Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - John F

So far so good. MrsF is delighted with it. Being tall, I like the tiny low wheel over which you see the dashboard clearly instead of the top of the wheel sometimes obscuring some of it, as in my Audi. With 30% more power than our old Focus it's a sporty little thing. The EAT6 box is excellent, even though the relaxed 6th gear (just over 30mph per 1000 revs) is rarely engaged on B or even A roads, although you can persuade it to trundle along the level and downhill bits by nudging it manually into 6th. It won't let you labour the engine, changing down even in manual mode if you try. And even 5th gear is 25mph per 1000 revs, 5mph more than the manual 5th gear in a rorty revvy 80hp 1.2 Pug 208 we hired recently on hols. For overtaking you can press the S button to drop down a gear, or just floor it and it goes like a rocket, spooling rapidly to smooth 6000 rpm change-ups.

Petrol consumption is disappointing, though probably as expected from a tight new engine tuned for power rather than economy. Brim to brim, it consumed 105.35 litres for 895 miles of mostly local short trips (we use my more comfortable car for longer journeys). That's 38.7 mpg, little better than our old Focus which was 37.6 when I last measured it over a similar distance (but with more motorway journeys). The oil level hasn't moved noticeably from the max mark.

Moans? The pathetic single note 'peep' from the horn. The Focus had a rich twin-tone. Messy styling where the dash abuts the quarterlight, which I see is much improved in the new model. The reversing light is a bit dim - we'd trade the camera view on the touchscreen for a brighter one. That's about it so far. I'll do another mpg measurement in a year's time.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Lee Power

The average mpg will improve once the engine loosens up, I cant get my 308 to drop below 40.8 mpg average around town no matter how hard I drive it - I have seen 55 mpg average on long runs.

You could swop out the reversing bulbs for led ones to improve the camera view ar night.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Leif

My Polo gave 55 mpg from the first tank, and after about six tank fulls it had risen to over 60 mpg, even reaching 70 mpg this summer. Don’t forget that cold weather and dark mornings and evenings will impact mpg, assuming you drive then. And of course driving style has a big impact on mpg. Still, that’s not great for a small car, but it shouldn’t bother you unless you do a lot of miles.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Avant

Many thanks for the report John.

What's particularly interesting is that the torque-converter auto doesn't seem to be restricting performance as this type used to. Perhaps for this reason, fuel consumption may never be brilliant, although hopefully you'll get the right side of 40 mpg eventually.

I'm put off Peugeots by the thought of having to go through menus and sub-menus to adjust the heating and AC - but maybe you're not finding that a problem.

There's a plug-in hybrid 3008 on the way, which sounds good, although reports suggest that it's going to be ridiculously expensive. I saw a figure of £46,000 somewhere: you can get a BMW 330e plug-in for less than that.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Senexdriver

Interesting report. Peugeot wouldn’t be my first choice, but it’s useful to know how others find them as I’m always persuadable and I am reading good things about modern Peugeots. A friend of a friend bought a 2008 just under a year ago and he’s delighted with it, so it all goes in the memory bank.

My wife had a couple of 106s in succession a few years back and I have to say they were no trouble at all, but that was then of course. I too will be interested to read your future reports, John. Keep ‘em coming!

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - KB.

Interesting report. Peugeot wouldn’t be my first choice, but it’s useful to know how others find them as I’m always persuadable and I am reading good things about modern Peugeots. A friend of a friend bought a 2008 just under a year ago and he’s delighted with it, so it all goes in the memory bank.

Twice in one day someone has stolen my thoughts beforeI had a chance to think them :-)

Ialso know someone whe thinks carefully before parting with his money, and he's had several new, small upright Peugeots albeit on PCPs.

The 3008 is of a not entirely dissimilar size to my Yeti and seems well regarded. But the fact that it's (sort of ) French doesn't endear it to me when so many people still express reservations about anything that isn't a Kia or a Toyota, Suzuki or Honda.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - badbusdriver

I'm put off Peugeots by the thought of having to go through menus and sub-menus to adjust the heating and AC - but maybe you're not finding that a problem.

John's car is the last of the 'previous' shape 2008, so the heating controls are not through the touchscreen.

www.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles...y

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - John F

What's particularly interesting is that the torque-converter auto doesn't seem to be restricting performance as this type used to.

True. It responds instantly, unlike the 4 speed auto in a previous Passat. I think I read somewhere that the EAT6 (or AWF6F25, to give it its proper name) owes a lot to ZF's successful 6HP series. It certainly operates and behaves like the 'tiptronic' in my Audi (6HP26)

I'm put off Peugeots by the thought of having to go through menus and sub-menus to adjust the heating and AC - but maybe you're not finding that a problem.

No problem. It's like VW's 'climatronic'. A simple toggle switch sends the temperature up or down and pushbutton switches alter fan speed and air direction. Simples.

