Proprietor Evaluation: All of it begins at Bukit Putus, My story of Peugeot 5008 1.6T

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I had a Peugeot 5008 1.6 Turbo, purchased in 2013.

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The quantity was W1701D, which was much like the registration of Captain Picard’s Starship Enterprise (NCC1701-D) that was destroyed with it crashed right into a planet.

Looking back, I ought to have taken that as a warning.

I used to be searching for something with 3 rows (have to separate the youngsters throughout balik kampung drives) with a third row airbag (in order that the child within the final row nonetheless had some safety in case of rolls). Different fashions I thought of had been the Estima (solely recond accessible), Sharan (too dear), and Sorento (boot area too small if third row was used).

So, once I found the Peugeot 5008, I fell in love (with the specs) instantly.

The 2 headrest screens meant that I may distract my children with movies (though the inputs had been RCA, which means I needed to get an adapter for my Ipod).

The dealing with was good, and I’m grateful that it managed to remain on the highway close to Bukit Putus once I needed to swerve to keep away from an oncoming automobile who was overtaking illegally.

Getting the automobile serviced was hell although. They allowed a +/- 500km leeway for servicing; in any other case the guarantee could be voided. I used to be commuting a median of 250km every week, which meant that I had a really slender window to ebook a servicing appointment – seeing that their appointments had been virtually all the time crammed up 1-2 months prematurely. Greater than as soon as, I had to make use of my Proton Iswara (1997) to go to work in order that I didn’t exceed the +500km restrict.

After a few years, the “STOP” sign began showing.

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When that occurred, the engine energy would drop dramatically in order that it may solely go 80km/h on flat roads, and 40-50km/h uphill. (Surprisingly, on Bukit Putus!) Seems, it was a “downside with turbo” that the service centre tried to repair (unsuccessfully) a number of occasions.

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Lastly, they stated they wanted to order the substitute half from France which might take a number of months – and within the meantime, I needed to dwell with the danger of “STOP” occurring randomly.

Look – I’ve 3 younger children, a working partner, and my office is 25km away via the large jam on Jalan Kuching. There’s no method I’m going to “danger” driving a automobile which may “STOP” on me at any time. So, I went again to my Iswara.

It was throughout this era that I missed a servicing appointment (If I didn’t wish to immediately “STOP” and miss my servicing appointment, I would wish to get a tow truck to carry the 5008 in for servicing…) – so that they lastly obtained an excuse to void the guarantee.

They fastened the turbo, and issues had been advantageous for awhile – till the suspension broke (at round 120,000km, I believe). This wasn’t lined underneath guarantee, so I paid a number of thousand ringgit money (after going again to my Iswara, ready a number of weeks for the components to return in) to repair it.

Virtually instantly after that, the “STOP” downside got here again, and this time – the automobile would fully lose energy and cease wherever it occurred to be. So, I towed it to the service centre; and was instructed that my guarantee was void as a result of I didn’t adhere to the servicing schedule, and it might take RM45,000 money to interchange the engine.

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Presently, I obtained fed up and began wanting round for different mechanics. My go-to mechanic refused to take a look at the 5008, since he knew it was past assist.

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I lastly towed the automobile to a so-called “Peugeot skilled” mechanic who instructed me he wanted RM30,000 to repair it, however provided to purchase it off me for RM5,000.

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I suspected that he wasn’t inform me the reality, however what may I do? I couldn’t return to service centre. This man needed RM30,000 to attempt to repair it. I had no place to place it in my rental. To search out different mechanics meant extra towing across the Klang Valley. I already obtained 2 parking tickets from Majlis Bandaraya for leaving the automobile by the roadside for two weeks. Plus, the pandemic was already in full pressure.

It was a windfall for him as a result of he had the power to repair the automobile, whereas I personally didn’t have any choices. That’s how life is.

So, I took out a private mortgage to settle the remaining automobile mortgage (I’m nonetheless servicing the private mortgage) and offered the automobile to the “Peugeot skilled” (who’s now fortunately utilizing the automobile, which occurs to be working advantageous now). You possibly can catch a glimpse of this “ghost automobile” round Taman Medan space.

Oh, and I didn’t get all RM5,000 as a result of the Puspakom agent who got here to examine the automobile stated the engine quantity was tampered with. So, the “Peugeot skilled” needed to carry the automobile to JPJ Padang Jawa and persuade the officers there to approve the inspection. Ultimately, I believe I obtained round RM3,000+ or so.

You understand concerning the Tesla proprietor who blew up their automobile on Youtube? I wanted we had these Youtubers right here in Malaysia. It will be good to have W1701D meet the identical explosive finish as NCC1701-D.

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Complete Rating:

Efficiency: 4

High quality: 1 (refer story above)

Options: 4

House: 5

Journey Consolation: 4

Gasoline Economic system: 1

Value & Value: unfavorable 5


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