2003 Peugeot 206 Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2003 Peugeot 206 Style 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance4637 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A really great car that is more than worth what it costs. I recommend this car to anyone

Faults:

I haven't yet encountered any major problems with the car. The only thing that really has annoyed me is that the passenger seat has needed to have the frame replaced four times. Due to the car being three-door, the seat has to move to let passengers in and out of the back. This has either snapped or ceased, and at the most awkward of times. Apart from that, there has been nothing wrong with the car.

General Comments:

The car is quick enough for a 1.1 and handles like a dream on all road surfaces.

The power steering really takes the strain out of turning round those tight bends.

The only disappointing thing about the car is that the gearbox is quite clunky when I change gear and the pedals are rather close together.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2003

2003 Peugeot 206 XT SW 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance7500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Good in some areas, poor in others

Faults:

Stereo sometimes comes on at maximum volume with the ignition.

Cigarette lighter no longer works.

General Comments:

Useful little mini-estate. Good to drive with typical Peugeot sharp steering and decent handling. Shame about the grotty gearbox which has loads of slack in the linkage, and baulks on downchanges from 5th to 4th, even at 40 mph.

The normally decent TU engine is awful in this car. Coarse, noisy, reluctant to rev, and gutless. I used to have a 106 XSi with this engine and it's hard to believe it's the same unit. Guess that's what happens when you try to make such an old design pass new emissions regs. Thirsty too - 33 mpg average despite the fact 85% of my driving is long motorway trips. My previous 1.4 Astra managed 43 in similar driving.

Seats are comfy initially, but cause upper back and shoulder discomfort after 100 miles or so thanks to backs which slope sharply away from you towards the top. Seating position itself is OK, and the dash is easy on the eye, although cheaply constructed. My main gripe is the way the steering shaft fouls my clutch foot though. It's irritating.

LHD wipers are annoying as a matter of principle, but actually work OK.

Good car, but could be better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th November, 2003

30th Nov 2003, 16:49

Hi, I am the writer of the Style review and my cigarette lighter blew up to, but it was just that the fuse for it didn't have a high enough rating so I replaced it with a 30 amp one instead, this should sort your problem out, it did for me and I have had none.

17th Jul 2004, 20:00

If you have your family in the car you really shouldn't be smoking!

8th Nov 2004, 05:18

It's quite possible to use a cigarette lighter for purposes other than smoking. Also who says his/her family is always in the car?

2003 Peugeot 206 XSi 1.6 16 V from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16 V Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired34 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

A very poorly built car with a poor engine and components

Faults:

The car has a flat spot and a distinct lack of power. It also jerks quite violently when cruising at speeds below 50 mph. The car has been like this since new.

General Comments:

Apart from the problem with the engine which the dealer insists doesn't exist; it also suffers from a very poor driving position.

The sports seats make it awkward to use the handbrake.

The gearbox is loose and noisy.

The boot is non-existent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th July, 2003

24th Aug 2003, 22:40

Most of these comments are gripes you have with the car that should have stopped you buying the car in the first place. For example.

- "The boot is non-existent." Why would you buy a small hatch if you wanted a boot??

- "The sports seats make it awkward to use the handbrake." How often do you use the handbrake for that to be a major issue?

The dealer hasn't been able to detect the "violent" jerking below 50?? If the problem is that bad perhaps take it to an independent inspector and consult a solicitor.

2003 Peugeot 206 Look 1.1 Litre from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 Litre Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired45 miles
Most recent distance5007 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Sporty car

Faults:

The car was involved in accident and declared was a right off.

General Comments:

This car is a very good runner, except when its on hills (very slow up hill).

The cabin is upholstered with Grey and black material. The seats are comfortable, but after a while your legs begin to ache, as there is little legroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2003

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