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PEUGEOT 206 Hatchback 1998‑2009
334 owner reviews for PEUGEOT 206 Hatchback 1998‑2009
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PEUGEOT 206 2.0 GTi 180 3dr [DAC+CC] (Review date: 3rd June '12)
There is no doubting this is an attractive looking car. The timeless 206 styling is further enhanced by powerfull looking wheels,spoiler and twin exhaust ensuring the car has real street prescence.
This car delivers a real punch once you get the engine rolling beyond 4000 revs and therein lies the problem of this car,especially when you are a 42 year old married man with 2 children and work as a 'banker'. This car needs to be driven hard for it to work and to find enjoyment from it.If you plan to use it to potter to work and back trying your best to preserve fuel then there are likely to be more sensible options out there.
Unless you are a fulltime motorway user fuel economy is woefull - you wont see much more than 27mpg,in fact your constant effort to improve this will dominate your driving expererience and ultimately means you will drive slower and slower. A silly concept.
There can be few 206 owners who are truly happy with the driving position of thi car,unfortunately despite the 180's status this remains the case,so be prepared for an awkward drive; which never gets any better.
I am a fan of this car it is well specd,has a great engine and is fast,perhaps too fast and costly to run for me. In truth i made an error in buying this car which i owned for 6 months before trading it for a bmw 3 series coupe, saving £270 in road tax in the process.
In summary, this a good car for the right owner which i would have been 10 years ago.
2.0 HDI - Avoid like the plague
PEUGEOT 206 2.0 HDi 90 LX 5dr [SR] (Review date: 18th May '12)
Had this car for over 1 year and was the worst experience ever, Speedo didn't work, gearbox messed up, handled like a ship, noisy like a tractor, and running costs wasn't so great.
The car is not for motorway use, but saying that it is unpractical in town, front end is too low and catches on speed humps, requiring new sumps.
I would not recommend you buy this..save the money and get a yaris or corsa.
p.s.:mileage was only 75k
Not as economical as stated - sub standard French quality
PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi Look 3dr [AC] (Review date: 24th April '12)
We've owned a 1.4 HDI since new, the air con has gone 3 times, front stabaliser rods started knocking - loose rear panel trim, creaking from the rear quarter panel, fading dash lights (lot of common issues synonymous with Peugeots) - all under 25,000 careful miles. My partner has driven this very frugally and at best we get 52 mpg - nowhere near the manufacturers claims, it is main agent serviced and never been in an accident. Yes it is £30 pa tax but that pales into insigificance with the other issues we have had to deal with. Will never touch Peugeot again.
oldy but still goody
PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi S 3dr [AC] (Review date: 1st March '12)
If you’re like me your looking at a 206 for economy, don’t look any further, not unless you can afford the 207. Times are hard for the honest worker; ive had Jags Audi’s Landrovers everything big you can name and enjoyed them all. But with rising motoring costs and less money I had to look for a cheap run-around. Mine is a 1.4hdi (04 plate) had it 18 mths and what a little cracker. It’s never returned less than 50mpg and regular journeys to Wales returns 67mpg, and I don’t hang about. I tried everything small before I finally decided, but found all others gave me back ache or leg cramps, being 6’ it was important to find something comfortable, the front seats have plenty of adjustment for a tall person and plenty of head room, so long journeys are a doddle. It’s not the fastest super mini but wins everywhere else. The gearing is somewhat long, this is where the 206 really gets its economy from I suppose, 30mph round town always makes you wonder if you should be in 3rd or 4th as a consequence, and takes some getting use to. The added benefits are that once you’re on the open road revs are lower than most and give you a relatively quite ride. Gear box is notchy but liveable. Space is very good in its class once the rear seats are dropped you have yourself a nifty little van. Seats up you can seat 3 across the back snugly with rising head rests for everyone. Up front it’s comfy with adequate room and good size door pockets, could do with drink holders easier to hand though, there are some in the glove box!? Instead you get circular cut outs in the door pocket but this usually gets full of rubbish, besides I do not want coffee in my turn-ups after slamming the door. Engine bay is clearly marked as to what you can touch and check. But the dip stick behind the air-con pipes is a bit stupid. Tyres are popular with everything from prestige makes to budges available. Servicing is also very cheap with long intervals. Recent discs and pads had me wondering if they’d missed them off the bill! Reliability is phenomenal at least for the moment with 65k on the clock. As usual get one that’s unmolested, stamped up and accident free and you will want to join the 206 club. I wonder, is there one? Should be. I’m certainly a fan.
