Used Peugeot 406 Coupe 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Ownership cost

1996 - 2004 review
Peugeot 406 Coupe (96 - 04)
  • Peugeot 406 Coupe (96 - 04)
  • Peugeot 406 Coupe (96 - 04)
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Ownership cost

What used Peugeot 406 coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Peugeot 406 coupe?

Running costs depend on which model you buy. The 3.0-litre will do 30mpg if you are lucky, and the diesel could well manage 40mpg and over.

Build quality on all models is dodgy. Don't be surprised if you get a few squeaks and creaks and switchgear that works irregularly. If an indicator stalk breaks, don't worry, because Peugeot has constructed more robust replacements. Cambelts on diesels need to changed every 96,000 miles and on petrols every 80,000 miles.

Don't forget this is regarded as a high-performance car and you can expect a few hiccups along the way. It's a Pininfarina-styled car, and their owners have Pininfarina-style driving ambitions - with some possibly nasty damage as a result. That said, many have come from fleets, so you can pick up a well-looked after example inexpensively.