Build quality and finish definitely not up to Japanese competitors' standards, but handling is very sure footed. Grip levels and steering response are excellent. As the cliche goes, this car corners on rails. The steering gives good feedback, but it's a little on the light side, so delicate inputs are needed when committing on a corner.
Ride is a little of the stiff side, but not bone-jarring. The dampers do their job to eliminate any bounciness.
At high speeds, noise intrusion levels are low. I could use the radio at low volume setting, and still get clear sound. The engine may be a old-school compared to the competition, but it sends very little of its noise into the cabin.
As far as driving is concerned, the drivetrain is a bit of a letdown, but otherwise, the rest are excellent.
desparil, do share your opinions with us as well.
i test drove both cars (FF & 308 turbo) some time back but i concluded was..
in terms of exterior looks, the FF wins.. this is pretty subjective i know so no need to elaborate lah..
in terms of interior quality, the 308 wins.. i think the quality of the material used was very good especially for the price..
in terms of handling, the FF wins.. i only had a short time test driving both but the drive was on 'normal' roads with potholes and such so.. ok la.. didn't have much of a clear road so couldn't really test the 308 punya pick-up..
nvh wise.. both were good... i can't remember much but i think the FF had a slight advantage over the 308..