OUR FLEET TEST DRIVE: Peugeot 508 SW - 4th Report
09 February 2012
Author: Tristan Young
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 |
|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
with good kit
|Negative||Satnav doesn’t |
always find destination