2004 Peugeot 206 1.4 SE 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Uninteresting to drive, but a decent enough car
Trim creaks and rattles
Cheap functional small car which does what it says on the tin.
Looks good, but not very interesting to drive especially by Peugeot standards. Lacks the fun handling of Peugeot's earlier models and the steering lacks feel.
Same dodgy build quality that small Peugeots have always had. Basic reliability is okay though.
Engine gutless and coarse, but economical (rarely returns less than 40 mpg even driven hard)
Weird driving position which can be "adjusted out" given about 10 minutes of painstaking fiddling. Worth doing, as the car has very good seats which are comfy on a run.
Would have another at the right price, but there are now far better small cars out there. The 206 is still a good looker though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th February, 2005
8th Feb 2005, 07:49
Why say "the dodgy build quality that small Peugeots have always had"?
It should be "the dodgy build quality that ALL Peugeots have always had!
They're typical French cars - very well designed and very badly built. Just look at the comments concerning other Peugeots.
2nd Dec 2006, 16:53
I bought my brothers 206SE from him before even giving it a test drive as I trusted his recommendation. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to adjust the seat to a comfortable position at all. I have had this car for nearly six months now and constantly have shoulder ache each time I use it. I have to lean forward to change gear as I have long legs, but short arms, so I cannot find any suitable driving position except hunched over the steering wheel. Having said that, the economy is terrific, road holding is good and the HDI really kicks in. Not sure whether I will swap it or not, but I think I might try again to adjust the seat.