2000 Peugeot 406 LX 2 .o petrol from UK and Ireland


Too many niggly faults that need expensive repair


Air conditioning packed up in this hot summer

CD player packed in

clutch needed replacing at high cost.

Brakes shudder

handbrake needs long pull to be effective.

General Comments:

Good looking car and I picked it because many taxi firms across Europe use it so I thought it would be reliable.

Good room in cabin and large boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 2003

2000 Peugeot 406 ST 2.0 from Singapore


High performance and economical to own


Rubber trimming around doors can be cut easily by footwear.

General Comments:

Performance and space ergonomics is excellent. Surprisingly fuel consumption is better than many well know Japanese brands that I have drive. Stable car to drive in Expressways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2003

2000 Peugeot 406 Estate, Familia, 7 seater 2 liter petrol from UK and Ireland


Nice, cheap, big car with poor quality


A fastener on the dashboard was not fitted causing a rattle.

The slits in the buckles the rear safety belts run through are of a design that the belts often get twisted and stuck so that the kids can't untangle them anymore.

The Peugeot roof bars are a pig to fit, if you are not very careful you will end up with some nasty dents in the car's roof.

The black deco-foil on the roof struts is badly fitted creasing and flaking off in one place.

The pullback springs of the rear seat belts are so feeble, the belts do not be pulled back completely any more, hanging loose.

The paint in the area the rear door-stops rest on was flaking off, causing corrosion after a few months.

The rear door is so badly fitted that it collided with some welds on the car's body, scarping off the paint causing corrosion after a few months.

The reverse gear has the tendency to slip out when not very carefully engaged.

The rubber lip below the front spoiler was ripped off, breaking the tiny brackets that hold it in place, probably when coming in touch with a pavement stone.

The driver's door lock failed immediately, was replaced and fails again when temperatures are below freezing.

From the beginning there were insects in the windscreen washer tank, no idea how they got there. Getting shred by the pump, the bits then block the washer nozzles.

The front windscreen wipers cannot be lifted off to scrape ice off the windscreen because they would collide with the bonnet.

Front and rear windscreen wiper blade split after about a year.

The front windscreen gets fogged up as soon as temperature drops and there are a few people in the car. Need to have the air condition on noisy defog all the time.

The CD player was damaging the top coating of the CD due to excessive force of its primitive load mechanism.

One of the front fog-lights steams up, probably a seal broken.

Decorative covers on coat hangers fell off due to poor design and assembly quality.

There was an annoying rattle due to poor cable routing under the cylinder head cover.

The spare wheel cover (7-seater) is so fragile that the kids stepping on it to get to the rear facing seats nearly cracked it.

Grit from the road gets stuck between the front door sills and a rubber door seal attached to it. No way to get it out again. Will cause corrosion eventually.

The heat shield of the exhaust manifold is broken, £170 to get it fixed.

Air condition sensor failed.

General Comments:

The car looks good, feels good, drives good, is an utter bargain for the size and performance and has an utter atrocious design and build quality.

If you are not a Peugeot fanatic, better don't buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th April, 2003

2000 Peugeot 406 Rapier HDi 90 Estate 2.00 diesel from UK and Ireland


I have really enjoyed it and would probably buy the same again


I had to get the air conditioning bled as it stopped working. That was covered. Apart from that nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I have had seven Volvo's of different types, ending up with the 740 estate. I got the 406 estate as a part leased car.

I had a caravan when I first got the car... (a 16 foot one)...the Peugeot was excellent at towing.

The space inside is excellent, even compared to the Volvo.

It is comfortable and easy to drive.

The diesel turns in near 50 mpg which makes it cheap to run.

The rain sensor on the wipers is excellent and the radio/CD controls on the driving stalk are very useful and safe to operate.

I have to give my leased car back and am looking at the possibility of buying another one, even though I have heard that a new model is due out...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2003

10th Apr 2003, 16:13

I heard that the new model you're mentioning is the 407 and it is planned to come out on late 2003 or early 2004.

11th Jan 2005, 13:05

I bought a 406 estate from big car supermarket in Exeter only 9 months ago and it's been nothing, but trouble. NEVER AGAIN.

21st Mar 2005, 10:15

Peugeot 406 Rapier HDI - nearly 100000 on the clock, but starting to get a load of problems.

To mention some:-

Rear tracking out -wearing out tyres in 10000miles. Wear on inside. £150 bill.

Radiator leaking new one needed- £300 bill.

Now lost all power can't get above 70mph on the motorway and need to change into 4th gear at the slightest incline and the speed drops to 60mph or less.

Nowhere near as reliable as the previous 405.

22nd Jul 2005, 07:22

Looks like your injector sensor has stopped working. Get it checked.