Our Fleet Test Drive: Peugeot 3008 - 5th Report
16 July 2010
Author: Guy Bird
|P11D price:|| £19,030|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
As bugbears go, the inability of some carmaker satnavs to accept a full UK postcode is right up there.
The infuriation with the Peugeot's satnav started when I tried to find the Millbrook test track via postcode alone (it's a place without an obvious street name and is not really a 'point of interest'). Although I could only input five characters - that's how many numbers are in a French postcode - I thought I'd get somewhere near, and having been before some years ago I set off with confidence. Hours later and seven miles off course in the heart of Bedford town centre I knew I had far from "arrived at my destination".
On my return journey I thought I'd test this vagueness by inputting my London 'SE' postcode destination - some six miles south of the river - without the street name. But the satnav suggested a destination on the Embankment north of the river that doesn't even share the same first two postcode letters, let alone the first five.
Fortunately, Peugeot UK is aware of the problem and has requested a solution from the French head office, but nothing is said to be in the pipeline.
|Peugeot 3008 1.6 110 HDi Sport 5dr 6spd manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||42.0mpg|
|Model price range||£16,695-£22,795|
|CO2 (tax) ||137g/km/19%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£60/£121|
|Service interval||up to 12,500mls/2yrs|
|Boot space (min/max)||512/1604 litres|
|Why we’re running it||To test the award-winning |
car in the real world
high interior quality
|Negative||Satnav details, |
left-hand drive layout