1997 Peugeot 406 SV 2.0 from Switzerland


Good value for money


Nothing. Except that I just noticed today a beeping signal coming from the dashboard during starting and switching off the engine - can anyone explain that (none of the signal/control lights remains on for longer than a few seconds after the engine has been started)...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2000

1997 Peugeot 406 GXL A/C 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Good workhorse if fully maintained


Design fault on the front doors - when opened fully, a long bolt coming from the wheel arch catches the edge of the door.

Windows rattle if open.

Rubbers below the doors perish and come away.

General Comments:

Car has given good service but Peugeot will not do anything about the damage to the doors from the design fault.

Anybody else with the same problem?

Anybody had any success with Peugeot on it?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd September, 2000

16th Jan 2001, 11:54

My 2.1 TDLX has those exact same faults (although I didn't realise what had caused the damage to the door) plus a recurring airbag warning light fault.

However after owning a few Peugeots, I must say that the 406 drives more like a Mercedes than the other Peugeots!

17th May 2001, 08:17

I have a 2.1 TD GLX, 108,000 Miles 3 years old.

The plastic trim on the bottom of the door often comes away when I get out, but closing the door re-seats it.

When rear windows are open, a reverberating booming is heard and felt. Not good.

All other trim is very good.

1997 Peugeot 406 GLX 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland



General Comments:

WOW, great car, not that many about. Can only be reconised by the small V6 badge by the front wheel arch and a chrome tail pipe.

Very quick. Good acceleration before you reach 5000rpm, then it really kicks in with the 24v's. Watch your petrol gauge go down. Engine sounds great, has that typical V6 growl. Standard BHP 200, not bad for a family saloon car. First gear ratio is way too short, but second is great.

Interior is very nicely laid out, it has everything you would expect in this sort of model. It is a great car to drive and would I recommend it to anyone that is after a high performance car.

One thing to watch, you must have a deep pocket when it comes to petrol, or you can just drive very slow, which you will find be a tad impossible once you have experienced the power behind this family saloon car/Beast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2000

7th Mar 2004, 05:29

I've been looking for a slightly different, high spec, economical, used car. I have just bought The Peugeot 406 v6 executive and it has satisfied every one of my criteria.

The previous owner had installed an LPG conversion and I am getting an equivalent economy of 52 miles to the gallon! It's six years old and there is no rust anywhere, the interior leather seats and trim are in very good condition and every conceivable extra seems to work perfectly. It has done 130,000 miles with a slightly less than perfect service record i. e 10,000 miles overdue.

There is a beautiful growl that emanates from the v6 lump which seems to work best in the upper speed ranges i. e from 80 to 130 mph its smooth and fast, I didn't push it further, but it was still pulling, (should I mention autobahns now?.

The overall ride is excellent, I didn't detect any undue instability and the ABS brakes seem more than adequate.

I believe This car cost around £25,000 to £30,000 when new. I am very pleased with my £3,000 piece of second hand luxury, They are hard to find, but well worth looking for, Happy hunting!

30th Jan 2007, 08:02

Well, I have myself found a fully optional a 97 peugot 3.0L. it looks very nice and the interior is wow... fully electric leather seats with biult in seat heaters.. fully loaded.. I just want to ask.. should I bee looking for something specific before I buy it..?? any help would be more than welcome..