A competent car for its size in every respect, it handles better than expected, and with the exception of a small problem with the central locking, which was quickly fixed, I've had NO problems with it.
After over 30 years of car ownership, I'd have to say that this has been the best all-round car I've ever owned.
I'll probably buy a 407 to replace it.
Extremely comfortable and stable to drive but the car is best when driven faster than 80mph.
Very reliable in the first two years. Then, water started to get into the passenger side sill. Cannot find the entry site so I had to drill a hole under the sill. The car is four years old and the exhaust has started to leak. Exhausts not availabe in the UK and the dealer says that he has to import one from France. It will cost me nearly £400 to replace.
Once or twice, the engine misfired and each time it cost £80 to reset the EMS. Labour costs very high but fortunately I've needed hardly any repairs except the ones mentioned already. Altogether, a very good car and I am happy with it. Economy of fuel is good if driven with care. Still on the original set of tyres and battery at 45,000 miles.
The 406 is a structurally a good, solid and sturdy car. Its bulk however, plays part in its major downfall which is the tediously slow acceleration.
I have only driven the 1.8 petrol version but for a car of this weight it needs more power and about five turbos to get it going. I recently took the car on a weekend break down to Exmouth national park and it only just made it up a few of the hills, and that was with only two of us in the car.
I was lucky enough to have been given this car recently, so it cost me nothing to purchase. I think it's the ideal car for the older person of 60+ but at 28 its performance characteristics are coma-inducing.
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Owned for 1 year, as family runabout Pros good size, general build quality, powershift gearbox, good to drive, low costs Cons handling slighly…
Had this car for 90k from new. A 56 plate. In over 2,000,000 miles driven this one has broken down the most of any car I have had. DO NOT get a 2.0…