Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Peugeot 206 estate?
According to Warranty Direct, the 206's reliability record isn't bad at all. It's not quite on a par with a Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa of the same age, but it's well above average.
Electrical problems account for almost half of all reported faults, and much of this will be down to a dodgy central locking system that packs up on a lot of cars.
If you do take a chance on the 1.1 - and we suggest you don't - watch out for the catalytic converter, as it's prone to problems. Suspension and brake wear also seem to be especially heavy on the higher powered models, including the diesels.