Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Peugeot 308 GTI hatchback?
Seeing as the 308 is also a fairly regular family hatchback, it’s worth checking the seats for wear and tear and ease of operation. And the car may have been used in tight urban car parks, so it’s worth checking the bodywork for scuffs and bumps and the alloy wheels for any kerb damage.
Although the regular 308 has suffered a number of recalls and has had reports of problems with DPF filters on the diesel-engined cars, reported problems on the GTi are comparatively rare. Electrical issues are the main ones, so check any electrical equipment works on your 308 before buying, making sure all switches and controls work properly.
Alas in our most recent reliability survey the regular 308 hatchback finished bottom of the family car class, with nearly half of all one to three-year-old cars suffering a fault. Again, elelctrical faults involving the seats, infotainment system and parking sensors. The GTi version was not included in the survey. Peugeot as a brand finished in 24th place out of 31 manufacturers.
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