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57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

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.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A couple of weeks after purchasing the car I started having trouble with the (auto) gearbox. basically the car couldn't find a gear and went into 'limp mode'. I managed to get the issue resolved under warranty but after researching on the 'net I found out that the issue was very common @ about 18 months... solenoid ware and firmware issues, six months later at a service and the car needed new breaks all round! .

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It is a very comfortable car and lovely to drive and the handling is good, no body roll on corners and the paddle gear changes are just great, it also has good visability all round it a great car for the family market.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Although I have had it less than a year I have had no issues with it. I was paying out an average of ł40 a week on my previous car and I now pay ł20 a week halving my average cost.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has not let me down since purchase. very little to fix on service. Mixed running, cannot complain about the fuel consumption and service costs.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

100% performance without breakdown. Not economical in petrol useheavy on tyres.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It looks good and drives even better

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Easy to drive ,quiet roomy

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5