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PostSubject: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Wed May 11, 2016 8:42 pm

Hello everyone.

New to Pugs, just picked up my new 508
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Thu May 12, 2016 2:00 am

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Hello everyone.

New to Pugs, just picked up my new 508

Hi,

Glad to know another fellow 508Dis-er. 3.5mths in and happy with it.

Enjoy the ride!!
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Thu May 12, 2016 6:29 am

Hi,

You wouldn't happen to drive a white one would you?

Have had the ride for only a few days. So far loving it!

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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Thu May 12, 2016 9:31 am

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Hi,

You wouldn't happen to drive a white one would you?

Have had the ride for only a few days. So far loving it!


Mine's a Shark Grey

Enjoy ur drive! I certainly am for mine... smile2
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon May 16, 2016 8:33 pm

Loving the fuel consumption!!! So far am loving it too!
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Tue May 17, 2016 7:23 am

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Loving the fuel consumption!!! So far am loving it too!

Mine after all the stop/go traffic, mine returns an average of 17km/L after 7k mileage.

Only thing is the deceleration drone(reversible alternator charging up the capacitors) that eventually goes away once charged up.

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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Tue May 17, 2016 8:48 am

So thats what that noise is. Have yet to have it go away...

1000+km per tank of gas is a great feeling especially after my last car which avg 420
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Fri May 20, 2016 2:21 am

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So thats what that noise is. Have yet to have it go away...

1000+km per tank of gas is a great feeling especially after my last car which avg 420

That noise goes away after driving for awhile, normally i notice once itd warmed up ard 90deg, the drone fades off.

Indeed. 1000+/topup is easily achievable.

If you drive past Toh Guan, go check out Cnergy (CNG station) they sell EURO5 Diesel @ $0.70/L before the discounts. Some guys here are using and i see many TDIs frequenting that place as well. Been using it and am happy with it, esp when its under $40 for a tank of 1000km.
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon May 23, 2016 3:09 pm

Thanks for the tip! Im always around that side of the island. Do you have an address or landmark. Would love to go and top up there!
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Thu May 26, 2016 6:34 pm

Its not Toh GUAN, its Toh Tuck... What a Face

Address:
50 Old Toh Tuck Rd
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Sat May 28, 2016 1:42 am

Thanks!!! Much appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:31 am

Hi All, just collected my new 508  Diesel on last Saturday. Trying to get use of the noise & electronics brake. Question i have is, do i need to warm up to certain temperature before i drive?
Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:59 am

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Hi All, just collected my new 508  Diesel on last Saturday. Trying to get use of the noise & electronics brake. Question i have is, do i need to warm up to certain temperature before i drive?
Thank you.

Hi there,

No hard and fast rule, but it's generally recommended to have it idle for 20s-30s as a warm up. Then as you drive off, don't apply heavy acceleration till it gets to temperature.
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PostSubject: Thank you.   Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:35 pm

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Kelvinsan wrote:
Hi All, just collected my new 508  Diesel on last Saturday. Trying to get use of the noise & electronics brake. Question i have is, do i need to warm up to certain temperature before i drive?
Thank you.

Hi there,

No hard and fast rule, but it's generally recommended to have it idle for 20s-30s as a warm up. Then as you drive off, don't apply heavy acceleration till it gets to temperature.

Hi, thank you very much.
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:07 am

Hi guys, am looking at the 508 diesel model too but have a couple of questions. What's the common failure for this model and what other workshops service Peugeot cars at reasonable pricing? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:37 am

Hi all, been reading up about 508 past few weeks and was surprised this car is a rather new model that began in 2010, replacing 407 & 607.

Being new, it seems most complaints since was electrical faults ie Sat Nav, auto handbrake, keyless entry, and the dreaded gearbox issue which hopefully Asin gearbox solves it.

Can't forget being impressed by the test drive last week, comfortable, nice handling etc. Seriously thinking of getting the BlueHDi but put back by the electrical issues.

Hope the facelift model eradicate most of it as this is Pug's flagship. Any comments on your rides bro?


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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:15 pm

Hi AK, I've test drive this diesel model and the drive and feel is good. I'm just trying to find out more about the maintenance and reliability of Peugeot as this will be my first European car. So far they provide 5 years warranty and servicing. With that, will it be worth a gamble? I'm just not sure.
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:22 pm

But AK, thanks for replying. This forum doesn't look active at all based on my posting.
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:43 pm

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But AK, thanks for replying. This forum doesn't look active at all based on my posting.

If u ask me, just get it if you love the ride. I've been a long-time VW rider and it has its fair share of problems with the DSG, although situation has improved. Coming over to the lion's den, it seems similar too. Conti cars do have their quirks especially after 3 years I believe. It's the quality ride, feel good factor that I'm after and 508 gives me that, with a good FC & diesel low running cost to boot. Very tempting really. Just mentally preparing for possible electronic issues that may come along. So I'm gonna follow my heart Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:01 am

Hi AK, thanks. Will take a look there. So you've decided to get this model?
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:06 am

Likely. But gonna do another test drive before I finally decide. How about you?
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:44 am

Will also test drive again. I'll only change in October as now preparing to move house. Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:56 am

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Will also test drive again. I'll only change in October as now preparing to move house. Hahaha

All the best bro! Just got a message that the prices dropped a little Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:44 am

Great. What's the price now?
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PostSubject: Re: New 508 Blue-HDi owner saying HI   Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:24 am

Eilibob wrote:
Hi AK, I've test drive this diesel model and the drive and feel is good. I'm just trying to find out more about the maintenance and reliability of Peugeot as this will be my first European car. So far they provide 5 years warranty and servicing. With that, will it be worth a gamble? I'm just not sure.


Hi,

If you're looking for more information about maintenance/reliability, I'm afraid that in general, the Pug 508's are quite limited. If you want to find more, the UK Peugeot site offers a more informative forum.

If not in general, look for the 1.6 e-HDI engines and you get a feel of the oily bits, or any 508 of the recent past for the electrics as its similar.

My ownership period is too short to do a comment, except it sorta matches my expectations of how it should be.
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