2003 Peugeot 206 SW XSi 1.6 from UK and Ireland


Solid and roomy "mini people carrier"


Stitching came apart on driver's seat. This was replaced under warranty.

I noticed a slight panel shape mismatch between the front offside wing and offside door. After some deliberation Peugeot made it good under warranty.

On occasion the single disk CD player wouldn't change tracks when I pressed the steering column control. Had to turn off the engine then restart to fix this!

When the CD player started making a "whirring" noise I took it back to Peugeot and they replaced it without question.

General Comments:

Driving-wise the car handles beautifully. The brakes are incredible (thanks to the electronic brake force distribution system) and the seats keep a firm grip on you.

As the car was an SW model, the boot space is good for loads of shopping and when required, my bicycle!

If I had one criticism it would be the clunky gearbox.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2004

2003 Peugeot 206 GTi 180 2.0 from UK and Ireland


A beast with no manners what so ever!!


Slight electrical faults, indicators would not cancel, horn was sounding on it's own.

General Comments:

Great looking hot hatch, manages to look fast when parked up.

Gets lots of attention from all manner of drivers, even old people who don't drive hot hatches can't help, but look.

Brutally quick off the mark, amazing handling, fantastic noise! This little car will put many cars twice it's cost to shame, beware & treat it with respect as you will reach your limit far before it does!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2004

5th Mar 2004, 15:44

I owned a 206 GTI from new, when we had "W" Reg. I started to hate the car one week after delivery because it felt so cheap and the interior rattled. Not to mention the vast amounts of technical problems it developed. I had the car 8 months, and I swear I will never own another Peugeot or any French car ever again.

I would never buy a 206 GTI 180. If one were to have an accident in this vehicle at any speed, it would be fatal. After all, it's a tin can.

I had a "52" Reg Clio 172, a fast car, but French and built badly.

So glad I bought a Volkswagen Golf 25th Anniversary Number 1566. Germans make proper cars :o)

2003 Peugeot 206 XSi 1.6i 16v from UK and Ireland


Sporty, comfortable and quick



General Comments:

Very impressive performance.

Fantastic cornering abilities, firm, but comfortable ride, great sport front seats.

Nice silver effect centre console, which brightens up the somewhat gloomy cabin. The only thing I can say is that the fuel consumption has been relatively high, this maybe due too the fact that the car has only done 1000 miles, so I do hope it improves!

The 1.6 16V litre engine has good acceleration, and a respectable top speed! (where permitted!)

Great, sporty looks with excellent equipment levels inc 6 Airbags (front, side and curtain) ABS, EBFD, A/C, E/W, E/M etc etc...

Very happy overall.. try one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2004

4th Mar 2004, 11:41

Hey there, that's a shame about not having the option of buying european cars, they are, in my opinion, fantastic!

My 206 XSi, the one I reviewed above, has now covered 4000 miles and is still as perfect as when I left the dealer. Fuel Consumption is much better, and now the engine has loosened up, the performance is great. If you ever get chance to come to Europe in the future, try and hire one out, you won't be disappointed.

2003 Peugeot 206 Style 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland


My car is great, a small car that handles like a dream and looks excellent


I haven't had that much problem with my Peugeot.

The car is not a big fancy executive car that if something went wrong with it this would be unacceptable, it is a small economical and reasonably priced car with which you get what you pay for.

The passenger seat has broken a couple of times by ceasing or completely snapping the mechanism when moved forwards to gain access to the back seats. This was slighly annoying, but nothing that could not be fixed.

Apart from that, my Peugeot is a great car, maybe not anything expensive and fancy, but my pride and joy.

General Comments:

The engine is nippy enough for a 1.1, and seeing as I am only 17 and recently passed my test, it is quick enough for me.

The car handles beautifully on all road surfaces.

The pedals are rather close together though, and having size 11 feet there is not much room to move about down there.

The car is bigger than it looks inside and being 6ft 2 inches tall, I can fit in easily and still have 3 people fitted comfortably in the back with my seat back to the limit.

The economy is becoming better and better with every 1000 miles.

In conclusion, if you want a small car that looks great and has room for occassional passengers, by all means by a Peugeot 206. If you want a family car with room for luggage, buy a Vauxhall Vectra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2004