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Fantastic Car if you don't mind Hot Air!
I have had the 308 SW since 2014, bought it new. It's been a great car and is very nice to drive. So far I have done 75,000kms. It did take a couple of months to get used to the touch screen and the cruise control. But once you do, you don't need to take your eyes off the road as it does have auto wipers, auto lights, auto handbrake, auto air.
Saying that one of the big let downs with my car is the air conditioning which does not work when the outside temperature is over 25C. On a previous service at Bayside European they said it had a hole i...n the cylinder and replaced it under warranty after a long wait. A year later and it's still woeful. If it's over 30C outside, it really feels like it in the car! The only other issue is a leak with the washer fluid, which is not that easy to get to! I tried a different service centre and they didn't even pick up the problem even though they charged me for washer fluid! I never know if they actually do anything when I get my car serviced. In Dandenong they left it with a leaking Oil filter, which I had to pay to fix. They claim the gasket had blown! The navigation system isn't that great compared to using Maps on the iPhone. I wish I had CarPlay so many times. The best thing about the car is the seats do fold flat and I get so much in my car. Unlike all the other wagons I looked at. Also the turbo diesel is very quick off the mark. One other issue I had a warning light that was on and I had to book it into service to find out that the battery needed to be replaced. I should have know as it was 4 years old. The dealer should have known also but then they asked $800 to replace a battery. I had it replaced for half that by Marshall batteries who came to my home and spent an hour taking it all apart to get the battery out. Not an easy job! The dealer also charged $25 just to change the washer fluid cap, which was falling apart and they didn't even pick that up in two years of servicing my car. Would I buy another 308? I'm waiting to see if there is a 2020 new model. I hope some of these issues are fixed. Especially the air-conditioning!
Purchased in December 2021 at BOORAN EURO DANDENONG for $40,000.00.
Unreliable car, very poor customer service!
I bought my brand new 308 Allure Premium in 2015. Thats a beautiful car but its not reliable at all! The engine light is on most of the time and Peugeot service center dont have enough knowledge and experience to fix it! Where ever you take your car for service, make sure you dont go to Bayside European Peugeot Service. Not only they dont know how to repair the car, but also they dont have good manner at the front desk!
Purchased in March 2021.
Don't buy a Peugeot
I have owned a Peugeot 308 for just over 3 years and it randomly broke down with the alternator belt snapping. This was caused by a part that was under recall for and had been booked in for this recall. The car was towed to a Peugeot dealer in Perth WA and after 6 weeks the alternator belt finally arrived from France. Further work was then required to fix the cause of the alternator belt breaking. It has since taken 5 months for this repair to be done at a cost of $8000 to us as Peugeot are not prepared to take the blame despite the young age ...
of the car and the cause being due to a recalled part. The communication and customer service from Peugeot has been the worst I have experienced with any company and I am seriously considering taking this matter further. This has had a huge impact on me being without a car for 5 month, and now having to try and come up with the money for the repair cost. If I had looked at the websites for feedback more prior to purchasing this vehicle I never would have as many other people appear to have had similar experiences. DO NOT BUY A Peugeot.
Purchased in September 2021 for $48,000.00.
Dont even think about it.
We bought second hand from the first owner. Weve had to fix almost everything on this vehicle. Weve had it serviced regularly. Driven every day for family school runs etc. Great to drive but will cost you a fortune to have serviced and for parts. Look at any other vehicle.
Purchased in July 2021 for $9,500.00.
Please do not buy
Like another poster, I have had my 308 for the last 3 years as a fleet car. I have suffered from constant issues very similar to Mooshie. Constant ignition and spark plug problems. Massive oil leakage problems and various other niggles too multiple to list. The engine light remains on constantly, I have to ignore it now or I would never get any work done as I would need to live at the dealership. If it were my money I would have hired a lawyer to get a refund by now. As I said this is a fleet car so I know many people who drive the 308 and all have the same issues so don’t kid yourself and think I just got a Lemon, it’s endemic across the brand.Do not spend your money on this car.
Purchased in December 2021 for $32,000.00.
Most Unreliable Car Ever
Peugeots look nice & have a functional interior but that accounts for nothing if it breaks down every 5 seconds. This is the worst, most unreliable car I've ever had the misfortune of owning. Let my experience be a warning for others - DO NOT buy a Peugeot. Buy a reliable Japanese or Korean car instead.
In the last 9 months my 2011 petrol wagon with 75,000kms has had the following issues:
- Oil Filter mounting Leak (spewing oil)
- Thermostat housing Leak (spewing coolant)
- Coolant level sensor replaced
- Oil pressure sensor replaced
- Cylinder head cover replaced
- Window washer pump replaced (done twice) ...
Great reliability & fuel efficiency, fantastic rear layout.
Have had for 8 years from new. Commute (on a freeway) every day. Approaching 110,000 kms.
