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Overall reader verdict 4 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

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18 reader reviews for Peugeot 406 Estate.
  • 2.0 HDi 110 S 5dr

    R L Date: 01/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's a 2003 HDi 110 S with 60,000 miles.

    It's a brilliant family car! We had two 406 estates before buying a 307 SW - big mistake. We soon went back to the 406 after 2 years tracking a ood used example in the spec and colour we wanted (HDi 110 S in Samarkand Blue.)

    It has just flown through it's MOT and 60,000 mile service. With these cars you HAVE to stick to the servicing intervals if you don't want problems.

    This is a true, reliable, comfortable and quick oil-burning family car. 50+ mpg and resonable serviecing costs.

    Huge boot, brilliant Climate Control and Sat Nav. This car is excellent value for money.

    A friend has a 2004 HDi 110 Executive Auto with 160,000 that hasn't missed a beat either. He bought it on my recomendation after a bad experience with a Passat.

    I would recomend this car to any family who need a cheap, reliable and quick family car that they can feel safe in and trust.

  • 2.0 HDi 90 S 5dr

    Stephen Taylor , West Yorks . Date: 22/12/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this 04 plate estate for several months now. It has 135k on the clock and we paid £4000 but is generally excellent. We swapped it for our clapped out Focus estate and I have to say it has had a lot to live up to but does it very well. The engine is nippy for a diesel and gives a real robust feeling. Some of the plastic trim around the boot area is a bit flimsy and the buttons on the dash dont want hammering but on a plus the doors have a real nice clunk and the door seals seam excellent. You really get the feeling that peugeot have cracked this car towards the end and due to a long production parts are plenty. Also its good to see old r plate cars (almost identical) still on the road and in excellent condition.

  • 2.1 TD GLX 5dr

    N Metcalfe Date: 22/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a 1998 model. An excellent car.... 230,000 miles with no major problems. Engine gave up at 230,000!! Just re-engined and it runs really well. Does about 44 mpg. Neither engine used significant amounts of oil. Most components last well. Some of the dashboard plastics getting a bit worn e.g. radio buttons breaking etc, but in general very relaible e.g glow plugs changed at 210,000 miles.

  • 2.1 TD LX Family 5dr

    Richard Russell , Surrey . Date: 30/05/2006
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car has just reached 140,000 miles. I have owned it since it was bought as an ex-demonstration car in 1997.

    The only major replacement which can be blamed on the maker is the radiator, which rotted away at the bottom at 70,000 miles.

    Otherwise, I have done nothing to this car other than routine maintenance. I have carried out oil and filter changes myself every 6000 miles, which is rather irksome but has paid off in terms of engine performance. It returns 45mpg even with a heavy right foot. It's still on its original glow plugs. There's loads of torque from the 2.1-litre diesel, too.

    It's a great load carrier and, although not everyone might agree, I find the drive quite engaging.

    Having sung its praises, I hope it keeps going.

Peugeot 406 Estate

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