I was given an awesome opportunity to run around for four days in the Peugeot 3008 last week.
What a car! I used every opportunity I could to take this baby for a spin over the four days. Couldnt find an ingredient at the store? No worries, just hop in the car and go to the next store. Still cant find the ingredient? What? Its at a store 10km away? No worries! This car is an absolute pleasure to drive.
At least after I got used to the fact it was an automatic! Let me just tell you, 16 years of driving a manual car and muscle memory is a bitch to get rid of!
So, down to the nitty gritty…
So many nifty features.
- Retractable side mirrors.
- On board SatNav.
- On board computer/radio set up.
- Heads Up Display for km/hour and for proximity alert.
- Independent climate controlled air-con for driver and passenger.
- Bluetooth functionality for hands free phone calls.
- Adjustable hight for the drivers seat, us short people really appreciate that!
- Rear park assist.
- Cruise control.
- Cielo (panoramic) retractable roof.
- Heated seats.
- Refrigerated centre console.
- Diesel engine.
- Huge and I mean, HUGE, boot!
- Swanky leather interior.
Oh, oh!!!! See that interior light on the left hand side of the boot? It pops out and becomes a torch! No more scrabbling around in a dark boot. Especially because this one is so huge you could lose a few bodies in it!
Not so likes
I was hard pressed to find anything I didnt really like about the 3008.
- The centre console opened from the left (passenger side). It should open from the right or from the front. I get that the car is manufactured in a country that makes left hand drive vehicles but surely it doesn’t take too much effort to adjust the features to a right hand drive car?
- As above, the bonnet release was also found on the left side. In fact, it was found near the passenger door. Which means that if I needed to open the bonnet, I would have to get out the car, walk around, open the passenger door and then open the bonnet. Not so safe…
- The controls for opening/closing and tilting the SatNav screen were ‘just’ too far for my small arms to reach. There is plenty space on the centre console to put these buttons.
Blow my socks off
- Automatic headlights! These were amazing, set the lights to auto and you never have to remember to turn lights on or off! This was probably the highlight of the car for me.
- Child lock/safety feature. This nifty button locks not only the windows from naughty little hands but also stops them from opening the rear doors. And its just a push of a button on the drivers door. Meaning that when I had an adult in the back seat, all I had to do was press the button to disengage the lock.
There are probably a ton of features I haven’t even covered here but do yourselves a favour and take this baby out for a spin and see for yourself. I am definitely going to beg to test drive a few more models!