The beauty and the beast
I knew buying a Peugeot was risky. You hear that oftenly. However, 3008 was everything I was looking for. Beautiful design, nice for traveling, super confortable and safe + probably the biggest sunroof on the market, which is really amazing. I finally found one worth buying. Low mileage (64k), all services done in Peugeot, performed great when I tested, no weird noises, no weird smoke, nothing. Made the payment, got into the car and I totally enjoyed it! At least for the first 5 miles before the oil pressure sign went on and a big STOP appeared.... Yes, 5 miles. I went straight back into the dealer and landed like D day in Normandy asking for my money back. Car was bad and the dealer knew? I don’t know, but believe me, that got me scared enough to avoid this brand all cost. No car design is nicer than peace of mind!
Purchased in June 2019 at Car dealer for $9,000.00.
It Will Cost You
Purchased the car privately in December 2017 with 32,000KM on the clock.
Absolutely loved it for the first ~9 months I owned it. Gorgeous interior, great exterior, lots of fun to drive.
Then the problems started:
- Sept 2018: check engine light came on. Tried to have it diagnosed by RACQ, but the fault went away before it could be diagnosed. Light came back on a few days later, repeated the process, and then a few days after that.
- Oct 2018 - Jan 2019: Went to the dealer 5 times, 4 times on the back of a tow truck. First three times to r...
Purchased in December 2017 for $9,000.00.
- 3008 T8 (2010-2016)
A year past its manufacturing warranty and only with 25,000km on the Odometer we experienced the air conditioning failure. It resulted in replacement of compressor for a cost of $1,745- using a non-genuine component. A genuine component would have cost in excess of $2,900.
This sort of failures on a so called luxury vehicle with only 25,000 km on the clock is unexpected and probably unheard of. We discussed the issue with Peugeot Australia and requested reimbursement on the premise that such a failure on such a low kilometre vehicles constitut...
I have just spent $5000 to repair a 4 year old car that is 3 months past warranty. The NRMA said "it happens" and they have no way of knowing if it was something that had been existing for a while, or had just happened. They discovered metal shavings in the fuel line and said that if it had been a Japanese car the same repair would have been around $1500. Nice looking car, but no more European for me.
Nice car but lots of issues
We purchased the car after considering some other SUV and chose it because of the features it has in relation to the price. Many people advise us to buy a Japanese car instead of a European one, and now I understand they were right. It has a problem after another one and has been at the dealership repair centre at least once every month for the last 7 months. Besides the financial inconvenience, it causes many disruptions as you cannot count on your car when needed.
On the other hand, Peugeot Australia has been considerate so far in understanding the case and has provided financial assistance in some cases, even being out of warranty.
To sum up, we like the car but would like it more if it would work properly.
- 3008 T8 (2010-2016)
I bought this 2012 Allure 1.6L for about 14K and pretty happy with it. It has a passable body but I love the interiors. You might have to get used to the fact that it was build as a left-hand drive and then moved to right. Some features that I love - plenty of leg room both at from and back, auto lights, auto wipers, heads up display, boot light that can act as a torch, adjustable boot floor, panoramic sun roof, access to boot from rear seat, storage spaces under the foot board of real seats, storage pockets in boot and the boot converts to a table for camping!
Love the car but nothings ever perfect is it
I love this car. It's a 2012 turbo petrol with no extra electric gadgets. I drive in the city and country. It's reliable, it's safe, it's a pleasant place to be. It's not a race car but it's not slow either. All I have to do is drive, it has auto lights, auto wipers, a transmission which allows me to select auto or semi auto as well as sport mode or snow mode. It has selectable traction control (ESP), selectable parking sensors. Throw in my retractable roof and I really enjoy my drive every day in every environment.
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Purchased in April 2015 at Peter Warren Automotive.
Quite An Incredible Car
I leased a 3008 last Sep/Oct and drove it through Italy, Austria, Germany, France and Belgium. There were 4 good-sized adults on board with luggage for 8 weeks. It took the 4 suitcases in the boot as if they were made for it. The natty cubbyholes were handy. It was a 1.6 L turbo diesel with plenty of power. The stop/go technology was a bit tricky, but we managed.
Exceptional fuel consumption, comfortable ride, room for 4, great boot. A joy to drive through Europe.
Only the stop/start technology. Didn't seem to master that. Fuel comsumption - overall, 5.7!!! How's that?
This is a SUV designed for all the drivers needs with handling and performance on tap when needed with design convenience faultless.This is the reason i drive this car,i get 7litres per 100km all day from a petrol engine that only costs $330 for a 20 000km service.It's cheap to run and great fun to drive.No other SUV i had test driven had these attributes.Also the leather heated seats.help the driver with the best driving position in this class,visibility and comfort help warn off fatigue.
Design and styling are distinctive low end torque amazing
Low profile tyres may be good for handling but poor for ride quality.55 profile better than 45;s change it.
Very good car
Having owned a new 3008 XLS diesel since the end of January I can honestly say it is very impressive. It is a well appointed car with lots of electronic gizmos!
We have been getting high 6's for economy puting around town.
But we just did a weekend highway trip and the economy was outstanding!
Averaged 5.5lt per 100km overall but having the cruise set at 105kmh the car was ticking over at 1800rpm and sipping 4lt per 100km.
Also very quiet on the highway and the torque is great.
Servicing is for us once a year although our dealership have s...
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Hi there, I am looking to buy a Peugeot 3008 2013 Automatic with 65k km. I haven't inspect it yet but I really like the interior, size and sunroof. However, I'm affraid I will make a mistake by buying this car. Any advice? Comments? Thanks!
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Release date||Jan 2010|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2016|
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