Mixed city and Highway driving (with congestions integrated in betweens).
Duration of car driven:
Less than 1 month
Bought over 2.5 year old ride with a decent mileage. Decided to 'invest' my faith in a Continental range for the first time. The past week has been a rather positive experience with the ride. My only qualm is the limited opportunity to exploit its potential. Nevertheless, overtaking and occasional ventures via evasive manoeuvres exposes the versatility of the Pug. Smooth cruise along highways. At this juncture, I'm contemplating to take it up North to let it clear its lungs and let it demonstrate what it can do.
Fast, responsive, eager beaver, full of aesthetics, luxurious interior feel, good road holding, sexy frontal looks, informative on board dash via side-stick controls, side-stick audio controls, and the list goes on...
70% Highway, 30% City, Average Speed 33km/h
Duration of car driven:
This car attracts lots of attention on the roads. And it really looks expensive and eye-catching.
The car has a really weak gearbox, it's Achilles Heel. If not for the gearbox, the car could post a faster acceleration timing and much better fuel consumption.
The car is really in its element while cruising. Passengers have given the car the thumbs up for it's mile-munching cruising comfort. And it's really really peaceful and quiet and has comfortable seats.
So far no technical issues. This car has been promised by Peugeot to be their most reliable yet, and i believe engine wise shouldn't be a problem as it is a join-effort by PSA and BMW.
The car is rather leathergic from 1st to 2nd gear on light throttle inputs, but 3rd gear onwards it surges forward on its huge wave of torque leaving most cars in its dust.
A Honda Civic Type R (3-dr) overtook me on fine evening and I decided to play along. I managed to keep up with it and eventually ate it up with my superior torque. The Type R driver would have to struggle with the gear changing and keeping the enging boiling to extract every ounce of its performance, but not the 308 Turbo.
Overall, it is a really fine car. Too bad about the gearbox. But i never regretted the buy. Because I think it looks sensational and together with that strong engine, it sealed the deal for me.
Excellent build quality
Very strong torque from 3rd gear onwards
Very wide so lots of shoulder room
Excellent sound insulation
Poor AL4 gearbox
Average fuel consumption
I agree that the car is a head turner in terms of looks, but never expected it to do well in terms of performance. Interesting to see how the turbo is really perking up the engine, although at higher revs. A sprint booster might help extract more oomph, pity about the weak gearbox though. =) asdzds
OMG , 100k for these wierd looking car..140hp with turbo that come in only on third gear...i once try the 206..the door almst fall apart because of the weak hinges..still go big room of improvment i think asdzds