Some contributors on this site deride French cars en masse but Peugeot has always been considered to be a cut above their famous French rival. And they have won Le Mans three times!

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - FiestaOwner
Petrol consumption is disappointing, though probably as expected from a tight new engine tuned for power rather than economy. Brim to brim, it consumed 105.35 litres for 895 miles of mostly local short trips (we use my more comfortable car for longer journeys). That's 38.7 mpg, little better than our old Focus which was 37.6 when I last measured it over a similar distance (but with more motorway journeys). The oil level hasn't moved noticeably from the max mark.

Moans? The pathetic single note 'peep' from the horn. The Focus had a rich twin-tone. Messy styling where the dash abuts the quarterlight, which I see is much improved in the new model. The reversing light is a bit dim - we'd trade the camera view on the touchscreen for a brighter one. That's about it so far. I'll do another mpg measurement in a year's time.

Think your MPG is fine considering:

  • It's a torque convertor auto. More reliable than dual clutch versions but not as efficient.
  • It's a higher less aerodynamic SUV.
  • It's been used on mostly short trips.

Plenty cars have poor reversing light(s). The single reversing light on my Ibiza isn't up to much, neither was the single one on my i20.

However touching the brake pedal (while reversing) on the Ibiza helps significantly.

Glad you're liking the new car.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Lee Power

The Peugeot EAT 6 & EAT 8 torque converter autos are Aisin in origin so they should be perfectly reliable.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - FiestaOwner

The Peugeot EAT 6 & EAT 8 torque converter autos are Aisin in origin so they should be perfectly reliable.

Sorry, I wasn't meaning to imply that it wouldn't be reliable. I do consider torque convertor boxes to be very reliable. I consider them to be more reliable than manual boxes.

John, I really like the fact that your car came with All Seasons Tyres as standard, wish other manufacturers would do the same.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Lee Power

All season tyres are fitted as it has Grip Control fitted which is standard equipment on a Puretech 130 powered 2008.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - KB.

Whilst looking for Peugeot warranty details, in one place I looked at online it said two years manufac. warranty plus a further year implemeted by the dealer. Another page on Peugeot's site said three yrs but no mention of the dealer being responsible - but mentioned mileage limitations in the 3rd yr.

It also said an extended warrnty is available but failed to give details or costs..... contact your dealer, it said.

Rightly or wrongly I feel drawn to manufacturers who have sufficient faith in their products to offer a decent length of warranty ... Kia, Hyundai, Toyota - even SsangYong and MG.

I'm getting round to asking what the Peugeot warranty is like in practice and how much it costs to extend to 5 yrs.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Lee Power

For my 2016 T9 308 the Peugeot extended warranty is around £220 per year.

You can extend the warranty for an extra 4 years on top of the original 3 year manufacturers warranty.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - KB.

Your post made me look at Peugeot's offerings.

I was thinking that the latest 2008 (2020) was an equivalent in size to my Yeti and might be a candidate as a possible replacement

EDIT. But I just looked at one or two reviews online .... it's a bit too flashy for my slightly "conservative" taste. I suspect it'll be quite pricey too.

Edited by KB. on 02/01/2020 at 12:15

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - John F

Your post made me look at Peugeot's offerings.......

...... But I just looked at one or two reviews online .... it's a bit too flashy for my slightly "conservative" taste. I suspect it'll be quite pricey too.

Ours is an end-of-line model, so was way below list price. It looks pretty ordinary and anonymous to me, possibly because it's much the same colour as the road. But in motoring as for much else, to coin a phrase - quality is remembered and appreciated long after price is forgotten.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - KB.

I suspect your one looks quite a bit different to the new one ... yours looks, as you say, 'ordinary' (and that's not a disrespectful comment) whereas the new one has far more "modern" design cues. Inside and out. But if it sells then that's fine ... I'll just stick to something a bit more on the plain side.

The Captur isn't quite so eye catching ... but I would need to overcome this French thing that troubles me a bit....which doesn't bear scrutiny as I had a new Peugeot and a new Renault and both were fine. Well, the Renault was slightly less fine after I submerged it in two or three feet of water ... but I can hardly blame the manufacturer for that ... unless they accept that the air intake shouldn't have been sited a few inches off the ground, down by the front wheel.

There was also the P reg. Renault 16 which I owned until the front half started to part company with the back half due to rust ... but I was given to forgive it at the time as it wasn't exactly new.

Edited by KB. on 03/01/2020 at 17:04

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - expat

Moans? The pathetic single note 'peep' from the horn. The Focus had a rich twin-tone.

You might be able to replace the horn with one out of a Focus. Either that or get a set of air horns that put the fear of God into anyone you blast at.

Peugeot 2008 1.2 130 EAT6 Allure Premium - The first thousand miles - Lee Power

I'm sure you can find a nice loud twin tone horn from another PSA Peugeot / Citroen product that will fit.

308 T9 twin tones are LOUD.

 

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