Peugeot 308 2009 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Peugeot 308 2009 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Peugeot 308 2009: What battery does it need?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jul 2017

It needs to be a 12-volt battery with a capacity of 700-750 cold cranking amps. It also needs to fit into the battery box and have the appropriate terminal alignment. Buy a good quality battery. Any battery retailer should be able to help you.

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Updating from a 308

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2015

If you're heading down the SUV road then the Qashqai is fine but the new 308 is a ripper car that gets The Tick from me. I would go for either Peugeot option.

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Peugeot 308 2009: Turbo touring wagon long list of issues

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Nov 2012

The answer lies with the dealer and the Peugeot distributor. Presumably the problems that have so far occurred have been fixed, so while you have lost confidence in the car you really can't predict what might happen in the future. If the problems haven't been fixed request a meeting with a senior manager at the dealership and have them give you a plan of attack that will see them fixed. Feel free to get Peugeot involved directly.

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Peugeot 308 2009: Paint defect

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Sep 2011

You need to get an independent assessment of the paint from a specialist. Graeme Cuthbert can be contacted on 0422 444 335. Once you have an independent opinion you can approach Peugeot with confidence that it is a warranty issue the company needs to fix.

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Aircon comparison between cars

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2010

Generally it was always felt that the air-conditioning of European cars wasn’t up to the task for Australia; that was because there wasn’t the demand for powerful A/C in Europe where the climate is generally milder. But when the European carmakers began to move on to the world market and export their cars to places like America where the demand for good A/C is very high they have improved the performance of the A/C systems in their cars. The cars you say have had good air are cars that are typically built for the US market, those you say don’t have good performance are not. A/C systems soak up quite a bit of engine power in driving the compressor and that has a greater impact on smaller engines than big ones, and again the cars you are critical of have smaller engines, so they will also probably run smaller compressors.

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Water in Fuel

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Oct 2009

HOPEFULLY you have a receipt showing the date and time you bought the fuel and, armed with the report from the dealership, go to the servo and show them they have a problem that may affect other motorists, and go to the fuel company and seek compensation for the cost you have incurred.

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Hell and high water

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Oct 2009

A HOPEFULLY you have a receipt from the servo showing the date and time you bought the fuel, and armed with the report from the dealership showing the water content, you need to go to the servo to show them they have a problem that might affect other motorists. Also, go to the fuel company involved and seek compensation for the costs you've incurred.

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