake from coming fully on. As a result, the handbrake (which had held the car stationary on a slight slope on first application) came OFF as it cooled down, and allowed the car to roll down this slight slope on my daughters drive, roll across the road and hit a neighbours car. The Insurance Engineer said that he had heard of this problem before, and the insurance company paid up. The Peugeot dealer checked the car out the day after the incident and could find nothing wrong with the braking system.
Thanks for the eopportunity to participate.