1998 Peugeot 406 Reviews - Page 9 of 10

1998 Peugeot 406 LX 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance64500 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

A roomy comfortable smooth and safe ride

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong with the car.

The radio stalk on the steering column was defective, which was replaced by the dealer.

The door trim on the drivers side was damaged, again this was replaced by the dealer.

Unable to get any history on the car from the dealer. (Imported from Northern Ireland).

General Comments:

Drivers seat does lack lumbar support despite the adjustment feature built into the seat.

The car is less responsive in first gear, but is very responsive at the higher end of the gear range.

Very smooth ride

Very good handling for a car of it's size

Massive load space on the estate

Diesel engine has not given any bother at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2002

16th Jan 2009, 17:33

This comment is regarding the fact the original review said the car was "unresponsive" in first gear. Potential buyers don't be put off as this is called "electronic boost reduction", fitted to a lot of post 1992ish turbo diesel vehicles, that limits the engines power in first gear so it is not so easy to spin the wheels. Anyone who has driven a slightly older turbo diesel (my old 205 for one) knows what I mean.

1998 Peugeot 406 GLX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

Really nice, But BIG!!!

Faults:

Stereo code lost when jump starting another car.

Exhaust back box replaced.

Leaking injector.

General Comments:

Great car!

All faults listed happened in the first month of ownershipand were fixed byt eh main dealer.

Will cruise across Europe all day at 100mph.

Economical motorway car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2002

1998 Peugeot 406 Deluxe 2.0 from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

Above average family saloon

Faults:

Replaced fan motor and belt. That's about it.

General Comments:

This car is not as comfortable as I had initially thought. Long distance driving can be tiring. Suspension not as good as Citroen, but better than most Japanese family saloon. Tire change to Dunlop Sport recently much better. So quiet and better handling. Replaced tires were Goodyear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2002

1998 Peugeot 406 Executive Estate 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

A great drive

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Quiet, comfortable, well equipped, reliable, and really does drive like its on rails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2002

1998 Peugeot 406 SVX 2.0 16v from Brazil

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Chevelle

Summary:

A French ride car. Very comfortable

Faults:

The windscreen cracked by itself, nothing hit it! And Peugeot didn't want to change it on the warranty.

But the rest of car is going well so far.

General Comments:

I agree, it's a very good car, despite of all the efforts of the smart (dumb) gearbox to ruin the 2.0 16v engine performance, that isn't that brilliant.

One thing that I don't understand is that smart gearbox, it is so clumsy, if you put it in the sports mode and push the gas pedal to the end, it changes the gear at 5500rpm!? Why if the limit is 6200rpm? But hey! I'm don't want a 406 to be a mile runner!

But overall, the car is quite good, very comfortable, reasonably safe and well built (the ones that are made in France, avoid those that come from Argentina because it's made by one of the FIAT factories and so it is poorly built).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2001

1998 Peugeot 406 LX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Bought a Renault

Faults:

Continually refused to start, had to be towed to dealers on 4 occasions, they never found the fault.

General Comments:

Nice car, shame it wouldn't go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th March, 2001

1998 Peugeot 406 Executive 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance51800 miles
Previous carCitroen XM

Summary:

An absolutely excellent car. Comfortable, reliable and good looking

Faults:

Door open indication never worked.

Handbrake weak - still weak.

General Comments:

Company car maintained by company fleet garage. Apart from the minor problems mentioned above, no work other than the two services (20,000 miles), tyres and front brake pads.

Seriously considering purchasing it from my company at three years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2001

1998 Peugeot 406 2.0 from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired700 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carFord Telstar 2.0M

Summary:

Little things going wrong can irritate

Faults:

Engine fan burnt after 56000km. Replaced, now the fan does not cut off, both fans run continuously and the wind noise makes it sounds like a jet plane about to make a take off.

Recently the power window up/down automatic up function has gone berserk. You can get all wet after paying a toll on the highway during a tropical storm as the window decides to wind down by itself.

Clock lights on the dash have gone out.

Driver's side inside door lock not functioning.

Under bonnet insulator dropped off at 60,000km.

Water tank leaked at 50,000km.

General Comments:

If it was not a company car, I would have gone broke keeping up with the occasional repair bills.

The engine can be temperamental at times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st November, 2000

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 42 reviews