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I have owned my 3008 SUV for well over a year, she also has the grip control option as I live up in the hills and in winter it can be a bit of a pain to get around, especially our mini Siberian cold spell we had earlier in 2018. I opted for the 2ltr BlueHDi due to the type of driving I do (mainly motorway) as the extra torque is welcome here, she still pulls a respectable 47-55mpg on a good run out which isn't too bad for this engine. The interior is a wonderful place to be, the keyboard short cut keys give you access to all the functions and are easily remembered after using them a few times, the infotainment system can be a little slow to load occasionally but free software updates seem to make this better. Most functions like the Satnav, can be used via the voice commands, the only one that cannot is the heater controls, other functions are also accessible via the stalk controls and steering wheel button (cruise control, volume, phone etc). It's also a lovely place to be, sitting quite high up but still looking over the steering wheel (you wonder why no one ever thought of this before, its also an improvement on both the 208 and 308's layout which some criticise, though personally I had no issue with either one that I owned). The smaller steering wheel means a sportier feel, though the car is designed mainly for comfort (it does not seem to crash over bumps but the Grip control comes with different tyres to the standard vehicle which seem to make a bit of difference here), on all but the worst surfaces the car is stable and absorbs pretty much everything that is thrown at it. Grip control, its not meant to replace a 4wd or awd system, its meant to cover the gap in between and it does that quite well, even in the snow drifts we had in March, the 3008 on the "Summer" Continental Cross contact tyres did very well compared to other vehicles (I didn't get stuck where most cars did, including 8+ inches of soft snow and deeper drifts), and on muddy surfaces it also proved quite effective. Interior space is good, be warned that it takes a little getting use to having the sun roof option, you may rub your head on the lining near the sun visors if you adjust yourself in the front seat, you eventually get around this and you don't have any issues in the rear with head room. Rear leg room is plentiful and the boot is more than capable of carrying your weekly shopping or luggage for a family of 4 going on holiday. New engine in the form of the 1.5 130ps BlueHDi has now replaced the old 1.6 120ps HDi unit, a new 8 speed auto gearbox has also replaced the older 6 speed auto and there have also been a software update for the 6 speed to make it feel smoother. Early cars had a couple of recalls, newer models shouldn't have any issues, the washer bottle is quite small (2.5ltrs ish) which most owners complain about as there isn't a low level indicator, its an easy fix and carrying round some extra washer fluid isn't the end of the world. Overall, I really love this car, its comfy, handles well, is pretty economical, reliable, well built and even on long journey's you get out feeling fresh. Its full of good tech though some of the ergonomics can seem strange to start with.

How reliable do you find the car?

As mine is an early version, she has had a couple of recalls but all sorted out by the dealer.
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 5 out of 5 5.0
  • Meets Expectations: 5 out of 5 5.0
  • Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
  • Tony Burns recommends this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Diesel
  • When purchased March 2017
  • Condition when bought New
  • Current Mileage 15,000 miles
  • Average MPG 50 mpg