Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Peugeot 3008 estate?
The What Car? Reliability Index reports electrical issues to be the biggest cause of problems in the Peugeot 3008, so make sure you check every bit of electrical equipment and steer clear of any car showing warning lights on its dashboard.
3008s show their wear up quite badly, so it should be obvious when one has been abused because it won’t feel as nice to drive and there’ll be scuffs, scrapes and other signs of wear throughout its interior. Avoid a car like this, as the chances are it won’t have been maintained to the highest standard, and instead choose one that feels tight and smooth to drive and looks in good condition throughout.
What are the most common problems with a used Peugeot 3008 estate?
A variety of problems have been reported by owners, but few seem to be common to every 3008. As above, the most common faults seem to be electrical, although failures of the heating and ventilation systems are also known issues.
The most expensive problems seem to involve the diesel injectors. If these fail, they can cost a frightening amount to replace. You should also be prepared to fork out for diesel particulate filter (DPF) repairs unless you can be certain the car has had plenty of regular motorway use throughout its life.