Long term report: Peugeot 3008

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You know on Steve Wright's Radio 2 show, when everyone who contacts the programme says 'lovin' the show, Steve?' Well, that's how I feel about the 3008.

I'm thoroughly enjoying the car and have put it to the test on a couple of long trips. One was from Hampshire to Devon, for a weekend away with the family just across the River Dart from the village of Dittisham. Very picturesque.

With the kids grown up, the 3008 had the job of transporting four adults there in comfort and safety, plus a rather large amount of clothing and clobber for a mere couple of nights away, and it did so with aplomb.

Our eldest, although nearly 21, is not the greatest fan of long journeys but had no complaints even on the final twisty stretches of the journey to the South-West.

Everyone loved the panoramic glass roof which means that as well as being comfortable and spacious, the cabin is light and airy, too. Not so satisfactory is the satnav.

Now, as Batch regularly points out, I'm not the youngest member of the AOL Cars team so occasionally struggle with technology but maybe it's not the most intuitive of the car's features. And in perhaps the most trivial niggle a motoring journalist has ever reported, I keep going to adjust the radio volume via the central knob on the console, but end up changing the station instead!

Very annoying when I'm trying to listen to the Big Show.

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: 782

This month's highlight

The panoramic glass roof made for a light and airy trip to Devon in a very full car