Which 308 to buy sub $16K?
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    Default Which 308 to buy sub $16K?

    I am looking to buy a 308. Any recommendations?

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    Petrol or Diesel?
    Any particular year?
    XS or XSE?

    Thanks

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    I've had a 1.6 hdi and 2.0hdi. Both have been great but the 2.0 is the pick. Heaps of power, never thought I'd say it but the auto is awesome as well having always driven manuals. As for trim, both are nice but if you can get an xse than do it, reverse sensors, heated seats and all that gear is nice.

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    Thanks. how is maintenance? Costly? Are there many qualified mechanics around? Are the diesels suitable for city driving?

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    The 2.0 litre is the better and more reliable motor. I'm a Cit man, and have no trouble with diesels around town. Colliers Collier's Automotive, Peugeot & Renault specialist down the road from you specialises in servicing these cars.

    You can do normal diesel routine services yourself if you have the usual tools. Major services are harder - timing belt and diesel particle filter/Eolys, so check the mileage and price these in.

    Parts are affordable outside the dealer network, as Collier and specialist mechanics know.

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    I have owned my 2008 XSE petrol Turbo since new, here is my 2c worth.

    Comfortable to drive day to day and long trips are a breeze
    Hushed inside, not much road or wind noise
    Plenty of room in boot and with seats folded can fit a unbelievable amount of stuff
    Pick one with the Panoramic sunroof and the interior will have more light and feel very roomy.

    As for servicing cost as per previous post, best to take it to a specialist. You can get the cost down if you were to source parts from independent suppliers, ebay or even overseas (UK, or US if you choose the Petrol motor as this is shared with the Mini R56 model)

    This is my 3rd Peugeot so i may be a little bias...

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    I bought a 308 wagon, with the two extra seats, 2 litre diesel, 2009 model, 2nd hand 3 years ago. Used by young mum with two kids under 9. Great for the occasional extra kid, doing the run to sport or family holidays. Kids like the trays on the back of the seats. Its been reliable and nothing has broken or fallen off. Kids love the glass roof especially at night. Daughter loves the pulling power and versatility of the wagon. Changing a wheel was a bit tricky with the spare secured by cable up under the rear...the NRMA guy had no trouble but Dad did! He cursed the idiot who put caps over the wheelnuts! He was trying to get the wheelbrace over the caps! Brake pads and rotors are on the soft side and require replacement earlier than some other vehicles. I use a pug dealer for service and stick to recommended oils if I do a change myself....using fully synthetic oil. Oil filter is ok to get at. The diesel motor is very common and is used in a number of other brands. Vehicle has done more than 80k.
    The later models had a bit more clearance under the front and would not foul driveways as easily as the older ones.

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