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Old 15-07-18, 11:04 PM   #1
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I've had my 308 on the road for a couple of weeks now so thought i'd list some of the quirks i've noticed (granted they are minor things!)

Interesting to see what other quirks people know about, if you have the same ones and if there are any fixes!

- Putting the car in reverse makes the fan speed increase, it drops back again around 10 seconds after leaving reverse, no idea why! (it cant be a feature surely!?)

- Setting the clock as 12 hour it still displays as 05:30, 07:30 etc in the pm hours

- Any quick way to go from hot to cold on the blowers? its bloody tedious going up and down, give me old dials any day!

- I still miss total close windows but i think i have to live with that one

- Drink holder is pointless if you have a bottle in there, just gets in the way!

-Wish i could turn off hill assist, always makes me think i've got handbrake on!

Apart from my minor moaning though i love the car, so quiet and smooth compared to my 307, and the MPG is great!
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Old 16-07-18, 07:39 AM   #2
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Let me try some....

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- Putting the car in reverse makes the fan speed increase, it drops back again around 10 seconds after leaving reverse, no idea why! (it cant be a feature surely!?)
It's for the same reason your A/C goes to "closed circulation" briefly when you use windshield washers - to prevent smells entering the cabin. This with fan is for the exhaust, since going in reverse makes your own exhaust fumes go around, over and under the car and partly finish in cabin air intake system. So the system goes to closed circuit for some short time to prevent exhaust being sucked in.

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- Any quick way to go from hot to cold on the blowers? its bloody tedious going up and down, give me old dials any day!
Yes, it is a PITA to go all the way through the scale. But why would you want to do that anyways?

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- I still miss total close windows but i think i have to live with that one
When I exit my car and close all doors, then on remote press and hold the close button, all windows will roll up, together with doors locking. Is this what you're asking about?

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- Drink holder is pointless if you have a bottle in there, just gets in the way!
Again, agreed. It's only good for a bottle of bubble gums I keep in car, that's about it.
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did you know the cupholder bit folds up out of the way allowing you to have a bottle in without being in the way too much.
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I didn't know about the total closure. It would be handy to have a total opening option with this hot weather we have have at the moment.

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It's for the same reason your A/C goes to "closed circulation" briefly when you use windshield washers - to prevent smells entering the cabin. This with fan is for the exhaust, since going in reverse makes your own exhaust fumes go around, over and under the car and partly finish in cabin air intake system. So the system goes to closed circuit for some short time to prevent exhaust being sucked in.
That's annoyingly clever, i'd have never thought of that!

The window thing i should have explained better... on my 307 you hold the button and as soon as the windows start moving you can walk away and they carry on, with the 308 you have to stand there and keep the button held down until they finish!

And the heater thing, i live in england so i can go from needing cooling to full heating in the space of a few hours

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did you know the cupholder bit folds up out of the way allowing you to have a bottle in without being in the way too much.
I'm gonna have to check this one out now, how does it work? - Edit: just tried, mine cant be moved or removed

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I didn't know about the total closure. It would be handy to have a total opening option with this hot weather we have have at the moment
I dunno, many a time i've seen a vauxhall with its windows down as the rain starts because of this one! maybe if it was linked to the wiper sensor so it closes them if the rain starts!

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Very few annoyances, the seat belt light doesn't go off for about 10-15 seconds but apparently that's normal.

Having to select the A/c controls to get them on the screen before changing them is mildly irritating but does mean a nice clear cockpit

The main annoyance is that my wife's 308SW is so much nicer in every way than my 2008 EGC
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It's for the same reason your A/C goes to "closed circulation" briefly when you use windshield washers - to prevent smells entering the cabin. This with fan is for the exhaust, since going in reverse makes your own exhaust fumes go around, over and under the car and partly finish in cabin air intake system. So the system goes to closed circuit for some short time to prevent exhaust being sucked in.
That's annoyingly clever, i'd have never thought of that! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/images/smilies/extra/lol.gif[/IMG]

The window thing i should have explained better... on my 307 you hold the button and as soon as the windows start moving you can walk away and they carry on, with the 308 you have to stand there and keep the button held down until they finish!

And the heater thing, i live in england so i can go from needing cooling to full heating in the space of a few hours [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/images/smilies/extra/lol.gif[/IMG]

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did you know the cupholder bit folds up out of the way allowing you to have a bottle in without being in the way too much.
I'm gonna have to check this one out now, how does it work? - Edit: just tried, mine cant be moved or removed <img src="https://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />

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I didn't know about the total closure. It would be handy to have a total opening option with this hot weather we have have at the moment
I dunno, many a time i've seen a vauxhall with its windows down as the rain starts because of this one! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/images/smilies/extra/lol.gif[/IMG] maybe if it was linked to the wiper sensor so it closes them if the rain starts!
Yes, I had an astra k before the 308. It was useful to have the full opening feature but I've heard a few people get caught out after inadvertently pressing the fob button.
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-Wish i could turn off hill assist, always makes me think i've got handbrake on!
Well, of course, that's exactly what the hill assist is doing - applying the parking (hand) brake for you. You can switch the automatic operation off you know? From the hand book:
  • Start the engine.
  • Apply the parking brake with the control lever, if it is released.
  • Take your foot off the brake pedal.
  • Push and hold the control lever in the release direction for at least 10 seconds and no more than 15 seconds.
  • Release the control lever.
  • Press and hold the brake pedal.
  • Pull the control lever in the apply direction for 2 seconds.
  • Deactivation of the automatic functions is confirmed by illumination of the indicator lamp in the instrument panel.
  • Release the control lever and the brake pedal.

From this point the parking brake can only be applied and released manually using the control lever.

Repeat this procedure to reactivate automatic operation.
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That's annoyingly clever, i'd have never thought of that!

The window thing i should have explained better... on my 307 you hold the button and as soon as the windows start moving you can walk away and they carry on, with the 308 you have to stand there and keep the button held down until they finish!

And the heater thing, i live in england so i can go from needing cooling to full heating in the space of a few hours

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If you walk away after initiate windows closing, you may not see possible blockage and windows moving down after that. Further, now you can stop the windows a inch before top, if you want.
A/C has automatic control with quite clever SW. If you set 22 it is something climate controle will try to achieve no matter is it outside cold or hot. So, I see no reason for those adjustings you are talking about. Furthermore, you can tap A/C section on the top of the screen and this way be able to adjust temperature. Also, you can chose Mono option which link both zones so you can adjust both of them with just your side dials.
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