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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2017, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question Some thoughs on my daughters first car?

Hello Peugeot 108 forum,

As you guys can see from the title I am looking for some thoughts on my daughter and what I plan to be her first car. She is going for her final lesson in a couple of weeks and her the test is set for her to take and for when she passes the test I would like to present her with her new car the 2017 Peugeot 108. I have been watching a few of the review on Youtube and the more I watch the more it seems like a nice first car but I wanted to make sure by asking you guys first.

So, in terms of my daughter and it being her first car what are your thoughts? and then in terms of the Peugeot itself what's it like to drive? In terms of maintenance, how often is a service needed etc? and what are the pros and cons?

If there is any other information that you guys need please comment below and I will get back to you ASAP.

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Definitely a great first car - it's my first car!

The light and quick self-centering steering wheel is great and the engine is very efficient too. Small size and camera make it very, very, easy to park and manoeuvre around town.

The only problem I have noticed when driving other cars, and others have mentioned, is the high clutch - which can make the car very easy to stall, and is why my instructor opted for a 208 instead of a 108 for his learners. I got used to it quickly so hasn't been so much of a problem for me, but I do find myself bunny hopping or pushing high revs with the clutch still in when starting on a hill. This is definitely down to my experience, but the mother who's been driving for over 35 years has the same problem.

I've got the 1.2 as I do a lot of motorway driving, servicing is due at 16,000 miles or every year, I think for the 1 litre it's fewer miles. I had a faulty water pump from around 9,000 miles but was fixed promptly under warranty.

If you really want to make your daughter happy go with the Top! version - I have this and everyone loves it. Other city cars such as the Vauxhall Adam and Hyundai i10 are much more rewarding and comfortable to drive, I must admit.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Driving a 1.2 Allure Top! 3dr
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I would say its also a great first car. Easy to drive and park around town. Cheap to run and good on fuel. Cheap to insure as well which for a first car can be very expensive.
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This is what I like to hear guys! Thanks for your positive opinions. Because she doesn't know I am starting to get excited for her. i am going to do a little searching for prices colours etc then I will get back to you all.

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I have been searching online for the right Peugeot 108 for my daughter. I came across this one here http://www.for-sale.co.uk/peugeot-108 in the description it says "some of the teeth holding the disc are broken" What are teeth holding the breaks
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I can imagine this is somthing to do with the handbrake, as it moves along a ratchet style component with what are called, teeth.

If so, you should get this fixed or you could find your car rolling down a hill. I might be wrong though. Only the front brakes are dics, rear are drums.

You should contact the seller and ask them. The pictures look like it's at a dealer although they might have been reused. A dealer should explain why it's not repairable under warranty (might have been wear or tear from previous owner), or quote the cost to repair.

Driving a 1.2 Allure Top! 3dr

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Nothing on Auto Trader about the Teeth

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...del=108&page=1

Driving a 1.2 Allure Top! 3dr
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Essay

I'd say go for something simple and not too fancy. First cars can be very intimidating, according to one of the best essay writers online. They need to be easy anf fun to drive all the while being comfortable.
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