Peugeot 308 SW tested | TopCar – Part 2

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Peugeot 308 SW

tested

June 18,

I’ve been married for six and maybe that’s why the keys to the 308 SW were dangled before me. fleeting thoughts of 2.5 children and an of nappies, I also reminded that the French have a way with style and design.

The connection

Walking towards the car I was to the smooth lines, well hips, interesting rear and a front grille that like a Southern Right taking a yawn. It makes an all right quite avant-garde, French. It’s an exterior as the English might say, has a ‘I don’t know . Either way, it works.

Getting inside, the cabin spacious, helped no doubt by huge sloping windscreen, if the overall effect lacks the je ne sais quoi . Don’t get me the interior ergonomics are not bad and there’s no of creature comforts including automatic climate control, a glove compartment, rain-sensing and little storage compartments would make a drug envious. It seems well put too and should stand up to the mom’s industry test. But it fails to blame it on the exterior which expectations at a high point.

Three party tricks and a

Peugeot 308 SW

It’s not all bad. As standard get a large panoramic roof. of it as a cheap form of in-car for the kids. There’s a tailgate cleverly splits in two, the rear glass lifting to easy access for smaller though figuring it out might some time. There is a option too, but as third-row sell at R18 122 per set, it’s going to compete in this

But hang on. With the rear folded flat, the station aspect comes into its making 674 litres of boot available.

When it’s all said and

Ride quality is good the suspension admirably soaking up the and dips. Long journeys be a breeze, depending on how well your kids are. said, the 88kW 1.6-litre engine feels underpowered.

it at a hill and it feels like a smoker with emphysema to do the Comrades. Personally, I feel the 2.0-litre HDi diesel engine in European markets would the Peugeot a more attractive The diesel offers more lower fuel consumption and a carbon footprint. Moms to get with the green thang

So to the million dollar (or in this R250 000) question: a hatch with station ambitions justify this of spend? In my opinion, if you want a seven-seater minus the French and fancy roof, try a Toyota Or if your heart is truly set on a wagon, go for a marque that has a of exotic appeal yet dishes up of sensibility, and opt for the 2.0-litre Volvo Station wagons: I don’t get them.

Maybe I haven’t been long enough yet.

TEST: PEUGEOT 308 SW

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