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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.
  • 1.1 Style 3dr

    Stewart T Date: 12/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Owing the 206 1.4 LX as my first car is certainly a good experiment for me. Fuel consumption is very good, a tankful lasting between four and seven days, depending on journeys. Servicing intervals is an excellent 20,000 milse or 2 years - I went for the two-year programme. I've had no problems with my car's mechanicals. Occasionally a headlight bulb will blow, but it's easily sorted. The driving position is very tiring, especially if you are above 5ft 9in tall. Keep an eye on the front tyres, because I find they wear out after about a year Overall, I'll still buy and drive the 206, regardless of the driving postion, because it is cheap on tax and insurance, and servicing. I might fancy the GTi 180 one day but will wait for the price drop. Or may choose the 1.6 16vSE instead.

  • 1.6 110 HDi GTi 3dr

    Andrew Convery , West Midlands . Date: 09/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    I have owned this car for two months now and have found the car OK. The car handles very well, and although the seats are supportive, i can never get comfortable due to a awful driving position. The 110bhp diesel engine is torquey and provides a lot of pull in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear, but just lacks overall power. Definately not worth that GTi badge on the side of the car. Equipment is generous; with a CD autochanger, half-leather seats, digital air-con, ABS, and a nice set of alloys. Would i buy this car again? Yes, but with a petrol 180bhp engine under the bonnet.

  • 2.0 180 GTi 3dr

    richard smith , essex . Date: 20/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the third 206 GTi I have owned but the first 180 and I have been very impressed, especally with the handling.

    The engine is very strong and smooth once on the move with the car returning 31.7mpg. So far the qualety of the interior is OK, the big seats hugging my 22 stone frame very nicely. The driving position is not the best simply because the gear stick is not close enough to the driver. It's too far forward for any one over 5 ft 5in.

    The dealers are OK but not good and very expensive. I've never had anything go wrong. My tyres last about 25,000 miles on the front and 45,000 on the back although the near side front wears twice as quick as the offside.

    My front brake pads last about 23,000 miles and rears about 45000 overall it's a very good car that deserves better press and is a work of art to look at.

    Reliabity has been 100% so far. I do all maintenace myself, except services that have to be done for the waranty and I change the oil and filter every 4000 miles.

    If only that gearstick was further back.

  • 1.1 Independence 3dr

    Thomas Hole Date: 13/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Good for the price but it is becoming dated! The compitition is better equipped and safer!

    Go for a Clio or Fiestia!

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