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By Ben Pulman
18 April 2008 06:42
Peugeot’s new 308 SW is piece three from the French manufacturer’s five-part mid-sized jigsaw. Coming after the three- and five-door 308 hatches launched in late 2007, and arriving before the CC and RC Z version is this estate bodystyle. It offers a high roofline and a stretched wheelbase over the regular 308, which means the SW majors on space and can seat seven.
In the switch from 307 to 308, the Estate has been abandoned leaving just the SW. But to accommodate buyers of both previous models Peugeot will offer the SW in two distinctive layouts.
Opt for S or SR trim and you get a model more in keeping with the old Estate, and designed for fleet buyers. That means a steel roof and rear bench seats.
Sport and SE spec models come with a frankly enormous panoramic glass roofs and three identical second-row seats. The sixth and seventh seats only come as standard on the SE models, but you can add them separately at £300 for one or £495 for two. Not cheap, but then again it’ll cost you £1000 to add two seats to your Citroen C4 Picasso. In the 308 SW they’re for occasional use only, but row three is still roomy enough that the RSPCA won’t be round anytime soon.
All cars are 117mm longer in the wheelbase than the hatch, so there’s plenty of room inside.
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Earth to Ben..
Ben, I'm worried about you. No - really I am. Are you getting enough sleep? Long hours getting to you? Or was it a particularly good press launch? I hope you didn't have the mushrooms. I hear they were particularly good this time. You need to look after yourself more. And you probably should have gone to specsavers...
18 April 2008 21:30
Car's going soft
Pretty? The only thing "pretty" is your dubious taste, it's enough of a monster to scare small children!
18 April 2008 18:16
Ben, after I read your "smart and pretty" comment I had to look again at the pictures to see if I looked at the right car. Not a fan. It looks like it has been in a collision and a huge piece is missing from the front and it was bashed in at the top rear.
18 April 2008 17:30
...it isn't pretty is it? That nose is right up there (or should that be down there?) with the Renault rear end in the pantheon of styling disasters. Peugeot had it just about right with the 306, and everything after has been markedly inferior, and what is the point in these panoramic sunroofs and windscreens? I hope the air-con has been beefed up...
18 April 2008 13:00
Smart and pretty?
Nope, it's not, you know.
18 April 2008 12:19
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