Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014) Review

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Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014) At A Glance


Five-star crash test rating. Excellent THP 150 petrol engine and fine handling. HDi 90 120g/km. 98g/km e-HDi from Summer 2011.

The looks. High boot lip makes body stronger but boot harder to load.

It may not look like it from outside, but it's got more sparkle than a Dolly Parton dress.

Everything is right: grip, steering feel, engine power, and what doesn't usually correspond with these, ride quality.

Peugeot must have taken the handcuffs off its chassis engineers and told them to make it handle better than any other medium hatchback. Then nicked the great little engine out of the 207 THP 150 (and MINI Cooper S), gave it longer gearing, and shoved it under the bonnet.

The result is a car with the body of Jo Brand, the sharpness of Jo Brand and the energy of Russell.

Peugeot 308 THP 150 SE 2008 Road Test

Peugeot 308 SW 2008 Road Test

Peugeot 308CC Automatic 2009 Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014)

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Average performance


Real MPG

25–71 mpg

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What have we been asked about the Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014)?

Every day we're asked hundreds of questions from car buyers and owners through Ask Honest John. Our team of experts, including the nation's favourite motoring agony uncle - Honest John himself - answer queries and conudrums ranging from what car to buy to how to care for it as an owner. If you could do with a spot of friendly advice before buying you're next car, get in touch and we'll do what we can to help.

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I've not had to top up the oil in my Peugeot 308 in between services - is something wrong with it?

I have a Peugeot 308. I have done 20,000 miles since I bought it, total mileage is 40,000, and I had the engine oil changed twice. I'm concerned that I have not had to top up the oil level in between services. The water level is fine, so what else could be wrong - if anything?
Sometimes if the driver switches off the engine of a diesel with a DPF while it is in the middle of actively regenerating, diesel fuel intended to fire off the DPF to burn the soot in it can seep into the sump, raising the oil level. So if the engine was using oil, that oil used could be replaced by (and diluted) by diesel. But you probably have nothing to worry about.
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