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I have a 2017 GT Line that I've had from new as a company car. I'm coming to the end of my life with the 3008 and I just wanted to share my experience with my first Peugeot. Would also be good to get the same from others in a similar position.
First off, I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy the car at the end of the lease in a few months time. Main reason for this is the car for a driver has been fantastic. Great to drive, no serious mechanical issues and it is still in very good condition inside the car. It's been a great workhorse. It still looks good too.
Issues that I have lived with and Peugeot have failed to correct:
The radio pt 1. I have the Focal system. I've had the seemingly common issue of loss of sound, 4 or 5 times a year. I have to sit like a gooseberry somewhere with the battery disconnected to fix it.
The radio pt 2. On a long trip, if I switch from the DAB to another source (Android Auto mostly) for, say 20 mins, and then return to DAB, you can forget using the radio until you leave the car for 10 mins. The station is either cutting out or 'Station lost'.
Paintwork. It's awful. Thin and easily scratched. The roof is a black paint that has sizeable holes appearing in it, letting the main body colour through. Around the rest of the car, there are several patches where the paint just looks very thin and giving way. Very poor quality control.
Wheel corrosion. 2 of the wheels are suffering aluminium corrosion already. Not terrible but it's a slippery slope I expect. We're talking small 1cm diameter formations in 1 or 2 places on the wheel. Meanwhile, my partners 17 year old Qashqai has pristine wheels. Not great.
Finally, and hopefully unique to mine, the windscreen. You get a cellular like haze when the wipers wipe in a sprinkle of rain. This leads to the automatic wipers going nuts and therefore useless. I've filmed it and I've actually demonstrated it to my local dealership who agreed it's rubbish. They haven't helped beyond that. The lease company arranged a 'specialist' to look at it and he said is needs a new windscreen but nobody has agreed to pay for it. It should be Peugeot, no doubt, to me but instead I've lived with it like it is from new.
The car goes to the dealership for one last time tomorrow with this list but I suspect that they will say it's out of warranty now. Despite me complaining for 4 years...

Given the above, some might say I'm crazy for buying it? How are have others got on with their 3008 from the same era?
 

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Which engine do you have and pls tell what is the mileage? I have the 1.5 diesel and after numerous niggly faults and 21k miles now seems to be going well.
 

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That bodes well for high milage. I agree with the paintwork being thin. The interior is holding up. Would be interested in hearing from others.
 

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That bodes well for high milage. I agree with the paintwork being thin. The interior is holding up. Would be interested in hearing from others.
A quick update after its first day with the dealership. The roof issue they feel is bird crap and have requested from Peugeot if it is covered by warranty. The corrosion on the wheels is quite common they say, so that's not good. Same situation for warranty cover.
The radio has been updated and I have to let them know if it's sorted.
The windscreen is a frustration still. Despite me supplying a video of the issue, they want to compare it with another 3008. If so, is the rain sensor pointless on them all???
 

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Hi - the roof issue is a known problem, if you search this forum there is planty of info on it. I'll try to attach something I used to get mine repainted, a tech bulletin from PSA. The repair is beginning to go a bit now, and the dealer subcontracted it to a paintshop who didn't do a very good job first time round.
 

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Hi - the roof issue is a known problem, if you search this forum there is planty of info on it. I'll try to attach something I used to get mine repainted, a tech bulletin from PSA. The repair is beginning to go a bit now, and the dealer subcontracted it to a paintshop who didn't do a very good job first time round.
Hi Mark,

Thanks for this. I'll have a look to see if others have the same paint issue as mine. Seems a crazy idea that they lessen the amount of paint in order to save money and then have to pay for people to get their cars resprayed...

I've returned from the dealership today. They've said the paint issue is part bird crap in one area and unknown in the other (a larger area where small holes have appeared). They agree it's rubbish but can't actually do anything about it themselves. They say be prepared for a long process and contact Peugeot customer satisfaction. I have to do the same for the wheel corrosion too.
The windscreen issue is strange to me. I have video evidence that the wipers go nuts but because there's nothing visibly wrong with the windscreen they are just saying that's how it is with a 3008.
They say I have to go back to the lease company and ask for a replacement windscreen if I feel it will fix it.
Hmmmm
 

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Update: I've contacted Peugeot customer care through their form. I've been given a case number but heard nothing since. It's over 3 weeks now. Anyone else had any dealing with them?
 

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Yes I have, they’re hopeless, took them 3 months to get the Speed Cam option on my Nav System connected.
 

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I had the previous 2017 GT Line 1.6 diesel manual and apart from a very early knocking issue under the car (which turned out to be a badly fitted heat shield) the car served me very well. Yes, the paint was also thin and I noticed that there was a plastic type film covering the front panels of the car, presumably to help with protection in those areas. I got a good deal on a 2020 GT Line 1.5 automatic at the end of last year and despite the RRP being approx 4k more than back in 2017, I noticed several cost cutting measures, including the previous metal scuff plates being replaced by plastic ones and cutting back on comfort features among others. The new 1.5 diesel engine despite being touted as more economical and refined than the 1.6 it replaced is certainly inferior in my opinion. Whereas I was getting an average of 50.4 mpg over the 3 years from my previous car, I am now registering 41 mpg after 2000 miles. I do a lot of short journeys however, but that was exactly the same usage for the old car. The engine is also noisier in the cabin and certainly seems slower to get up to speed, however it's my first auto car, so maybe that's a trait.

The radio reception is as poor as it was in the older car and I am disappointed that the issue wasn't resolved over those 3 years.
My previous dealership was also poor in dealing with me over my issues with map and software updates, where other dealerships were more helpful and doing the updates for their customers.

The old cars' interior stood up very well over the 3 years that I had it, although I had only covered 39k miles at the end.
 

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3 months! Marvelous. Another sarcastic thumbs up for Peugeot.

I had the under car knocking too - same fix I think. Mine is the 1.6 Auto and it does 55-60mpg on a long run. Average is 53.
The radio issues seem to be totally fixed after my last trip so that's one thing fixed after 4 years!
I washed it at the weekend and there's another patch of paint disappearing on the roof. That's three now.

Interior is immaculate still. Even the shiny plastic, somehow.
 
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