Peugeot 3008

The Essentials

  • Price from £17,195
  • What Car? says: 3 star rating
  • Fuel economy: up to 74.4mpg
  • What is it? The Peugeot 3008 blends MPV practicality with SUV styling. Shame the back seats aren't roomier
  • Your Reviews

    "Not suitable for a baby"

    3

    11-Jan-2014

    The safety section of the Peugeot 3008 brochure shows a photograph of “Isofix child seat anchor points” without any supporting text. The lack of text is probably to avoid having to point out that the Isofix fittings cannot be used for birth to 13kg child seats! The reason is that there is a storage compartment in the car floor, which cannot safely support the stay on an Isofix car seat base in an accident! Peugeot offer three solutions – choose a seat base with a stay that will reach the compartment floor with the lid up, choose a seat base with a stay that can be angled to miss the compartment or just use a seat belt instead of the Isofix fittings! We could not find a base with a stay that was long enough or that could be suitably angled. Isofix fittings are the safest and recommended approach yet Peugeot recommend the Romer Baby-Safe Plus secured with a seat belt. As the Britax website itself points out - “Only 30% of child seats are installed correctly when using an adult seat belt, 96% when using the Isofix system! A Britax survey showed that even one in five parents regularly break the law when it comes to car safety for children.” As the previous poster points out, the Peugeot company (as opposed to the sales staff!) is well aware of the issue. Other car manufacturers offer a storage compartment insert to overcome the problem but in our experience Peugeot fail to take the issue of child safety seriously enough. It is a great pity as in all other respects the Peugeot 3008 has a lot to offer parents with children.

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    SRachel

    1 review posted

    "Careful with your car seats"

    3

    27-Jan-2013

    Nice car, but not safe to use with any car seats with a supporting arm. Be warned. Peugeot know about this but have no resolution to making them safe for use with these car seats. Sales team blissfully unaware so am now shelling out £400 for new seats..........

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    3 people found this review helpful.

    ElisabethCarson

    1 review posted

    3 Mumsnetters found it helpful

    "A fabulous drive and easy with kids"

    4

    18-Jul-2012

    This is a great drive, the service when purchasing is second to none and in terms of room, it is just incredible. The boot is splits into three levels meaning that buggy and shopping can be accessed easily. The sports version has quite a bit of poke from stationery. The diesel version is very economic. It is comfortable during pregnancy to drive and handles and the height of the boot and the back seats really help when getting bags and children in and out. The only issue that stops it from being 5 star is the fact that you cannot fit bases for car seats into the car due to the cabinet in the foot well in the rear passenger section. I would recommend this car to anyone wanting a bit of style but at the same time wanting a large family car.

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    Lildot

    1 review posted

    1 Mumsnetter found it helpful

    "Great boot space and a comfortable drive"

    4

    23-Jun-2012

    We moved up to the 3008 from the 307 specifically for the boot space. The split level boot makes it easy to separate the pushchair from the shopping or other things that you dont want squashed. The drop down tailgate has proved invaluable for changing nappies, shoes, clothes and picnics! Inside the car is comfortable but this is not one for 3 car seats in the back - my very slim Dsis in law can just fit between our baby seat and group 1 seat for short trips. You also can't have an isofix base if it has a stabilising leg (eg maxicosi) as there are underfloor storage bins in the back floor. The seats fold down to give a good sized load space. I have my car on lease which covers tyres and servicing but I'm lead to believe that the tyres are rather expensive as they are extra load type. I've also had some issues with the rear brakes binding and the inside of one of the wheel arches has split - the car is 2.5 yrs old and I've not had issues like this on my other peugeots. I have the automatic model and it took me a while to get used to it as it was a bit hesitant when you put your foot down while it decided which gear it wanted and also a bit lurchy when changing gear on normal acceleration. It does well on co2 emissions and price wise it's probably comparable to others in its class.

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    notasausage

    10 reviews posted

    5 Mumsnetters found them helpful