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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 Style 3dr

    Ian Stewart Date: 06/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    Comfortable, economical and surprisingly punchy, given it is a diesel with a 1.4 engine. Mine is cherry red and looks absolutely lovely.

  • 2.0 HDi XSi 3dr

    James Vine Date: 06/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 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

    The 2.0 HDi engine was responsive and adequate for the small frame of the 206, however I wouldn't really call it a hot hatch.

    It regularly returned excellent fuel economy, even when driven hard. I owned the first of the diesel turbos in the XSi trim with the HDi engine. The handling of the 206 is fairly competent, as you'd expect from Peugeot's small hatches, but not anywhere near the 106's.

    Servicing on the Peugeot is fairly inexpensive and the HDi engine is across a huge range of the Peugeot/Citroens, so parts will be available for a long time to come.

    Equipment: Air-con (basic, no climate control), sports seats offer reasonable support when cornering, leather steering wheel and gear knob, with some token chrome. Otherwise, quite unattractive plastics from the basic models.

    Practicality as expected from a three-door hatch, very little boot space. During the first 3 weeks it suffered a strange noise when changing gear, it was returned to the main dealership to be looked at on four occasions, on the fourth they noticed a problem with the clutch. This was then replaced. The dealership tried to be helpful, however the overall experience when you had problems with the car was a struggle. Many letters were written and visits back to the dealership were frequent.

    Within 10,000 miles it began to show signs of poor build quality on the interior, with several rattles developing from the trim.

Peugeot 206 Hatchback

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