Cannot overstate how useful rear layout in wagon (not just fold-down but completely removable seats) has turned out to be.
Mechanically, have had only trivial issues -- note that this is a manual diesel, not a Petrol & has been mostly freeway commuting. Overall extremely happy with reliability.
Peugeot says to service every 6mo/10,000km but apart from first 2 years I've been doing every 9-12mo.
- Center console LCD fades & is unreadable when temp goes above ~35 degrees. ...
Good car with the lightweight body and cool trim and good on fuel about 6ltr/100kmh. Value for money! The only downside, it needs RON 95 min and synthetic engine fuel which is slightly higher when comes to servicing but with an interval of 15,000 km that is justified. Good car!
Shocking examples of a poorly built car
Where do I begin?...
We have these as our fleet vehicles and I have used 3 different ones over the course of 3 years with one driven the most at 80000km on the clock and around 40000 on the other 2.
The little issues first-
Rear subframe clunk which was filled with expanding foam (I am not kidding) at the dealer as the solution on instruction from Peugeot.
Rear subframe clunk on car 2 just becoming apparent now
Cat converter replaced at 9000km
Multiple electrical faults including non starting, head unit (which controls everything) ...
Used daily to and from work
Serviced on time
Cared for diligently
Pump and oxygen upstream has broken at only 50,000 kms
Quote did not include parts and labour
2650 to fix which is very expensive
No reason provided for the fault
Very disappointed as I have owned 3 Lexus with no problems up to 200000 kms
Love the pug
This is my 3rd Peugeot car. This time I bought a diesel 308. Fantastic fuel for long distance although I usually use it around town. Still good and you can put it on the eco use so the engine stops at the lights. I only need to service the car once a year which is why I love Peugeot and solid European car cheaper the others.
So many features, great look and nice drive.
I drive approximately 80-100kms every day to and from work and it's a great car. Super quick, smooth and fun to drive. So many features including massage seats, heated seats, keyless entry and start. Adaptive cruise is helpful and works well, leather seats are really comfortable and the panoramic roof gives a lot of light. Haven't had any issues and purchased second hand. Only reason it's 4 and not 5 star is how high the fuel consumption is and how sensitive the rain sensor wipers are. The car costs me $90 a week to fill up with 98unleaded and the wipers go pretty fast at the slightest bit of rain.
Great car drove from Switzerland to Germany on the motorways
one main issue I burnt my index finger when starting the car on pressing the silver start button. the sunshine is so strong shining throught the side and front window that the silver start button gets very hot ! . Motivation idea where should the start button be ?
- 308 T7
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Poor Quality and dreadful support from Peugeot
For about the first year, the car seemed OK, but there was always a constant hesitation that occurs intermittently. Over 15 instances of reporting the intermittent issue still has no resolution. This vehicle has had 3 timing chain repairs, 2 BPGA units replaced, 2 engine decarbs (within 4,000kms of each other), a fuel pump failure and a complete failure of all the central control items like GPS, Radio, CD, heating/cooling and that took 6 weeks to get the parts in. A number of other minor recall issues as well, but I can live with minor issues, ...any car can have those. Calls to Peugeot directly just result in comments like, you don't seem to have had any unusual problems with the car, despite over 15 documented service records indicating it has gone in with a reported problem. And this is a vehicle that is less than 4 years old with just under 60k on it. All of the above failures occurred within 3 years, and at less than 45k, so I think any reasonable person would consider that a problem, but not Peugeot. Seeing some of the other reviews here, and the complete lack of responsibility or care that Peugeot shows for their customers, it almost warrants a class action to force them to compensate consumers who have been caught out paying some $40k for vehicles that do not serve the basic purpose of safe and reliable transport from point A to point B. After the latest issue and repair, I didn't even get home before warning lights started showing up again. I suppose it is an improvement over the time when I didn't even get out of the service centre driveway before the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree, but if I ask Peugeot, they'd probably again say that it is nothing unusual. Based on the communications with Peugeot by phone, my issues are not unusual, and considered within normal parameters, so that in itself indicates that their vehicles are of extremely poor quality, and the quality of service and assistance Peugeot provide matches the quality of vehicle they provide, ROTTEN.
I bought this car following a severe motor accident involving a leg amputation, and extensive injuries down one side of my body. I had always driven manual cars but now needed an automatic.
I had several requirements: I needed to easily enter the car from a wheelchair; the boot needed to accommodate the wheelchair flat but still have room for more luggage. The front seats needed to be especially supportive and comfortable. I preferred a small medium hatchback.
