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 Post subject: New 108 Owner from Wales
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Location: Trefriw, Wales
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I'd just like to say a hearty hello from North Wales!

Just bought myself a 2014 Peugeot 108 Active about a week ago which I am finding an absolute delight.

I can see why you peeps like them, great fun to drive!

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As you can see, I am currently learning to drive and have around 20 hours of driving.

Hoping to pass my test in the next couple of months.

I've seen what this forum is like after lurking for a few weeks, and am delighted to be a part of it!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:55 pm 
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Hi and welcome aboard


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:39 am 
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Welcome aboard, you picked an excellent first car.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:21 am 
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Hello and welcome to the club, that is a clean 108 if I may say so myself


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:21 pm 
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I'm very happy with it :)

As you can see, we also have another bug which is my bro's 107 who is also a member of this forum.

She's a joy to drive, even whilst learning.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:07 pm 
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WardyBoi wrote:

She's a joy to drive, even whilst learning.


I guess you have plenty of opportunities to drive it so you don't have to worry about the battery. When I bought my used 107 before I passed my test I only had two people to accompany me in the car and they weren't always available.

I ended up disconnecting the battery frequently and this kept it charged. Sod's law the first time I went out in the car after passing my test I left the interior light on overnight which completely drained the battery.

I had to get it jump started with the help of a local garage and took it to them for a service at the same time.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:48 pm 
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nlel wrote:
WardyBoi wrote:

She's a joy to drive, even whilst learning.


I guess you have plenty of opportunities to drive it so you don't have to worry about the battery. When I bought my used 107 before I passed my test I only had two people to accompany me in the car and they weren't always available.

I ended up disconnecting the battery frequently and this kept it charged. Sod's law the first time I went out in the car after passing my test I left the interior light on overnight which completely drained the battery.

I had to get it jump started with the help of a local garage and took it to them for a service at the same time.


About 2-3 times a week, will be more so for the next 3 weeks since parents are off work, so gonna just get as much driving as possible and practice various maneuvers.

Still a bit rusty on the clutch since it's different to my instructors cars which is a 1.3L Diesel. Stalled coming out of a petrol station on Sunday which was largely embarrassing :?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:04 pm 
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WardyBoi wrote:

Still a bit rusty on the clutch since it's different to my instructors cars which is a 1.3L Diesel. Stalled coming out of a petrol station on Sunday which was largely embarrassing :?


I was ok with the clutch but it used to worry me at junctions trying to look for a gap to pull out into whilst dropping the clutch at the same time. I was worried that I wouldn't pull away in time. So I changed to a Smart with an automatic mode and no clutch pedal. I feel a lot more confident now and it's nigh on impossible to stall. It's also easier when approaching a junction and edging forward slowly to get a good view.

Never really considered doing an automatic license and it's been 21 months since I last drove my old 107 manual. I would be very rusty with a clutch pedal now and would probably need to take some lessons to get used to one again.

Not planning on getting another manual car ever so not an issue.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Nice 108 you have there, as you say get out there and practice, nothing fancy, just driving, the more the better, just gets you used to traffic etc, builds confidence, I didn't do enough so failed first time, but got more practice and passed.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:57 pm 
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I was pleased with the car, paid £5800 for it with 6995 on the clock. Seemed like a good deal for the car with a low mileage.


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