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  • Andrew

    It may not handle like the Clio o fiesta but it’s finish seems to be far higher in quality… I think the rear could do with a sportier diffuser or bumper though, but besides that, it’s stunning!

  • FanBoi

    If you put a Renault badge on it, one would think that it is the new Clio. Looks nothing like a Peugeot.

    • Dirk

      I don’t agree. looks nothing like the new Clio. I test drove both the Renault Clio and the Peugeot. Peugeot has a far superior ride and drive.

  • save it for the track

    The diesel engine  is only 10kg heavier than the same size petrol?? Is the petrol engine an old design they are hanging onto?? or have they significantly rejigged how they make a diesel?? Nice to see a new model that is actually lighter than the one it replaces to.

  • frie

    Is it dual clutch auto???? Does it have stop start????? How does it compare to the Polo???? So many frigging questions!!!!

    • Anthony

       Not dual-clutch, but I think they are working on it. This one is a robotised manual – effectively, an auto. Start/Stop on the on the diesel only. Slightly better than the Polo and considerably more premium than a mid-spec Polo.

      • frie

        Thanks for the quick reply!!! A++++

  • dust on earth

    i reckon the side of it looks quite like a corolla and the tail-light somehow looks like a nissan… it doesnt really look like a typical peugeot… except the inner cabin design that’s stunning!

  • Daniel

    I would take one over the Fiesta or Polo. The Fiesta is better to drive I’m sure, but I think the design is already dating, especially the interior. The Polo will take a while to date and has an obviously superior drivetrain, but it’s such a logical choice that it’s almost boring. This looks great and would actually be an interesting car to own. I like it. I hope they make an amazing GTi version.

  • SamM

    Very impressive interior compared with 207 and others in the class. Overall, this looks very promising! 208 will sell well, provided Peugeot Aus can improve customer service and stop treating its customers like they mean nothing.  

  • Galaxy

    I have a 307 and Murphy is alive and well. Only done 70K – never French car again. Even German shy after this experience.  As my Asian neighbour says. Why do you buy Euro car? You never see old ones on the road… buy Japanese only according to him. Starting to see why now. Pug 208…. ahhm Nope. I reckon a Toyota or Honda of some sort would be the go next.

    • Daniel

      To be fair, you actually see an awful lot of old French cars on the road. Not as many as Japanese cars, but that’s a lot to do with the fact that a much larger percentage of Japanese ones were being sold here in the first place. French cars get niggly problems, but they actually do generally last a long time. Don’t believe me? Go to France :)

      • James

        I bet they are French.  I have seen many of them had white oval stickers with an F on it.

    • louisb

      I don’t think this is true, I have a Citroen C4 which is now six years old and we used to have a 99′ Pulsar SLX – Both bought brand new, the Pulsar had thousands spent on servicing, battery had to be replaced every two years and the engine and interior were had it by the end of it’s life when it only had 75000k on the clock, the 2006 C4, which has now done over 120,000 kays and not even one minor problem, just like new, still running perfectly, cheaper to service through the dealer then Nissan and more reliable.  

      • facto

        True. A lot of such comparisons do seem to lie on personal experience.

      • Jinnzhang

         Lucky you.

    • James

      Hi murphy!

    • trololololol

      I detect a troll……

    • Estiff95

       Yes I heard the 307 was a lemon. Never trust the French.

      • Over my pug

        My 307: carpet coming loose under door plastic trims, dash LED lamps failed, binnacle display fell off, indicator stalk fault, lost count of how many globes it can eat in a year, faulty harmonic balancer, engine manifold, creaking chassis-door jams that cannot be fixed, starter motor starting to fail, A/C fan worn and only capable of low fan speed, steering wheel spring load horn assembly faulty $1k repair….. 67,000 kms

        • Nasal Explorer

          If you want to see how others share your misery, check out w w w. crushmy307. co . uk
          Many others around the world feel your pain.

    • Misterscrooge

      Well I have owned a Pug 306 for 15 years and it has done 365,000kms. Original engine, gearbox and clutch. Think it depends on how you drive and service the car.

  • al

    Starting price in Europe from 12’000 Euros (A$ 15’000), in Australia A$ 20’000. Here you go, 5’000 Dollars extra Slave tax to the Gov’t for Aussie slaves… 

    • Johnson

      I never get tired of reading the complaints about Australian pricing

      • Golfschwein

        I do. You can reason as much as you like, but they’re like bamboo. Get rid of one, then another pops up.

