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Fleet World Fleet: Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 130

Despite only covering 6,000 miles, the 508 has been into Desira Bury St Edmunds for its first service, required at yearly intervals/ 20,000 miles.

The 508 SW now regularly tops 50mpg

P11D (BiK): £32.280 (26%) MPG/CO2: 52.4-62mpg (WLTP) /94g/km (NEDC Correlated) Test MPG: 48.6mpg

It turned out to be a timely visit, as there were apparently a number of minor updates and recall notices that needed attention.

The spending didn’t stop there though, as a particularly nasty pothole wrote off one of the front tyres, with a new Michelin costing £180 at nearby ATS Euromaster.

Having a few miles on the clock and a new sump of oil has certainly freed things up under the bonnet though, with the big Peugeot now regularly topping 50mpg.


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Dan Gilkes

Dan has been a commercial vehicle and construction equipment journalist for almost 30 years. An automotive engineer and former fleet manager, he has driven almost every van, pickup and truck that has been launched in Europe over that time. As editor of VFW, his aim is to keep readers up to date with the latest developments in the light commercial world.