Long term report: Peugeot 3008

Peugeot washer bottle
Blackball Media

It's the little things that make the motoring experience a pleasure or a pain.
Performing a small but vital task on the Peugeot 3008 recently, it struck me that a lot of thought really has gone into the smallest things when it comes to making life as hassle-free as possible for drivers.

The windscreen washer needed a top-up and I was pleased to find that this was incredibly easy, simply because there was plenty of space in which to 'operate'.

It was simple and straightforward to position a huge bottle of washer fluid and pour away, because the tube isn't wedged in between several other components or positioned too close to the edge of the engine compartment.

In other Peugeot-based news this month, unfortunately, the windscreen, although obviously nice and clean now, was chipped by a flying stone the other day. The chip then became a crack, annoyingly.

And I have attracted a couple of fines for overstaying my welcome in service station car parks, after stopping for naps during spells of night-time driving.

One I successfully appealed against, the other I had to pay, meaning the family finances took a £60 hit because of my doziness.

Just as well windscreen washer fluid isn't that expensive then...

Author: Dave Brown (@CarDealerDave)

The knowledge

Model: Peugeot 3008 Allure HDi 115
Price: £23,095 (as tested)
Engine: 1.6-litre, turbocharged diesel
Power: 115bhp, 270Nm
Max speed: 112mph
0-60mph: 13.4s
Emissions: 127g/km
Mileage this month: 541

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