1999 Peugeot 206 Reviews

1999 Peugeot 206 XS 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual

Summary:

Love my pug!

Faults:

Very little.

Just recently had an issue with the seat adjustment not working properly on the driver's side, but I took it out and fixed it in an afternoon.

Really don't like the seat adjustment levers, and they tend to break off quite easily; that is really my only issue with the car, which is minor.

Oh cabin noise... could be quieter.

General Comments:

Really enjoy driving this nippy sports car in lovely orange. Liked it as soon as I saw it.

Don't know about the newer models, but I love my '99 206 XS, and it has not given me any problems to really complain about. Everything works wonderfully.

If and when I sell my car, someone will be getting a gem!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2011

1999 Peugeot 206 GLX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32296 miles
Most recent distance33037 miles
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

Complete rubbish!

Faults:

The exhaust need replacing 2 weeks after purchase.

New power steering belt needed replacing also, all after 2 weeks of ownership, all fixed under warranty.

Remote central locking failed in one of the keys.

Indicator stalk needed replacing after 1 month of ownership, as it was signaling left by itself, nearly causing an accident. (common fault on the 206)

Auto-sensing wipers ended up with problems... the car would have had to be sent to a Peugeot specialist...

Engine cut out.. and this was an automatic. Apparently there is a huge concern with the majority of the 206 range, a common problem of engine cutting out, stalling, coil packs failing and ECU faults... fortunately my car turned out to have a tight throttle cable.. so was fixed under warranty.

Major oil leak in the head gasket...

General Comments:

I used to drive a Nissan Micra, absolutely fantastic... never any trouble, shame it got too small for me and I could no longer drive it due to knee and back pain... and I also needed a 5 door car.

I decided to go for a Peugeot 206, as I learnt to drive in one years earlier, they were comfy and had the extra space.

I purchased the 1.4 GLX auto (top of the range) for bargain price with only 32,000 miles on the clock. I fell in love with it, and it ticked all the boxes... and the GLX came with all the extra luxuries... electric heated mirrors, A/C, 6 CD changer, auto wipers, remote locking & alarm, power windows.

That was until I experienced nothing but trouble...

The garage were fantastic, and had given me a free 2 year warranty, but I soon became very fed up having to take the car back to the garage 4 times in 8 weeks...

As I had so much trouble with the car, the garage were very kind and took the car off me and swapped the Pug for a Japanese Suzuki Ignis, which is 3 years newer than the Peugeot for no extra cost...

If you want a reliable car, DON'T buy a Peugeot!!! Now talking to other people, I don't know one person that has anything good to say about the 206.

It was a shame because I loved the 206, but I was obviously drawn into its nice styling and exterior, rather than performance and reliability...

Good Points:

Very nippy - 1.4 auto... luxury and comfortable..

Good equipment levels - (but prior to going wrong)

Spacious - for what I needed the car for.

Bad Points:

All the mechanical and electrical trouble...

Very expensive on petrol.

Bodywork can easily damage..

I will never have another Peugeot, although the newer models are probably OK...

I much prefer my Suzuki, Fantastic car, very reliable and cheap to run... YOU CAN'T BEAT A JAPANESE CAR!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st May, 2009

2nd May 2009, 01:18

Having had endless cars, your comments about buying Japanese ring absolutely true. I have had many stylish but flawed French and German cars, but the Japanese cars have just WORKED.

Be fair to the 206 though; it is a 10 year old French car, full of complex electronics and yours may be a bad one.

If you want reliability, look at the stats - Daihatsu won most reliable brand this year in 2009 Driver Power. After owning five, I understand how Daihatsu can offer a five year warranty and breakdown deal free - it is never used!

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 27 reviews