The 406 2.0 turbo is as rare as horse feathers. Let's put it this way - whenever I take it to a Peugeot garage for any reason, all the staff come out to look at it, particularly the engine.
This rarity presents a problem with modding and repairs. Getting the right components can be a nightmare. Getting components fitted correctly seems to be beyond the talents of every mechanic in the area.
I keep wondering whether I should trade this car in. The 3.0 V6 is slightly faster and a 2.2 TDi is considerably cheaper to run.
But when I'm in the car, luxuriating in the creme leather seats, hearing the engine scream (I've added a stainless exhaust and sports air filter and my car sounds incredible) and feeling the tyres sticking to the road as as negotiate a bend in 3rd gear, I remember why this is the vehicle for me!
It's fun to be the envy of everyone who sees my car. It's fantastic to turn heads when I roll into the executive car park among the 3-a-penny BMWs, the overpriced Mercs and the Ford-driving wannabes.
When I took this car to a racetrack, I was one of the fastest cars there. This vehicle is beyond belief; a true performer, with stiffer suspension than a normal 406 which means better cornering. The way my tyres glue the car to the road during acceleration is amazing.
Sensationally good fun, I would recommend the 2.0 turbo to anyone who wants to get where they're going at sports car speeds, but in total luxury.
Be advised that you may have to remortgage to afford this car.