2015 Peugeot 308 Active 1.6 e-HDi 115hp turbo diesel
Fun to drive, economical, comfortable, quality feel, but has flaws
Engine and handling are superb, and it is great to drive on the open road, but the gearbox is vague, and the steering too light.
So far has proved very economical - local stop/start driving I'm achieving around 50 MPG. I expect to get a lot more on a long trip with the 6th gear.
Very quiet and comfortable, though set up for the driver can take a while to get right - there are plenty of settings for the seat/steering column. The small steering wheel is very easy to get used to, and feels good once you have. The same cannot be said for the much vaunted i-cockpit. The screen in the centre of the dash takes a while to come to terms with, and though essential functions are available elsewhere, it can be annoying to have to use two or more presses on the screen, when a traditional knob could have achieved the same in one go. The satnav in particular is very poor; the free satnav on my android tablet is much better.
Interior quality mainly good, it feels solid and well made, time will tell if it wears as well as my 306. Cheap plastic in evidence in some places.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th June, 2016