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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.
  • 1.6 110 HDi GTi 3dr

    Matthew Kimberley , Staffordshire . Date: 09/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's brilliant.

    That's the short version of this review. If you only have a few seconds to spare, that's all you need to know. As for the longer version...

    Firstly, the engine. It pulls like many 2.0-litre diesels that I have driven before which is impressive enough, but it's smooth and quiet, very much unlike many diesels I've driven. Overtaking punch is plentiful and the 'Overboost' feature is handy. Cabin quality isn't up there with Audi, but it is a damn site better than equivalent age Clios (and I used to own one). Kit is in good supply with the climate control working very quickly to cool you down on these hot May days. The half-leather seats are very comfortable once you're used to their somewhat odd shape. Its ride strikes a fine balance between sportiness and comfort, and while it's too soft for dedicated 'attack mode' driving, the rest of the time it's spot on. Superb economy can be had - 30mph in 4th results in an average of 80mpg on the flat. Drive well and 50mpg in urban driving is possible. Also, road tax is going down for this car next year! It offers an extremely impressive package, mating fun with frugality, and also throwing in a bucket full of style to ice the cake. The GTi HDi is not all that common either, and with determined haggling a 2004 model with 30-something miles on the clock can be yours for about £6000.

    Bargain, if you ask me.

  • 1.9D LX 5dr

    Sarah Davies , Powys . Date: 27/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    These are just some of the problems we encountered with our Peugeot.

    1) Our brake servo had a hole in it & had to be replaced. Made a terrible hissing sound from underneath the passenger footwell.

    2) Exhaust had to be replaced

    3) Bottom ball joint on the drive shaft broke (Broke down in Asda petrol station!!!!)

    4) Car kept 'missing'

    5) The cylinder head gasket broke, as the 1.9 car we originally bought was driving like a 1.0!!!!!!

    5) Oil leak from engine

    6) Electrics inside the car conked out (No clock, some lighting inside stopped working)

    7) CD player broke

    The diesel is a very noisy engine too. The seatbelt is positioned in such a way that it digs into your neck.

  • 1.4 LX 5dr

    murray hutton , berkshire . Date: 27/04/2008
    • 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

    My car

    what a pig have 1.4 auto had it two years only done 10.000miles when the gearbox went 1.4k pounds to fix peugeot wonted 2.5k then head gasket went another 700 then two months later head gasket went for second time .peugeot say its my fault pay another 700.breaks squeal trim rattles .if i had the cash for another car i would set fire to this pile of junk .dont ever buy one .drove the new 207 when mines was in garage just the same junk

  • 1.1 LX 3dr

    Andrea Sandell , Lancs . Date: 19/04/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I always dreamed of owning a 206, i saved for ages, what a complete dissapointment, I am Now up to £1000 repair bill, having owned this nightmare for 1 year, every day something else is wrong and one day it will, literally fall to pieces.I struggle to find anything nice to say, apart from the fuel economy is good, Common faults are the ball joints, have had 2 new ones and my sister has one replaced, both cars only 4 years old, Please Don,t waste your hard earned money on these terrible cars

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