Peugeot 206 Reviews from Dominican Republic

2004 Peugeot 206 CC 2.0 Gasoline

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Gasoline Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2300 kilometres
Most recent distance26600 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Fabia

Faults:

The air conditioner failed. It was very expensive to fix it.

The roof leaks water when it rains hard.

General Comments:

It handles very well, and also looks well like any other sport car, but the maintenance is a lot cheaper.

I use it every day, and the fuel consumption is not bad.

The back seats are not adequate to sit an adult. But are good to put papers, a briefcase, or maybe an umbrella, or golf clubs. Other sport cars don't offer that space in the back.

When the roof is up, I feel secure (it is a metallic roof over my head), and when the roof is dawn, it's eye catching and the sensation of freedom is unbeatable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2007

2004 Peugeot 206 XRP 1.6 petrol

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance5000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Avalon

Summary:

The best for the price

Faults:

Air Conditioner went wrong the first week, seems to be a leak in the compressor, bring to the the dealer for services 5 times from now and still the problem, all they do is to try sealing the escape, but come on it's a new car why not replacing it. Worst Dealer in the country.

General Comments:

Awesome car, performance is beyond any on the same lineway, tiptronic works flawlessly and speed between gears is awesome this have turn in my dearly beloved car.

It handles like angels in the sky, cornering is awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2005

6th Dec 2010, 21:07

I wrote this review 7 years ago, and I still have the car.

In 7 years I have faced several problems on this car, but yet the car have proven to be a good quality car, and a great shot for the price.

There is something you should pay special attention on this vehicle, specially the 4 gear Automatic Tiptronic transmission.

The transmission breathing hole, which is located under the battery, which means, avoid floods and passing the car through water pools.

The first time the car sucked water, which mixed with the ATF and destroyed my gearbox, my car was under warranty so they replaced the whole gearbox.

The second time it happened, the car was out of warranty, but I quickly flushed the ATF and filled with a fresh Motul one. My mechanic also made an adaptation to the breathing hole so it stands higher.

Another issue with the car was problems with the fuel pump located under the rear seat; it cracked on the top, leaking gas.

I fixed it for a year with epoxy, and lastly replaced it. The cost of this fuel pump goes from 200 to 300 USD. Around 170 GBP in U.K.

Another issue found on the car was a leak of the aircon refrigerant gas. The leak was located in the hose secure pin in the bonnet. The local distributor of the car never detected this problem, and claimed that the problem was the evaporator.

Another issue on the car was a faulty COM 2000; it suddenly started to turn my lights on and disabling the horn. I fixed this issue by spraying a contact cleaner inside the light stalk. That fixed the problem for like 2-years, but lastly collapsed and was replaced by a new COM 2000 DAV.

Another issue on this car are the connecting rods, which starting to squeak, this issue was found after the 5th year, which is fair enough, it simply needs a replacement and you are good to go.

The Peugeot 206 2005 XRP is a good car, just take good care of it, and as soon as you notice something weird going on, take it to your mechanic. In my case, the local distributor is not the best place to repair the car, you better do find a trusty one.

Soon I will sell my 206 and probably switch to a bigger car, since my college days are over :)

Love your 206, and he will reply you back!

2001 Peugeot 206 LX 1.4cc

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4cc Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired35 kilometres
Most recent distance48596 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

It's a unreliable car don't buy (High Cost Maintenance)

Faults:

The engine started giving problems at 3,000 KM.

The interior light blew at 15,000 KM.

The Odometer stopped working at 32,000 KM.

The right door jammed at 42,000 KM.

General Comments:

The handling of the car is good, very comfortable for its class I think this is the only positive thing that the car has. Let's go with the bad things 1) the maintenance of the car is way too expensive. 2) The customer service is really bad in Dominican Republic in addition to that they charge too much for all the services and parts (Compare to other car concessionary). 3) Gas consumption to high for its engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th March, 2005

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews