09 March 2014
We have just purchased this car, second-hand. I went out looking for 4 x 4 or larger style car as I need something that is practical yet a nice family car. I have 3 6ft children to fit in too so head space was a must. We were introduced to the Peugeot by the sales man and I fell in love with it. It’s a dream to drive, although I am still having issues with the slight sluggishness of gear change between 1 through to 4th, it really hesitates and I’m not used to this in our Landrover. The size and feel of the car inside, does not match the size of the car outside. I’ve already walked passed it once in the car park, as I was looking for a bigger car! We are very impressed with the detailing, internal and external, with lots of tech and gadgets, but all with purpose. It is both practical, versatile and stylish. It’s fast and pick up is excellent for a 1.6 engine. I like that I can manually paddle through the gears if need be. Cruise control is great. All controls very aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. It definitely ticks all our boxes. Easy to park, parking sensors too. Great all round visibility, love the glass roof too! gives a real sense of space. overall I would highly recommend a cross-over. Its a Ronseal car - does what it says on the tin! Happy motoring all!
Submitted: 2014-01-29 | ID: 10846
A word of warning about the Peugeot 3008 if you are considering one for transporting your new baby! While the safety section of the Peugeot 3008 brochure shows a photograph of "Isofix child seat anchor points" it is not mentioned that they cannot be used for birth to 13kg child seats! The reason is that there is a storage compartment in the car floor, which cannot safely support the stay on an Isofix car seat base in an accident! Peugeot offer three solutions - choose a seat base with a stay that will reach the compartment floor with the lid up, choose a seat base with a stay that can be angled to miss the compartment or just use a seat belt instead of the Isofix fittings! A base with a stay that is long enough or that can be suitably angled does not appear to be available in the UK. Isofix fittings are the safest and recommended approach yet Peugeot recommend the Romer Baby-Safe Plus secured with a seat belt. As the Britax website itself points out - "Only 30% of child seats are installed correctly when using an adult seat belt, 96% when using the Isofix system! A Britax survey showed that even one in five parents regularly break the law when it comes to car safety for children." Other car manufacturers offer a storage compartment insert to overcome the problem but, as many parents have found, Peugeot do not even want to discuss the issue. New legislation should force Peugeot to take child safety seriously in coming years. It is a great pity as in other respects the Peugeot 3008 has a lot to offer parents with children.
Submitted: 2014-01-14 | ID: 10823
I have had it for 4 months and love it. It’s a nice ride and good on fuel. I have a bad hip, but it’s just the thing for me, easy to get in.
Submitted: 2013-08-03 | ID: 10597
I bought the car 4 wks ago and find travelling in traffic, especially uphill and at junctions that the gear change is very sluggish and can have a delay of up to a second or two before selecting the gear. The gears also change up and down and can cause a jolt, which is not comfortable for the passengers. The garage recommends you use the manual part of the semi- automatic gearing in these situations. I have, for over a year, driven the same model with a manual gearbox with no issues. I am disappointed, especially when the dealer suggests I need to learn to drive the car!
Responses to this review
Go softly when applying your foot on the gas and you will then enjoy smooth gear changes - M G from England
Submitted: 2012-04-30 | ID: 9288
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Best car in my opinion. I have beautiful, fast, economic, comfortable and highly tecnological vehicle.
Submitted: 2012-03-15 | ID: 9127
I’ve Just put 215x55x17 P7 Pirelli tyres on my 3008, to iron out the Aussie roads. This has worked a treat! 5 star comfort and still 4 star handling. I found the 50 profile too harsh for such a great car. It feels like a 508 now.
Submitted: 2012-01-09 | ID: 8835
Overall a very good car, but the reversing light is very bad; you can hardly see when reversing due to the fancy reversing cover that’s on the reversing light. I do hope this is changed before I buy one again.
Submitted: 2012-01-03 | ID: 8790
I purchased this car just over 1 month ago to replace my Peugot 308 SW and have just completed my own assessment on its performance. Most of my motoring is urban (town) and this does not come near to my 308 which was also a 1.6 diesel as far as fuel consumption is concerned. Statistics say town running should achieve 44.8 MPG, unfortunately I register this as doing a miserable 33.75 MPG. I have just put diesel in the car today and I am going to observe the result before I go back to the dealer. Question: Has anyone else out there had the same problem? Apart from this problem I am very pleased with the way the car performs, looks, etc. One downside, however, is the size of the boot space, which isn’t adequate for a medium sized dog. I now have to harness my retriever into the rear seats as she freaks in the back. I only hope the fuel situation can be resolved because I love this vehicle, but that sort of mileage could spoil a good relationship between the dealer and myself, especially when the outrageous excuses start. However, we’ll see how this pans out.
Submitted: 2011-12-27 | ID: 8756
Submitted: 2011-05-19 | ID: 7748
Bought this car two months ago as a nearly new Peugeot management car and so far I am totally taken with the car. It is very versatile, roomy, maybe slightly cramped on knee room in the rear particular with my position for drivers seat however this is a minor consideration. Very responsive engine excellent fuel economy thanks in part to the six speed gearbox. However I have developed a fault which is a slight juddering through the steering when breaking. Dealer has had the car in to skim pads but slight judder remains so booked in again (under warranty) to have new front discs fitted. Slightly disappointed that this has to be done with only 8K covered so far, however the dealership has been most helpful. Would definitely buy another one.
Submitted: 2011-02-15 | ID: 7098
Great car up to last week, had a leak on the coolant system, just found out that it needs a new headgasket, (French cars!) only had the car 3 months! Why did I not buy another VW?!
Responses to this review
I may have a similar problem, coolant level too low going in to dealership tomorrow. Car bought in March 2010. Presumably this is covered by the warranty? - Jim from Middlesex
Submitted: 2010-10-03 | ID: 6252
I bought a 3008 1.6 THP Exclusive bck in December 2009 for my wife and I to drive, we were replacing our ultra reliable 308 1.6 VTi 120 because it was 2 years old and we change every 2 years. So far the 3008 has been fantastic! On the road the engine is very fast, I could not believe the power from it when I really wound her up. And I was particulary stunned to see it do 47mpg on an ’A’ road. 0-60 comes up in about 8 seconds which is really fast considering the size of the car and the fact its only 1.6. Inside, it feels like a jeep and you sit up very high and in great comfort. To look at the car you would think it’s far to big and you wouldn’t be able to park it, but my wife thinks it’s easier to park than our old 308. The parking sensors help, but it would matter if they weren’t there because there is great all round visability and the huge door mirrors provide a great veiw. Overall, this car is far better than my brother’s Qashqai, even though it was the Qashqai that gave me the notion for a crossover. On the road and sitting in the cabin the Qashqai cannot match the 3008.
Submitted: 2010-08-30 | ID: 6017
Good family car, extremely comfortable and easy to drive, doesn’t pull to the left, nippy and economical (50-55+mpg no problem on a run) Six speed box makes you think a bit at times (am I in third or fifth?) also the electric handbrake operation can catch you out if you’re not concentrating. As I tend to carry large items in the back It was a little disappointing the rear seats did not - up and over - or have a facility to remove them - as in the 308. Lastly there’s not a generous amount of leg room for rear passengers. This may sound like a lot of negative points, but overall the car makes up for these in other areas and I’m quite happy with it.
Submitted: 2010-05-26 | ID: 5297
Brilliant car to drive. A lot of hi-tech equipment, but disappointed with the lack of tools in the boot (no jack or wheel brace).
Responses to this review
Presumably there is no spare wheel either? I just ordered a 3008 and specified a spare wheel rather than an aerosol of tyre inflator and an electric pump. The spare is a full sized ally and cost an additional £200 - Roger Bingham from France
Have just taken delivery of 3008 and requested the spare wheel option when order was placed. This came at no extra cost - JS from Sussex
Will an 18’’ alloy wheel if used for a spare fit in the boot well of a 3008 Allure as mine has come with a can of foam and a compressor? Peter from Warwickshire
Submitted: 2010-05-18 | ID: 5240
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Well made, economical. Great sat nav and bluetooth.
Submitted: 2010-04-17 | ID: 5046
Fantastic car!! Great drive very comfortable, not so great looking but that was not enough to stop me buying it. I would recommend it to anyone.
Submitted: 2010-01-12 | ID: 4270