2000 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDi turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand
Nice to drive, but expensive to repair
Two rockers broke in the head, costing $3000.00 in repairs. 140000 km.
Clutch and flywheel at 155000 km. Both slave and main clutch cylinders needed replacement.
Body work very soft and dents so easily.
Engine fault light on at 170000, but no fault in the system when tested. Still costs me money to clear it.
Hand brake low fluid warning coming on when the system was tested OK.
The 406 drives very nicely with a great and comfortable ride.
Plenty of room for the whole family.
Very economical on diesel, but has average performance, especially when trying to tow an average size trailer.
The price of parts in New Zealand offsets the cost saving of running on diesel.
I've never had a car with so many mechanical faults! For what I have saved on the price of petrol, I have spent many $$$$s fixing major problems. Going back to Toyota and Honda.
Sad that the body dents so easily.
Clutch and flywheel parts cost near 2000 NZ$ alone, and 800 to fit. Rocker problem cost close to $2000 NZ$ in parts alone also.
Try and buy your parts in Europe, and get them sent over to NZ. You can save up to 65% in part costs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th April, 2011