Farewell report: Peugeot 3008

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Peugeot 3008
Blackball Media

Well, after several weeks of enjoyable, hassle-free motoring in our trusty Peugeot 3008, the car needed a bit of TLC recently, with two snags rearing their ugly heads.

The first came in the form of a nasty chip in the windscreen, which over the course of a cold weekend became a not insignificant crack.

So that necessitated a whole new pane, to cut a long story short, before another problem emerged.

Starting the car up a few weeks ago, the stereo/sat nav refused to operate, emitting only a rather sorrowful whirring sound as if it was trying to eject a CD.

Ignoring the ageist gags in the office along the lines of 'Dave's got one of his cassettes stuck again,' I made a quick phone call to our local Peugeot dealer, Perry's of Portsmouth, and this was well on the way to being fixed too.

We were, however, without the car for two and a half days while the company's technicians attended to the fault. We haven't got long left with the 3008 now. Peugeot (not unreasonably) wants it back, so by the time you read this, it will have left AOL Cars Towers for the last time. It will be much missed.

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: 334

This month's highlight

Getting the car back to pristine condition for its return to Peugeot