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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    "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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