2000 Peugeot 406 GLX Estate 2.0 from UK and Ireland




After 1,000 miles: rear wiper motor burned out.

After 5,000 miles: steering rack needed replacement after loosing steering fluid inside the rack, it took the dealer two weeks to find the problem.

After 6,000 miles: airbag connector under the driver's seat "came apart".

After 15,000 miles: cold start problems, idles too low and cuts out, dealer still unable to find the problem (now at 26,000 miles).

General Comments:

My last 406 (old shape) was perfect, never had a problem. This new style 406 has been very bad.

I love the looks, comfort and features but the problems are starting to make me think twice about having another one when this lease runs out.

To be fair, even though the dealer has taken time to find problems (one still unresolved), they are very courtious and have never tried to "fob" me off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

3rd Jul 2001, 05:24

Although I have not had similar mechanical problems with my own 406 GLX estate, I have had problems with the build quality with doors rattling and squeaking to an annoying degree. Similar problems were also encountered with the previous 405 estate. Otherwise, it is a very comfortable car and has been totally reliable for 46,000 miles.

2000 Peugeot 406 Executive Estate 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Shoddy and a huge disappointment


New instrument cluster needed from new.

Automatic gearbox failure at 4,000 miles.

Cruise control stopped working at 8,000 miles.

Engine overheating at 9,500 miles.

Trim on rear window had to be replaced (coming adrift) and rubber seal at bottom of drivers door replaced because of ripping.

Poor build quality generally.

General Comments:

My car was imported from Holland and has been a nightmare. It's been off the road for 17 days so far in the first 3 and a half months since new. Local service agents don't seem to be concerned and Peugeot UK don't want to know about problems because the car was imported. Peugeot UK and local dealer content to satisfy warranty work but nothing else as regards problems. Good handling but poor build quality.

Comfort poor and no lumbar support in an executive model is surprising.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th July, 2000

14th Feb 2001, 15:47

Really surprised by these comments. I've had a 406 manual estate since '97. Just about to replace it with a new one.

Great car, reliable, including two trips to Spain. Loads of room, long journey comfort. Now covered 84k miles, still drives like new.

Absolute convert from the VW Passat which was my last car. That was rattly and hopelessly unreliable. Stranded in central France at 02:00am on one holiday! Will buy a 406 again this spring (never bought same car previously).

R. Graty (Mr.)