2000 Peugeot 206 1.1


Tougher than you think


Battery replacement after four years; problems with steering, complete failure of central lock system and some other trouble in the engine. All these problems were very annoying, but not too expensive to repair.

General Comments:

This is the house second car, so it doesn’t get all the attention we give to our number one car (a Toyota). It’s always parked outside the garage even in very hot summer days and it’s always used for the “heavy and dirty work”.

It provides a comfortable ride with a smooth, but clumsy suspension. Driving position is good, but visibility is poor. The dashboard is beautiful and free of rattles until now, though the doors have lots of them. Seats are comfortable and made with fabrics that resist to hard using. However, sewings are weak and foam is loosing shape. The cabin carpet is hard to clean.

The 1.1 petrol engine uses old-fashioned and noisy technology, but it’s economic.

My 206 has a panoramic electric roof that always worked very well without maintenance. Never had leaking problems, but the dark glass is fading because of the sun.

I never followed all the Peugeot’s maintenance schedule, which can explain some problems I had… We bought it brand new nearly six years ago. I didn’t want to because it didn’t look solid, but my wife insisted…

I can’t say I’m disappointed, but the car is starting to look and feel old and boring.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th November, 2005

2000 Peugeot 206 XA 1.9 diesel


Not a bad car, but ruined by too many little things


Wiper washer deposit cracked at 6,000 km. No explanation for that. It was not replaced under warranty.

Air conditioner thermostat failed at 15,000 km. That was repaired under warranty.

Front shock absorbers replaced at 60,000 km, together with a new set of tyres. I've chosen the Monroe GasMatic instead of the original Peugeot. The car became much better.

Exhaust pipe cracked and was replaced at 78,000 km. Usual thing, according to the dealer.

Front brake disks replaced at 90,000km.

Air conditioner engine stopped working at 96,000 km.

Some rattle noise from the rear suspension appears a few days before I changed the car, I didn't repair it.

General Comments:

This two seats version has very roomy and ergonomic front seats and a quite big luggage space.

The front suspension seemed too soft for the car weight. Improved with the shocks absorbers change, but the springs are too soft as well.

The transmission relations are too long, so the car has no vivacity, it lacks power when going up hill.

Most of the Portuguese dealers are bad organized and are unpleasant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th August, 2003