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.
Peugeot 206 Hatchback 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.
Peugeot 206 Hatchback refinement
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.