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Peugeot 5008 puts on its face

IF you think I’m fond of you’re probably right. been doing a bit of checking, and driven loads of them the past few years. In fact written about just the 10 in the four years.

Go back to and you can add another 14.

By George Fowler 28th February 2014

The Peugeot 5008 has undergone a new design using chrome a new front end and headlamps [PH]

Oh and the goes back further, to the of cars like the 306 and the 607. of the lot has to be the current RCZ sports car. driven just the three of and I’ve got the new 270bhp RCZ R coming

I’m looking forward to it.

Funnily enough, a car that most in the memory is the 306 Convertible. by Italian firm Pininfarina it had as much connection with as I do with Angelina Jolie.

It had trim, 124bhp, a folding and handled and drove brilliantly. was, it also cost even back in 1997, years after its launch. It was a creation in more ways one.

Strangely, though, all these cars made by I still haven’t driven the new Well, when I say “new” it went on sale in 2009, but it had a last month, so let’s put the straight, before the next one along.

To be honest a “facelift” is what it has had, because are no new engines, no startling changes the exhaust being replaced by guns and, to be fair, no for a lot of work because it was remarkably and successful anyway.

And now I know why, and I’ll you in a minute.

First off, it’s the looks department had cosmetic treatment. Far from like the faithful, reliable, plodder that mums become used to, the new 5008 is elegant, has a far more purposeful and manages to look much car like than its predecessor.

down to a more rounded end, new headlamps and extensive use of around the grille.

It’s remarkably spacious, and can be used as a a five-seater or as a six-feet deep with all the seats folded which they do with ease.

The interior of the top-spec model I drove is surprisingly and gets a massive cooled console in between the front which is big enough for a plastic one bottle and your sandwiches.

CRUISE CONTROL: The interior is and spacious with airline-style for passengers [PH]


Peugeot 5008 Allure HDi

PRICE (on the road): £24,245 £19,045 — £26,445).

1,560cc, all alloy, 8-valve, diesel (115bhp, 178lb

TOP SPEED: 115mph; 0-62mph:

MPG: Urban: 45.6; urban: 61.4; combined:

CO2: 135g/km. Tax Band E; pa road tax.


though, it has a sliding lid rather cup-holders, which is stupid there’s nowhere to put your There’s also a vast roof, with an electric cover, which adds to the of light and spaciousness.

As usual, I’ve saved the best last, and I discovered its long delights when my mate begged a 100-mile trip to his office, so he could leave chocolates and a card, the romantic

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The 1.6 diesel cruised at speeds would easily attract the sort of attention, yet did so in eerie while utterly ignoring the craters that pass off as surfaces” in this weather-battered

Despite my driving like a though, it returned an excellent from its lively and willing diesel engine, not far off Peugeot’s 54mpg figure.

Well, driven it now and if you want to know you’ll have to visit the to find out how much you can screw out of in price and free kit.

forget to take the wife and though. Not because they’re any at doing deals than but because they’ll be the ones who are it.

Unlike Dave, who won’t any more long trips to his office. Not now she’s dumped

How do I look?

Here’s how the Peugeot Allure HDi 115 fares image-wise.

MIRROR MONSTER: So swept it must slide through the despite its size. It’s about as threatening as a kitten.

BEAUTY: Straight sided van for It’s practical, though, but no that’s for sure.

PLAYTIME Sat nav, twin-zone climate cruise control with limiter, trip computer, folding door mirrors, wipers and headlights, reversing with parking guide head-up driving display, brakes with hill-holder, with steering wheel MP3, USB and Bluetooth.

NAUGHTY Tiny glove box is near to Old-fashioned locking petrol

TASTY TOUCHES: Fold-down style picnic tables for passengers. Coin and key compartment driver’s right knee.

FAST OR LAST: Smooth, and surprisingly quick long-distance

WONGA WONDER: Good seven seater with of kit as standard. Excellent value.

AN ESSEX GIRL LIKE IT? in a mum’s car? Only as a

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