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OUR FLEET TEST DRIVE: Peugeot 508 SW - 4th Report

Date: 09 February 2012   |   Author: Tristan Young

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Until now I've been singing the praises of the technology in our long-term Peugeot 508 SR estate.

But it's got to a point where I've lost my patience with the satnav. The main issue surrounds the half-postcode system. Instead of using a full postcode, which would drop you within a few houses of the place you want to be, the 508 only accepts the first part of the postcode, so you can end up a good few miles from where you want to be - as I discovered the other day. So I've now given up on postcodes and gone back to the long-winded town, street and number method.

However, that approach isn't foolproof. When I tried entering the address for Peugeot dealer Charters in Aldershot, the satnav refused to recognise the road name - Ash Road.

So I switched to the 'point of interest' method of finding the dealer, only to have the Ash Road address appear in the nav. Most odd.

Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDI SR
Mileage2865
Claimed combined
consumption
58.9mpg
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
Warranty3yrs/60,000mls
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
PositiveComfortable
with good kit
NegativeSatnav doesn’t
always find destination



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