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

2003 Peugeot 206 LX 2.0HDi from UK and Ireland


Promised so much, but failed to deliver so often


Fuel system failed resulting in everything from the tank to the injectors needing to be replaced.

Indicator switch failed which needed to be replaced.

Drivers door had to be re-aligned.

Steering wheel had to be re-aligned.

Front Fog lights failed.

Damaged to the bonnet and front wing caused by the dealership.

Clutch had to be repaired due to fluid loss?

Internal Oil display had to be repaired twice still not working.

Second steering problem on-going fault, still not found yet.

General Comments:

Both handling and fuel economy is great on this little car.

The cabin in small, but feels bigger than it is.

Seats are OK, but long journeys are no fun with out a break.

The pedals are too close to each other.

Rear space is cramped, but will seat 5 people for short journeys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd December, 2003

18th Oct 2005, 14:20

1.4 Automatic good drive, but gearbox needed replacement after just 4000 miles, second gearbox is not smooth, avoid automatics.

26th Oct 2005, 18:30

I have a 2002 LX 206. It recently had to have its fan replaced. Now however the indicators aren't working unless you put pressure on them. Is this a sensor thing? I have been told that once sensor problems occur in a peugeot its time to get rid of it! Anyone know anything about that?


27th Dec 2011, 11:36

I own a 206 2.0 HDI with 87k on the clock. Within the past year, the speedo has failed, rear wheel bearing, gearbox mountings, gear synchronisers, air con compressor, alternator, EGR valve... the list goes on and on. Fuel economy is dreadful; 24 MPG on A roads driving at 50 mph.

This is the first Pug I have owned, and will most definitely be my last. The car feels like a tin can.. on the motorway above 60 mph, it feels like it's going to fly; wobbles all over the road. Should have listened to my mechanic and got a Focus!!!