The stereo radio CD system (Clarion) mailfunctioned from the first day and the dealer kept sending me from one service to another. They didn't believe at first!
The engine makes a rough metallic sound when started in a cold morning!
Small squeaks start to appear.
Gasoline consumption is extremely high.
The car's suspension is probably one of the best in the market, undoubtably.
It is really quiet in the highway at high speed (+150km/h)
Reliable engine -till now that is.
Not the quality of interior expected for a car of it's class.
Very well built sound system.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2002
21st Oct 2002, 17:26
1. Do not afraid of the metallic sound you heard. It is from the hydraulic pump, because of high pressure of the cold hydraulic fluid. After a few minutes warm-up it will stop.
2. Gasoline consumption is high because of the small engine 90hp, you should buy the 1800CC model at least the difference in price was very little. Because the car is really BIG, it needs many horses to move it.
3.About the quality of interior, you should bought the SV trim or the leather package.
4. My friend just put when ever is possible for you another 1800 or 2000cc or more cc's, engine and I promise you'll see a different car from what you now have.
A car you should not like to get off of it!!!
2000 Peugeot 406 LX 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Good all round performer
I have had no problems with the car and the main service at 20000 miles resulted in only filter and oil changes. Therefore, I have no grounds for complaint.
The performance is a bit sluggish, but this is not a major problem from my point of view.
Brakes are superb with ABS very effective.
Motorway driving is relaxed.
Stereo is fine.
Air Conditioning is very effective and responds quickly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th September, 2002
29th Feb 2004, 14:59
I have used a 406 GLX 2000 model for about 1year period when I was in Sri Lanka. It was a marvelous car to drive and I enjoyed driving it a lot. The performances were very good as compare to other cars that I have used. It's a very comfortable car. The only problem was the clutch a little bit hard as it wasn't a hydraulic type clutch.
2000 Peugeot 406 LX Family Estate 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Good car let down by poor performance
Engine Management System - The car performed very poorly from new and often stalled on pulling away. This was traced to a wrongly programmed engine management system, which had to be replaced.
Replacement Engine - After going through flooded road (only a few inches deep) water was sucked into the engine which had to be replaced at my cost. The dealer reported that several engines are replaced each year, because the air intake is so low.
CD Radio has a mind of its own, often refusing to turn off, even after the ignition key is removed. The RDS radio often displays the wrong channel and the remote control on the steering column gave up a long time ago.
Ride, comfort and handling are almost perfect, especially for a car of this price and class.
This model has climate control which works extremely well.
Even compared with more modern cars the quietness of the passenger compartment is remarkable.
All the positive points are let down by the poor performance and fuel consumption.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th September, 2002
13th Nov 2002, 13:14
I also experienced the same problem with turning the radio off, or rather I couldn't. The cause is a faulty diode which I was informed by my local dealer was subject to a recall several months earlier. Peugeot are aware of the problem & will replace it free of charge.
17th Jul 2004, 19:55
Anyone can tell why the Engine auto-diagnostic warning light stays on while the Engine is running on the Peugeot 406.