308 v 508

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Winniepop
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308 v 508

Post by Winniepop »

Hi all, thank you for any info here!

I am considering (i have actually left a small refundable deposit) a 2011 508sw 1.6 auto. However, I also have seen a 2015 308sw 1.6 auto, for the same price.

I cant seem to find a low down on the differences between the cars. Are they essentially the same but in a different skin? Are they both manual boxes with the EGC system (kangaroo style)?

I always thought the 508 was bigger, but it looks like the 308 has a bigger boot. Im confused as one manuafacturer seems be producing two cars that do the same thing and are almost identical, unless Im missing things?

Any guidance really appreciated.

BTW, I am in Europe if it makes a difference and the cars are LHD.

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Re: 308 v 508

Post by Paul-R »

I can almost match your choice as we have a 2013 C5 X7 and a 205 308. Both are diesel and have manual gearboxes so not the same as yours. They're both estates so that bit is the same.

The X7 was based on the underpinnings of the 407 I believe but I can see many things in the 508 which look the same or similar so I'm going to say that it's equivalent.

The X7 is a bigger car than the 308 but having said that I find the 308 to be quite a luggage swallower. Our cars have different engines but even allowing for that the 308 is lighter and I would expect better real world fuel consumption for your choice.

The fuel tanks are different sizes. The X7 has a 67 litre capacity and the 308 is 53. I think the petrol engine cars are the same or very close. Even allowing for the better fuel consumption of our 308 I can drive further in the X7 on a full tank.

I'll have to leave it to others as to whether the gearboxes are piloted manual or proper autos I'm afraid.

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Re: 308 v 508

Post by Winniepop »

Thank you for taking the time to reply