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Hello, I thought I'd start a thread that asks what car you owed/drove before you purchased your first 2008, thought it would be interesting to see the results


I will kick it off with my details for anyone that's interested.

Honda Accord Tourer 2.2 I-CDI EX
 

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Thanks, I think this thread is interesting especially as so far it shows owners moving over to Peugeot.

We purchased the 2008 because Hubby used to run a very old 106 and now runs a very old 206 for running to work and back and using around town. I swapped to 2008 because I was looking for a small car with lots of space that was higher off the ground and had good MPG and low tax. The 2008 seems to fit the bill and I really love the look of the car too, although it doesn't have the same trim level as my previous car. We loved our Honda Accord Tourer it was the most fantastic car, but we only purchased it for our old Golden Retrievers given it was low to the ground and they could get in it easier. Sadly they've now passed away and I couldn't bring myself to drive around in the car without them, I used to look in the rear view mirror and see them both sitting looking out of the window and it was heartbreaking to drive the car without them. Soppy I know.
 

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I had a red 207 hdi GT. Lovely car. Looked fantastic and went very well. The 2008 is marginally better.

I guess you can call us Peugeot fans. Mrs B has an 807 that we have had for 12 years. Prior to the 207 we have had a 206 gti, 205 dturbo, 405 stdt, 405 gtx, 309 xsi, 309 grd. And my daughter now has a 207 sport. Excuding two Clios owned by my son and daughter, the only car i have had in the last 15 or so years that wasn't peugeot, was a Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 90bhp diesel. That was a great car with a fantastic perky diesel engine that was let down by irritating detail like an awful steering wheel and terrible heater and air con and handling like a blancmange.Edited by: burty
 

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Burty you and your family most certainly are Peugeot fans for sure, that's a lot of Pugs you've had between you all.

We ended up with a Pug for the first time when hubby purchased his 106 for £300 as a runaround, such a great car that was, we sold it because it started to leak oil on the drive. This new 2008 has the nickname of mini beast.
 

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Citroen Ds4 2.0L Hdi for me, would have had another Citroen but the Ds was expensive and the Cactus was not really for me.
 

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I was going to go for a DS3 but they only do it in a 3 door and as you said the Cactus is too strange. I've only had Peugeots. Started off in a 205 then had a couple of 306s then a 307 and then my last car was a 308. My favourites apart from 2008 are the 205 for sentimental reasons then the 307 which I had the longest.That cargave me no problems. My least was the 308. Lovely to drive but in the 3 years I had it I spent thousands on repairs.
 

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Hi, nice idee!Had; Citroen 2CV, citroen Dyane, Renauld 4, Lada, Autobianchi Primula (disaster), Peugeot 304, 305, 406, Renault Espace, Mitsubishi Pajero, Mitsubischi Montero Sport, Peugeot 206........and now like you all 2008 (very happy till now).
 

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OK, you started it!Learnt to drive in a Landy 80" mark 1, from age 10 yrs !
First road car Escort Mk 1, estate, then in order
Capri Mk 1 GT XL (1300cc)
Escort Mk 1 GT
Escort 1600 sport
Capri 2000 sport
MG Metro
Escort XR3i
Now for the real cars,

Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi (Thanks Old-Yorky, now corrected)
Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi (Thanks Old-Yorky, now corrected)
Peugeot 306 Xsi 2.0 litre
Citreon Xsara,1.8 litre (To quick for the chassis)
Peugeot 206 GTi - 2,0 litre
Now withleg / kneeissues gave over to Auto's
Honda Civic 1.6 SE Executive Auto
Mazda 3, 2.0L Auto
Toyota Yaris spirit, MM
Then the current Peugeot 2008 1.6 HDi EGC.

Also mixed with the above our the other halfs, Peuget 206 Auto, renault Modus auto, Toyota Auris Hybrid, and the current Yaris Hybrid.
For those wanting smoooooth drive, they should try the Hybrids, not as economical as the 'book' figures, but will easily give over 50 MPG.
But I should not be saying that on this Forum,




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Hi David,

Did you mean 205 GTI 1.6 & 1.9 ?
 

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Yep, all memories now.
Well spotted.
 

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Oh wow, a full list of all your vehicles great stuff. I wouldn't know where to start with the list of all the cars I've owned.

Learnt to drive in a long wheeled based Mitsubishi Shogun at 17, prior to that I'd been driving around on a ride on petrol lawnmower from young.
These are the cars I can remember............I've driven lots of others but owned the following
First car Triumph Dolomite, complete dog of a car.
2nd car Golf, complete dog of a car.
A fiat panda, three ford fiestas, ford escort, brand new vauxhall astra (total dog, beyond dog of a car, spent the first six months in the garage more than I actually had it)
ford sierra, not bad although you needed a leg like a shot-putter to operate the clutch.
BMW 3 series, not what it was cracked up to be
Volvo 740 estate, great bus of a car
Volvo 850 T5 beast of a car, very sad to see that go
Volvo V40 estate didn't like this car at all, ironically kept it for nine years.....
I've missed some, I really cannot remember them all. From seventeen I used to change my cars nearly yearly, cheap runarounds as it were.

Driven all sorts whilst in the motor trade for a short time. Citroen 2CV was the hardest to drive, had to take one home one night without anyone explaining where the gears were or handbrake or how they worked.............Then a Skoda, back in the day I got a sweat on turning it round on a forecourt.

Honda Accord as stated at the start of this thread, beautiful car, very sad to see that go.
 

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Had a red 205 GTI 1.9 bought new in 1989 and kept it for 6 years, great car! handling was superb especially in and out of corners, still have a spare alloy to remember it by!! have owned Peugeot's since 1986.Cars owned as follows (probably showing my age!!),

Sunbeam Alpine GT sports car
Ford Cortina MK2 1500GT
Hillman Avenger 1500GL
Ford Escort MK1 Mexico AVO built
Ford Escort MK2 RS1800 (2 litre Cosworth engine)
Ford Cortina MK5 (2 litre)
Peugeot 309 XL
Peugeot 309 Look
Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9
Peugeot 106
Peugeot 206
Peugeot 306
Peugeot 307 SW
Peugeot 307 HDI 110 Sport (current car)
Peugeot 20081.2 Puretech 130
Feline Mistral, manual with park assist in Nimbus Grey (awaiting delivery)
 

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I had a VW Passat TDI estate, but my wife had a 207cc 1.6 so this is not our first pug
 

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My first Peugeot was 207 1.4 Black love the car but wanted some bigger, then 307 blue nice family car only kept it for fours years had to scrap it, when we went to the 208 in red the wife want it with no questions, now 2008 pearl white in 2016 my car just joking




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