Used Peugeot 3008 review



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25 May, 2017 12:00pm

Richard Dredge

A full used buyers guide on the Peugeot 3008 focusing on the 3008 Mk1 2008-2016
Were big fans of the new Peugeot 3008, which is no surprise considering its the current European Car of the Year.However, we also liked the outgoing model, which may not have the rugged good looks of the new 3008, but its still a great all-rounder with its blend of generous equipment, practicality and versatility in one affordable package.
As a family car, the 3008 majors on safety, and thanks to the availability of some efficient, punchy engines this is also a car thats good to drive and strong on fuel costs. No wonder the 3008 proved such a runaway success for Peugeot; now you can buy one for less than 4,000.
Modes covered
The Peugeot 3008 first hit dealerships in 2008, and was on sale for six years before being replaced with the current model in 2016. Its this Mk1 car that were focusing on in this review.

Peugeot 3008 Mk1 2008-2016 - After eight years, this is still a reliable all-rounder from Peugeot.

Peugeot 3008 Mk1

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History
The 3008 arrived in 2008 with 1.6-litre 120bhp or turbocharged 150bhp petrol engines and 110bhp 1.6-litre or 150bhp 2.0-litre diesel engines. There were three trim levels Active, Sport, Exclusive, but by January 2011 there were SR and Envy specials available, too.
From June 2010 there was a 163bhp 2.0 HDi auto option, then in October 2010 the 1.6 HDi was updated, becoming the 1.6 e-HDi 112. The diesel/electric Hybrid4 of summer 2010 was rated at 99g/km; this was cut to 91g/km in autumn 2012. A facelifted 3008 arrived in January 2014 with more equipment and a more efficient 1.6 HDi engine, now rated at 115bhp and 125g/km. The Hybrid4s CO2 emissions were also cut to just 88g/km.
Peugeot 3008 Mk1 reviews
Peugeot 3008 in-depth review
Peugeot 3008 1.6 review
Peugeot 3008 1.6 e-HDi review
Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi review
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 review
Peugeot 3008 long-term test review
Which one should I buy?
Peugeots HYbrid4 looks good on paper, but the high purchase costs probably wont be offset by amazing economy; a regular diesel is cheaper and likely to be almost as frugal. There are few HYbrid4s to choose from, and its clunky EGC transmission also spoils the driving experience, which iswhy wed avoid it in any 3008.

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All 3008s come with electric front windows, air-con, ESP and remote central locking. Sport adds alloys, rear parking sensors and cruise control, while Exclusive comes with a glass roof, automatic lights and wipers, head-up display, tyre-pressure sensors and climate control. Wed also recommend a 3008 with the optional Dynamic Ride Control.
Alternatives to the Peugeot 3008 Mk1
The 3008s toughest adversary is the Skoda Yeti, which is more expensive but always does well in our Driver Power surveys.
Another more costly option is the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is conservatively designed but shares most of the Yetis attributes. The Nissan Qashqai is another excellent all-rounder; the original was an impressive machine but the Mk2, while very talented, is proving to be less reliable.
The Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 are more dependable, and theyre also good value with lots of standard equipment and long warranties. Meanwhile, the Citroen C4 Picasso and Renault Scenic are good value and in plentiful supply.
What to look out for:
TPMS issues
The tyre pressure monitoring system can work erratically, because the valves are either faulty, or may just need to be calibrated.

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Space-saver
Some 3008s come with a space-saver spare wheel, while others are fitted with just a compressor and a can of foam. Check whats there.
LED check
Make sure the LED daytime running lights work; replacing them means removing the bumper, and failures arent all that rare.
Parking brake
The electronic parking brake can play up, with error messages appearing on the dashboard even when everything is working properly.
Interior
The dash is appealing, but it takes some getting used to because its very busy. The seats are comfortable, but space is tight if everyone is over six feet tall. The 432-litre split-level boot is well designed; drop the seats and capacity rises to 1,604 litres.

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Running costs
All petrol-engined 3008s need servicing every 16,000 miles or 12 months; for diesels this is annually or every 12,500 miles. The first two are priced at 170, then from three years old they alternate between minor and major, at 140 and 250. Theres an Essentials option using pattern parts that cuts these bills to 115 and 195.
The timing belt needs to be changed every 10 years or 112,500 miles, although its better to cut this to eight years or 100,000 miles because they arent always as durable as Peugeot reckons. The brake fluid should be changed every two years at 49 and fresh coolant is required after four years or 80,000 miles, then annually.
Recalls
Seven recalls isnt bad for a car this old. The first came in October 2009, because the windscreen wiper could fail. In February 2011, 2.0 HDi models were recalled because of potential fuel leaks, then in January 2013 cars were recalled because the rear brake caliper could work loose.

Further campaigns were launched because of faulty spot welds March 2013, a problematic drivers airbag April 2014, fuel leaks December 2015 and oil leaks that could lead to engine damage March 2016.
Driver Power owner satisfaction
The 3008 made its Driver Power debut in 2013, in 78th place. By 2015 it had dropped to 105th, so its impressive that by 2016 it reached 69th. Practicality 24th and running costs 47th boosted its score, but 115th for build quality and 90th for reliability are less impressive.
Its not often that a car maker massively underestimates demand, but thats what happened when Peugeot introduced the original 3008; it couldnt make them fast enough. Thats despite the fact that when the 3008 arrived it wasnt obvious which segment it sat in; was it an MPV or an SUV? We ran one for a year and enjoyed excellent reliability, impressive comfort levels, an easy driving experience and a spacious cabin with plenty of room for five adults. Reliability can be patchy but buy a good one and youll have an excellent family car for a reasonable price.