Best car I have owned
PEUGEOT 206 1.4 LX 3dr [AC] (Review date: 24th February '12)
My peugeot 206 is now 10yrs old. I have had it from new and has been a dream car, very reliable and has cost us little in maintanance. I have always had it serviced at the specified intervals and although it has low mileage you still expect things to go wrong through age. Just recently the suspension arms and springs went but I'm pleased that this has been our biggest problem in the time we have had the car. It is used daily for work commute and for pleasure. There are only two of us now and find the size of the car, storage i.e boot space all adequate. I do like the electric mirrors a bonus as they do need changing depending who is driving. The interior is nice and all the controls easily at hand. I find it a nice comfortable drive. Petrol consumption is not too bad to say that it is mainly short journeys. It would be better if the road tax was lower but overall I can't complain on the running costs. I would definitely consider buying another when this one has had its day but until then happy to keep going.
Peugeot 206 1.4 Zest 2 [AC]
PEUGEOT 206 1.4 Zest 2 3dr [AC] (Review date: 24th February '12)
I bought this car 5 years ago second hand with a mileage of 14,500 on the clock. Since then I have done approximately 30,000 miles with no real issues. The car has been a good runner, handles and drives well and isn't too bad on the fuel consumption.
The only issues I have had are with the gearbox which seems to be a bit tempremental and the electrics in general are the same.
Over the last year the engine management light has appeared intemittantly but when checked at the garage they can find no faults and the central locking for the boot release seems to only wants to work when it feels like it lately, I have tried changing the fuses and have taken the tailgate apart to see if there are any mechanical issues but again can not find any faults.
Other that these issues this car has been an excellent family run around even managing long trips from Birmingham to Conrwall and Dorset with 4 people sitting comfortably as well as 2 weeks worth of clothes for the holiday filling the boot to the brim.
In conclusion I would advise anyone looking for a reasonably sized car for commuting or a cheap family run around to try a 206 butt preferably with a larger engine or a diesel as when fully loaded I found the car wanting a bit more power.
Perfect City Car.
PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi Zest 2 3dr [AC] (Review date: 3rd February '12)
After swearing I would never buy another french car again, I changed ideas and bought a 206. This decision was based on one reason - cost!
As a commuter of 50+ miles a day I needed a car that would be cheap to run. Averaging over 60mpg on an average commute ticked those boxes for me and at £30 a year to tax its not a burden to tax either.
For a relatively small car it is still quite practical and has done many long distance trips. whilst it doesn't moan about these trips it's not the most comfortable car to do long distances in, the road noise can be quite loud at speed and the wind rushing past is quite noticeable. however in and around town it is the perfect motor.
That being said it is still the car we choose for trips due to its economy. In the 4 years & 60k miles I have owned the car it has broken down once - and it was only a minor thing - apart from that it hasn't had much go wrong with it at all!
Whilst I wouldn't buy another 206 (i'm getting too big for a small car) this has restored my faith in buying another French car.
Great Little Car! 2004 Peugeot 206 SE 1.6
PEUGEOT 206 1.6 16V SE 5dr [DAC+CC] (Review date: 25th January '12)
My only real complaint about this little Peugeot is exactly that, its little! Perfect for family free singletons, but throw a couple of kids into the mix and it gets crampt.
It is a good drive but the lack of space lets it down again and can tell on you at the other end.
I have the 5 door which is by far better than the 3 for back seat use.
Mechanically cant fault mine, 99k on clock and still going strong, wish it had 30k then it would be a pleasure to own, I'd know for sure it had plenty of life left. As it is I got it 6 months ago and really like it. Looks can't be faulted, its been around a few years and is still modern looking even now it has been replaced by the slightly bigger 207.
Inside is very nice, my model is blue velour, looks good and feels comfortable, dash is modern and instruments clear and well illuminated. (This is a definate selling point of the car compared to other similar types)
Running costs not huge but not best either, on 1.6 petrol though I can't moan too much about that! 6 mths tax £90, fuel ok, insurance ok for me but crazy if you are 18-28 (in fact forget it!)
All in all, a charming little run around, I like this car!
roadworthy and valuable
PEUGEOT 206 1.6 110 Roland Garros 5dr Auto [AC] (Review date: 24th January '12)
I bought that peugeot 206 mainly because I particularly did look for that make. But the special edition i went for, namely "roland garros" did well meet my aestethic needs. The car has really nice partly leather, crem - green coloured indoor which makes you feel comfortable and cosy.
As for X rage it has some useful electronics, folded mirrors, nice 6cd disc changer and adjustable equalizer. All four windows are also steered electrically.
Now, the core issues. 1. 6 16 V engine does consume pretty much petrol especially in terms of urban driving but it gives you back once you hit the road. It has pretty nice acceleration whenever you need it and combining with weight, dimensions becomes really reliable whenever you need to take over.
The suspension might be little hard for some but personally I find it an advantage. When I first bought it it had 45.000 miles ich. I did another ten, and so far car runs as smoothly as you want this. I'd say as long as You keep it well maintained it will give you back in terms of comfortable, affordable drive.