2015 Peugeot 308 Active 1.6 e-HDi 115hp turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Fun to drive, economical, comfortable, quality feel, but has flaws

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

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

2009 Peugeot 308 SW 1.6 HDI turbo diesel from Bulgaria

Summary:

Excellent family car

Faults:

Headlights several times - absolutely nothing else.

General Comments:

Got it brand new. Stylish interior and exterior for the price. Space is ample in the SW version - we are two adults and two little kids, plus a dog in the back. Sometimes we add a rooftop (when we go camping for example), but generally manage without.

Never had a break-down, have not replaced a single part on the powertrain or drivetrain. Contrary to the common bashing of the brand, my Peugeot has been absolutely reliable.

Consumption - right now I have 4.6l/100km during the last c.3000km. This is mostly highway, so a speed of 120-140km/hr. There is also some urban mileage, but very little out of town and not at highway speeds. Usually it is around 5/100.

Don't have much more to say - a solid, reliable car if you know how to take care of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2014

2012 Peugeot 308 1.6 diesel from Turkey

Faults:

I have been driving automatic transmission cars since 1995. I renew my car every 3 years. This is the worst car I've ever had. Terrible transmission. Although it has a 6 gear semi-automatic transmission; it has no comfort. I feel every gear shift terribly inside the car. Even my neck gets tired after driving in rush hour. Peugeot must stop producing semi-automatic transmission cars. Terrible engineering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2013

2012 Peugeot 308 e-HDI Sportium 1.6 turbo diesel from Turkey

Summary:

Peugeot as a company is going down. No wonder why with crap cars; that's what will happen

Faults:

The car stopped on the road, no excuse, a car cannot stop when driving.

At 500km, the rattle after 100km/h was not good. Brake linings might have been the problem. The service center somehow told me it was normal. The car was new and they had to polish (really polish) the brake lining, but the same thing happened again, so they changed the brake linings. So I complained, they informed me that maybe the tire swings are faulty. I mean what kind of car would have tire swings as a manufacturing fault???

General Comments:

How can I comment on a car which stopped while driving? How can I comment when the semi auto gear is a joke, and a brand new car shakes every time you speed...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd November, 2012

2009 Peugeot 308 from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Perfect car for the family who had two babies

Faults:

Light bulbs burned several times.

The boot wouldn't close every time from the first try.

General Comments:

The quality is exceptional, and for 3 years and 60,000 kilometers, I've only changed oil, filters and light bulbs.

However the cabin is very gloomy, and the seats are uncomfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th May, 2012

2008 Peugeot 308 HDi Premium 1.6 HDi turbo diesel from Bulgaria

Summary:

Perfect car for the town and out of it

Faults:

Light bulbs burned several times.

The boot wouldn't close every time from the first try.

General Comments:

The car is a perfect mixture between power, fuel consumption and dimensions. It's not a sport car, but it has enough power for everyday use.

It's not very hard to get over 50 mpg on this diesel version out of town. My maximum fuel consumption is 32 MPG, and the average - 42 MPG.

The quality of the cabin is exceptional for the value of the car. I love the design, but it's up to every individual.

The quality is exceptional, and for 3 years and 60,000 kilometers, I've only changed oil, filters and light bulbs.

I'd suggest this car to everyone as an alternative to Focus and Golf.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2011