Where are you looking? Sooo many people are now primarily interested in (often rather weirdly designed) electric cars. Don’t they see that there are also really nifty and clever guys “from the old world”? Something like that new Peugeot 308 . As Pure Tech 130, it should be pretty lively 130 hp under six liters Consume petrol every 100 kilometers. (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet)
In addition, the compact one with the large snout is comparatively cheap: From 27,600 euros is the pure tech with powerful engine and to have automatic – without advancement the electric world would be completely over it. In addition, despite the supposedly dusty reciprocating piston engine, everything is really infected Comfort and driver assistance inside what makes a car look modern these days. At its core, the new 308 is a old friend. At the front you have to cleverly stack large shoes in the footwell, in the rear it is tight in front of the knees, subjective Spatial impression is moderate due to the roof spar that just passes the temple.
We have got used to the interior design
the Seats in front fit pleasantly universal around the hips and shoulders. We have happily got used to the “original” seating position, in which one takes a look at the driver’s display over the small (here very angularly contoured) steering wheel. The usual menus for vehicle settings such as, for example, air conditioning can be found within the multimedia system navigation. Good: There are direct dial buttons, not everything has to take place via the remote touch screen. Not so good: the navi map looks uncomfortable, the driver’s display in small parts, the voice control unmotivated. Even the tender one Selector lever not everyone likes the automatic, the finely arranged interior certainly the majority.
We start the gasoline engine and hear a mechanically present, yes never foully loud three-cylinder engine. Achievement is there that is known delayed turbo pressure build-up also, unfortunately also typical hum under load. Nevertheless, the 1.2 works its way through its performance spectrum. In short: Im 308 You can’t race, but swim calmly with you.
The three-cylinder engine needs higher speeds
the comfortable automatic does not like to get started quickly, needs a proper wake-up call via the accelerator even when building up the pace quickly. Only then can the kickdown command, gear shifting, speed increase and boost pressure be persuaded to go on lively. the Suspension, on the other hand, should like to act more relaxed. In conjunction with the large wheels, the Peugeot rolls unexpectedly with short strokes edgy and brittle away. But it is fun to chase the agile lion down narrow streets. The smooth – albeit almost nervous – steering and the agile driving experience of the five-door bring life to the place. The surefooted nature fits in with this.
Evasion works carefree, that ESP is very defensive, the grippy tires fully exploit their advantages when braking heavily. So we can attest the 308 a light-footed and safe driving behavior. What we also find: The new 308 is not a cheap mobile. Come to the purchase price height Maintenance costs, only two years guarantee are moderate. And that’s where they all look – guaranteed. (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance comparison)