Peugeot 608 Sold In The USA?

Peugeot 608 Sold In The USA?

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asteph

Rouen, France

#1 Jul 18, 2008
i live in france i don t understand why peugeot don t come back in usa it would be great , they have a good level now , they jst need to have the good price to return in usa and the reliability too , if not it will be finish for peugeot usa !
Chicago

AOL

#2 Jul 27, 2008
asteph wrote:
i live in france i don t understand why peugeot don t come back in usa it would be great , they have a good level now , they jst need to have the good price to return in usa and the reliability too , if not it will be finish for peugeot usa !
It's not so easy. If a car isn't initially designed with American safety and emissions standards in mind it's usually prohibitively expensive to modify them to be so. This is the reason why so many fun Peugeots and Renaults and Citrons and Fiats and Alpa Romeros and and Lancias and Opels can't be sold here.

But since Americans have now taken to small cars, perhaps the next generation of these carmakers models will be designed with the North American market in mind. I certainly hope they will be.
Schumacher

Bordeaux, France

#3 Jul 28, 2008
Peugeot has made great progress with reliability. It is now providing engines for the MINI, did you know that?
I personnally drove a 308 in Italy, incredible car!!!
If Peugeot was sold in the US, I would certainly buy one.
Chicago

AOL

#4 Jul 28, 2008
Schumacher wrote:
Peugeot has made great progress with reliability. It is now providing engines for the MINI, did you know that?
I personnally drove a 308 in Italy, incredible car!!!
If Peugeot was sold in the US, I would certainly buy one.
No I didn't know that - thanks.

Your probably not old enough to remember this, but back in the 70s French cars were sold in the US.

One of my friend's parents had a Peugeot station wagon. It was OK; very reminicent of a Volvo or Mercedes wagon.

But another of my my friend's parents had a big Citroen - and it was the coolest car on earth!
Stan

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jul 29, 2008
I took a ride in a Peugeot when I was in Europe a few years back, they really are very comfortable cars.

Thing is though, I hear French cars have some of the lowest reliability ratings around. We will see what happens.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#6 Jul 29, 2008
They could buy Hummer just for the dealer network. Or maybe GM would sell pontiac or buick.
EUROPE

Romania

#7 Sep 21, 2008
it has to be a possibility to import them in usa.
mercedes and bmw are pretty much the same in usa aa in europe
EUROPE

Romania

#8 Sep 21, 2008
i hear that the safest and the stromgest safty standards are imposed here in europe!
that is why mercedes;bmw and volvo are among the safest cars on the planet!
so i wonder why is there such a gap between us and eu car safty standards.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#9 Sep 22, 2008
I'd love to see peugeot sell cars over here. GM, Ford and Chrysler have NO idea how to make cars that get good mileage.

Since: Oct 08

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Oct 16, 2008
I still oun 4 Peugeots.

1981 504 Diesel SW
1985 505 SW
1986 505 Turbo SW
1986 505 sti

I would love to see a comeback!
Truckin

Kernersville, NC

#11 Oct 16, 2008
Peugeot is pronounced "my-parts-are-backordered "
Matt in PA

Ickesburg, PA

#12 Dec 9, 2008
I owned a 1983 505 S. It was the most comfortable car I ever drove, I should have never sold it.
over 200k miles and ran great.
Sean in NJ

Kearny, NJ

#13 Apr 9, 2009
I havd owned 3 405 Mi16s. Great fun car to drive even in today's standard.
Rick

Scottsdale, AZ

#14 Apr 24, 2009
asteph wrote:
i live in france i don t understand why peugeot don t come back in usa it would be great , they have a good level now , they just need to have the good price to return in USA and the reliability too , if not it will be finish for peugeot usa !
Yes Peugeot makes some great cars, and actually the technology used by the French is very innovative but few people in the world know that.
I am not afraid to say that they build some of the best driving cars in the world (safe and Green). i would personally love to drive a Peugeot in the US, But your comment on pricing is right, Peugeot and other French OEM believe they can sell their car the same price as the Germans. That is their one largest misconception. They need to position themselves correctly if they want to have a chance to start in the US and slowly build up the image of the brand using an aggressive and young marketing approach. The automotive industry is so interesting i would love to work with them and make sure this time around Peugeot succeeds in the US.
jurand

Woodhaven, NY

#15 Nov 16, 2009
...I just saw peugeot 309 in Friday on Manhattan and few 609 in New Jersey north area two months ago!
...where I can buy it ???!!!
caralien

Chesterfield, MO

#16 Dec 2, 2009
jurand wrote:
...I just saw peugeot 309 in Friday on Manhattan and few 609 in New Jersey north area two months ago!
...where I can buy it ???!!!
There's someone in Bay Ridge who had dealer plates on (2) different 307SWs in 2008 (one red, the other silver).

This site appears to list Peugeot Dealers in the US, including one in New York :
http://www.cardealersin.com/peugeot/baronpeug...
kenny

Florence, AL

#17 Dec 13, 2009
EUROPE wrote:
it has to be a possibility to import them in usa.
mercedes and bmw are pretty much the same in usa aa in europe
I am sad to let you know the truth that mercedes and Bmw here in the usa are not similar to those on Europe. The quality here is somewhat lower compared the the ones overseas.
Armand

Germantown, MD

#18 Dec 21, 2009
yesh, if the french were to sell in the US, they will rock it hard. i live in the Dc area around Bethesda in Maryland and this area is dominated by european car like volvo, saab and alfa romeo..so the frenchs just need to suck up they pride and do business for the greater good..period..i ove they car...by the way i'm from west africa..
hey the number Caralien have provided is missing one digit..i was about to call them up..please fix it asap..i wanted to know if its true
martin

Toulouse, France

#19 Jan 16, 2010
bonjour,j ai lu avec interet tout vos commentaires ,je suis francais et de france et c est avec sourire que je decouvre la reputation des francaises au usa .Effectivement si bmw mercedes et autre allemandes on une reputation de voiture solide ,il en est autre dans la realité,en europe y a un centre de crash test europeen qui se s appel EURONCAP (a voir euroncap.com )et qui test tout les vehicule sorti en europe,y compris les americaines,les voitures francaises sont une reference,elles obtinnent les meilleurs note en crash test et bien superieur au allemandes,mais pour les americaines ,elles n attiennent pas la moyenne ,desolé.De plus l fiabilité des francaises a triplé en 5 ans mais pas la reputation.Si peugeot ou renault ne veulent pas venir au usa c est uniquement une question de coût,de plus le marché ammericain est saturé.

Since: Jan 10

Cary NC

#20 Jan 16, 2010
Are they like the French battle tank? One transmission gear is for forward & six more for reverse.(ha,ha).

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