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Review of: Peugeot 308 CC
Car Review By:
Ahmad Wali
Version:
2013
Price:
£22,650 - £27,350

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On July 12, 2013
Last modified:July 19, 2013

Summary:

Peugeot 308 CC is competitively priced and has stunning exterior design, but it falls short of automotive rivals. It does not offer comfortable ride and rear seats are cramped.

Looking for an open-top four-seat supercar? The Peugeot 308 CC is the debut into the convertible class of cars for Peugeot. With a great style designed to make space for the roof to stow – though the car looks cool when it has its roof down too – this car has a classy cabin. There is enough equipment of standard available in all of its models. The Peugeot 308 CC was designed for cruising, with its light steering and a decent grip when negotiating bends.

Peugeot 308 CC Price

Model Price
CC 1.6 VTi Active £22,650
CC 1.6 THP 156 Allure £25,755
CC 1.6 THP 156 Roland Garros £26,055
CC 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active £27,050
CC 2.0 HDi 163 Allure £27,050
CC 2.0 HDi 163 Roland Garros £27,350

 

Power and Performance

With the Peugeot 308 CC, you can choose between the 1.6- as well as the 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines from the 308 model. The CC doesn’t like being pushed with the extra weight of its roofing system on it. This means the CC is perfect for road cruisers rather than racing enthusiasts. The 197bhp petrol engine is good, quiet and smooth; while not being too expensive to manage. This even seems to apply more to its 112bhp diesel engine.

Interior & Exterior

The body shell of the CC is stiff, providing a sense of rigidity and firmness in the car; and when the roof is up it becomes even more stable. This makes it a great companion on long distant journeys. In the cabin, its contoured seats provides a sporty driving position

When the roof is closed, the boot is spacious for some luggage, though you may want to travel with fewer things if you want it open. This is because loading and unloading luggage is a little tricky when the roof is stowed. There is just enough leg room for the back seats, as the front ones can be slide forward to make enough space – mainly for short journeys anyway.

Its standard air conditioning, alloy wheels, cruise control, automatic headlamps, climate control are really great. Not to mention the parking sensors and a warning system for tyre pressure. There is also the airwave neck heater that keeps your neck conditioned during the cold by blowing warm air on you.

Safety and Reliability

The 308 CC is a safety kit by itself; with six airbags and stability controls, the metal roof make it much more secure that other convertibles with fabric hoods. The glove box can be remotely locked, also improving its security. The great thing about this is that, this standard is same across all the models.

Peugeot has improved in their reliability, and with the 308 CC, quality materials are used throughout. You have peace of mind both in reliability and security. There is also the five star rating for crash, with pop-up roll bars that are activated once there is a crash.

eBest Cars Verdict

For the Peugeot 308 CC, with impressive diesel engine that is economical to use, it can be a great to have one. The cost of keeping the car is not so high, making it appealing if you consider daily costs of maintaining a supercar.  It is also slightly cheaper when compared to other rival coupe.

Peugeot 308 CC is competitively priced and has stunning exterior design, but it falls short of automotive rivals. It does not offer comfortable ride and rear seats are cramped.
 

About the author: Ahmad Wali

 

Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter

 

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