1. A presentation that is always up to date
Since 2016 and the presentation of the second generation Peugeot 3008, the years follow one another and look alike. On the side of the figures first, where the Peugeot SUV crushes all the competition of family/compact SUVs, but also among the adversaries. Always more numerous, the competitors of the French however have difficulty in making it age in terms of look and presentation. With its ultra-aggressive features and an interior presentation that is still just as spectacular after 6 years, the Peugeot 3008 is still in the game.. Admittedly, the surprise effect disappeared long ago and the tens of thousands of copies sold in France, but choosing it second-hand remains the assurance of climbing into a car that is not old-fashioned, which is not easy thing on the second-hand market. A sensation that we owe to the “i-Cockpit” layout of the small steering wheel below the counters. Annoying for some drivers, this architecture remains unique. Moreover, if the multimedia screen has evolved at the time of the restyling, offering a little more responsiveness and readability thanks to an enlarged diagonal, the old element provides the essentials, the French having never referred on this point. As for the materials, they have aged quite well..
2. Peugeot 3008: consistently benchmark road services
Another area in which the Peugeot 3008 always looks down on the competition: road services. From our first contact with him in 2017, we said that Peugeot had struck a blow and set a new benchmark in the category.. We were right, because 6 years after its birth, the Lion remains above the fray when it comes to giving driving pleasure. If the SUV genre rarely gives the driver a banana, the 3008 succeeds, thanks to precise steering, a gripping front axle and controlled body roll for this size. All without compromising on comfort. You can certainly find more softness in a Citroën C5 Aircross, but the rigor/comfort compromise found by the 3008 remains unequalled. In our opinion, it’s still the best.
To read also: all our tests of the Peugeot 3008 petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid…etc
3. Huge second-hand choice: version, finish, engines, price
Hegemonic among compact SUVs, the Peugeot 3008 causes some people to feel a form of rejection. But this commercial cardboard has an advantage, that of offering a plethoric choice on occasion. On the La Centrale site alone, there are some 6,000 models to take. An overrepresentation beneficial to buyers, who first have the choice between many colors and finishes (Active, Allure, Allure Pack, GT, GT Pack…). While the choice of a second-hand vehicle often rhymes with “concession”, the very large number of 3008s on the market makes it possible to find the shoe that fits. Then, this offer inevitably lowers the average price, a non-negligible criterion in these times when second-hand cars tend to see their prices rise due to the lack of new cars.. Count 15 000 € in starting price. There are a few models below this bar, but the mileage often approaches 200,000, which is not reassuring. By approaching €20,000, you will find what you are looking for, whether it is gasoline (most often PureTech 130), diesel (1.6 120 hp, 1.5 130 hp or 2.0 150 hp), manual gearbox or automatic, all between 50,000 and 130,000 km.
4. Highly monitored reliability
Another advantage to this tide of second-hand 3008s is that reliability problems are all the more quickly spotted and solved. Especially since French is not necessarily exemplary in this area. Like other Peugeots equipped with the PureTech 130, it was notably the victim of serious distribution problems, ranging from wear and tear to breakage.. Nothing to run away from since the manufacturer carried out a massive recall at the start of 2021 with a check of the oil circuit and the belt. Just make sure it was done right. The diesels have not escaped the glitches, with turbo problems on the 120 hp 1.6 and some high pressure pump problems on the 2.0 (150 or 180 hp). came out later, the 225 and 300 hp plug-in hybrids also received some corrections. Note that in diesel, the 100 hp has not been marketed for long and does not show itself to be muscular enough anyway. All gasolines benefit from the Crit’Air 1 sticker while “fuel oil” must be satisfied with Crit’Air 2.
More information on Peugeot 3008 “2” reliability issues
Which engine to choose for the used Peugeot 3008?
|Motorization1.2 Pure Tech||Powerful130 hp||Our remarksEven in the 3008/5008, this three-cylinder works wonders. But he doesn’t like to be whipped.|
|Motorization1.6 Pure Tech||Powerful165/180 hp||Our remarksOf course, this 1.6 offers better performance, but at the price of a sharp increase in consumption.|
|Motorization1.6 BlueHDi 100||Powerful100 hp||Our remarksPleasant and sober, this version leaves however on its hunger in terms of covers.|
|Motorization1.6 BlueHDi 120||Powerful120 hp||Our remarksA good choice. We regret the hollow under 1,500 rpm and the length of the last two reports.|
|Motorization1.5 BlueHDi 130||Powerful130 hp||Our remarksThis new block is convincing, but does not bring much compared to the 120 hp.|
|Motorization2.0 BlueHDi 150||Powerful150 hp||Our remarksThe ideal engine, especially in the 5008. Flexible, powerful and discreet, it’s a treat.|
|Motorization2.0 BlueHDi 180||Powerful180 hp||Our remarksInseparable from the EAT6 automatic gearbox, it offers royal driving pleasure. The budget remains…|