Used Peugeot 406 Saloon 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Peugeot 406 Saloon (96 - 04)
  • Peugeot 406 Saloon (96 - 04)
  • Peugeot 406 Saloon (96 - 04)

What's the used Peugeot 406 saloon like?

The Peugeot 406 is a big cruiser with a pillow-soft ride, and it combines supple springing with neat handling and steering that gives good feedback to the driver. It's very refined, too, and keeps out most road noise even at speed, although the engines do get a bit vocal when they're worked hard. The later 2.0 HDi diesel is quieter than the older 1.9 turbo.

There are no great complaints about the driving position, with steering that adjusts for rake but not reach, and a driver's seat that adjusts for height. The dash is well laid out and attractive, too.