2006 Peugeot 206 OneLine 1.4 HDi

Summary:

So far so good

Faults:

Nothing so far (it's only 10 months old), except for the fact that the maintenance indicator shows a false value. It will be sorted out at the one year maintenance.

General Comments:

Since it's a brand new car which costed a serious amount of money I should consider normal the fact that it runs faultlessly ever since it was taken from the dealer, but I've seen many other new cars (of other types) that had lots of trouble in the warranty period, so I consider myself lucky and Peugeot a good car.

The engine, even if sometimes it feels that it's diesel, runs smoothly, has good power for its size and a surprising amount of torque, it's a pleasure to drive. No starting problems whatsoever.

The interiors are o.k. for a car designed 8 years ago, and so are they for a new car actually. Some criticize it, but it's comfortable. Sure, it's not spacious, but you cannot have large space in a small car. The sound-proofing isn't perfect, but the engine noise is not disturbing.

For the moment I am very pleased with the car, I hope that if you ask me three years from now, I will say the same thing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2006

2001 Peugeot 206 XR Presence 1.9 diesel

Summary:

A surprising stylish, comfortable and reliable car

Faults:

The first thing that went wrong was the dealer. They acted very rude to me and almost made me regret I bought the car from them. The user's manual was in French and they didn't care about replacing it with at least an English version.

During the one year period I had it, there were very few problems with the car. One of them was the electronic oil indicator: it would show "empty" at the slightest slope.

The engine was pretty noisy and a little slow in the first 2 gears, but it was a plain diesel, not a turbo-diesel so that should explain it.

Another issue which was quite unpleasant was the fact the air conditioning system would slow the car a lot. I even had to turn it off when I wanted to pass by a car on a highway. It was quite tricky, but I got used to it.

General Comments:

Overall, it was the car of my dreams. It was very stylish and really caught your eye.

The interior design was great and very functional. It really made me feel I was on a space ship. Everybody was surprised when getting in the car and seeing how spacious and comfortable it was.

Even though it had a plain diesel engine (only 70 horse power), it was nervous and eager to go, especially in the 3rd and 4th gear.

Peugeot 206 "sticks" to the road at high speeds and gives you a good sense of reliability and power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003