2003 Peugeot 206 Reviews

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

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles

Summary:

Unreliable

Faults:

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:

PROS.

Looks good.

Very good MPG.

CONS.

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

OVERALL.

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

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carMG F

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

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.

2003 Peugeot 206 LX 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

Looks good on the outside!

Faults:

Steering Wheel had to be re-aligned.

Engine judder which appeared to be a fault in the electrics.

Dip Stick end snapped in the "hole"

Con-Rod snapped which meant the whole engine had to replaced.

Numerous fluid leaks.

General Comments:

Definitely the runt of the pack of 2005 due to issues! Comfort wise the car is OK however if you are big footed then stay away as the pedals are close together.

Peugeot service (my local one anyway) were possibly the worst I have ever come across.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2007

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 21 reviews