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Our fleet: Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDI Feline - August 2014

Peugeot

Review

After a wait of several weeks our Peugeot 308 is now sporting a new windscreen.

It took three weeks to arrive due to a lack of stock, but once it was available AA Autowindshields provided an efficient and friendly service.

Although the crack was quite substantial, the car was safe to drive so I didn't incur unexpected costs for a replacement vehicle.

The new windscreen arrived just as the Peugeot reached 10,000 miles which have been otherwise trouble free.

Real world fuel economy has stuck resolutely to a creditable 55mpg, delivering good performance in city, rural or motorway driving.

Niggles remain few and far between. The main two are the keyless entry and some elements of the i-cockpit screen on the central console.

Opening the 308 using keyless entry is fine, but pressing the door handle to lock the car is far from a touch and go experience.

I tend to end up jabbing at the door handle a few times and then giving up and pulling out the key fob.

The i-cockpit screen is a good idea for removing excess buttons but after months with the car I still find the interface confusing in some areas.

It isn't immediately clear what all the main menu icons refer to and finding the right sub-menu can be pain.

Admittedly it just takes a good read of the handbook, but that tends to be a last ditch option for most (male) drivers.

John Maslen

10150 miles - 55mpg

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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