2000 Peugeot 406 Reviews - Page 5 of 12

2000 Peugeot 406 LX HDI 110 diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission HDI 110 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Reliable and cheap too run

Faults:

Air conditioning condenser (replaced under warranty)

Crankshaft pulley rattle/worn.

Few rattles and squeaks from the dash area

General Comments:

Very comfortable

Very economical

Fast enough for me

Extremely reliable

However the bodywork is a let down as it scratches and dents all too easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2006

2000 Peugeot 406 SRDT 2.0L hdi from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L hdi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Look after it and it will look after you

Faults:

Fault with the engine management system three times, Repaired under warranty only to happen again, Resulting in miss firing when driving and total lack of power.

Local Garage fixed the problem in 10 minutes with there own system. No problems with it so far.

Found it very hard to get a after market CD changer for the radio. had to replace the original radio. There are just too many models.

General Comments:

Great styling, amazing engine.

Great car to drive on long journey's getting over 800 miles to a tank, 750 when it's time to change the oil.

The weight of the diesel engine keeps the front down, but will cause the back to lighten up dramatically under braking, Which I found out to my own disappointment. It caused me to hit a tree. caused minor damage, but kept on going.

Lots of leg room compared too many cars out there, Parents have recently bought a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe very nice car, but for a big 4x4 there is hardly any leg room. (sorry I'm tall)

The ride is soft and comfortable compared to my old 306 it was just to hard over the bumps.

The performance of the 2L 90bhp hdi is disappointing compared to the old 1.9 TDi that was in my 306.The 1.9 could easily keep up with my mates 1.6 v-tech civic, and I still got 500 miles to a tank.

Very economical and cheap to run.

Top tip for young drivers.

If you are looking to buy this car make sure you go for the SRDT that's printed on the log book not the HDI. They are the same car, same engine and performance, but insurance companies in Ireland haven't picked up on it. thankfully was able to insure my self on it for 1800 euro per year. Compared to the 2100 euro I was paying for the 1.9 306.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2005

2000 Peugeot 406 Diesel HDI 110(A/C 2.00 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.00 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired500 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

A great family car for the money, spoiled by a soft body shell and expensive faults in later years

Faults:

In the last year a number of things have started to go wrong with the car involving expensive repairs:

ABS fault.

Air conditioning packed up (replacement £500+)

BSI computer fault requiring replacement (random signals on computer display, e.g. driver's door electric window randomly and regularly opens for no apparent reason and only responds to the door switch to close it after many attempts, signals and beeps from the computer display that passenger door is open and interior lights come on.

Expensive brake assembly replacements one at the rear and one at the front.

One defect to look out for which has been with the car ever since I bought it, are leaks from the roof in the area of the two front visors. They drip when the rain is heavy.

General Comments:

This is a great car with a fantastic engine, let down by an increasing number of faults which are expensive to repair.

The body shell is also soft and like many other owners my car has a lot of small dents on the doors.

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

Review Date: 10th October, 2004

28th Jul 2005, 11:01

Had a v reg for 5 years and covered 50k great engine. body is light, but that helps the performance.

The readout does fault out a bit, but only on radio. not a penny spent on anything else.

One of the best cars I have owned and considering buying a newer lower mileage one.

2000 Peugeot 406 SLi 2.0 from South Africa

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance137000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

Extremely good value for money

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is fuel-efficient and has very low overall running costs.

It handles extremely well on dirt-road surfaces.

Its level of reliability is the best I have experienced in any car over the last 30 years.

In my view it is one of the best looking cars on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2004

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