What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For It's one of the smartest superminis, and comes with a wide range of engines and trims

Against The driving position is dreadful, the interior's not as smart as the exterior, and it's rather cramped, too

Verdict There are major flaws, but with these looks, you might just forgive them all

Go for… 1.1 LX

Avoid… 1.9 diesel

Peugeot 206 Hatchback
  • 1. The number one complaint is the dreadful driving position - it seems impossible to avoid an uncomfortable straight-armed, bent-kneed position
  • 2. Check for excessive brake and suspension wear on XSi, GTi and turbodiesel models
  • 3. Almost half of the 206's problems are caused by the electrics – the central locking is a particular weakness
  • 4. It's worth avoiding the entry-level trim in favour of the next step up – LX or, on later models, S
  • 5. The boot is a decent size and shape
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