2001 Peugeot 206 LX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


OK town run-about


The car was great when I bought it and has been reliable.

After about a year of owning the car the front passenger seat broke, and the whole frame had to replaced. After about two years I had a problem where on slowing down to come to a stop the engine would cut out, which was dangerous. On other occasions the Revs on slowing down would drop to like 200Rpm. Took the car to the dealer who found a fault with the engine management system. This fault has now been rectified, but now when using the air-conditioning the engines Revs can drop very low when slowing down or at tick over, but it does not do this all the time.

I have found after 2 ½ years the engines has got rougher and lack’s performance.

General Comments:

The seat gets uncomfortable on long journeys.

You can't see the front of the car which makes parking a bit difficult.

The view out of the rear window is realty not very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th September, 2003

1st Feb 2006, 09:46

My front passenger seat has also broken and I have been told by one garage that I will need the whole seat replacing.

Did you take yours to a Peugeot Dealership and how much did it cost you?

Thanks for any advise.

2001 Peugeot 206 XSi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Slow, but good looking


Electrical faults.

Squeaky brakes.

Faulty seat runners.

Water in back lights.

Poor fitting front wings.

Handbrake to close to seat.

Engine flat spot lack of power.

General Comments:

Dealer very unhelpful we complained to Peugeot and they didn't want to know us.

Great looking car with the wrc kit on.

Handles well shame about the power.

Full leather easy to clean.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th July, 2003

2001 Peugeot 206 XSi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Great car, shame about all the problems, and the lack of dealer support


Engine management failed resulting in the car being towed to the dealer.

Brakes failed after 3 months, required new brake pads, and brake disc's.

After having an accident, waited 4 months for a new front wing from Peugeot France.

Alarm didn't work, needed new bonnet switch.

Car recalled for dipstick problem by Peugeot.

Central locking failed on drivers door, new lock required.

Driver's seat runner's failed resulting in the seat moving forward rapidly when braking.

Heater squeaks when on, still not fixed!

Power steering failed, needed replacement power steering pump.

General Comments:

This car handles brilliantly and looks good, plus is seriously fun to drive.

However the car is expensive to run in fuel and servicing costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th May, 2003

2001 Peugeot 206 CC SE 2.0L 138HP from UK and Ireland


Uncompromised 2 seater sporty car


Cracked fascia panel on receiving the car.

Broken jack.

Loose screw beneath roof latch. Although purchased through Jamjar, all replacement items were covered by the warranty and replaced by my local dealer.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for two years, and have previously run two other convertible cars. The CC has overcome some of the major pitfalls of owning a cabrio. Hence wind noise with the roof up is almost to the standards of a normal hard top. No leaks, although after a shower when opening a window, water has easy access to the cabin due to the lack of rain channels on the roof. There's no roof canvas to wear out. A great car for areas of a changing climate, with air conditioning along with auto wipers and lights on the latest model. Also no chassis flex as with other convertibles.

Initially the performance of the car when new was acceptable, but past 6000 miles the engine has really opened up. Acceleration of this car is easily sub the claimed 8.9 seconds 0-62 mph, and overtaking power is very good. Steering gives excellent feedback and the car has very good grip. With only the rear suspension letting things down by having too much travel and not being hard enough for enthusiastic driving. Gearbox could also be a little more precise with a reduced travel.

With the roof up, boot space is excellent. Good enough for two people and a holidays worth of luggage. With the roof down, the space in the boot is reduced, but leaves easy access to the back seats for additional luggage. The rear seats are for very short journeys and people. With the roof up and the front seats moved forward, it is possible for four 6ft people to sit in the car, but you wouldn't want to be traveling far. The roof of the car is lower than that of the hatchback, and requires a "lean back" position for anyone above 6 foot 3 inches. This car should be thought of as a two seater with emergency seating for a further two occupancies, therefore your mates won't be asking you to be the driver next time you go out for a drink! The benefit of rear seats aids internal cabin space for hand luggage, and is a plus point over most 2 seater cars.

My initial thoughts on the car is that it would need extra care due to the roof mechanism and the amount of equipment, but my fears of this have proven to be wrong, with no issues so far. The amount of sensors behind the roof mechanism is truly daunting. Hence get your dealer or someone to go through them with you so you don't get caught out.

Security appears good with an alarm, immobilizer, deadlocks and locking glove compartment. The alarm is still operable with the roof down, however the motion sensors are disengaged. The central locking also only locks the boot, and will not unlock without the key inserted.

The areas for improvement are:

The rear suspension.

The rubbers on the car require regular cleaning / treating in order for them not to squeak. This includes the rubbers of the boot seals.

Also I am concerned that for punctures there is no spare wheel, and expanding foam cans are employed for this issue.

It would be more practical if the rear seats were folding like a conventional hatchback.

A very easy car to live with and extremely enjoyable, but are becoming a bit common. Motoring press seems to have taken a disliking to the CC, and seem to ignore the great performance and folding metal roof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2003

7th Apr 2004, 13:04

No chassis flex? It certainly feels a lot less rigid with the roof down than it does with the roof up.