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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 HDi Zest 2 5dr

    Joe Conti Date: 28/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    Let you know more when my car arrives. Only went for a test drive.

  • 1.6 XS 3dr

    Jon Whatling Date: 22/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased my 1.6 16v XSi in 2002 with the full SP kit and 16-inch alloys. It has GTi looks without the insurance premiums.

    Equipment is generous for a small car, but interior plastics look cheap and build quality isn't the best. Performance from the 110bhp engine is quite pleasing. It can keep pace with the standard GTi. Handling is pretty good. The back end gets light when pushed hard and understeers a bit.

    Offset pedals and steering wheel make you sit in a strange position, not good on a long journey. Running costs are average. Around 35mpg is normal. Tyres lasted 8k. I changed front pads at 14k, discs and pads all round at 27k. Servicing is expensive, £240 for a dozen or so "checks" and a rubber stamp in your book. Suffered engine cut out and bad idle. I've had the exhaust manifold pressure sensor replaced 3 times. Problems with C/L, drivers door doesn't always unlock. At 14k, the diff broke. Gearbox replaced.

    Collected the car, straight back with a noisey thrust bearing. Clutch was replaced. Then I lost drive, all revvs and no go! The "new" reconditioned gear box they fitted was fractured, letting oil into the clutch. Another new clutch and gearbox fitted! The dealership themselves, not very helpful. You have to chase them for parts. They never seem to have any courtesy cars available.

  • 2.0 HDi S 5dr

    Evelyn Grant Date: 19/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    In July 04 I bought my second 206 HDi. The first gave me four years of sparkling motoring. Against other small cars which I have driven, I would rate the 206 very highly - comfort is ideal for those of us who are 5ft 4in.

    However, reliability is an issue with my new car. It has twice suffered electrical failure and the diagnostics available both in-car and at the dealership haven't been able to pin-point the cause.

    Maybe it's a 'Friday car' but perhaps the electrics have just got too fancy on the higher spec cars. Whichever, I'm currently negotiating for a replacement car.

  • 2.0 HDi XSi 3dr

    colin packwood , West Mids . Date: 15/02/2005
    • Overall 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car in general is a pleasant drive and I have no major qualms about performance or efficiency but there is one major design fault that I am becoming increasingly aware of. The oil cap keeps blowing off the engine!

    The first time I noticed the oil cap was missing, I actually put it down to human error and thought nothing of it.

    The second time I knew there was something very wrong as I had bought a brand new oil cap and screwed it into position. So I am obviously concerned that the pressure has managed to dislodge it.

    I have contacted a Peugeot dealer, who predictably denies knowledge of this problem.

    Has anybody else experinced this problem?

    I drive the 206 XSI diesel engine on a 04 plate.

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