Hot Car Deal – Peugeot 308Save thousands on Peugeot's 308 range
17 September 2013
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With the new Peugeot 308 set to hit UK showrooms in January 2014, there are lots of attractive discounts available on the current 308 hatchback, coupe-convertible and estate.
The Peugeot 308 has been on sale since 2007 with the range expanding to include the practical SW estate in 2008 and the sleek CC coupe-convertible in 2009. The 308 hatchback is a spacious, versatile and refined family car and benefits from a well-designed interior, a large boot and a good safety rating plus strong brakes to keep you out of trouble in the first place.
If you're after more practicality, the 308 SW is 7cm longer and offers extra rear legroom and an enlarged boot plus the option of seven seats, making it an alternative to a small MPV.
The CC on the other hand has a folding metal roof for relaxed top down cruising on warm summer days. The 308 range benefits from refined and frugal diesel engines and offers good driving dynamics. Official prices are on the high side, although these are offset by the substantial discounts available.
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Save over £6,000 on Peugeot 308 SW
One of the best value 308s on offer is the 1.6e-HDI 115 Active. This frugal diesel model has an output of 115bhp and is very well equipped with standard satellite navigation, air conditioning, automatic lights and wipers, a panoramic glass roof, electric folding door mirrors and cruise control with a speed limiter. This 308 SW also comes with LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a CD player with MP3 compatibility and a USB connection plus six airbags.
The 1.6-litre diesel engine is smooth and refined and returns an official fuel economy figure of 57.7mpg and can accelerate to 62mph in 12.5 seconds. The 308 SW 1.6e-HDi 115 Active is currently available for £14,474 from Nationwide Cars – a substantial saving of £6,091 on the list price.
Peugeot 308 hatchback for just £14,613
If you don’t need a huge boot, you can pick up the top of the range 308 hatchback in top line Allure trim for less than £15,000, saving you a total of £6,007 on the list price. This powerful diesel model sprints to 62mph in just 8.8 seconds, but is also capable of returning 55.4mpg according to official figures. The previous version of this engine returned safely over 50mpg in our own more realistic fuel economy tests, so it should cost you little to fuel this 308.
Despite the large discount, the Allure is packed with desirable equipment including 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation, half leather seats, a glass roof, front and rear parking sensors, electric folding door mirrors and climate control plus automatic lights and wipers.
£7,000 saving on Peugeot 308 CC
For those who like the wind in their hair, Carfile is offering discounts of more than £7,000 on the Peugeot 308 CC. This model benefits from a folding metal roof, so unlike fabric-roofed rivals, the 308 CC makes just as much sense in the depths of winter as midsummer. With a turbocharged petrol engine, the 308 CC accelerates to 62mph in 10.2 seconds and officially returns just under 40mpg.
In Allure trim, the 308 CC is just as well equipped as the 308 hatchback with 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation, front and rear parking sensors, electric folding door mirrors, climate control and automatic lights and wipers plus leather upholstery. While this 308 CC officially costs over £25,000, you can pick one up for just £18,436 – a saving of 28%.
Hot Car Deals:
- Peugeot 308 SW 1.6e-HDi 115 Active [sat nav] - £14,474 at Nationwide Cars
- Peugeot 308 2.0HDi 150 Allure [sat nav] - £14,613 at Carfile
- Peugeot 308 CC 1.6THP 156 Allure [sat nav] - £18,436 at Carfile
Hot Car Deal hunters please note:
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- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.