2001 Peugeot 206 DTurbo 2.0 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Thrifty but quick
The HDi engine performs very well - it's quiet, economic and torquey. It is the first diesel I have driven that doesn't require the glow plugs to be warmed.
The car handled reasonably well with 5 passengers and lots of luggage, although it wasn't particularly comfortable for those in the back!
The DTurbo is VERY well specified for the price. The fact that it looks like an XSi or even GTi is fantastic, especially as it does around 65mpg.
I had to wait a while for the latest revision, but this one has new designed alloys (gorgeous!) and a slightly quicker engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th July, 2001
10th Dec 2001, 02:15
Just an update to my original review!
I have now done 6000 miles and the car has developed a VERY annoying rattle in the sunroof - its been back to the dealer once already and is scheduled in again for tomorrow. The passenger seat also got stuck in the forward position which also meant a trip to the dealer.
Engine runs EVEN better now that it has some miles on it! MPG has increased but power remains.
The bodywork and engine of this car are great but the build and dealer quality mar what could be a superb car.