Peugeot 406 Reviews from Switzerland

1997 Peugeot 406 Coupé V6 Pack 3.0 V6 petrol

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 kilometres
Most recent distance116000 kilometres

Summary:

Simply the most beautiful Coupé this side of a Maserati

Faults:

The Coupé features doors inclined by 4° to the inside to facilitate closing. The hinge on the driver side door (left) keeps coming unscrewed and had to be replaced once.

Exhaust rusted through (probably due to salt in winter, a normal thing in Switzerland).

Amplifier had to be replaced.

All in all, I would say I had to get little done, considering the car's age.

General Comments:

Best things first. This must be the most beautiful affordable production car at the moment. I simply can't stop taking in the perfect lines Pininfarina designed for the Coupé.

The inside is taken 1:1 from the limousine, which is a bit sad.

The manual gearshift works well, but the lever travels a bit long. For a 200+hp car, one would expect a more precise shifter.

The engine is not very sporty at the low RPMs I keep it at to conserve fuel. When you push it past 3000, however, she screams.

The rear seats are remarkably comfortable for a Coupé and even headroom is ample. The drawback is that the rear seats are 2 singles, therefore not allowing the car to seat five.

What keeps surprising me is the sheer size of the trunk. It rivals the trunk of many mid-size limousines, leaving that of most Coupés far behind.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2003

1st Oct 2004, 10:21

The Pininfarina styled pug sure is a beauty and I would have been by far and away the best coupe ever IF it wasn't for one massive design flaw... pillar-less windows!!! this is a MUST for a true coupe and should have been offered even if as a more expensive option.

I've seen only ever seen one which was an aftermarket custom mod... but it was gorgeous with the windows down. It also required chassis strengthening.

11th Oct 2006, 08:44

It's OK to find another website with comments on the immensely pretty coupe. I've been driving one for 3 years now (however she was made in 1997 and present mileage is circa 160000. So far I encountered one serious problem - a temperature sonda got burnt and I was driving with my vents on all the time. Anyway, it was quickly found and fixed. They started with electronics, which cost me me money and it wasn't the place to look. If you have a similar problem, start checking with the sonda TJ279/7. I love the drive and the automatic gear is the best thing in the car - I just consume firmly the way. Oh, one thing - KEEP the mat under your feet in the right position attached to the bottom with two clips. Once I pressed the accelerator to the full and... it didn't go back, remained stack!!! It was scary to experience it in town with the automatic. I didn't panic I hit the pedal with my foot and it was released. OOOOpppphhh.

1997 Peugeot 406 SV 2.0

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres

Summary:

Good value for money

Faults:

Nothing. Except that I just noticed today a beeping signal coming from the dashboard during starting and switching off the engine - can anyone explain that (none of the signal/control lights remains on for longer than a few seconds after the engine has been started)...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2000

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews