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    Default a new 508

    Hi

    Am considering a new 508 'Allure' diesel and wondered how other owners are finding them? Haven't been able to actually drive one yet but am doing it on Tuesday. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

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    Default A new 508

    Hello,

    I have been driving a 508 Allure Diesel for about 3 months now. Oct 2011 build, Jan 2012 compliance plate. It has exceeded my expectations (My first Peugeot). An absolute pleasure to drive.
    About 900km per tank so far mainly city driving. I intend using (only) BP ultimate diesel (BP refinery is in WA). Particulate filter working correctly with about 4 burns so far (only done 3000km). No warranty issues, everything works as one would expect. I like auto hand brake, auto wipers, lights, & key-less entry etc. Michelin tyres made in France!

    Brake pads appear to be soft leaving lots of dust, but maybe less wear on the discs? I am aware of criticism about short life of brakes on the Citroen C5 on this forum.

    The 508 obviously is loaded with electronics (as are all new vehicles) with on board computer(s) controlling everything even injection of eolys fuel borne catalyst. I note a special battery is fitted and it will be interesting to see how long everything lasts over the next 3 to 5 years or so.

    Engine is DW10CTED4 HDI direct injection, transmission is Japanese (Aisin) BVA AM6 6 speed auto.

    Highly recommended.

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    Don't get the 508 with the lawn mower engine (1600cc). You will be bored with the (lack of) acceleration. Many reviews criticising the lack of performance with this motor in the 508. Maybe thats why only this version is being discounted by Pug dealers. This 1600cc motor is ok in a 207,307,308 but in a car 50% bigger get the larger motor.
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    The mother-in-law's 508 has just clocked over 13,000km and has been brilliant sofar. Bit dirty though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    The mother-in-law's 508 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkev414 View Post
    Hi

    Am considering a new 508 'Allure' diesel and wondered how other owners are finding them? Haven't been able to actually drive one yet but am doing it on Tuesday. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
    The NRMA (NSW) has been doing a long term ownership & evaluation of the 508 (2 litre). The last report in their magazine (Open Road) continues to express nothing but praise & ownership enjoyment.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    The mother-in-law's 508 has just clocked over 13,000km and has been brilliant sofar. Bit dirty though...
    It looks odd to us oldtimers, to see an odometer reading with so few zeros...

    504 sedam 286,000km Only a baby so far.
    405 wagon 319,000km
    D - no idea, but known to have worn out two motors so far.
    The old mongrel, (1970 504) something in excess of 800,000 miles. On it's sixth motor, second diff, second gearbox.
    One 505 wagon at 246,000 (will go again soon) One at 400,500 which probably wont.

    If I stick all my cars together end to end mileage wise they won't reach the moon yet.

    We'll see, I suppose how the 508 fares as it acquires more zeros.
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    Hi Bigkev,

    Did you end up buying the car?

    I am looking at getting the 508 allure as well, but I have just sent an email to Peugot Australia with the following questions.

    Can we fit snow chains to the car and if so which types?

    With the satellite navigation system what operating system and what maps does it use?

    If anybody has any comments about these items I would love to hear from you.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Llewellyn View Post
    The old mongrel, (1970 504) something in excess of 800,000 miles. On it's sixth motor, second diff, second gearbox.
    Reminds me of the farmer bragging about his 20 year old axe. 3 new heads and 6 new handles, but still chops wood like new



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    Quote Originally Posted by flemj View Post
    With the satellite navigation system what operating system and what maps does it use?
    I believe the Peugeot MyWay system uses NAVTEQ mapping.
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    Hi Simon,

    Thanks for the info and your information is correct.

    John
    Last edited by flemj; 3rd July 2012 at 08:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    The mother-in-law's 508 has just clocked over 13,000km and has been brilliant sofar. Bit dirty though...
    Great photo - where?
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    The Telegraph newspaper on saturdays has a "head to head" segment where they compare cars of similar value and demographics. On the 30th June, 2012 they had a comparison betwen the Volvo S60 D5 and the 508 Allure Hdi.

    The Volvo scored 3 out of 5 stars with a total of 17 points out of 25. The Pug scored 4.5 out of 5 and total of 21 out of 25, which is one of the highest individual scores I have seen. There was not one negative comment about the 508.

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    Hi Guys,

    We ended up buying the 508 allure sedan in Black with sat nav, diesel and 17" rims. I have since found out you cannot put snow chains on an 18" rim so we had to make sure we got 17" rims

    Wife loves it. I only have got to drive it once.

    John

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    Hi-I found a road test on You Tube last week.The Irish guy presenting the 508 Diesel was absolutely blown away with the cat to the point where he stated at the end that he normally leaves the car tested in the multistory carpark.
    He said he could not leave it there & was going to drive it home.

    Problem is that after i had watched a few more ads. I could not locate it again.'ENRICO RATSO'

    Interesting comment about 'the cook' commandering the new Pug.

    I often used to ask the purchaser of a new Pug 'are you sure you really want this car/'-'Sure - Why/ came the response.

    Because after your wife drives it you won't get it back & so you will have to come in & buy another one!!!!!!

    Good to see & hear good reports.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Reminds me of the farmer bragging about his 20 year old axe. 3 new heads and 6 new handles, but still chops wood like new

    Well, the old mongrel doesn't go like new, it went like stink, 505 squareport. After all the work it's done it has cracked the body in the boot floor, from towing and around the rear shockie mounts. Used it today to move a box trailer on the property. Currently fitted with a 1970 404 wagon motor (1600) which makes the clutch really light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve V6 View Post
    Don't get the 508 with the lawn mower engine (1600cc). You will be bored with the (lack of) acceleration. Many reviews criticising the lack of performance with this motor in the 508. Maybe thats why only this version is being discounted by Pug dealers. This 1600cc motor is ok in a 207,307,308 but in a car 50% bigger get the larger motor.
    Steve,

    That's quite strange - I had an eHDi version as a loan car for the day - it has the 1.6 engine. I found it had plenty of grunt. 50% bigger doesn't equate to 50% heavier remember. The torque of that engine is it's strength. Maybe you were revving it too much ?

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    How are the 508 HDi owners travelling, particularly city owners, just beginning to think about retiring the 505 SRDT,

    Tom

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    It's a closely related to the C5, only with McPherson struts up front. The 2.0 HDI/6 speed auto is a winner. Apart from possibly the seats (nothing beats a 505 chair) you will find it very acceptable indeed.

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    There is a lot to like about the C5, the 6 year warranty will certainly do some thing to hold up their value, looks stunning in white, pity they a following Peugeot step by step offering only 4 pots with auto.

    Couldn't live with that dash display.

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    C5s only come in 6 speed autos in Australia.

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    30,000 kms and still love it. Drives well, comfy, good in city and on the highway.
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    I have a very similar auto (an Aisin 6 speed of the same lineage) but in another car (Mondeo) and it is excellent.


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