2000 Peugeot 206 GTi from UK and Ireland


Cheap and fast, but the suspension is shocking


Owned the car a year now, and have had the following:

- Rear bearings failure (replaced the whole rear axle with a scrap one).

- Speedometer failure (live with it isn't an MoT failure).

- ABS sensors; rear ones replaced (rust maybe?).

- Indicator stayed on. Took the steering column apart and blew it :)

- Goes through front tyres like Lady Gaga's outfits...

- Rattling exhaust manifold (live with it, keeps me awake in the mornings).

General Comments:

Fast and torquey in the mid range, but the low end power is poo.

I've not much experience with other GTi's to be fair, but I would say that value for money on a hot hatch, you can't go wrong. Just be prepared for a little DIY.

I think on high revs it will start beating other 8 valve cars, but the low end lets it down to be fair.

My advice: If you do get a 206 GTi, check the rear wheels for play, and listen carefully to the engine when running.

As for comfort; driving on motorways is painful!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th March, 2012

2000 Peugeot 206 LX 1.1 from Malta


Great car!


Nothing major.

By the time I had it, the front passenger seat was unable to hold straight. Had to replace the seat frame.

Replaced A/C gas, central locking mechanism from the passenger side was gone, and I replaced it.

Sunroof deflector was not lowering when closed, as the springs were hardened, and couldn't replace them only, as the sunroof comes as a kit, and it is costly.

The lacquer paint from the roof was starting to peel, but that is because due to the direct sun we encounter during the summer.

General Comments:

I recommend this car for safety, reliability, comfort and economy! You'll find parts from around the corner!

The cabin is great and roomy, although it's a small hatchback!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2011

2000 Peugeot 206 1.4 petrol from Poland


Money pit, lemon, handles great!


In 800 km...

- Flat tire.

- Bent wheels.

- Broken exhaust.

- Coolant fan.

- Suspension.

- Strange noise from shift linkage/shifter.

- Dead battery when car was driven and ran fine the past week.

- Oil/coolant changed.

- Car indicates left for no apparent reason.

- Trunk/boot won't close properly you have to slam it.

- Engine sputters on start up, when cold.

- Radio turned off when braking before the battery died.

- Leak from the transmission.

General Comments:

Turn-in handling is great, especially with the new Toyo T1R tires, economy is great.

This has been the 2nd most unreliable car I've ever owned, almost worse than my LPG 1984 Volvo 740 GLE. I still own the Honda CR-X, and even though that car is 10 years older, and has 200,000 more Km on the chassis, it is much more reliable. I am trying to sell this Peugeot 206 for 2 months, and the worst part is nobody wants to buy it! I am only going to buy Honda's from now on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th August, 2010

26th Aug 2010, 12:57

Don't blame you mate, Honda is the way to go. I love my Civic; trouble free cars, which is more than can be said about Volkswagens I had.

29th Jul 2015, 18:43

Your Honda won't last long if you think that you shouldn't have to change the oil and coolant.

Flat tire, Hondas never get flat tyres either, do they... or bent wheels when they're curbed.

Suspension, exhaust and battery. It was ten years old! What make of battery lasts longer than 10 years?

Do Honda fit stainless steel exhausts? Because that's the only way you'll get one to last longer than 10 years.

Driving on old suspension is not safe and increases your braking distance, or do Honda have everlasting ones?

Use your Honda every day and stuff will wear out; maybe not as quickly as the stuff on CHEAPER cars, but it will wear out all the same.

29th Jul 2015, 18:47

I just noticed you are in Poland, and so with the roads there, ALL cars have problems with suspension, and bent wheels are not rare either. I had an Escort which I changed all the rubber bushes on, and after 10,000km they were all destroyed, thanks to Polish roads.