2000 Peugeot 406 Reviews - Page 3 of 12

2000 Peugeot 406 Coupe 3.0 litre petrol V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre petrol V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance36756 miles
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Great car, great to drive, under-powered and let down mechanically

Faults:

Gear linkage cable failure at 31,000 miles (plastic cup on end of cable cracked!)

2 injector coil packs failed at 34,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car is smooth, refined and quiet with excellent handling.

The level of spec is excellent with electric seats (memory for the driver), full leather trim, uprated JBL stereo and all of the other toys.

This is the uprated 210bhp version, but still feels slow when compared to my Celica (2 cars back), and very slow compared to my R33 GTS-t, which I part-exchanged for this.

Huge Coupe, can even get 6ft+ people in the back in comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st June, 2008

11th Aug 2013, 07:08

I think you missed the point of this car if you compared it to a Nissan Skyline or a Toyota Celica! The Skyline is turbocharged, and unless the Celica is also, the Peugeot should leave it for dead. But these cars aren't about straight line grunt. They handle great and look amazing whilst doing it. Peugeots are comfortable and quiet to drive. Whilst they corner well, they don't sacrifice ride comfort at the cost of pure handling. The Coupe is one of the best looking cars on the road. I am considering one myself.

2000 Peugeot 406 GLX 3.0 litre V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9000

Summary:

A gentleman's carriage!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is the first auto I have had, and I like it!

A 406 V6 with only 40,000 miles on the clock for just over £2,000; a bit of a bargain really.

A lovely, smooth and powerful V6 takes the hassle out of driving; lots of power to cruise and very good mid-range acceleration.

The seats are very comfortable, but I don't know if they will last as well as the Saab 9000's.

It's a very good looking car. As far as economy goes, I'm currently getting 26mpg, which I don't think is bad for a 3 litre auto.

I've just paid for the cam belt doing, which was an eye-watering £459, but what the heck, I should be set up for a few years now. I don't think the engine is going to wear out anytime soon.

This car is a bargain - if you can find one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2008

14th Feb 2011, 09:18

I've now had the car three years. I have had to buy a new coil pack, new injector, complete new exhaust (expensive) and new front suspension springs when one broke whilst the car was parked on the driveway.

It remains a nice car to drive; comfortable and unstressed. It hasn't been the cheapest car to run, but I have really enjoyed having it. Objectively, I can only see myself owning it for a couple more years at most. The cam belt will need doing again by then, and I don't know if I could justify spending £500 on one item on what would then be a 12 year old car.

To repeat myself, it's been an enjoyable car to own; when you find yourself lowering the driver's window just to hear the engine, you know you like the car!

2000 Peugeot 406 V6 3.0 V6 from Portugal

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 307

Summary:

A Fantastic car, for 18% of its original cost!

Faults:

Nothing.

My dog chewed the cables of the electric seats, all fixed now.

General Comments:

Amazing! That´s all I can say!

It has all the specs - heated and electric seats, electronic suspension, electric sunroof, leather all over, JBL sound system...

Driving it, it's a dream. Fast, safe and comfortable anytime.

It's fun to see the face of the driver in Audi's or BMW´S when I drive away.

The best of all, the fuel isn't that big of deal. 12l/100km, average, without caring.

In conclusion, a very well bought car, for only 9000€, when it was worth 50000€ when new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2007

26th Jun 2012, 08:06

Minor update:

The car has now 210000km. Problems so far: None!

It's absolutely fantastic - not one single noise, leak smell or failure.

The only repair external from servicing was regarding a rock that broke the radiator.

It keeps being safe, comfortable and extremely fast!

This car has proven what I always thought - if you don't have much money, buy a big-engined used car, and if you need, convert it to LPG.

You'll see it will be a lot cheaper in the long term than a new Polo or Clio!

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 38 reviews