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25 May, 2017 12:00pm

Richard Dredge

A full used buyers guide on the Peugeot 3008 focusing on the 3008 Mk1 2008-2016
Were big fans of the new Peugeot 3008, which is no surprise considering its the current European Car of the Year.However, we also liked the outgoing model, which may not have the rugged good looks of the new 3008, but its still a great all-rounder with its blend of generous equipment, practicality and versatility in one affordable package.
As a family car, the 3008 majors on safety, and thanks to the availability of some efficient, punchy engines this is also a car thats good to drive and strong on fuel costs. No wonder the 3008 proved such a runaway success for Peugeot; now you can buy one for less than 4,000.
Modes covered
The Peugeot 3008 first hit dealerships in 2008, and was on sale for six years before being replaced with the current model in 2016. Its this Mk1 car that were focusing on in this review.

Peugeot 3008 Mk1 2008-2016 - After eight years, this is still a reliable all-rounder from Peugeot.

Peugeot 3008 Mk1

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History
The 3008 arrived in 2008 with 1.6-litre 120bhp or turbocharged 150bhp petrol engines and 110bhp 1.6-litre or 150bhp 2.0-litre diesel engines. There were three trim levels Active, Sport, Exclusive, but by January 2011 there were SR and Envy specials available, too.
From June 2010 there was a 163bhp 2.0 HDi auto option, then in October 2010 the 1.6 HDi was updated, becoming the 1.6 e-HDi 112. The diesel/electric Hybrid4 of summer 2010 was rated at 99g/km; this was cut to 91g/km in autumn 2012. A facelifted 3008 arrived in January 2014 with more equipment and a more efficient 1.6 HDi engine, now rated at 115bhp and 125g/km. The Hybrid4s CO2 emissions were also cut to just 88g/km.
Peugeot 3008 Mk1 reviews
Peugeot 3008 in-depth review
Peugeot 3008 1.6 review
Peugeot 3008 1.6 e-HDi review
Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi review
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 review
Peugeot 3008 long-term test review
Which one should I buy?
Peugeots HYbrid4 looks good on paper, but the high purchase costs probably wont be offset by amazing economy; a regular diesel is cheaper and likely to be almost as frugal. There are few HYbrid4s to choose from, and its clunky EGC transmission also spoils the driving experience, which iswhy wed avoid it in any 3008.

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All 3008s come with electric front windows, air-con, ESP and remote central locking. Sport adds alloys, rear parking sensors and cruise control, while Exclusive comes with a glass roof, automatic lights and wipers, head-up display, tyre-pressure sensors and climate control. Wed also recommend a 3008 with the optional Dynamic Ride Control.
Alternatives to the Peugeot 3008 Mk1
The 3008s toughest adversary is the Skoda Yeti, which is more expensive but always does well in our Driver Power surveys.
Another more costly option is the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is conservatively designed but shares most of the Yetis attributes. The Nissan Qashqai is another excellent all-rounder; the original was an impressive machine but the Mk2, while very talented, is proving to be less reliable.
The Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 are more dependable, and theyre also good value with lots of standard equipment and long warranties. Meanwhile, the Citroen C4 Picasso and Renault Scenic are good value and in plentiful supply.
What to look out for:
TPMS issues
The tyre pressure monitoring system can work erratically, because the valves are either faulty, or may just need to be calibrated.

Image 8 of 12
Image 8 of 12

Space-saver
Some 3008s come with a space-saver spare wheel, while others are fitted with just a compressor and a can of foam. Check whats there.
LED check
Make sure the LED daytime running lights work; replacing them means removing the bumper, and failures arent all that rare.
Parking brake
The electronic parking brake can play up, with error messages appearing on the dashboard even when everything is working properly.
Interior
The dash is appealing, but it takes some getting used to because its very busy. The seats are comfortable, but space is tight if everyone is over six feet tall. The 432-litre split-level boot is well designed; drop the seats and capacity rises to 1,604 litres.

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Running costs
All petrol-engined 3008s need servicing every 16,000 miles or 12 months; for diesels this is annually or every 12,500 miles. The first two are priced at 170, then from three years old they alternate between minor and major, at 140 and 250. Theres an Essentials option using pattern parts that cuts these bills to 115 and 195.
The timing belt needs to be changed every 10 years or 112,500 miles, although its better to cut this to eight years or 100,000 miles because they arent always as durable as Peugeot reckons. The brake fluid should be changed every two years at 49 and fresh coolant is required after four years or 80,000 miles, then annually.
Recalls
Seven recalls isnt bad for a car this old. The first came in October 2009, because the windscreen wiper could fail. In February 2011, 2.0 HDi models were recalled because of potential fuel leaks, then in January 2013 cars were recalled because the rear brake caliper could work loose.

Further campaigns were launched because of faulty spot welds March 2013, a problematic drivers airbag April 2014, fuel leaks December 2015 and oil leaks that could lead to engine damage March 2016.
Driver Power owner satisfaction
The 3008 made its Driver Power debut in 2013, in 78th place. By 2015 it had dropped to 105th, so its impressive that by 2016 it reached 69th. Practicality 24th and running costs 47th boosted its score, but 115th for build quality and 90th for reliability are less impressive.
Its not often that a car maker massively underestimates demand, but thats what happened when Peugeot introduced the original 3008; it couldnt make them fast enough. Thats despite the fact that when the 3008 arrived it wasnt obvious which segment it sat in; was it an MPV or an SUV? We ran one for a year and enjoyed excellent reliability, impressive comfort levels, an easy driving experience and a spacious cabin with plenty of room for five adults. Reliability can be patchy but buy a good one and youll have an excellent family car for a reasonable price.

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