2008 Peugeot 308 HDi turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Not worth the hassle and arguments

Faults:

Air conditioning failure at purchase - replaced at 2000km.

Carpet holes at 15000km (replaced under warranty) and again at 50,000kms (not covered by warranty) - dealer blames my driving in high heels, but I've never had this issue with any previous car, and as a car that is largely marketed to females, it should be able to cope with this!

Excessive brake replacement compared to previous cars.

Catalytic converter failure at 57000kms.

General Comments:

Cheap on fuel and comfy to drive.

Good reaction from friends and family (looks classy).

Roomy interior compared to its size, HOWEVER based on the amount of warranty claims I have had to make and the arguments I have had to have regarding these each time, this is my FIRST and LAST Peugeot.

I'm going back to Mitsubishi for my next car, and am sorry I left them!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st March, 2011

4th Sep 2012, 09:51

Really!? You don't like PEUGEOT because of the carpets!?

2008 Peugeot 308 Coupe petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Nice idea, badly built, and poorly serviced

Faults:

Issues from the word go; squeaks, noises, faulty lights, catalytic converter went 1 month out of warranty, and then the roof motor failed.

General Comments:

The car was bad enough, but after sales service was non existent. This is our first & last!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2011

2009 Peugeot 308 S 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Average

Faults:

Head lamp bulb failed.

Screen wash fuse failed.

General Comments:

The engine seems under powered for the size of the car.

It's not bad value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2011

2009 Peugeot 308 HDi 1.6 turbo diesel from Taiwan

Summary:

A very satisfying family car to own

Faults:

During my early ownership, a clogged diesel filter caused stalling on re-acceleration on highway. Replacing it with a new one fixed the problem. Car has been reliable since and responded well to tune-up (engine flush with OWS 210, and various Voltronic fuel additives).

General Comments:

Stylish, quality cabin and nice seats. Automated manual box is brilliant and feels as direct as a manual. Very frugal with adequate power. Looks good in Rouge Babylone. Ride and handling are generally very good, except for some understeering. Stable on the highway.

Coming from a 605, the 308's handling was initially a big disappointment. I've come to appreciate it much better with time, even though it can never match the 605's neutral turn-in and fluency.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2010