OUR FLEET TEST DRIVE: Peugeot 508 SW - 3rd Report
20 January 2012
Author: Tristan Young
Taking advantage of Peugeot's winter tyre programme, I made my first visit to my local dealer, Charters in Aldershot, just before Christmas to have the seasonal cold-weather rubber fitted to the 508.
I was offered a collect and deliver service to have the set of Michelin Alpins fitted, but opted to drop the car off, mainly so that I could take the above picture. As it turns out, Charters has free wi-fi and the 508 received a complementary wash.
Fleets will have to look carefully at the cost benefits, but the £205-a-corner winters should mean there's much better grip in the cold and wet. And if it snows, we should be able to keep moving.
|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