Tested: Peugeot 308 GTI

By admin
17 December 2011

Category: Light entertainment

Rating: 3/5

The 308 GTI is too comfortable to be a serious contender – there’s excessive body roll, an oversized steering wheel and a mile-long throw of the gearlever. And its looks more Mike Schutte than Mike Schumacher.

Despite its shortcomings it’s an entertaining drive – you can chuck it into a corner and steer with the throttle, proper old-school hot-hatch style.

It hasn’t forgotten its roots.

Price R293 335

Engine 1,6-litre, four-cylinder turbo; 147 kW; 275 Nm

Performance 0-100 km/h in 7,7 seconds; top speed 237 km/h; 6,9 litres/100 km

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