The 308 met all my requirements and more. It has been a delightful drive. It is q...uiet and smooth. It handles beautifully and has more than enough power from its triple cylinder engine which burbles delightfully when pushed. Fuel consumption on a trip has come in at 5l/100km or less. In city driving this jumps to 6.7l/100km. Still good. One thing that I didn't expect is the less 'frenetic' feel it has than its rivals such as VW, Corolla, Hyundai etc. all of which I drove. Perhaps it is that the triple doesn't sound as if is revving as much as the fours. The interior is clean, functional and dominated by Peugeot.'s Cockpit that consists of a small steering wheel you look over rather through to see instruments. It works for me. The rest of the interior is clean, simple and trimmed with quality materials. The car has been perfect from a service point of view. There have been no problems at all. Costs are reasonable. Good fuel economy is counterbalanced a little by the need for premium grade.
The car is really cool looking when its convertible and it is easy to open and close the cover. However, the downside of it is that the carriage is a bit narrow especially the back seats. The car truck is smaller than the usual car as part if it used to store the cover.
The pick of the Peugeot’s....308 turbo Diesel...
I have owned this 7 seater for last 2 years, bought with 105000km, currently got 165000km....
All I can say is what delight to drive..when I first started looking for a 7 seater I couldn’t find anything that had good fuel ecconomy, then I came across Peogeot 308 2.0 diesel, this has been nothing but so economical and powerful that I drive all the time, on long trips I can get 1000k which is around 5.5l/100km.
Mechanically has no issues, services are easy enough every 8000k, fuel filter, Oil filter are all easy to get to under the hood, I ...
Luv my car
This has been, such a lovely economical, easy handling car to drive.
To date I have had no problems with it. It has enough style,but also is practical.
A lovely little car to tour in. It also has that bit off oomph when you need to get out of a sticky situation (by that I don't mean police chases), more getting up big hills etc.
Don’t buy a 2012 308
I bought a 2012 308, looked great but what a costly mistake, I used to love peugeot, but not anymore, biggest lemon ever! The timing belt needed to be replaced at 92 000 k, had already been replaced, the front end rattled at 101 000, oil leaks at 98 000, peugeot would not cover oil leak. Was still under 5 year warranty, not happy! Don’t buy one, keep looking.
Not well thought-out.
Poor design makes this an unreliable car. Too many sensor failures and un-diagnosable faults. The check engine light never went out despite four reputable workshops having a go. Carbon build-up on inlet valve stems a major problem, leaking oil supply and return pipes from the turbo and failure of complete timing chain assembly were some of the hazards. All at less than 100,000 km. Combing the "Web" suggested much worse was to come so it's gone.
Always used way more petrol than it should have, but very comfortable on trips.
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What a terrible car which I have been regretting every day after my purchase! I am constantly repaired the car: fuel pump (high pressure pump first then low pressure pump in total 3000 as my Peugeot 308cc broke down on the underground garage the tow truck 900 dollars). Timing chain, boot, engine oil leaking every 6 months(no joking) Peugeot head office told me this is normal(I purchased a brand new car and the engine start to leak from the first year after repairs it regularly leak in 6 months time) the I have to pay 380 dollars per wash the engine bay! I spend more than 13000 dollars for repair a 7 years old car and have to rent car for 4 months time (all add together as Peugeot will tell you they are too busy to give you a loan car while your Peugeot is broken car)!!! I am here try to tell everyone please do yourself a favor DO NOT BUY PEUGEOT unless you want broke done at highway or constantly call tow truck to pay Peugeot mechanics more money!
Yep we just paid Peugeot dealership just over $5500 to fix a limp mode/ check engine fault for our can.
We didn’t even get 20mins up the road and same thing happened. Went into limp mode again and warning lights came on. Told them we want a replacement vechile also while it was in there for 4wks!!!!! And not fixed!! Spent over $5500 and nothing has changed!! So angry that we cannot demand our money back or have any rights over Peugeot doing this to us!! Called them and they said they don’t know what it is?? So if Peugeot dealership mechanics cannot fix it and rip us off then what do we do??? We have a 2014 expert van sitting here as we do t know who knows how to fix it and have spent all that money already. SO SO AnGRy that they charge us for it or we could t get the van back
ok I've read and read and read, but I'm still drawn to the Peugeot, I can't help it. So despite all the naysayers, of which I am grateful for your honesty and sorry for your troubles. This what I want to ask, I have an opportunity to purchase a third hand 308 allure touring wagon, 2015/2016 diesel with 66,000 km for less than $13,000. Is this car worth it, are there any issues typical of a diesel and of the 308 touring allure specifically that we should be aware of?
My wife and I owned a 2008 XSE Hdi 2.0l turbo diesel wagon which we bought nine years ago with 33000Km on the clock and we traded it about 20 months ago with 147000Km on it. Only real issue we had was a sensor needed replacing, cost around $400. Spoke to my local Pug mechanic who said the diesels really are the only way to go. I would make sure the service history is intact, the correct oil has been used for servicing etc. The auto's are a non serviceable unit, so if they die it will cost a bomb to replace/fix. I'd check with your local auto trans specialist on their opinion. Other than that, if it's been looked after they're worth looking at a little harder for sure.
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