        • JooberJCW

          Exactly.

          If the car maker is not complaining that its taking away from its required sales then the price suffices.

          As I said in other posts owning a new car is not a right, if you cant afford something new then go to the second hand market.

      • Dominique Vøn Hütch

        No sarcasm intended hopefully.

    • Douglas9305

      20% premium for selling the same car in Australia seems about par for the course (for a European car). Find it really hard to justify not staying with the Japanese imports….

    • F1MotoGP

      Starting price in Europe from 12’000 Euros is for 1.0 liter man with 3 door. The 1.2 manual 5 door is 14900 Euro. Do not just compare car prices but wages too. Maybe here takes less months to buy the same car as in Europe.

    • Igomi Watabi

      groan

  • a_misfit

    I don’t understand the “feline’ model lineup and only having turbo engine in the 3 door and not the 5 door. Also 5 door only getting auto.

  • gt86.com.au

    just release the gti already :) *yawn*

  • Tim

    Looks great, good to see it being lighter than the 207. French manufacturers are coming back strong, this and the stunning RCZ, the Citroen DS3 and the Renault Clio and Megane.

    Had a Peugeot 307, never had a problem, was a good car with some quirkiness.

  • Estiff95

    Is it me but hate the look of the horn cover binnacle. Too large, plastic, cheap.

    • Johnson

      Like any horn it does protrude. It may go down after a few pumps though.

      • Nasal Explorer

        Or fall off altogether.

  • DJ

    To all comments: I have had over 15 different Peugeots over the last 30 years amongst many other makes. The only Pug that has ever let me down, and it was my lack of care, was a 205 GTI Whatever car you buy, all can have a problem, Lets hope the 208 like the 308 has a reliable future.

    • RUE1

      Agree DJ onto my 4th Pug (147kw RCZ) and have had over 300000km of trouble free motoring out of the 4 cars…like anything mechanical they are all subject to failure (take a visit to the local BMW or Merc garage and see how many are in for repair) it all comes down to how you look after your car. Peugeotnhave come a long way and they keep improving at least their cars have a unique design style and are not bland and boring like a lot of the manufacturers these days…keep me coming Peugeot

  • O123

    Look at how well VW priced the polo here, If the 208 can be priced there it will sell, the 207 is too expensive especially when a 208 isn’t much more.

    • http://www.peterwarrenpeugeot.com.au/ DM

      207 has not been expensive in comparison since late last year. More gear and price has come down slightly.

  • MisterZed

    I don’t get it?  The 207 only just came out a few years ago? 

    • T.

       The 207 was released in 2006.

      • MisterZed

        Um, the 207 was released in 2007 in Australia.  The previous 206 lasted for 8 years before it was replaced, so 5 years is a very short lifespan especially for a French car.  It’s even shorter than the last Yaris which went for 6 years.

        • T.

          The 207 was first unveiled in late 2005/early 2006 and went on sale in Europe the April 2006. It was almost a year before it was release here.

  • HM

    I was in a serious car accident a few months ago.  The Peugeot was a complete rightoff but it did its job and saved my life.   I can’t wait for the 208 to come out to try.  

  • Pauly

    Im waiting for the 208 GTI!

    If they can match Polo GTI Pricing and spec levels then im in!

  • Whitmore23

    ive just bought one :-D does anybody have an idea about adding photos to the media system????

Peugeot 208 Specs

ACTIVE : 1.2L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 5 SP MANUAL - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 5D HATCHBACK
Car Details
Make
PEUGEOT
Model
208
Variant
ACTIVE
Year
2012
Body Type
5D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
1.2L
Cylinders
INLINE 3
Max. Torque
118Nm @  2750rpm
Max. Power
60kW @  5750rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
63.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
75x90.5mm
Compression Ratio
11
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
50
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
4.7L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
948
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1460mm
Length
3962mm
Width
1739mm
Ground Clearance
140mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:820  Unbrake:580
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.4
Front Rim Size
6x15
Rear Rim Size
6x15
Front Tyres
185/65 R15
Rear Tyres
185/65 R15
Wheel Base
2538
Front Track
1470
Rear Track
1472
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DRUM
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning
Control & Handling
Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System
Driver
Adjustable Steering Wheel - Tilt & Telescopic, Cruise Control, Mobile Phone Connectivity, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Interior
Cloth Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  20,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-I-6
Country of Origin
FRANCE