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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.
  • 1.8 LX 4dr

    Ray Styles , Kent . Date: 15/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Indicating right, having taken the turn, the indicator will indicate left.

    The fuel filler flap cable streches and then doesn't release the flap. The thumb hole is the answer to the problem on a 407.

    Having had my current 406 estate for a year, I found the Citreon C5 that I had for 60,000miles a much nicer car all round but it's not for boy racers.

    The 406 hDi returned 44mpg and the C5 HDI 50mpg.

  • 2.0 SE 4dr

    Anthony Morriss Date: 06/06/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I ran a Peugeot 406 for 18 months and 35,000 miles and found it to be a great motorway car. However, it was slightly less enjoyable to drive away from the motorway with the 2.0 petrol engine sometimes feeling a little underpowered under acceleration.

    The car was well equipped, however, and dealer service was excellent.

    On the downside, I found that interior build quality was poor, with creaks and rattles permeating the cabin. Fuel economy was also disappointing and the sat-nav system was not always very accurate.

  • 2.0 HDi 90 LX 4dr

    George Yair , Ayrshire . Date: 18/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having bought this car two years ago, I was amazed at the specification of it (90hp Rapier), all the gadgets and more. The car was six months old with 10,000 miles.

    The diesel engine is returning 50mpg on average and 65mpg if driven at 56-60 mph.

    The comfort is excellent and the road-holding good. Comfort, especially in the back seats, is very good.

    It has minimal running costs as the servicing interval is 12,000 miles. I have clocked up 34,000 miles over a 30-month period and the car is as good as new!

    My car has only been into the dealer's garage under its three-year warranty for two small items (one was a faulty sensor on the fuel filler door and the other was the door lock was not securing intermittently, both were faulty sensors).

    In my opinion, the only negative thing would be the underpower on low gears, but it more than makes up for that when the turbo kicks in.

    Overall, it's the best car I have ever owned and I would recommend the purchase to anyone.

  • 2.0 HDi GLX 4dr

    Claudio Fiore Date: 18/04/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The style of the 406 is very nice. It caught my eye and I had to test-drive it based upon looks alone. The metallic dark blue finish is particularly nice.

    I first drove the car at low speed for about two miles - a very comfortable drive. The controls are nicely set out and easy to use. The space inside the cabin is huge and the driving position is excellent.

    At higher speeds I found the diesel to be slightly sluggish getting there, but when it did... woh! My last car was a 16v 2.0i, a slight difference in bhp.

    This is the first Peugeot I have owned and after just four days I loved it! There are more gadgets than you can shake a stick at and a well laid out but simple dash.

    However, the rubber trim inside the doors isn’t well secured and needs to be re-attached properly. There's a problem with the indicator stalk. It not only cancels the right indicator but often switches the left indicator on as you turn the steering wheel back. This is apparently a known problem with the 406. The good thing is that all these bits are covered by my warranty.

    Overall I love this car. It's a great smooth drive, looks stylish and, although the dash is slightly dated, I like its simplicity. There is plenty of space inside, and a huge boot space. I would recommend the 406 2.0 HDi GLX to anyone who considers buying one.

    Oh yes, it has excellent mpg at high speeds... Great for long-distance drivers! It's not so great in town, but hey, the pros outweigh the cons. It drinks less tha

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