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Peugeot 2008 Tested in the Hands of Russia's Beauty, Anastasia

Well excuse us for ever having a fantasy! When the French at Peugeot launched 2008 we naturally thought "cool, here's a car that can replace the boring old MPVs and it looks almost as good as the 208". You guys thought we were going to talk about Anastasia, didn't you? There's no point, since we've long established a former Playboy starlet wearing driving gloves and hooning about in a bunch of car is an unbeatable combination.
Anastasia Tregubova driver Peugeot 2008 1 photo
The Peugeot 2008 is definitely not the most interesting car Tregubova has ever tested, but it's still quite interesting. Based around the 208 platform, it's got the beefy looks but not the capabilities to back them up. What we mean is that 2008, no matter the version, has no drive shaft connecting the rear wheels to any power. It's just a jacked up hatchback with a trick electronics system to help it climb and deal with snow. However, in really difficult conditions, that will not be enough to keep things going along.

Being based on one of the smallest cars in its segment, it's also king of crammed, though you'd expect that from a subcompact, the Russian review goddess says. The pretty 2008 compensates with a decent boot and a well trimmed interior, even though Peugeot's crazy dials are hard to see from behind the steering wheel.

Following a debut at last year's Geneva Motor Show, the 2008 has been available in most European markets since last summer. It's just 4.16 meters long, making it about just a tad longer than most supermini. However, it offers the higher driving position that crossover users want, large 17-inch alloy wheels plus black bumpers and body sills that “serve to protect it from abrasions with the addition of front and rear body protection and side moldings in stainless steel.”

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