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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115 reader reviews for Peugeot 206 Hatchback.
  • 1.4 S 5dr

    Andrew Thomas Date: 26/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had this car as a hire car for three days, mostly for motorway driving.

    I am 6'5" tall but with the seat right back there was plenty of room, although it might have helped if the steering height could be adjusted too.

    The ride was great, with plenty of power for a small car and very light steering if sometimes a little too light.

    The seats were comfy and, unlike most French cars, not emblazoned with some abstract patterning in blues and pinks. Equipment was fairly standard but I did like the dash layout and design.

    Obviously, I only had this car for a short time, so I can't advise on maintenance costs, but the journey I was making usually costs me about £35 for three return journeys in my Zafira. In the 206, it was less than £20.

    If I was still young with no kids in the back to think about, I would buy one for myself tomorrow!

  • 1.4 Sport 3dr

    Steve Evans , West Midlands . Date: 08/05/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    While the overall design is now slightly dated this is still an excellent little car. Great Looks, lots of modern extras on even the more basic models and despite What Car's review I find it very comfortable to drive. The Sport has full body-colour trim, fog lights etc etc so looks great outside. Inside the trim is red & black with silver-effect centre console, sports seats and so again is very good. Other than the fact the 207 is due pretty soon this is a great car to buy.

  • 1.6 GLX 5dr

    Stuart O'Brien , Warks . Date: 02/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car is great to drive and handles well on the road. The engine is powerful and overtaking is swift. The running costs are also impressive. (Taking it easy with the right foot.)

    The car looks great as well. The interior may be dated but the climate control is excellent and the driving position is not that bad despite what the press say.

    The car is reliable on the whole but there have been too many minor problems (most fixed under warranty). Every problem requires at least two or more visits to a dealer to rectify.

    The car is beginning to show its age but some newer cars don't even look as nice and can't match the al lround package. Who wants to drive a box with no style? (eg a Fiesta, Fabia or Polo to name a few!) Prices are also a lot better now. Roll on with the 207!

  • 2.0 GTi 3dr

    Tristan Coull , Norfolk . Date: 07/04/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a new 206 GTI 138bhp back in February 2004, since this time, I have been in the dealership 46 times (this includes having diagnoses on the car, and then on a later date having it fixed).

    The problems began in the first month, which were mainly irritating defects like buttons coming away in your hand, peeling paintwork etc, to more serious defects, like loss of power steering while driving around a corner.

    Then, in December 2004, due to a promotion within a Peugeot dealership I bought two new tyres within four days - one of the tyres exploded. Leaving my car on the forecourt in disgust, the car was eventually returned to me. However I have no wish not to drive the car anymore.

    I have complained to higher management at HQ, however the customer service is like the car: appalling. Just for note, Peugeot took my tyre for examination. I've recently been called by staff stating that they lost the tyre and the paperwork. All very convenient isn't it?

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