2003 Peugeot 206 1.6 from Iran


Best bang for the buck in its price range


Timing belt was cut many times causing cylinder misposition.

Fuel pump and water pump broke a lot.

A/C gas holder leakage.

The most common issue was the ECU messing with wrong data, showing false info.

General Comments:


Nice acceleration, comfortable front seats, very economical fuel consumption (6.9 per liter), less maintenance required compared to similar cars, and also more fun to drive.


Cramped seats at the back, although it's a 4-door, small space offered in trunk, bad handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2015

2003 Peugeot 206 Look HDI 1.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland




Radiator leaking, needed to be replaced.

Ball joint both front wheels.

Bolt in gear box snapped in half, jamming the car in 1st gear.

Wishbone needed replacing.

Clutch sticking.

Engine overheats every time you use it.

Passenger door dropped.

Both front doors leaked when raining.

General Comments:


Looks good.

Very good MPG.


Very unreliable; fix one thing and another would go wrong.


Buy a Ford or a Japanese car; don't waste your money on unreliable Peugeots. I personally would never buy a Peugeot again; don't think I'd even have one if it was given to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd July, 2011

2003 Peugeot 206 XT 1.6 from South Africa


Worst car I ever bought, and will never buy one again


Engine was sluggish from day 1, and unfortunately I was foolish enough to believe the local dealer that this was normal and would improve within the first 1000km. What a lie and just one excuse after another from the dealer.

The cost to service and repair is horrendously expensive. This coupled with the low quality parts means the running cost becomes really high. The car has broken down 4 times to date from mechanical failures i.e. Peugeot parts failing.

Engine management computer failed at +- 60000 km – this was very expensive to replace. Worst of all there is only a 6 month guarantee on the replaced part. I was assured the replaced part was new… I am not so sure.

Terrible resale value. I have been trying to sell or trade in for over a year. No offers worth considering so far but I am getting so desperate that I may accept a low offer soon. So aside from being over priced when bought new, you will loose more money when you sell, even to Peugeot themselves who are not interested in buying back there own vehicle!

Dashboard looks cheap and the finishings are generally poor.

Gear change is rough.

General Comments:

Aside from the sluggish engine the handling is otherwise good and the car feels safe and solid on the road even in wind, rain, etc.

Nice features (when they work) – auto lights and wipers, etc.

The fuel efficiency is good.

Upholstery is good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th July, 2009

2003 Peugeot 206 GTi 180 2.0 from UK and Ireland




Electrical faults.

General Comments:

180 owners love this car. People who have test driven it hate it.

Like many have said, you learn to drive it quick.

I have had my 180 from new, not changed it, but spent on it Performance Exhaust, Chipped Ecu, Induction Kit, Full SP Kit, Momo GTR Alloys, De Badged Front Grill. Must have spent over £3000 on it.

Before it was quick when driven right. Now it is just awesome; 220bhp last time tested on rolling road. Type R, Cooper S, Clio 182, not even close.

Look at the interior of a 182 Clio; my god, I have seen Saxos with better interiors. So as my number plate says, Japanese CARS SUCK!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2009

26th Jul 2009, 08:51

LOL, you do realise that Peugeot pushed that engine to the limit to get 180bhp. I'm a Peugeot mechanic and they had so many engine failures trying to push this engine, so with an exhaust and chip you think you have gained 40hp... but it's not the case! I have driven loads of these, and they are too heavy and understeer, and just too slow.