2001 Peugeot 206 XR Presence 1.9 diesel from Romania
A surprising stylish, comfortable and reliable car
The first thing that went wrong was the dealer. They acted very rude to me and almost made me regret I bought the car from them. The user's manual was in French and they didn't care about replacing it with at least an English version.
During the one year period I had it, there were very few problems with the car. One of them was the electronic oil indicator: it would show "empty" at the slightest slope.
The engine was pretty noisy and a little slow in the first 2 gears, but it was a plain diesel, not a turbo-diesel so that should explain it.
Another issue which was quite unpleasant was the fact the air conditioning system would slow the car a lot. I even had to turn it off when I wanted to pass by a car on a highway. It was quite tricky, but I got used to it.
Overall, it was the car of my dreams. It was very stylish and really caught your eye.
The interior design was great and very functional. It really made me feel I was on a space ship. Everybody was surprised when getting in the car and seeing how spacious and comfortable it was.
Even though it had a plain diesel engine (only 70 horse power), it was nervous and eager to go, especially in the 3rd and 4th gear.
Peugeot 206 "sticks" to the road at high speeds and gives you a good sense of reliability and power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2003