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The French Fries (chapter 4)

fiat fan


French fry 🍟 is easily one of the biggest gags when talked about French cars. A stereotype that unfortunately can sometimes be real. The best and worst part about a modern Peugeot is it’s electronics. 

Here’s what the 508 has in terms of tech (quite a lot, mind you). Mine being the “ALLURE” spec with ALL the “GT” options specced except for sunroof and heated seats. I really hate that the guy who imported this spent 2k usd extra on nappa leather, but he cheaped out on the sunroof. 

(I’ll do a separate chapter for the interior, because them nappa seats deserve it)

Quad Zone climate control AC (imagine driving in hot slow colombo traffic while your testies freeze and you curse winter & snow).

Head up display ( colour,Shows cruise control/navigation and speed)

Usual auto windows/locks/wipers/lights/mirrors.

Auto High-beam(too polite for Lankan roads)

Interior sensor(detects movement and starts screaming when car is parked and locked)

AUTO parallel and perpendicular parking( no way imma try it out here)

Navigation (can be setup with Lankan maps).

Paddle Shifters (very effective).

Snow and sport mode.

Cruise control with weird extras that I’m yet to try out.



JBL sounds with a separate amp in the back. Also has a subwoofer. 10 speakers. 550Watts. Mine pushes 570 Watts( changed the factory front 6.5”s to JBL club 6520s with built in tweeters) sounds absolutely fabulous. Really nice 👌 



Full color Multi information display on the speedo.



idrive style information system. Not as advanced, but has the needful. Have a separate controller on the center console area.



Turn-by-turn cornering lights(fogs) which help a lot on dark twisty roads.

All-round audio and visual guided sensors.

Full time LED running lights.

BI-Xenon and LED headlights with auto height/length adjustment. Dims part of the beams for incoming drivers(so that means f**kers in their head beams are unfortunately not blinded by my highs). Also adjusts beam according to road inclines and weight loaded.

Adaptive beams that turn with your steering input.love this option.

Ambient lighting. While this is nothing crazy like on a merc. Has a nice orangy-red lighting that I’m really in love with. Also all the illumination on the interior is also in the same color. Real retro yet modern and I lov it!

Manual sun shades on the rear half (y u no give me powered)

Tail-lighting is mostly LED. The “Lion Claw” or “3 stripe” design is pure orgasmic at nights.

Hill start assist and hill hold control (this is a life changer. My homes inner narrow twisty lane makes me have to do a 2 point turn and this makes it a breeze. Hill city boys love this option.

Has airbags/esp/traction Control and other safety gizmos that I wont go into details.

Has a oil/fluid sensor that even tells me if I need to refill washer fluid. 


Seats are obviously Electric with a lot of movements. The lumbar support is super good.

I think I covered most of the worthy options. Smaller tidbits I didn’t even bother. The french really do like their fries large. yeah my lazy arse dint line all the pics correspondingly “yet” 😅

( I’ll be back with new pics and add anything I missed)

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