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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:43 pm
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Just passed my first 308 (in silver) on the road and i was suitably impressed. That's a smart looking car.
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:45 pm
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Ok...I literally just posted this as I was leaving the bank and then noticed another just up the road so zipped over to take a quick pic. Not great pics but gives you an idea I guess. ImageImage
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Former owner of: Dolphin Blue 156 GT, feline kit (black mesh grille and quad exhausts)
Black Onyx Solstice Alloys
380/360 led drls.
Osram Nightbreaker Plus Gold Edition bulbs
K&N Air Filter.
Personalised plate.


The replacement; Summit White Astra (J) GTC VXR

Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:46 pm
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And no that's not a horrible attempt by me to park but I just jumped out to grab the pics... :p
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Former owner of: Dolphin Blue 156 GT, feline kit (black mesh grille and quad exhausts)
Black Onyx Solstice Alloys
380/360 led drls.
Osram Nightbreaker Plus Gold Edition bulbs
K&N Air Filter.
Personalised plate.


The replacement; Summit White Astra (J) GTC VXR

Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:12 pm
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Did anybody look at u like u where slightly mad abandoning ur car in the middle of the road to take a pic of a Peugeot ;) saw a silver 1 and had a double take to realise wot it was not a bad effort pug.
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:14 pm
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:lol: It did cross my mind what others might be thinking but you see what I'm willing to do for this forum...?! That and the fact that that road is always dead made it a no brainer!!
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Former owner of: Dolphin Blue 156 GT, feline kit (black mesh grille and quad exhausts)
Black Onyx Solstice Alloys
380/360 led drls.
Osram Nightbreaker Plus Gold Edition bulbs
K&N Air Filter.
Personalised plate.


The replacement; Summit White Astra (J) GTC VXR

Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:34 pm
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Yea risking life and limb for the cause :)
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:01 pm
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It is a great looking lion!
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:17 pm
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bigmac3161 wrote:
Yea risking life and limb for the cause :)


You know me Mac. Bearded and...ahem...erm...fearless! :lol:
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Former owner of: Dolphin Blue 156 GT, feline kit (black mesh grille and quad exhausts)
Black Onyx Solstice Alloys
380/360 led drls.
Osram Nightbreaker Plus Gold Edition bulbs
K&N Air Filter.
Personalised plate.


The replacement; Summit White Astra (J) GTC VXR

Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:11 pm
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There is alot of kia cerato in that ass....
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Ex: 2013 Peugeot RCZ THP 200
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Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:14 pm
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Not a bad shout Max. I think the Pug drops vertically at a sharper angle but quite an astute comparison.
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Former owner of: Dolphin Blue 156 GT, feline kit (black mesh grille and quad exhausts)
Black Onyx Solstice Alloys
380/360 led drls.
Osram Nightbreaker Plus Gold Edition bulbs
K&N Air Filter.
Personalised plate.


The replacement; Summit White Astra (J) GTC VXR

Post Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:56 pm
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Well had a good poke around one while my car was being serviced today and I was really impressed. The interior build quality is superb and I love the minimalist interior with nearly everything being controlled centrally through the centre console touchscreen. That said, you'd potentially face a lot of issues/difficulties should it fail!! One criticism though, I really don't like the ultra small steering wheel that it shares with the 208. It's almost comically small. Perhaps it's nice to drive with but it's oft criticised of the 208 so can't see why they've plumped for it. It looks even more ridiculous in the 308's more spacious cabin.
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Former owner of: Dolphin Blue 156 GT, feline kit (black mesh grille and quad exhausts)
Black Onyx Solstice Alloys
380/360 led drls.
Osram Nightbreaker Plus Gold Edition bulbs
K&N Air Filter.
Personalised plate.


The replacement; Summit White Astra (J) GTC VXR

Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:27 pm
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I didn't mind the steering wheel at all. Thought it was nice being that small, never gave it a second thought.

The touchscreen tho is too slow and unresponsive. It sort of "lags" like an old computer. If you compare it to the newer HD screens in other cars like BMW's or the likes you get really depressed :( If they improved that it would be great tho!
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Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:42 pm
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I'm not really terribly interested in it until there is an engine that an compete with a Golf GTI. The current range is poor...petrol engine maxing out with a 125BHP at present. :(
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Former owner of: Dolphin Blue 156 GT, feline kit (black mesh grille and quad exhausts)
Black Onyx Solstice Alloys
380/360 led drls.
Osram Nightbreaker Plus Gold Edition bulbs
K&N Air Filter.
Personalised plate.


The replacement; Summit White Astra (J) GTC VXR

Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:14 pm
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They do offer the THP156 too, atleast over here.
Peugeot RCZ THP 200 -11
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Bi-Xenon - Blue Vision Ultra - LED DRL's
19" Sortilége Mat Black Onyx (Summer)
18" Peugeot Original - Terrific (Winter)
Black Calipers

Post Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:35 pm
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Nice clip of the GTi's Torsten LSD in action - skip to 50 seconds in.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/0yntrZ9HVus
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Post Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:12 pm
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So when I went back to my dealer yesterday to pick up my 208 GTi after it's service the dealer had it parked up beside a 308 GTi. I suspect this was a sales ploy as There are only 3 of these Cars in the country and two of them are owned by Peugeot HQ. Anyway, the sales guy caught me peering in the window and he ran out with the keys! He let me have a spin in it unaccompanied!! I have to say it's a fine car. It feels like a heavier, faster, bigger version of the 208GTi. I was suitably impressed until I heard the price... wait for it... he wanted €42,000. :crazy:

So, I drove home depressed in the knowledge that I will probably never own that car! (Heads off to VW dealer to get a Golf GTi instead) :eusa-whistle:
308GTi THP270 in magnetic blue


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