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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 16v SE 5dr

    Dean Looney , Antrim . Date: 18/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the car from new in 2001. It has presented nothing but trouble since then. Within a month the petrol gauge, then the rev counter stopped working. The driver's door also started leaking water, leaving the carpets sodden. It has been recalled twice by Peugeot. The service indicator remains permanently on, despite the car being serviced at the right times. And a the dealer service is absolutely atrocious. I won't be buying another Peugeot.

  • 1.1 Zest 5dr

    Bernard Bartolo Date: 17/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned a Peugeot 206 for the past four years now. I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous looks of the car.

    We also own two Peugeot 106 models. After just four years and 17,000 miles my Peugeot 206 developed a defect in the differential, which had to be replaced. The differential apparently does not come as a seperate part, but comes as a complete kit along with the gearbox (costing around £1900).

    I managed to find a gearbox from a secondhand dealer, which was just the right type, but after that the car started giving me trouble with the electronics, and when the check engine light did not go off anymore, my heart almost stopped.

    Now the car has started to develop strange noises in the front shock absorbers, and things seem to keep on cropping up. I service the car regularly at the agent, and now I have finally decided that enough is enough and was going to get rid of the car and never look at another Peugeot in my life.

    Peugeot was once a market leader for quality.

  • 1.6 16v XSi 3dr

    Andros Kyriacou Date: 07/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car in 2004. From the very beginning it presented various problems - mainly electrical problems and squeaking/rattling noises. The interior plastics were of the worst quality. The only good things about this car were its great look and handling and its economy.

  • 1.6 110 HDi GTi 3dr

    craig keyworth , Durham . Date: 02/03/2005
    • 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

    Having stepped out of a Vectra V6 this was going to be quite a comedown. Increasing fuel costs due to a change of address and subsequent city congestion and a desired insurance reduction being the main drivers in the car change choice.

    On paper the HDi GTi looks a good prospect, with a reasonable turn of speed and a high spec list for a small car. The drive of the low revving diesel engine reduces some of the hot hatch driving pleasure, the lack of engine note/ high revs seems to confuse the senses into assuming a slower pace.

    The engine is a cracker, though i have yet to achieve the quoted mpg figures, high 40's with a good mix of driving are feasable. The motorway perfomance is not a deal better, this car needs a 6th gear for motorway work.

    The cabin is relativeley noisy (see V6 vectra note above) at speed and build quality typically French, certainly no mini cooper!

    Aside from a niggling problem with the rpms continuing to rise after lift off (only when warm) which my dealer tells me is a feature of the car, its a good car, if a little bit boy racer.

    I have yet to be impressed with after-sales.

Peugeot 206 Hatchback

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