After hearing a creak from the suspension of my long-term 508 SW that developed noticeably on my recent trip to Scotland (see previous report), I was concerned I’d overloaded the car. However, when the dealer, Charters in Farnborough, called to talk me through the issue after they’d swiftly arranged to collect the car and investigate the noise, it turns out this creaking is a known problem with 508s.

In some cars the lubrication for the suspension isn’t sufficient, so Charters rectified the problem under warranty and sent the car back.

Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDI SR
Mileage 10,303
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price £22,220
Model price range £19,475-£30,275
CO2 (tax) 125g/km (18%)
BIK 20/40% per month £66/£133
Service interval 20,000mls
Insurance group 25
Warranty 3yrs/60,000mls
Boot space (min/max) 512/1598 litres
Engine size/power 1997cc/140hp
Top speed/0-62mph 130mph/10.1secs
Why we’re running it To find out if this key
fleet model can offer a
high-value, lower cost,
alternative to the
prestige players
Positive Possibly most comfortable
car in its class
Negative Satnav not accurate,
boot lid design