Peugeot 406 Reviews from Brazil

2001 Peugeot 406 ST 2.0 16v

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Very Good Car!! Cheap to run and to buy

Faults:

Speed sensor went of randomly. I had it replaced.

When engine is on idle the revs keep oscillating in a range of 0.100 RPM (every one say it is normal for this engine) (Not a problem, just annoying)

Rear suspension really noisy when going too bad roads, the trunk act as a sound box. (Not a problem, just annoying)

General Comments:

Exceptional griping on bends!

Very “cozy” interior, feels very “Zen” on the road.

Packed with nice gadgets for a low the price.

Nice top speed for 138hp engine with auto gearbox (210 km/h real, 223 km/h on the dash)

Engine a bit thirsty 15 L/100km and road 10 L/100.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2007

1998 Peugeot 406 SVX 2.0 16v

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Chevelle

Summary:

A French ride car. Very comfortable

Faults:

The windscreen cracked by itself, nothing hit it! And Peugeot didn't want to change it on the warranty.

But the rest of car is going well so far.

General Comments:

I agree, it's a very good car, despite of all the efforts of the smart (dumb) gearbox to ruin the 2.0 16v engine performance, that isn't that brilliant.

One thing that I don't understand is that smart gearbox, it is so clumsy, if you put it in the sports mode and push the gas pedal to the end, it changes the gear at 5500rpm!? Why if the limit is 6200rpm? But hey! I'm don't want a 406 to be a mile runner!

But overall, the car is quite good, very comfortable, reasonably safe and well built (the ones that are made in France, avoid those that come from Argentina because it's made by one of the FIAT factories and so it is poorly built).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews