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    Hi All,
    My new 208GTi is just about to rack up it's first 6000km and I thought , for the record, it worth reporting that so far there have been no faults/niggles/rattles to report.

    To be honest, when I bought the car I was fully expecting to have to be patient with a few niggly problems in the first few thousand kays, but all good.

    Hope others are experiencing the same!

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    G'day,
    see, bloody French cars are so unreliable they don't even break down on schedule.
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    Yep, mine has 22,000 km now. Temp sensor and washer hose to rear hatch replaced under warranty. Only niggle is passenger seat belt buckle rattles (only when fastened !) Love the car !
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    How abut some owner reviews..... what else have you owned and how does the new GTI compare?

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    God! I just typed War and Peace on my phone here in the form of an owner review and its timed out on me and lost the lot!!
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    I hate that!!
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    Against the 2011 MazdaSP25 it replaced, the 208GTi:

    Has similar steering, sharp but a little numb.
    Is about 300kg lighter and has 25 more kW - so a whole lot faster.
    Rides better.
    Similar grip, I think. (Hard to tell - both have way more than a remotely sane person will exceed).
    A little more nervous under brakes, etc.
    Uses a fraction of the fuel.
    Surprisingly similar feeling of space up front.
    And to be fair, the Mazda had started the little rattle in the hatch by now. (Fixed under warranty on second attempt.)

    Interesting comparison between the modern style turbo motor in the GTi and excellent NA engine in the unmodified Honda CRX I had from '08 to '10:

    The GTi is faster by a long way anytime and anywhere (and uses less fuel to do it). But - the lovely linear delivery and great noise from the CRX was far more addictive than the "Here's all the torque you'll ever want" followed by a frankly ugly noise and not proportionally more power if you grit your teeth and go to the (low) redline (6000rpm).

    I think I chose well from the other new cars around - but maybe the oldies are just more fun.

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    I've had my 208GTI for about 8 months and 11K km. I've had the two warranty jobs done.

    No mechanical issues to report.
    My car has the subtle rattle in the rear (rear passenger side lower seatbelt attachment) and a funny resonance from the exhaust around 2000-2500 rpm - I think a heat shield is loose.

    The only annoyance is on the freeway. The car doesn't track well... had a wheel alignment with no difference. I think its a mixture of the direct steering and the electric powersteering.

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    We don't have a 208, but a 2008 and we've had it now for 6 months and have only just done 4,000km. So far all good, except for the front wipers. It doesn't matter what I do to fix them, they continue to 'shudder' across the windscreen when in use. I've given the windscreen a good clean and have given the wiper blades a good clean too, but after about 6 - 8 wipes, the wipers still 'shudder' across the windscreen. Anyone know how to fix them?

    Have asked the local, well the only Peugeot dealership in Adelaide where we bought it from and they couldn't give us an answer.
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    My 208 Allure Sport is up to 11000km, it had a faulty high pressure fuel pump replaced at about 7000km. This was causing cold idle issues, and it would drop into limp home mode. It took a few visits to the dealer before it was sorted out. The engine can also be randomly rattly/knocky sounding at idle (when it occurs could be related to the ambient conditions). I had the dealer look at it around the time I had idle issue but they couldn't find anything wrong.

    I also get the shuddering wipers, it a common problem with with the 208 but there does not seem to be fix for it. For what it's worth it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be so it doesn't bother me too much.

    It's also had 2 wheel bearings replaced for a bit of front end clonk under braking. Hasn't completely fixed the issue.

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    (I know I've started a separate thread on this particular issue, but for sake of this one, I'll post the update).

    8964km, five months old: Passenger side upper door hinge failed. Wife left holding a suddenly very heavy door. Appears at this stage that the hinge pin has dropped out. Looking at the driver's door, the same pin is inserted from the underside. Good for manufacturing, I can only assume, but not so much as a positive measure to prevent it dropping out!
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    You do know that if you hadn't discussed the 208s reliability that hinge pin would've stayed in place.
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    My hinge pins haven't fallen out, but I'll check them !

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    Yep, I'm unhinged as well, but my doors are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLaguna View Post
    We don't have a 208, but a 2008 and we've had it now for 6 months and have only just done 4,000km. So far all good, except for the front wipers. It doesn't matter what I do to fix them, they continue to 'shudder' across the windscreen when in use. I've given the windscreen a good clean and have given the wiper blades a good clean too, but after about 6 - 8 wipes, the wipers still 'shudder' across the windscreen. Anyone know how to fix them?

    Have asked the local, well the only Peugeot dealership in Adelaide where we bought it from and they couldn't give us an answer.
    Try putting RAINX product on your windscreen....available most Autobarns etc....it will make the glass more slippery and should help your problem.
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    Had ours about a month now. Typical French crazy features with nice design let down by simple things like no ingnition key lighting, cup holders made for espresso cups only and wipers directly out of a 205 lol. Fun to drive once you get used to the insulated feel.

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    One of the nice things about the 505 all those years ago was the ignition key light. As for coffee cups, does anybody really use them driving? (Just as well I don't, I have a C5!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warus View Post
    ...like no ingnition key lighting, cup holders made for espresso cups only and wipers directly out of a 205 lol. Fun to drive once you get used to the insulated feel.
    Great - it's not just us!! Those cup holders are ridiculous!! (Though the door falling off has put this issue into perspective...).

    As for the drive; down here in Tassie, I've had my first chance to let it off the leash for real. There are some great windy roads with surprisingly high speed limits and no traffic! At real speed on great roads - this thing steps up to a whole new level! Fantastic!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warus View Post
    Had ours about a month now. Typical French crazy features with nice design let down by simple things like no ingnition key lighting, cup holders made for espresso cups only and wipers directly out of a 205 lol. Fun to drive once you get used to the insulated feel.
    Why do you need an ignition key lighting? Agree with the cup holders. Made worse if you have a USB key or you phone plugged in.
    Wipers seem ok. It's not a design fault. It gunge build up. Use cleaning product to suit or clay bar.

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