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.
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