Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 Review — REDELIJKHEID

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Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 Review

In January of this year I learned that the taxation on lease cars would change in Juli of 2012 (taxation based on the car pollution / CO2 emission gasses). This could mean that certain types of cars would be (way) more expensive if you leased them. Since my current lease contract at the time would expire in May, I wanted to make sure that I could lease a new car under the ‘old’ tax rules for lease cars.

My old (lease)car was a Honda Civic 1.8 Executive (with all the bells and whistles) which I loved very much. The car was relatively small, and drove like a dream (compared to my earlier cars). Unfortunately, the Civic was no longer an option, so I was in the market for a new (and preferably) cheaper lease car.

Querying the lease company’s website I learned that there was (or would be) a ‘cheap’ hybrid car available from Peugeot. The new Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 would be available from around April of 2012 starting @ €42,000. Based on the price I didn’t think I would qualify, but since there’s a (weird) relation with the amount of taxes, consumer price, and (after lease)popularity on lease cars and the amount of money you can spend on a lease car, I was able to get one.

My old Civic was taxed @ 25% for a €29k car (with relatively high pollution parameters). The 508 with all bells and whistles came around €46k, but is taxed @ 14% (since it’s a Hybrid diesel with low pollution/CO2 gas emmision rating). This means, that I could drive the newer, bigger, more luxurious car for basically the same money (it turns out that the 508 Hybrid4 is about €20 cheaper per month for me).

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At the time of ordering, there wasn’t a 508 Hybrid4 available in the Peugeot Experience Center for a test drive. There was a 5008 with the same engine available. After driving the 5008 3008 Hybrid4 and a new 508 with a diesel engine I filed the paperwork (after being guaranteed that the car would be delivered before July 1st, 2012) in February.

After a couple of weeks I learned that the car would arrive at the end of May (Yihaaaa).

Last Wednesday, I was able to trade my Civic for the 508 Hybrid4, and what a beautiful car it is (it was my first real encounter with the 508 Hybrid4). After a quick instruction from the dealer I drove of. Well sort of, since I’m not used to driving cars with a automatic gearbox.

The first thing I noticed is that there is really too much driver distraction with all the LCD screens, lights, buttons etc. Man, there are like a gazillion things to look at on the dashboard and console.

Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars

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