Peugeot 3008 (2017 on)

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reviewed by welby on 15 January 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 1 January 2020
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1.6 BlueHDi 120 GT Line 5dr EAT6

reviewed by Anonymous on 12 December 2019
3
Overall rating
3
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
3
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
3
How practical it is
3
How you rate the manufacturer
3
Overall reliability

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We purchased the vehicle from a Peugeot dealer at the start of this year. Having had three versions of the older design 3008, my wife was very keen to trade up to the latest one and had high hopes for the vehicle.

It is certainly a true, and a fair point, that the new design 3008 is a huge upgrade and improvement on the previous one. With our GT Line version, we also got some GT type extras the last owner had upgraded to, including opening sunroof, massaging driver's seat, auto tailgate, full leather interior etc., so you do get a very luxurious feel for your money. That said, at about £35k new, you should do!

In terms of problems, the cabin roof area is annoyingly low for tall drivers like myself. Unless I lower the seat to a level beyond which I would normally choose, I regularly hit the side of my head on the area where the roof has been lowered to accommodate the mechanism for the opening sunroof. Hugely annoying and very restrictive and uncomfortable for anybody much over 6 feet tall. More worryingly, we have both experienced the feeling of the car 'losing it' particularly when travelling at speeds of around 70 mph on dual carriageways and motorways. The feeling only lasts for a brief second or two but that is long enough to create a feeling of loss of full control of the front wheels. Like so many faults on cars, this issue is intermittent and therefore very hard for a dealer to establish exactly what is causing it. I have also found the auto tailgate to be very temperamental, and sometimes difficult to open using the grab handle at the back, rather than using the silly gesture with your foot under the bumper - the one that makes like you're auditioning for Bargain Hunt! All too frequently you try to open the tailgate by the handle and nothing happens, which is extremely frustrating. And most annoying of all, the car has recently developed a fault where the seat belt alarm buzzer will go off, despite all seat belts being in use and nothing heavy laying on the back seat etc. The problem is extremely distracting when you are driving, and can last from a few seconds to several minutes.

Overall, our period of ownership of the car has been disappointing. My long-term experience, over many years, is I don't find Peugeot dealers particularly empathetic or supportive over investigating warranty issues, and only really interested in making money out of the quick servicing of the car route. Combining that with the problems I've pointed out earlier in the review, I have really come to the point where I think this will be my last Peugeot of choice. We paid nearly £25,000 for this car and both our expectations have not been fully met to date.

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reviewed by Autotykeace on 20 September 2018
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reviewed by John Paul on 21 February 2018
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reviewed by Autotykeace on 1 February 2018

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Price£21,795–£33,965
Road TaxA–G
MPG48.7–70.6 mpg
Real MPG73.4%

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