Jaco van der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
7 Nov 2019
8:53 am

Peugeot 5008 the saint that can save the sinner

Jaco van der Merwe

Peugeot still actually makes damn nice cars and the manufacturer is very much aware of its bad reputation and claims to have reinvented itself.

Many moons ago my wife had the rare privilege of buying a new car for the first time. A five-door hatch was the segment and dealerships featuring tried and trusted names were the place to be for weeks on end. But none of those usual suspects wowed us. All the hatches we got into did exactly the same things with no real standout features. After a long search my better half lost her heart. But the sexy little number she fell for wasn’t from Japan or Germany. It was from France: a Peugeot 206. Even though her head tried to...