2002 Peugeot 406 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2002 Peugeot 406 E9 2.0 litre petrol from Thailand

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance20000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Best Buy

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. Perhaps this is because we have driven it relatively very little. My mother alternates between this 406 and her old 405.

It was built in Thailand, and the build quality is, dare I say, much better than those earlier ones imported from France.

General Comments:

In Thailand, this car is the best value for the money, used or new. We got it new for 1.2 million baht ($30,000 at 2002 rate) and compared to other makes, it was definitely the best car we could have gotten.

Performance was very good for a car that size with a 2.0 liter. Fuel consumption was not great, but reasonable.

Interior, OEM sound system, and other accessories/gimmicks work wonderfully. Interior space is a little cramp, though. Seats 4 comfortably, 5 not so. Leather seats are nice and comfortable.

Best of all is handling. You can drive it up to 180 km/h and still feels as if you were doing 120 km/h. Suspension and steering systems are comparable to, if not better than, cars three times its price, such as BMW 5-series.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2004

2002 Peugeot 406 GLX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Summary:

If you don't need a car then the 406 is for you

Faults:

Two factory recalls, one on boot lock, one on side impact air bag.

Front brake disks warping.

Drivers heated mirror not working.

Cd player jumping.

Faulty oil level indicator x 2.

Oil leak from new oil sensor.

Indicators not operating properly x 3.

Horn defective.

Rain sensor slow to operate.

Passenger window rattles.

Central locking either nothing locks or everything unlocks by itself x 2.

New alternator fitted.

General Comments:

If you ignore all of the faults that the car has had, then the car itself is quite economical, comfy and good to drive. The main problem arises when you need to get the repairs done. I would not buy another Peugeot, not just because of the fault's, as if they are not enough, but also because of the poor back up you get from the dealer/Peugeot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th March, 2004

5th Apr 2004, 14:56

Quote: "...because of the poor back up you get from the dealer/Peugeot."

Indeed. I have had my 406 for 2 years now, and the niggles (plenty, if mostly different to yours) would be easier to put up with if the service was better.

10th Apr 2004, 16:59

I have had my 406 for 4 years now, am completely satisfied and the niggles (very few) were easy put up, with the service, here in Greece. It's a hell of car. INDEED.

13th Aug 2006, 17:04

I still have my 1.8 petrol 406SV for 6,5 years 'till now, am completely satisfied and the very few niggles were easy put up, with the service, here in Greece. It's a hell of (A DRIVING PLEASURE) car!!...

P.S: Just from yesterday, the battery shows signs of death

:-( " poor lady, was only 6.5 years old" :-)

6th Jan 2007, 06:26

Regarding the previous comment:

When you observe that the biting level of the clutch changes, you have most likely a problem with the hydraulic cylinder and/or one of its gaskets, whitch is not air-tight any more. Have it checked.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 5 reviews