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).
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.