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    boothy.com Peugeot 308 GTi baguette joke

    So in 2019 a few things happened, bought a house, sold the ISF as the cash would come in handy, bought a nugget Echo Sportivo (a slight downgrade) to buzz around in while I looked for something else

    That something else turned out to be a French hot hatch, not something I saw coming really as I didn't even know these things existed

    Not too many around, I think they sold less than 400 in 4 years, there usually only a couple on Carsales at any one time

    Until I bother to clean it up and take some decent pics, heres some internet ones, it looks exactly like this anyway


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    Its a pre-2018 model so doesnt have the updated front end which looks nicer but ive removed the chrome grille surround to paint satin black like the updated version, it looks way better. Pics to follow. Other than the front, the update got various safety nanny systems which I dont particularly care about and mechanically its identical so was happy to save the $5000-$8000 over a newer car, especially as this one had only 26k kays on the clock.

    It uses an evolution of the 1.6L 4cyl turbo engine that was originally in Mini's, BMW's ? and earlier Peugeots like the RCZ-R. Runs DI and 20-something pounds of boost to make 200kw, alarm bells would ring at this point but being a long-running powerplant its pretty well-refined, early issues they had 10 years ago are sorted as far as i can tell and it now has a strengthened block, Mahle forged pistons and rods, etc so should be a good thing - and it is

    Wasn't sure what to expect being fully in the Japanese car camp, but I was sold on the first test drive - the thing pulls like a freight train right from low rpm and is entertainingly traction-limited. Would be pointless if it wasn't for the stock Torsen LSD and Michelin PSS which do a reasonable job in most circumstances but it will turn the Michelins to smoke in the first 3 gears if you bury your foot and the conditions are right!

    The brakes are ridiculous, 380mm rotor 4-pot Alcons on a 1200kg car I thought was just a gimmick but they do actually have the performance and pedal feel that I can only equate to my old track car, so its not all show. They leave the ISF Brembos for dead. However im sure two-part rotors with no generic replacements means i'll be getting nicely lubed up when it comes time to replace them.

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    Last edited by perthdrivers.txt; 04-11-20, 03:24 PM.
    Originally posted by Jim
    I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

    Originally posted by elfturbomax
    What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

    #2
    I drove both a 508 and 308 with the 1.6 - cracker of an engine.
    Originally posted by brasher
    TJ is 99% African American.

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      #3
      Interior is great and a nicer place to be than most other hot hatches like the i30N and GTI, but as with all things French this comes with caveats, you will either love or hate the high instrument cluster, tiny steering wheel which can get in the way, and the glovebox which is so completely useless you cant even fit the user manual and service booklet in there...


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      Fortunately the steering wheel feels great to me, the alcantara/leather seats are quality and the instruments are not obscured at all. Whats not quite so awesome and probably the most notable disappointment is the gear shift, the stock throw is super long and a bit notchy and combined with the high clutch pedal engagement makes gears shifts not very sporty.

      So one of the first things I did was get a short shifter, its not a lever mod but a gearbox-end actuator change that reduces the pivot point. The one I got was a 3-way adjustable, so stock setting, short and super-short. Havent tried the super short position yet but even the short just feels like the way it should have come from the factory..

      I have a pic of this install somewhere, meanwhile heres what the dash looks like

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      Last edited by perthdrivers.txt; 04-11-20, 03:27 PM.
      Originally posted by Jim
      I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

      Originally posted by elfturbomax
      What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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        #4
        Originally posted by TJ View Post
        I drove both a 508 and 308 with the 1.6 - cracker of an engine.
        It is a ripper, im sold on the small-capacity turbo thing for a daily - I can drive this like I stole it and it will still return ~6L/100km economy....crazy
        Originally posted by Jim
        I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

        Originally posted by elfturbomax
        What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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          #5
          I like the more understated looks for a hot hatch but the other thing that comes with that is its too damn quiet! Cant hear any engine note at all so the other thing that was high on the list was to fix that without being obnoxious

          Intake was easy, the stock intake path essentially goes right around the engine so any noise is completely eliminated, that was easy sorted using a K&N and hose i had


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          Ended up changing this slightly to space the MAF a bit further from the turbo and add some ducting/shielding for colder air and to make the K&N not so obvious. Also added a GFB diverter valve. The combination of these means I get boosty choo-choo noises now
          Last edited by perthdrivers.txt; 04-11-20, 03:39 PM.
          Originally posted by Jim
          I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

          Originally posted by elfturbomax
          What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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            #6
            my grandma had a mid 2010s 308 and it was quite literally the worst car i've ever driven. so I hope this one is a lot nicer.

            WAIT THESE ARE NEAR $40k USED?

            hth
            Last edited by burn is weird; 04-11-20, 03:48 PM.

            Oo___oO

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              #7
              This is completely unlike the previous generation (2009) 308 1.6L turbo auto wagon that I got the nopics as a covid daily recently. Apart from the engine being the same basic thing (though will all of about 7 psi boost) and having the retarded filter position tucked up under the glass at back of engine. That intake mod makes far more sense! Glad you enjoying yours. I'm hating ours after changing gearbox oil and it still randomly throws fault codes. Stupid 4 speed french autos....

              The 208 GTis with this engine are good value (quick depreciation) but the 308's seem to be way too expensive for an orphan car.

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                #8
                Ive driven a fair few cars, its safe to say I wouldn't have put my money where my mouth was if it was at all shit

                Will get a mate to replace the rear muffler, the easiest mod is just to cut out and straight-pipe the resonator but imo this makes it sound too raspy/fartcan-y so will do it properly. Gear changes under reasonable throttle produce big pops but its not tuned like an i30N so hopefully wont give me the shits after a while
                Last edited by perthdrivers.txt; 04-11-20, 11:28 PM.
                Originally posted by Jim
                I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

                Originally posted by elfturbomax
                What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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                  #9
                  Love these things, they are on the car research spreadsheet along with Renault Megane RS etc if I decide to take the hatch path vs a convertible. Seem like a lot of car for the money. Looks like they have risen heavily in price with covid!

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                    #10
                    I just looked on Carsales - jesus! I paid just over $24k...
                    Originally posted by Jim
                    I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

                    Originally posted by elfturbomax
                    What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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                      #11
                      Nice choice!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by 200MPH View Post
                        t the 308's seem to be way too expensive for an orphan car.
                        Potentially an issue here too - I mean the orphan car bit. These are I think still a bit too new/uncommon to have a heap of aftermarket for them, most Peugeot/PSA specialists are still focused on the 208s and previous gen hot hatches. Like tunes and clutches for example - Not really much out there for tuning and I suspect that if you do get a tune that big turbo torque will hate the clutch, and theres nothing out there for those either that I can find. Might be a bit of a wait for that stuff...
                        Originally posted by Jim
                        I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

                        Originally posted by elfturbomax
                        What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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                          #13
                          Good to see the shift and clutch feel tradition has held, the 205 GTi is exactly the same

                          Just one of those things...

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                            #14
                            Nice car , OEM brake rotors/pads are $4400 from Peugeot . I think Brakes Direct have aftermarket option now. Click image for larger version

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                              #15
                              ^ Nice find, thanks! lol @ Peugeot price
                              Originally posted by Jim
                              I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

                              Originally posted by elfturbomax
                              What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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