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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For It's got a big, well-shaped boot, and more rear headroom than the hatchback version

Against The driving position is dodgy, the gearshift notchy and the interior tacky

Verdict It's a capable mini-estate, but it shares the hatchback’s shortcomings, especially the driving position

Go for… 1.6 HDi

Avoid… 1.1 petrol

Peugeot 206 SW
  • 1. The cabin isn’t particularly spacious and the interior design is dowdy compared to some rivals'
  • 2. The boot is well-shaped and the SW provides better headroom for rear passengers than the hatchback
  • 3. You’re best off with the 110bhp 1.6 HDi engine, which is powerful and punchy
  • 4. Electrical problems account for almost half of all reported faults, particularly with the central locking system
  • 5. Suspension and brake wear is especially heavy on the higher-powered models
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