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Peugeot 108 review: Meet the new neat and comfortable Peugeot 108!

By Graeme Lund - Nov 5, 2019
Peugeot 108 review: Meet the new neat and comfortable Peugeot 108!

Port Elizabeth - The new Peugeot 108 is a very neat, nippy and comfortable car. This is, of course, an entry level car but as this size and class of vehicles go, the Peugeot 108 gets a big thumbs up from me.

I spend a lot of time in cars that compete in the same class as the Peugeot 108 because I use Uber or Bolt very often. I seldom rent a car when traveling out of town on business and instead use a ride-hailing app.

I recently had the pleasure of spending a day driving the Peugeot 108 around town. This is no exaggeration. It was a pleasure.

This tiny car, with its 1.0 VTi engine that produces 53kW and a weight of just 840 kg, has the solidity and smoothness of vehicles that punch well above their rank.

One of my standard tests is to see how long it takes me to connect my phone to a car’s bluetooth system without the use of a manual. Well the Peugeot 108 presented no problems and I was connected within seconds.

Once on the road, I found the ride comfortable and the car easy to drive. In fact I found myself smiling at the experience. It was one of those wry smiles one has when you are impressed by something so small. Much like the smile I have every time I re-watch Cheslin Kolbe’s final try of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

New Peugeot 108 interior

The car has plenty of features, features that would have been unheard of in a car of this size just a few years ago. They include Electric Power Steering, Hill Start Assist and a braking system that has ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Emergency Collision Braking System and switchable ESP all as standard.

It goes without saying that the Peugeot 108 also has electric windows and rear mirrors, USB and a touch screen infotainment system.

Before I drove the car I read the promotion brochure that said“… responsive steering, stable braking in a straight line and on a bend and electric power steering that is light in town and informative on the open road.” Marketing jargon that is, for once, accurate.

The new neat and comfortable Peugeot 108

This really is a very comfortable car to drive and in typical Peugeot character, it is very funky too.

There were three things that most impressed me about this wonderful little car. Firstly the fuel economy is outstanding - 4.1 l/100km. Secondly and thirdly there is a 5 year / 100 000km comprehensive warranty and a 5 year / 100 000km comprehensive service plan!

The cost of running this car is ridiculously low and yet it is fun to drive and attractive in your driveway. I hope my next Uber trip is in a Peugeot 108.

For more information or to test drive the Peugeot 108 contact Morne Adams, the Sales Manager at Mahindra Peugeot Port Elizabeth on C: 082 699 3102 or T: 041 368 3434 or email Morne at morne.adams@kelston.co.za.

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