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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
    3 out of 5 stars

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31 reader reviews for Peugeot 406 Saloon.
  • 2.2 16V SRi 4dr

    Tim Marshall Date: 21/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    These cars are showing their age. The quality of the interiors are poor, the mechanicals are tempremental and worst of all the electronics can be a nightmare. Or so I'm told. My 2.2 Sri is a peach. Engine is really torquey, it certainly needs traction control (which it hasn't). Fit and finish could be better but these are old cars now and technology and manufacturing have moved on. Electronics are not as bad as some would make out. I paid £3k for mine last summer and it came with built in sat nav (useless but still a selling point), rain sensitive wipers, 6 cd multi, half leather, fuel comp, captains seats, climate, sunroof etc etc. You don't get all that in a 4 year old Mondeo LX! The 406 is an ok car, it has its faults but its no better or worse than a similar aged Primera, Mondeo or Vectra. Its plus point is its superb suspension. Well it was good enough for Kim Basinger some years ago in the TV ad!

  • 2.0 HDi 110 LX 4dr

    David Broadmeadow , Lincolnshire . Date: 18/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my 406 new from Motorpoint Derby in August 2001. Since that date, I have done 133,000 miles which includes a daily return commute to work of 66 miles over the last 3 years.

    The car has never broken down and has proved to be very reliable, far more so than my wife's 307SW, which has proved to be a pig-in-the-poke in terms of reliability and expenditure on faults.

    Fuel economy is excellent: I have averaged 49 mpg since new, and frequently get 800 miles plus out of a full tank.

    The cam belt was replaced as per manufacturer's instructions at 90k, but original was found to be perfectly OK. Front cv joints also replaced.

    Cost of 12000 mile service at excellent local grease-monkey motor engineers is circa £150.

  • 2.0 HDi 110 GLX 4dr

    james mcgivern , beds . Date: 02/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a 406 2.0 hdi 110 with 114k but the engine was replaced at 112k still that did'nt matter as the anti pollution fault code come up and yes that means a big bucks trip to your local friendly gangster..i mean dealer,they will relieve you of about £600 to change the pollution filter and refill it with this tree hugging fluid at £20 a litre! I was lucky enough to have the warning light go out itself so i parked the car up,sold it, and waited for the new owner to relieve me of this car before it went into limp home which is what happens if you ignore it. Besides the FAP problem these are very comfortable cars and sip the fuel but there are too many computers running the show now, so i have bought an older much more reliable, less complex, much faster,CHEAPER TO INSURE!! better built BMW 325 tds AND NO POXY FAP FILTER TO WORRY ABOUT!! If you really want a 406 then go for the 90bhp as they did'nt come with this money pit attached to the exhaust, and to be honest the 110bhp is slow anyway so you should not be able to notice much difference.

  • 2.2 HDi TD SE 4dr

    Peter Cotton , Wilts . Date: 27/05/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I actually own the 2.2 SE Estate. It has covered 230k miles from new in my hands. In this time it has broken down twice, once through faulty servicing and once because it was grossly overdue a service. It returns 38mpg on a range of driving. It is comfortable, quiet and being the estate it swallows huge loads. I estimate that once I had 500kg in it, rather low at the back but it still allowed me to drive 400 miles and deliver the urgent kit. I tow a 1350kg caravan with it and 406 just gets on with it. On a wet field there is plenty of traction. My car gets a hard life between work and play and it copes well with everything thats thrown at it. The Sat Nav is rubbish, constantly breaking down, this is the only negative thing that I can say about the car. For a big estate, it handles very well and you can have fun on winding roads although this eats tyres, especially the back ones.

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