Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Compared to the car it replaces - the 307 CC - the cabin has a much more upmarket feel with soft touch plastics, stylish circular air vents and better quality switches. It's disappointing to see old-fashioned Peugeot stalk controls which feel cheap and although the stereo is more advanced, it's not the most intuitive of systems to use. On the plus side, the white dials and chrome gear lever are stylish touches and the air conditioning controls are easy to use.

The finish is good overall, although there can still be the odd squeak or rattle on the move and the driver's seat feels as if it could do with being a few inches lower.

With the roof up, the 308 CC is as quiet as a standard coupe with little wind or road noise. The front seats are comfortable enough but lack side support which is noticeable in corners. All models get air conditioning as standard while top models come with an Airwave neck heating system which blows warm air from a vent built into the seat back. It's also adjustable for temperature, flow and direction.

This means you can drive the 308 CC with the top down on a cold day, but still remain warm. With the roof down, there's isn't too much wind buffeting around the cabin - at reasonable speeds. However, if you want refinement at higher speeds you'll need to have the wind deflector - standard on GT models but optional on the rest of the range.