Still looks pretty chic considering its age, and it's affordable to buy and run – especially with the discounts you can get in the showroom
It's feeling old, both on the road and in the cabin. The driving position is abysmal, too, and the interior short of space
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
You can have any engine you like in your 206, as long as it's a 1.4. The 75bhp petrol engine gets a little breathless at high revs, but it's fine when your driving style is more relaxed. The 68bhp diesel is a touch slower, but it's also smoother when you're cruising.
Ride & Handling
The 206 is an old car – and it feels it. It'll pick out bumps in the road that you'll never feel in newer rivals, and it won't give you the same sort of thrill in a set of bends, either, as the steering isn't as sharp as many rivals', and it doesn't have quite so much grip.
The petrol engine can get a bit rowdy when you rev it, but the diesel is quiet enough at cruising speeds. The 206 also allows a lot of harsh road noise into the cabin, and the air-con system, where fitted, makes a racket. The long-throw gearchange is a bit notchy and inaccurate, too.