What's the used Peugeot 3008 like?
The Peugeot 3008 was designed with the idea of blending all the best points of an SUV and an MPV into a car no bigger than a typical family hatchback.
The difference is that the 3008 isn’t quite as much fun to drive, as smooth-riding or as high quality as either of those rivals. That said, on a long journey, the 3008 is a stable and comfortable steed, and its big, flexible boot – more spacious than either the Nissan's or the Skoda's – is a big plus.
The 3008's nature changes depending on which model you choose. That’s because the 2.0-litre diesel comes as standard with an electronic stability control system called Dynamic Roll Control, which keeps the body upright in corners and improves the ride quality.
The problem is, the 2.0-litre diesel isn’t the best engine. That honour goes to the 1.6-litre diesel which, though endowed with less power, feels at least as responsive and gets better fuel consumption.
In other words, if you can live with your 3008 driving more stodgily, you’ll reap the benefits from choosing the smaller diesel engine. However, if you want a car that's fun to drive, you’re best off with the larger unit.