1996 Peugeot 406 ST 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
A excellent performance car except for the engine fault
When I got the car it worked fine. Then Problems started to occur after 8 months. I was driving at 60mph the Rev counter started jumping up and down and the car felt like jumping around. Started inspecting the engine at the side of the road, nothing broke off or anything. It wasn't misfiring or anything like that. Brought it back the garage for about 5 times and at the last time the mechanic took off the little part that the acceleration cable is connected to and start cleaning it. The car worked for about 4 days and the problem started again. This time it was worst. I went up the slope and as I reached the roundabout. The car kneeled down! It was dead. I couldn't start. Hopefully I was driving the car to the garage at the time. I walked 3 miles to the garage and they towed the car back to the garage. They found the the wires in the keypad snapped off and got them replaced. They later snapped off about a week later and the garage disabled the keypad. I found out the problem later in the week. the oil flowed into the engine via the oil overflow pipe which is a common thing in PSA engine cars. By this time I wanted to change the car because the car had so much problems. The engine was now very thirsty burning engine oil and the car broke down due to the amount of oil in the engine. Brought a bottle of oil and filled it up. Later I brought the car to the garage. The garage offered me 2500 for my car which I brought the year before for 8000.
But at the end. The car was killed by a Opel Astra in the motorway. It crashed into the back of my car because the fool who was driving it was too close behind me. The Opel Astra had more damage than my car. The car was then written off. At the end of the day the Insurance Company of the fool who killed my car gave me 3000 which I wasn't very satisfy at all. They gave me less than half of the price I brought the car for because the fool's insurance is the same as mines.
Now the 406 ST is (R.I.P) is sitting in a scrapyard beside a beautiful beach.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2003