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OUR FLEET TEST DRIVE: Peugeot 508 SW - 2nd Report

Date: 19 December 2011   |   Author: Tristan Young


I may have told a small lie in my first report on the 508. That lie surrounds the vital equipment for any fleet-dedicated trim level, such as our 508's SR badging.

If I were a fleet manager, I would want all large family cars to be fitted with parking sensors to keep the minor scrape repairs or end-of-contract bills to a minimum. While standard satnav, cruise control and twin-zone climate control are great for resale value and the driver, it only takes one small ding on a hidden bollard when reversing into a parking space to cost a few hundred pounds in repairs. And this makes the optional parking sensors at £255 - not fitted - a must.

I've yet to get to grips with the length of the car, and keep parking well over a foot short of the object behind. Lets hope it stays that way.

Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDI SR
Claimed combined
Our average consumption48.4mpg
P11D price£22,220
Model price range£19,475-£30,275
CO2 (tax) 125g/km (18%)
BIK 20/40% per month£66/£133
Service interval20,000mls
Insurancegroup 25
Boot space (min/max)512/1598 litres
Engine size/power1997cc/140hp
Top speed/0-62mph130mph/10.1secs
Why we’re running itTo find out if this key
fleet model can offer a
high-value, lower cost,
alternative to the
prestige players
PositivePossibly the
most comfortable car
in it’s class, good kit
NegativeParking sensors
should be standard