lapamful: You said it all except in name, this car is awful. I actually had the reverse situation you describe while driving this car recently for a couple of weeks on car hire.
I drove right hand drive and instead of having to reach over to put it into 5th gear, I was constantly reaching over for city driving. Putting it into 1st, 2nd, 3rd gear. Then there are the uncomfortable seats, unstable ride at motorway speeds, the clutch pedal designed by Arnold Schwarzenegger (or maybe you need legs as powerful as Arnies in order to press the clutch) etc.etc.
The only thing that I liked which actually impressed the hell out of me was the traction control. In fact I think I'd even say you were a little harsh in this respect towards the 2008 amazing off-roading abilities (amazing for 2WD that is).
Overall in my humble opinion I'd recommend people go for the SX4 or Nissan Quashqai, Skoda Yeti or anything else but the 2008.
Fatii Eljaouhari: Great review as always, but I have a question, I'm about 5'2 will that be OK with the tiny steering wheel and the view of the speed dial ??
Jack Londonen: Love the Peugeot's modern small steering wheel. All the others feel outdated and old fashoined after it.
fuckofflalready: Tried alternative browser, video doesn't load.
Cyrus1987: Damn, thanks a lot. I really appreciate the review and I also want to say this guy has got the most freaking distinct pronunciation I've ever heard.
dufonrafal: All the engines are going to be replace this year:
There will be new gearbox, I think that the 1,2l e-THP is going to have the new 6-speed auto, and maybe the BlueHDi 120 as well. The BlueHDi 95 should stick with the 6-speed elctronic and the 1,2l e-VTi with the 5-speed electronic (wich are already available on the current range).
Guilherme Matos: peugeot has released a 6 speed auto for the 1.6Hdi 92bhp
Roshan Panchal: Great review! This or the Captur? I'm waiting to see what Citroen comes up with. Competition time xD
difflocktwo: That engine off coasting is beautiful. Does it disengage the clutch? Or does the driver put the car in neutral to activate engine off coasting?
Would be nice to have it higher speeds though. At least make it user selectable.
(ENG) Peugeot 2008 Allure 1.6 e-HDi - Test Drive and Review5
out of 5