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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    2 out of 5 stars

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114 reader reviews for Peugeot 206 Hatchback.
  • 1.4 Verve 5dr

    Liam Stiles , Surrey . Date: 20/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Well despite the bad things you might hear about the 206 - or French cars in general - the only horror story I've had with my 2005 Verve was a blowout at 70mph on the dual carriageway. Scary, but its just a tyre and not the fault of the car itself - just wear and tear. Another minor thing is the indicator doesn't self-cancel, apparently this is a common problem on 206s, but I've gotten used to just flipping that back up after every turn. Not worth moaning about.

    Truth is, this car is reliable, comfortable and ridiculously fun to drive in comparison to other hatchbacks like the uninspiring Polo. The low driving position actually works in its favour because along with the grippy suspension and refined, firm steering, you can do sensible corners and feel like you're whizzing around them.

    I'd rate the engine depending on how you use it - some might call it sluggish but there is a fair amount of force in the lower gears, so if you want to get up to speed quicker then higher revs are the answer. Very economical though, no question about that - I travel a short distance every day, so I fill up once a month and that's it. Insurance is nice and low, so it makes a great first car. Looks great too with its swooping design on the outside and pleasing dash shape.

    I've owned 2 206s, this Verve model and the 1.6 HDi - while the HDi felt a bit more torque-y and got you more MPGs, the Verve's got more gadgets including an AC and CD multichanger.

    Overall, a pleasure to drive.

  • 1.1 LX 3dr

    Michael Fletcher , Lancashire . Date: 17/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have just sold my Saxo, I am now driving a 206 1.1 LX and what an improvement! I have seen so many complaints about this car but I love it, it has all the gadgets and is actually very comfortable for a supermini. The driving position isn't the best but if you put the time in to fiddle with the seat, it'll come right. The dash makes the car look deceivingly large and really adds an element of space, especially from the drivers seat. Best of all it is still a good looking car after all this time, runs efficiently and my only real complaint is that it could be more spacious in the back. Besides that, thumbs up.

  • 1.4 Zest 3 3dr

    kevin bullock , . Date: 04/05/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44.8

    My car

    I bought my current peugeot on impluss after my previous car was going to cost far more to fix than it was worth. I looked in the first garage i found, looked at a few peugeots & bought this one. Apart from general wear & tear, wipers & tyres i have not had any problems with it. I've love it, i find it comfy to sit in & drive, great handling, fantastic MPG's, good quality inside the cabin and enough space in the boot to get the monthly shopping in or suitcase's. . I have recommended this car, it's great and my next car..............when i decided to get one in a few years time will be another peugeot.

  • 1.4 Look 3dr

    Matthew Barker Date: 27/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Owned this car for 3 years. Brought a 53 plate in Jan 06 with 20k on the clock. Experienced immediate problems. When indicating right, indicator then starts indicating left after having turned! Never got this repaired - can not be bothered to pay out to repair it! - I am used to it now and cancel it myself.

    Passenger seat broken as well, stuck reclining back! Asked Peugeot to look at it, they advised it requires new seat frame - no alternative - £600 inc. labour!!!

    The aerial also ‘leaks’. After night of heavy rain I get in the car next morning and there is a puddle in the gear stick material! Rain seeps underneath the aerial and leaks through the interior light! Will bodge that up myself with glue before part exchaning it.

    75K on the clock now and I am upgrading to a diesel and 5 door due to family, etc. Hopefully the 407. I am happy to get rid of the car as the clutch is now starting to slip.

    Exhaust has been replaced twice during my ownership and the headlights and sidelights, well, I have lost count! My friend who is a mechanic says it could be due to an electrical fault.

    Ride isn't great, nor the driving position. Poor gear box, acceleration pretty poor, doesn't like motorways.

    Problems: build quality, ride and handling.

    Positives: pretty car, despite above mention problems never broken down on me whilst driving (touch wood!)

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