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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1.60
Fuel type Hybrid
Engine size 1600
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1200
Engine size 1560
Engine size 1997
Engine size 1.6
Peugeot's first attempt at the family Crossover segment, the 3008, proved to be very successful for the Gallic brand when first it was introduced in 2008. To keep this model competitive in the Qashqai class, the French maker significantly facelifted this design towards the end of 2013. That's the version we're going to look at here as a potential used buy. How does it stack up?
Peugeot's 3008 remained a very competitive option in the close-fought family Crossover segment thanks to the changes made in late 2013 that created this improved version. Unlike smaller, more fashion-conscious Crossovers, it's big enough for a family, yet easy to manoeuvre and relatively affordable to buy.
Of course, these features aren't unique - but here's four that are in this sector from the 2013 to 2016 era: the up-market cabin, the neat split rear tailgate, the availability of diesel/electric power and, perhaps most significantly, the GRIP CONTROL system that buyers from new could have an option. Elsewhere in this class, all but the most expensive 4WD-equipped Crossovers will flounder around as badly as everyone else when the weather turns nasty. Find a version of this car that was fitted out with GRIP CONTROL and your 3008 won't, offering real substance behind those SUV-inspired looks.
Ah yes, those looks. Awkward styling was perhaps the one thing that held back the original version of this model from even greater sales success, an issue that would have aroused far less comment had the car looked like it did in this facelifted form from the start. Smarter, sleeker and more up-market, the revised shape put this car back into contention with more modern rivals in this increasingly image-conscious segment. True, some other Crossovers can offer lower running costs and a bit of extra hi-tech, but many will still be happy with Peugeot's efforts in this regard. French sense? You're looking at it right here.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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