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Old 18-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #11
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anyone knows where to get after-market accessories or servicing for Peugeot??

I just booked the 5008 over the weekend after days and days of deliberation
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Old 19-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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Congratulation on your new purchase !
Thomas & Partner at AMK AutoPoint is popular among guys here, just do a search.
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Old 20-07-2011, 01:38 PM   #13
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hi bobtoize

congrats on your new purchase. Any particular reason why 5008 was chosen over GP?

i myself went to test drive the 3008 (no 5008 then) before i finally purchased the picasso. What made me choose citroen over pug (subjective ah, my own personal opinion only, not meant to hantam anyone):

why CItroen for me:
1) looks - more avant garde than 5008
2) price - citroen cheaper
3) gadgets - citroen more to play with
4) infatuation - been in love with the picasso since eons ago

cons for me:
1) gearbox - full auto vs semi (for the EGS)
2) ..................cant think of any more liao....

Oh, while the PUG sales guy was very nice and patient, i feel that the company's policy is quite inflexible. cant change leather color without topping up, and no car mats thrown in. got to pay (for me at least).
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Old 20-07-2011, 05:06 PM   #14
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Hi sq777,
thanks
i will check the merchant out

Hi flee19,
i visited both Peugeot and Citroen about 5 times each
(i know, a little too much.. but i really could not decide either way)
in terms of features, Citroen wins hands-down
in terms of sales service, Citroen also has the edge

you are right to say that Peugeot is inflexible

however, i was unable to accept the Citroen gearbox
despite trying to sleep over it for many days
the drive just did not feel right
by the 5th trip and 2nd test drive, Citroen got eliminated as I left the showroom
it's a pity such a great car had to have a "flawed" gearbox (in my opinion)
perhaps all the bells and whistles were thrown in for buyers to compromise on the gearbox?

i would say from my 5 trips or so.. Citroen probably won the first 2 but as I visited the showroom again and again, C4GP was unable to withstand my constant scrutiny while the 5008 stood up to the test

if you test the doors of both vehicles, you should also feel the build quality of 5008 is noticeably better
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Old 21-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #15
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5 times is not a lot to me. haha. I took almost a year to decide, and along the way, my colleague bought the 308 during one of the visits to pug.

Glad you found your true love. If the gearbox is not suitable, dun push it. At one of my visits to pug, there was a couple who sold off their EGS GP to buy the 3008 as they couldnt tahan the jerkiness. So, diff strokes...

didnt have a chance to test out the 5008 doors as it wasnt in then.

enjoy!
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:57 PM   #16
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Hi. As a Pug driver since 2002, I have to say that both Pug and Citroen are great cars with their own strengths. Pug seems to have better build quality and drivability. Citroen seems to have better functionality and flair in its design. For the same class of model, Citroen seems to do better with comfort.
Locally, Autofrance (AF) seems to be cheaper than C & C in terms of servicing and parts even though both Pug and Citroen are using mostly similar parts.

I have been servicing my Pug at AF and my C4 at Thomas. Seems like I am biased ... But really, Pug is like my own child (1st owner) and C4 is an adopted one (2nd owner).
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Old 17-08-2011, 11:04 AM   #17
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Hi all
Im planning to go for the 308 Turbo this weekend after today's COE results are out...
Most pressing question - Hows the car any problems?
Sad to see that the Pug Sg forum has closed though
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Old 18-08-2011, 04:58 AM   #18
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Hi White,

Every car has its own unique issues.

I presume your interest is in the 'GTI' model - 308 1.6L Turbo-charged.
Apart from a few recalls in Europe to fix some minor issues, not much negative feedback about the car. It is nippy and has good response. Good for N-S driving ...

Pugs, most common problems - rattling sounds coming from the somewhere in the car after sometime ... easily overcome by switching on the audios ...

Go for it ...
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Old 18-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #19
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Thanks bro.
I'm quite into audio SQ as per my existing Stream.
Tested the stock system it was ok.
Any chance of adding Amps into the stock system with probably front component speaker upgrades without disrupting those display settings on the dash?
I've seen a guy from Peugeot Malaysia which had the whole head unit swapped to something similar to the one in the VWs.
Any experienced on that? sure void warranty as I would guess
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Old 18-08-2011, 09:53 PM   #20
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Hi White,

Personally, I have never tried to do anything that may void the warranty before ...

But I believe if you upgraded your head unit ... the build in controls for the audio and displays may no longer work. Also, I am more of a minimalist ... like things simple ... can't advise much on the audio thingy ...
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