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    Hi I was wondering if anyone had any views on the 307 and the 308 in comparison?

    I know the AL4 comes into play but what about the rest of the differences between the 2 cars?

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    The 308 was praised for its high quality interior, which I also find way better looking than the 307. More powerful engine (comparing the N/A 1.6L petrol engines) and also more economical.
    AFAIK the 308 also has the AL4 but it's definitely smoother than the 307, but my preference would be the manual as you get better fuel economy, higher performance and lower maintenance costs. I also think the 308 has bigger boot space with 348L but I don't have exact numbers for the 307.
    Finally I prefer the 308's exterior styling but that's a matter of personal tastes




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    Personally I find the 308 better looking than the 307....
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney View Post
    Hi I was wondering if anyone had any views on the 307 and the 308 in comparison?

    I know the AL4 comes into play but what about the rest of the differences between the 2 cars?
    I had two 307s and both were lemons. The 1.6l had no guts and the 2l was only bearable to drive.
    We had a new 308 Sportium for two weeks about a month ago (1.6t petrol) and Viva La difference!
    They are new generation in every respect in my opinion and there is absolutely no comparison in performance and handling. The only reason I didn't keep it is that I am big with a bad back and decided to buy a 3008 because it's more comfortable.

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    The 308 has a higher quality interior, nice design on the outside thought the front maybe be a bit too busy.

    However I found the ride in the 307 more compliant.

    Also I am 6'3" and have never found a comfotable setaing position in the 308. For some reason a 308 always gives me a lower back ache. But this is just personal experience.

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    The 308 also gave me back problems, even if I used a cushion and so on - hence the 3008 which doesn't give me any problems to speak of. Very comfy. I'm also about 6'3" but that's my circumference. As far as the 308 ride is concerned I found the Michelins on 16" standard wheels gave a lot harsher ride than Continentals on 17" wheels, even though the 17s have a lower profile. I never would have believed it but did prove it because the dealer changed them over from another car for me to tryanother thing I never would have believed particularly from the Gold Coast Peugeot dealer but they did)
    It Has to be the tyres. Had a 3 series BMW and found that Conti's were the best ride too.

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    People say that the my Citroen C3 seats are extremely peculiar too.

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    I have a 307 which I totally love, but I have a HUGE crush on the 308. Hot!

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    Default 307 v 308 ?

    In this debate you have missed a very important fact. The 306 is better than both!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leothepug View Post
    In this debate you have missed a very important fact. The 306 is better than both!!!
    You will get no argument from me there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO View Post
    You will get no argument from me there.


    Nor me....

    However, i do like the way the new 308 looks, feels and drives.

    I also like the way the 308 doesnt break down as much as the 307
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    Just wondering if owner's of the current model 308 with the 1.6 litre petrol turbo engine are still experiencing the same sort of problems that the poor bloke with the C4 was mentioning?It seems to me that they have similar engines and I really don't know if anything of note has actually changed to stop the reported problems from recurring.My wife really loves the car and I'd be happy to go along with her,so long as there isn't some sort of chronic problem that will drive me and the dealers mad.All and any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Are you trading the C3 in ??? Why not go a base model C5 if they really are just over $30K ??

    if your worried about a al4, what about a C4 with an egs box .... I'm not sure what the eqivalant pug is ... I'm sure the 307/308 can be had with the 6spd automated manual gearbox too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by young 4 old pug View Post
    Nor me....

    However, i do like the way the new 308 looks, feels and drives.

    I also like the way the 308 doesnt break down as much as the 307
    During research on replacing our previous car we were almost put off Peugeot as the 307 was rated by at least one reliability survey as one of the most unreliable cars one could buy !

    My understanding is the quality in the 308 was a response to that

    We have a 308sw [touring] 2.0 HDi auto & we really like it

    There are some issues tho - no USB as standard, the tiny glovebox, the cup holders - minor issues

    What I like - it can use up to 30% biodiesel, the glass roof, the safety, the looks, the width...

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