It's time to draw conclusions our long-term test on board of the Peugeot 308 1.2 130 hp PureTech. At the end, have ended up being twice kilometers which initially had planned: the fitness of Peugeot 308 to reach 100,000 km He invited us to double the bet and go where no one usually arrives. The aim was twofold, see how growing old in an intense and demanding use this compact Peugeot and clear all doubts about the durability of the three-cylinder engines of PSA that are mounted in the 308. In our case, a 130 hp 1.2 PureTech that get ahead, they have finalized 200,000 kilometers providing similar to those of the first day, as has been happening in each of the numerous data collections that we have made during this path and we have been realizing in our publications dynamic results.
tearing his in July 2014 with the Peugeot 308 Allure 1.2 PureTech 130 7187 kilometers and generously rolled contained in its Instrumentation-, although previously the 2,130 kilometers--a had passed that same unity through our hands and our Technical center.
Peugeot 308 1.2 130 hp PureTech: more than 420 applications
Since then they have been 167 travel and travel-the medium- and long journey undertaken several hours of use and short urban and intercity routes, more than additional 250- for more than 100 different template Motorpress Iberian people, who have carried out. Among those who have put controls 308, of course, not only editors and technicians magazines and websites home, as well Confectioners, photographers, administrative, commercial ....
All have been involved in an almost continuous rotation for the purpose of getting arrested was the shortest time possible. In fact, we have achieved because, except for the longest absence of hands writing -a month of January to February 2016, in which we gave to him Peugeot with 121,000 km so that it could remove until test track Belchamp (France), where it became such an event of the construction quality of 308 against 80 journalists from 21 countries-, there has been no day during those months who has not made any kilometer.
Obviously, we have had to stop to go to the prescriptive reviews we make 20,000 km in official workshop -the first, in Guadalajara; the rest in granting Tables in Madrid and when necessary repair small impacts: A coup against a bollard on a door, the abuse of a hare (maybe a rabbit: there was no trace of him to identify) who did blow up part of the lower front and, recently, did not affect the radar cruise control speed. There was also a broken to recover taillight or a pair of parking sensors when parking, without measuring distances well against a wall.
leveraging periodic reviews we have tried to solve small mechanical incidents, as an ABS sensor out of use by dirt gave some headaches to disable therefrom to the parking brake, a sleeve intercooler fissured the edge of 100,000 km, the solenoid valve that controls the offset tree exhaust the reversing camera -substituted with a higher luminosity and various reschedulings sound equipment in order to eliminate the spontaneous stay in mute it. The use of 18 "wheels, inherent in the highest finish undoubtedly gives the 308 one that small some older packaging and also affects the dynamism but is counterbalanced by a greater chance of bumps and scrapes with curbs or even potholes. In fact, the tires were, for lack of attention while driving in all cases, one of the weaknesses of the 308, to the point that over 200,000 km, had to replace two of them.
Peugeot 308 1.2 130 hp PureTech: tire changes
As for the tires, the first couple replaced the 33.000 km; 60,000 to be changed simultaneously all four wheels. This game would reach to 120,000 km, just as we reached the following to the end of the test. We mostly used Michelin Pilot Sport 3, although one of the changes (the 60,000 to 120,000 km) was made Cinturato P7 Pirelli.
The original game dampers and one more, besides the three of -the discs replaced the factory assembled warped remained surprisingly early, which we attribute to a specific problem of materials rather than misuse, which took over the Warranty- plus the ensuing games air filters, oil, cabin or, particularly, plugs -essential comply with the time change that advises the brand to continue to enjoy all the virtues of 1.2- allowed us to carry out the test. Same as him Distribution kit we substitute to reach 180.000 km the most expensive review of all: It was budgeted at just under 600 euros. The remaining 160 euros for those that did not involve change of spark plugs 230 which itself is replaced or it was necessary to do the same with air filters and cabin.
Peugeot 308 1.2 PureTech: almost 13,000 liters of gasoline
In chapter no cost to mention the 12,815 liters of gas to refuel along those 200,000 km (actually 193,000 then remember that we started with just over 7,000 km) with fluctuations up and down, finally we managed to fix an average of 6.6 l / 100 km real, a very reasonable result considering that most of the routes discoursed by expressways and at high speed. Spending under this heading has been about 15,540 euros.
We perform two steps ITV, to certify the proper functioning of the car. Just as, on six occasions, the Peugeot 308 1.2 130 hp PureTech It passed through the hands of our Technical Center. Persistent uniformity of results says a lot of consistent fitness of your engine. In fact, the variation between the best and worst acceleration from 0 to 1,000 month 0.8 seconds and there was, curiously among the first 20,000 kilometers; the loudness at 120 km / h is 1.4 dBA -and in the same period- road and consumption has fluctuated between 5.9 and 6.5 l / 100 km in our standard measurements. In town, the variation is even lower, between 7.2 and 8.1 l / 100 km; while 120 km / h even ranged least: between 6.8 and 7.2 l / 100 km, with 7 l / 100 km average proven, matching the 6.6 l / 100 km computer, always something optimistic.
At the bank, the increased engine power were the 145.1 CV obtained the 50,000 km, although the average of all the steps he was 141.3 CV: Homogeneity rules.
Almost unanimously, the various drivers have praised the engine for its performance and thus positively affecting driveability, expressing surprise at the small displacement or three cylinders on the basis of their behavior. Keys to the 1.2 liters hold such high levels of competition is the good condition of the spark plugs, just as we have been able to detect how much the behavior of 308 will affect scuffs, having reached a point of excess, shock absorbers and wheels. However, both the moose test, as in the slalom has always obtained a remarkable average grade. One aspect also highly weighted by drivers has been ride quality, which makes the development of fatigue may be delayed while driving; and even how much fun it can be a driving kilometers "attack" of selected sport mode. Of course also plenty of nice touches, space or equipment in this Allure version.
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