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PostSubject: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:35 pm

Hellooo everyone,

Thought I’ll share my 2-cents worth on my first pug 3008 after 1 week & 500 km later.  My car upgrade requirements after 20+ years of love affair with the Jap are quite simple: MPG (fuel efficiency) & panoramic roof since we drive quite a lot on the island & what better way to enjoy the ride than seeing a sky full of stars above your head. After some research & visits to dealerships, the 3008 priced as $114k seems to give the best bang for your buck. Not much fierce competition I’m afraid since the Renault Captur & Citroen Cactus thumb up on MPG but no glass roof. The Koreans have priced themselves out by at least 10k although I believe Tucson is the only one offering sliding glass roof.  The Jap has the Qashqai & Vezel/HRV, but no glass roof on smaller engine Qashqai & HRV & Qashqai interior plastics looks cheap although HRV interior looks really nice. Even though the 3008 won’t win on looks alone, but throw in 4.2l/100 km diesel or 1424 km before refuelling, posh interior with nice touch of chromes both interior & exterior, tons of creature comforts (GPS, reverse camera, HUD, cruise control, dual zone A/C with rear vents, clever trunk system with split foldable rear seats (yes I’m talking to you Cactus), auto light & rain, built-in rear window blind) plus last but not least, less than $5k more than top of the line venerable Honda Jazz, it’s hard not to pass the Peugeot showroom without a test drive.

So here are some likes & dislikes so far:

Praises:


1. Comfy ride with comfy leather seats with minimal noise from the diesel.
2. Once on cruising speed, hardly any difference between ETG & CVT gearbox although you’ll be penalized by a loud clonk if you forget to step on the brake while changing gear.
3. Sport mode is quite responsive if you ever feel the need to leave in a hurry.
4. Clever & much needed lane changing turn signal (should be mandatory by law in here  Very Happy ).
5. Pano, pano, panoramic glass roof  Thup


Gripes:

1. A bit sluggish when starting from low gears (1 or 2) since the computer programs gear changes quite quickly no doubt to save the planet.
2. After driven the 508SW, thought the car vibration & eco mode on 3008 could have been made as smooth & elegant as the more luxurious sibling.
3. Steering a bit on heavy side.

I won't be adding MPG comment yet since the manual says only after 3k km it will stabilize so probably not worth mentioning it now. Overall in summary, no regret so far with the purchase decision. AF sales staff was friendly & helpful in getting the car before Christmas and no complaint so far with the car although I hope & pray to God that I’ll never have to dial the emergency 24/7 number in the windshield sticker. I believe every car is unique & you need to know how to drive it accordingly. I find that to save the planet & enjoy it through the panoramic glass roof, you’ll have to drive the 3008 diesel like a wedding car: slow & steady following the computer program although the option is there with Sports or manual mode to have a little fun with the diesel torque but driving on this island, it doesn’t really matter whether you’re 3 or 10 secs quicker to get to the next red light  Smile

Enjoy the pics here (http://mypeugeot3008.co.nr/) & check back at end of Jan to see the 28 accessories I’ve added to the car (hey factory default is boring).
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:24 am

Glad that you enjoyed driving the 3008. Diesel engine in Peugeot seems to be the least troublesome.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:20 pm

Thanks, it's my first diesel ever so hoping for good first impression although AF's 3 years free service (parts & labor) helps to put me at ease.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:10 pm

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Thanks, it's my first diesel ever so hoping for good first impression although AF's 3 years free service (parts & labor) helps to put me at ease.

Congrats on the cool ride!!! and 3 years free parts and labor is a fantastic deal!!!

You made a website for your car !!! With great photos!!! Hahaha, I remembered that I made one for my daughter when she was born!!! Guess our car is also like another baby!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:54 am

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Congrats on the cool ride!!! and 3 years free parts and labor is a fantastic deal!!!

Thanks, originally thinking about buying the demo car with vapour gray colour but since only $2.5k difference might as well choose your own colour.

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You made a website for your car !!! With great photos!!!

He he, Wix makes it so easy to create a website like a pro & free DNS from co.nr makes it possible to have your own URL that you like. The only real work is camouflaging the license plate Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:34 am

Naughty number plate....
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:55 am

I really admire your enthusiasm & passion for your new 3008 diesel. I love my 5008 diesel too!
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:18 pm

2 months & 7k km later still wow . think might have driven it too much but so far no issues. steering pulls to the left sometimes but not a major complaint. will need to find out later if it's typical pug or just my ride. have read somewhere similar complaint from other pug users.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:22 am

Normal for Pugs to pull to the left.

This is due to left to right hand drive conversion not done and calibrated properly.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:57 pm

so no fix & just have to get used to it? when driving high speed have to really fight the left tendency confused
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:09 pm

Nonsense, it boils down to the skills of your wheel alignment mechanic. My 3008 runs true and straight after doing up the wheel alignment at my regular alignment shop.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:31 pm

Do you have your report? What are the settings they have done to make the car go straight?

You are right that the alignment shop can play with the settings to compensate for the tendency to go left.

My earlier thread talk about calibration.

It is not just about alignment.

In left hand drive roads, the roads are designed to slope to the right for drainage reasons. A perfect car on such a road the car will have a tendency to go right. So the design of the chassis is dialed in with a bit of left inclination to allow the car to be straight on their roads. The wheel alignment report will show a perfect left and right settings from factory.

When converted to right hand drive, the chassis is not taken into consideration of this done. So on our left sloping roads, that's where the problem come.

If the car manufacturer do it properly to sell into a country with the opposite hand drive, you won't have this issue.

Please compare a brand new Peugeot and a brand new continental from other brand that also does such conversion and you will know what I mean.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:42 pm

Hehe. I thrown away the report. If i remember correctly, its 0' on the left and +7 or 8 on the right front. Back is not adjustable as its a torsion beam. The shop is along Macpherson Road, opp Shell station. Thet have a new state of the art wheel 4 wheel alignment machine ( previously it was a Hunter). The place is run by 2 young bosses. One of them owns a Renault Clio Rs, been my favourite shop for the past 4-5years
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:51 am

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Hehe. I thrown away the report. If i remember correctly, its 0' on the left and +7 or 8 on the right front. Back is not adjustable as its a torsion beam. The shop is along Macpherson Road, opp Shell station. Thet have a new state of the art wheel 4 wheel alignment machine ( previously it was a Hunter). The place is run by 2 young bosses. One of them owns a Renault Clio Rs, been my favourite shop for the past 4-5years

Welcome redmember, why don't you just name the shop? saves me from searching. ktb!
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:30 am

Just go to Kenny and install camber bolts for the front.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:52 pm

That's why I have to say we need to see the report what they have done.

Your car may go straight at the expense of tire left and right side different wear.

Alignment machine a lot of pro-alignment shops are using similar. My usual alignment shop is People's Auto.

Anyway I have shared above why our cars have a natural tendency of going left when stock. I left it as it is. I tracked my car. And everyday is a track day for me. And I believe hands on the steering at all times. Driver must be in control.
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PostSubject: Re: My new peugeot 3008 diesel   Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:09 pm

Thanks everyone for inputs. Like John I probably will leave it as is (not the tracking though Smile ) since it's not that bad & only sometimes pulls. During high speed will need to keep both hands on wheel for control & correction.
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