OUR FLEET TEST DRIVE: Peugeot 508 SW - 2nd Report
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 consumption||48.4mpg|
|Model price range||£19,475-£30,275|
|CO2 (tax) ||125g/km (18%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£66/£133|
|Boot space (min/max)||512/1598 litres|
|Why we’re running it||To find out if this key |
fleet model can offer a
high-value, lower cost,
alternative to the
|Positive||Possibly the |
most comfortable car
in it’s class, good kit
|Negative||Parking sensors |
should be standard