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!
If you put a Renault badge on it, one would think that it is the new Clio. Looks nothing like a Peugeot.
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.
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.
Is it dual clutch auto???? Does it have stop start????? How does it compare to the Polo???? So many frigging questions!!!!
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.
Thanks for the quick reply!!! A++++
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
I bet they are French. I have seen many of them had white oval stickers with an F on it.
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.
True. A lot of such comparisons do seem to lie on personal experience.
I detect a troll……
Yes I heard the 307 was a lemon. Never trust the French.
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 $1k repair….. 67,000 kms
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Many others around the world feel your pain.
Well I have owned a Pug 306 for 15 years and it has done 365,000kms. Original engine, gearbox and clutch. Think it depends on how you drive and service the car.
Starting price in Europe from 12’000 Euros (A$ 15’000), in Australia A$ 20’000. Here you go, 5’000 Dollars extra Slave tax to the Gov’t for Aussie slaves…
I never get tired of reading the complaints about Australian pricing
I do. You can reason as much as you like, but they’re like bamboo. Get rid of one, then another pops up.
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.
No sarcasm intended hopefully.
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….
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.
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.
just release the gti already *yawn*
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.
Is it me but hate the look of the horn cover binnacle. Too large, plastic, cheap.
Like any horn it does protrude. It may go down after a few pumps though.
Or fall off altogether.
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.
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
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.
207 has not been expensive in comparison since late last year. More gear and price has come down slightly.
I don’t get it? The 207 only just came out a few years ago?
The 207 was released in 2006.
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.
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.
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.
Im waiting for the 208 GTI!
If they can match Polo GTI Pricing and spec levels then im in!
ive just bought one does anybody have an idea about adding photos to the media system????