Peugeot 508 Punches Above it's Weight

Graham

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See the blog feature on this - Peugeot's 508 is the largest of its passenger car range and quite possibly one of the most eye- catching models the brand has ever produced.This latest model, released just a year ago, is almost unrecognisable in comparison to its predecessor, which was on sale for the previous seven years. Read the Full Article Here



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Woodcutter

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P&C Pug Partner
My mate has a green estate version of this and it is absolutely awesome looking.
 

Adam Clarke

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Bangor
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Civic
I've worked as a mechanic in a peugeot dealer for the last 6 years or so and the improvements in the quality of the cars even in that time is insane. They've went massively upmarket in the past 3 years or so with the new 508s and 208s etc. Seen a hell of a lot more BMWs and audis etc traded in recently too
 

Coog

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We got a 3008 a few months ago as a hire car and I would have it over the Tiguan any day of the week. Cracking wee SUV it was. Remember getting one years ago and it was absolutely awful, big change.

Always like Peugeot but would be a bit wary about the residuals tbh.
 

Adam Clarke

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Bangor
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Civic
We got a 3008 a few months ago as a hire car and I would have it over the Tiguan any day of the week. Cracking wee SUV it was. Remember getting one years ago and it was absolutely awful, big change.

Always like Peugeot but would be a bit wary about the residuals tbh.
The 3008s are a lovely car especially in GT trim with the 180bhp HDI engine and all the toys you could ever want. I was surprised when they came out just how well the 1.2 turbo engine pulls in a car of that size!
 

amg306

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Kilkeel
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Anything
I can't say anything bad about Peugeot's, have had one in some shape or form since the 90's, 405's, 306's etc and have never given any hassle. Currently have a Partner van with 200k miles on it, and apart from servicing and brakes, it's never needed anything else.

The 508's are a lovely looking car, but like @Coog, I'd be scared of resale again.
 

Coog

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XJ6
The 3008s are a lovely car especially in GT trim with the 180bhp HDI engine and all the toys you could ever want. I was surprised when they came out just how well the 1.2 turbo engine pulls in a car of that size!
Yes this was a GT and pretty sure was the 1.2 turbo petrol. In sport mode it was quite good fun especially with the small wheel.

Very well kitted too. Loved the massaging seats.

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JamieG95

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We got a 3008 a few months ago as a hire car and I would have it over the Tiguan any day of the week. Cracking wee SUV it was. Remember getting one years ago and it was absolutely awful, big change.

Always like Peugeot but would be a bit wary about the residuals tbh.

Peugeot have been really tight on residuals over the last few years, in terms of percentages they’re performing better than some of the VW/BMW’s.

According to Auto Express the 3008 SUV is actually one of the slowest depreciating cars for sale in the UK with a 55% residual value. (After 3 Years/ 60k) So all good news for Peugeot. The 508 is heading in the same direction too! :cool:
 

Turks

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I've worked as a mechanic in a peugeot dealer for the last 6 years or so and the improvements in the quality of the cars even in that time is insane. They've went massively upmarket in the past 3 years or so with the new 508s and 208s etc. Seen a hell of a lot more BMWs and audis etc traded in recently too
Not sure if it was you or not, but someone said before they worked in a franchise that sold Peugeot and Toyota and there was far less problems with the peugeots.
 

gary1365

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limavady
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Passat
When I bought the passat I seriously thought about a 2.2 hdi auto 508. There was a one for sale locally but I never even looked at it. I was terrified of horrible repair bills.
 

Adam Clarke

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Bangor
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Civic
Not sure if it was you or not, but someone said before they worked in a franchise that sold Peugeot and Toyota and there was far less problems with the peugeots.
Wasn't myself mate we are just Peugeot but I could well believe it. Most of my work is just normal wear and tear stuff. The worst engines we have had were actually the ones that BMW helped design (the 1.4,1.6 and 1.6Ts that were shared with Mini)
 
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mk2driver

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Coventry
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I went got a test drive with a mate (pre COVID) in a e-208 GT and would have one in a heartbeat

The only thing stopping me is our second car is a 2010 Corsa 1.2 and it just keeps going giving us no bother at all am I can’t justify buying something to replace it until it dies really
 

Crow555

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Newtownabbey
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Integra R DC5
I spotted one of these a good few months back on the M2 and only when I caught up to it, did I find out it was a Peugeot. They really have upped their design language.

The only thing that doesn't sit well with me is Peugeots reluctance to move up to '9' (e.g. 209, 309, 409) - I assume it's to do with there already being a 309 in the 90s, but there have already been 208s, 508s etc - and why they just don't start from 1 again.
 

Mel_45

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Belfast
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megane
We got a 3008 a few months ago as a hire car and I would have it over the Tiguan any day of the week. Cracking wee SUV it was. Remember getting one years ago and it was absolutely awful, big change.

Always like Peugeot but would be a bit wary about the residuals tbh.
My wife got one on a cheap lease last year to replace her A4, really nice car and she prefers it to the Audi.
Can't say you'd rather have a Peugeot over a VAG on RMS. I made this point about suggesting a 308 GTI as an alternative to the usual Golf etc and it didn't go down well.
 
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