Peugeot 3008 GT-Line: Fast & Beautiful

Awards are no guarantee of success. And truthfully much of that has to do with there being too many of them. Awards for engines, awards for SUVs, awards for family cars, budget cars, design, safety. Right down to the mere process of cobbling something together be it from wood or giblets of carbon, 6kW or … [Read more…]

Renault Megane – Face To Face With Peugeot 308

There is a lingering cheekiness about the Renault Megan e, which harks back to the memorable ‘shakin’ that ass’ television commercial that was a smile-inducing reminder of the second generation car of a decade ago. Its replacement was somewhat more sombre, but now the new fourth generation Megane has perked up again in style, grown … [Read more…]

The Luxurious Upgrades Of The New Peugeot 3008

Let’s deal with the elephant in the room first of all – the fact that the original Peugeot 3008 wasn’t exactly pretty. Its cheese cutter chrome grille and slab sided looks did the crossover no favours in the looks department, though these were improved with the 2012 facelift. Sales last year failed to reach 10k, … [Read more…]

Peugeot 2008 – The Nearly Right Stuff

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The 2008 realises it needs to look like an SUV. La bonne direction! As mid-life facelifts go, I’d say this is a pretty successful one. Peugeot’s compact crossover no longer resembles a 208 that’s just had a nasty shock, and now cribs a few styling cues from 2014’s Quartz concept to look a more convincing … [Read more…]

Peugeot 5008 2.0 Hdi Allure

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We’re quite abig family. Seven kids plus two senior-citizen parents means we need a serious family hauler, despite the fact that my older brother and I have moved out of the house. Sundays are sacred, not just for Sunday Mass but also for familylunch. So, when we sold our seven-seater SUV, my mom, who had … [Read more…]

Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP 165 EAT6

Peugeot’s six-speed torque converter automatic doesn’t have the finger-click shifts of a dual-clutch auto but it’s no slusher, being smart enough to merrily flick down a ratio at the right time and changing up appropriately to keep the 1.6 at a near-silent hum on the motorway. Pressing the 3008’s Sport mode button undoes this a … [Read more…]

Peugeot 203

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Compared to the scores of upright postwar sedans that looked like church pews, Peugeot’s 203 was a breath of fresh air. In addition to being one of the French carmaker’s most successful products, the 203’s monocoque body and revolutionary engine set it apart. In its day, the 1290cc OHV power plant was state-of-the-art, with an … [Read more…]