Puglet

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About Puglet

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    Steve
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  • Toyota Model
    Peugeot 107
  • Toyota Year
    2008
  • Location
    Berkshire
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    General Automotive

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  1. I got one those Bosch jobbies in our 107, it done 6+ years service so far and still doing ok. Had a few Bosch batteries over the years and they all lasted over 5 years so been more than happy.
  2. Nice one, good to read a common sense approach to the future of city cars, looks like our next city car will have a Toyota badge on the outside rather all over the inside.
  3. Same here, both the predecessor cars to our 107 and 108 lasted 25 years+ and hoping the 107 and 108 will last just as long, our 107 is 12 years old and still going strong, will an EV and it's batteries last as long, not so sure, and not heard mention of battery recycling and any enviro nasties in the batteries? Agree with Orange, I always thought hydrogen fuel cell looked better bet than electric, quick easy fill etc, but powers that be continue to push electric. An interesting aside, a friend's neighbour worked for Renault and got a Zoe a few years ago, nice, but he then retired, so the Zoe went and he bought a 60s Ford Mustang V8!
  4. Puglet

    Besmitten!

    Enjoy your new car, sound like you got a good'un. The basic no frills approach on these cars is a plus for me, got ours for my Mum, she came from a very old car, so I wanted a simple easy to drive car for her with improved safety features, which these cars do perfectly.
  5. Just to add, heard many owners over the years hit about 100K and like you experience higher oil usage, but cars run and drive as normal, not heard of any cheap easy fix, but you could try above, but many have soldiered on to 150K and beyond, but eventually many owners just fitted a newer 2nd hand engine, it cheaper than re-build, funnily enough someone just fitted a 2012 29K engine to 2005 150K, they fitted it themselves, even with new starter, water pump + fluids they did it for £300.
  6. If it's any help, we have similar Peugeot 108 and I had remove stereo/touchscreen few months ago, to do that I removed the silver (or gloss black) stereo/heater controls surround it held on by rubberised clips so just pulls off, start from bottom as it easier. Unclip the hazard warning switch wiring. The vent top panel above the stereo again has rubberised clips so just pulls off. To remove the stereo/touchscreen, remove 2 screws on the top edge and again it has rubberised clips holding it in, this was a bit stiffer/harder to remove, but it should just pull out. The stereo/touchscreen has various wiring plugs, but easy to unclip/remove. Hopefully that will get far enough to see how the climate/heater controls are held in, to see how they come out.
  7. Not exactly, but similar, we have a Peugeot 107 (2008) and 108 1.0 (late 2014) in the family, and as you say the 107s etc were plagued with leak problems, thankfully ours has been ok, but has been garaged all its life, which I think makes a difference. Having worked on both cars, pulling trim and seals doing this and that, from what I have seen our 108 has better seals and water proofing compared to our 107, so think they learned the lessons, also as said I not heard of any major leak problems with the new generation of cars. In terms of reliability, the 108 (1.0) we have had for over 2 years now and it been spot on, no problems, same with our 107 which we owned from new, had no issues at all, to be fair one reasons we got 107 was knowing the Toyota involvement with the mechanicals etc. and thus when my sister wanted a new car the 108 with toyota 1.0 was a first choice, showed her all the siblings, but she preferred the Peugeot styling.
  8. Puglet

    K&N filters

    As you say, always get different views, my experiances are I had K&N induction kit which gave me proven performance gains (and nice noise!), which I was after, without issues although did fit extra cold air feeds! but also fitted couple K&N panel filters to smaller engines mainly because we tend keep our cars a long time, so more cost effective over time for us, had one in over 10 years now again no issues, wasn't expecting any performance gains or improved economy with the panel versions cos the engines are so tiny anyway.
  9. As above, its the the paint protection, good spot though, we have a Peugeot 107 and newer 108 (the Aygos twins!), and on our 108 the paint protection goes further up the sill like yours, on our 107 it hardly shows on the visible part of the sill.
  10. As ever personal choice and whether the deal/numbers work for you, as said the recent improvements are minor face lift changes. As you say now you got to pay £140 extra a year etc. We have a Peugeot 107 and 108 in the family, and difference between the 2 is vast, the 108 more composed and they fixed a lot 107s niggles, so when looking a few years ago, glad I got my sister to spend bit more and get a 108 rather than a late model 107, which she was keen on. She went other way on road tax, £145 on her old car to £0, which she very pleased about and keeps reminding me!
  11. Nice one, always good to hear older and leggier bugs passing with flying colours.
  12. I fitted an underseat sub and bought some sticky velcro/hook&loop tape, used the 'hook' part only stuck to sub underside thus using original carpet under driver seat as the 'loop' part. I did it as I didn't want to drill any fixing holes for sub under the seat. Did this few years ago and it hasn't moved at all.
  13. Puglet

    Clock display

    Agree, is a bit poor and if it not configurable then even worse, it just another distraction behind the wheel that not needed, do car manufacturers not do focus groups anymore to pick these things up, it's a simple clock for goodness sake! We got a early Pug 108, my sister not mentioned it, but will have a double check at the weekend.
  14. Nice one, welcome to the ST club, you will enjoy that now that Ford taking the ST brand seriously, my old Mondeo is from a time when they weren't, but still enjoy mine.
  15. Just my 2p worth, I got a Bosch S4 in our 107 currently, think that is over 5 years old and still working ok, had few other Bosch batteries over the years in various vehicles usually S5 and had 8 years and (6 years and counting), so worth considering imo.