The car is ideal for driving around towns or cities. It has great forward visibility and generally very easy to manoeuvre and park.
People often say the driving position in 206's is uncomfortable and I agree. The wheel is placed slightly to the left and is nearly impossible to adapt to. The driver’s seat however, I find really comfy. Where as the passenger seat is a pain because you cannot raise or lower the seat position.
The model I have is heavily underpowered, but that’s expected for a 1.1! Which is fine for urban and busy traffic driving, but on the motorway its not ideal. The engine seems to be going no where at 75-80mph.
The clutch feels springy from new, but feels a lot looser now. But the biting point is perfect in my view.
The brakes have no bite with a light press. You have to make the pedal travel more than desired.
Steering is light and flaccid and the car has much under steer. But this is a good thing when your constantly parking and driving in a city environment (a lot of my driving is done in the city).
The gears feel OK, but often clonk when going from 1st to 2nd & 2nd to 3rd. Which is a pain when you’re trying to quickly get out of a junction or round-a-bout.
Acceleration is nippy in 1st & 2nd, but in this model you ain’t going anywhere fast.
Boot space is quite good with the parcel shelf removed and the rear seats fold almost all the way down. You can get 2 adults in the back no bother, but they won't want a long trip.
The aircon on this model works really well, but has a significant effect on engine revs. It just seems to lag whenever you pull away.
Elec windows are quick and haven't let me down either, although the switches are in an awful place. The passenger has to reach over the handbrake to use it.
Stereo has decent sound if not the most attractive of car radios. The stalk on the steering column to control this is very handy.
The car returns good miles per gallon and in the 18 months of its ownership haven’t had to put it in the garage. But I know that Peugeot and the 206 range have had their fair share of problems so I’m probably sitting on a ticking bomb.