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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1560
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1199
Engine size 1600
The Peugeot 308 evolved significantly in the second generation form launched in 2013. At first glance, the Focus-sized family hatchback formula might seem much the same as that of the first generation version, but the execution was miles better in this MK2 model, with a focus on refinement, interior quality and efficiency that put this car right up alongside the Ford and Volkswagen class leaders from its era. It's that good. There's a level of self-confidence and, yes, desirability here that we've not seen from Peugeot in a very long time.
Peugeot isn't just building a car with this 308. It's building a reputation. For too long, this much-loved brand lost sight of what made people want its products. Now, it's setting out to build desirable machines once more, models that aren't simply playing catch up or trying to copy the big sellers. Sure enough, this is vehicle with a definite feel of its own. It's not going to appeal to everybody but it is now a car that the company can rightly feel proud of - a contender good enough to worry the best in the business.
After all, it gets so many things so right. French family hatchbacks in this class haven't always been able to justify themselves, either in terms of quality or in the harder discipline of pounds and pence running costs, but this one excels in both these areas. Then there's the driving experience. Gallic models have traditionally pleased either the petrolhead or the passenger: rarely both. This car manages that balance too. And, despite compact dimensions, it also has the largest boot in the class.
Drawbacks? There aren't too many at all. Rear seat accommodation could be better. Not everyone will like the infotainment touchscreen - or the fact that you can't have it in entry-level trim. And years of premium product development will be needed before residuals can fully match those of a rival Volkswagen Golf - but then you can allow for that with more affordable up-front pricing. Overall though, what's on offer here is a car that looks set to restore Peugeot's reputation for building elegant, comfortable and understated vehicles. A car that finally makes good on the brand's upmarket aspirations. It's been a long time coming.
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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