Peugeot 406 Review from Hungary

2001 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI (110PS)

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 HDI (110PS) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin 600


Great performance, handsome and reliable


Minor faults in the first year (some electrical problems (e.g. false airbag error signal, automatic AC system fault, false error messages, etc.) All of them was repaired under guarantee.

Major fault (which caused the car stopped) has occurred at first time only at 190.000km!!! Reason: generator jammed, V-belt broke.

Second major fault at 210.000km: high-pressure Bosch diesel pump had breakdown (cannot be repaired, need to be replaced by a less used one).

General Comments:

Excellent engine performance, extremely low fuel consumption (compared with e.g. 407HDI 136PS, VW Passat TDI, Mazda6).

Comfort on the front seats are great, less legroom at the back.

Actually I'm planning to buy a same, but with 2.2. HDI engine and less used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2006

17th May 2011, 11:49

Yeah absolutely right. I am in Mauritius and it's my second 406, I had one earlier version 1997, and now I recently bought a 2001 406. Very nice car.

I think Peugeot should have continued 406 model by continuous upgrades but by keeping the model.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review