Used Peugeot 406 Saloon 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

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

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

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

Repair costs are a bit of a worry. Suspension, brakes, cooling systems and electrics are all concerns as the car's mileage mounts. Fortunately, the 406s are pretty conventional, and most repairs are quick and moderately priced.

Servicing for S-reg cars and onwards moved to 20,000 miles/two-year intervals for petrols, which cuts costs, although we'd recommend you also budget for a yearly oil change and brake check. Diesels are on 12,000 miles/one-year service cycles.

The diesels return 40mpg or better on a run, the 1.8 and 2.0 petrols achieve 30mpg, but the 3.0 will struggle to reach 30mpg.