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Received my 308 1.2 Puretech Allure EAT6 today, which I am very happy with, however, I do have a few questions which I hope someone can help me with:

1. I came across a couple of tech specs online, from October 2013 and June 2015, which both stated the Allure spec had a reversing camera. However, my car, which was registered in September 2016, doesn't have one. I am assuming it was deleted from the spec at some point?

2. The electrochrome rear view mirror as a small spot on it (see picture attached). It looks like a leakage, but it is quite neat. Is this normal?

3. Is there anyway of setting the exterior mirrors so they don't fold in when the car locks?

4. The audio system always seems to default to DAB radio when the ignition is switched on, even through it was on Bluetooth when the car was switched off. Is there anyway of it remembering the last source?

Other than this, I'm very happy with the car. Even though I've come from a diesel, I can't believe how quiet the engine is, I had to double check that the start/stop function was working, as I couldn't hear the engine switch off and on again. There is quite a bit of tyre noise, though, i have noticed.
 

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Hi, I'm sure better informed than me will be along shortly but for what it's worth...

1) No idea about spec changes, it's a black art with Peugeot. Quick check to rule out any tech issues would be to check for camera's presence above rear number plate.
2) It's the light sensor for the auto dimming mirror, perfectly normal.
3) Folding can't be deactivated in menus, think dealer can do it through their diagnostic system though.
4) Not sure about streaming sources acting as default, are you giving it enough time to connect, it can take a while to establish sometimes? Have you tried USB phone connection and seeing if that acts as a default on startup?
 

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The reversing camera was an option on the Allure. So some have it, some don't.

I think the folding mirrors are a handy indication that the car has locked.

I suspect the audio system will go back to the last known source, but not a streaming source as that takes time to connect. If you were using the juke box, it does default to that.
 

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The reversing camera was an option on the Allure. So some have it, some don't.
Strange. The tech spec from 2015 I've seen online states the Allure comes with 'Front and rear parking aid with reversing camera' as standard. Perhaps it doesn't distinguish the camera as a separate item. Anyway, mine definitely doesn't have it.

I think the folding mirrors are a handy indication that the car has locked.
The reason I ask is that my Megane had the option to leave the mirrors unfolded, which I tended to do if it was cold to save the mirrors trying to fold out when frozen up.

I suspect the audio system will go back to the last known source, but not a streaming source as that takes time to connect. If you were using the juke box, it does default to that.
Tried it again this morning, and the audio system defaulted to DAB radio on start up, and didn't switch over even though the phone was connected. Had to do it manually

To be honest, all these are just niggly things, which doesn't take away from how good the car is.
 

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Strange. The tech spec from 2015 I've seen online states the Allure comes with 'Front and rear parking aid with reversing camera' as standard. Perhaps it doesn't distinguish the camera as a separate item. Anyway, mine definitely doesn't have it.



The reason I ask is that my Megane had the option to leave the mirrors unfolded, which I tended to do if it was cold to save the mirrors trying to fold out when frozen up.



Tried it again this morning, and the audio system defaulted to DAB radio on start up, and didn't switch over even though the phone was connected. Had to do it manually

To be honest, all these are just niggly things, which doesn't take away from how good the car is.
Spec depending of country and year. My 2016 SW Style was ordered 2015 and came in February 2016. In the meantime chromed frame around windows which was in Style spec disappeared and wheels which should be same as in Allure altered in color. That was changes for year 2016.
Dealer offered to mount these chrome frames after the car came but I refused because I was afraid of some kind of damage that could occur while they do the job. Wheels are even nicer to me. All silver, not silver and black. And here in Croatia both Allure and Style offered with 16" stock wheels. Camera and Juke Box was options for Allure.
 

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Noticed another possible 'issue' this evening. Using the wipers for the first time, the drivers side blade seems to go right off the edge of the screen, and standing outside the car with the wipers on, the blade actually touches the A pillar.

Is this normal for the car, or not?
 

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If you look carefully at the screen there are marks where the wiper blades should be when parked. It is possible yours is not correctly positioned. Mine doesn't go so far to the right in use.
When I was researching the purchase of my present car I actually wanted a reversing camera, so checked the spec carefully. I also checked the spec of each Allure listed in Auto Trader, and again, some had the camera listed under Safety, some didn't.
 

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Is this the markings, on the drivers side? If so, then the wiper seems to park itself about an inch above this.
 

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Yes. Looked at mine and there are two sets of white dashes, and the wiper is positioned between them.
The driver side one also stops parallel to the side of the screen, about 25mm away.

Yours was clearly assembled incorrectly. 5 minute job to sort out by the dealer.
 

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Thanks for that. I'll drop into the dealer tomorrow. Thankfully we've got one in town, the only franchised dealer in town, so one of the reasons for buying the car...!!
 

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Took the car into the dealer this morning. !0 minutes later, wipers all sorted and no charge...!!
 

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No charge - to be honest I would expect that as a minimum.
Faulty assembly in the first place, and total lack of PDI by the dealer before selling it to you.
 

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I didn't buy it from my local dealer, I bought it through buyacar.co.uk and had it delivered. However I would have thought that the supplying dealer (in Manchester) or the delivery driver who drove the car down from Manchester to Cornwall would have spotted it, but anyway.....

The mechanic did say about a recall for the wipers on the 308 and that the work gad probably been done and the wiper arms not refitted correctly
 
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