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PEUGEOT 206 Hatchback 1998‑2009

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PEUGEOT 206 Hatchback 1998‑2009

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347 owner reviews for PEUGEOT 206 Hatchback 1998‑2009

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colganraz

1.6 16v XSi 110bhp

PEUGEOT 206 1.6 XSi 3dr [AC] (Review date: 27th April '13)

4.5

Owned for over 1 year now, very cheap to maintain, insurance is reasonable and the punchy 1.6 engine returns over 40MPG on a run.

had to replace the exhaust, brakes and tyres in 1 year, just general age related/wearing items, parts are very cheap!

My XSi model is packed with all the mod cons, automatic headlights, automatic wiping, steering wheel radio controls, trip computer and much much more.

For a small car theres plenty of room, boot space is OK and front seats seat me well and I am 6ft tall.

The car is pleasant to drive, feels nimble but holds the road well with it, fuel consumption is great when driven steady (41mpg combined and nearly 50 on motorways), 110bhp from a lightweight one point six litre engine makes for some pretty decent acceleration too, would defenaitely say the rival of this car would be the ford fiesta zetec S, and I would take the 206 everytime.

The drivers side pillar is abit obstructive, interior build quality is abit shakey along with some of the outer trim, and the tiny pedals can take some getting used to, but if you can live with that, it is a great cheap run around.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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brieamoa

Spacious but not very reliable

PEUGEOT 206 1.1 LX 3dr (Review date: 26th April '13)

2.5

Had it for a couple of months and it wasn't long before the gearbox started playing up. Took it to the mechanic who apparently fitted a new clutch and gearbox but the gears still feel loose and not very trustworthy.

Wouldn't recommend it as a first car or any car for that matter not too sure about other Peugeots but I certainly wouldn't by another one.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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damienr

Another Test Review

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi SE 3dr [DAC+CC] (Review date: 9th April '13)

3

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Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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jon206

120000 mile 206 1.4 petrol still going strong!

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 LX 5dr [AC] (Review date: 24th February '13)

3.5

My 206 is 02 reg and covered 120000 miles but still going strong and is reliable, having said that the interior creaks and rattles and the gearchange is sloppy and the gearbox wines but for a small french car its good and covers 46 mpg but I have it serviced and repaired regardless of cost and do not thrash it!

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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mercedesowner

cheap as chips and reliable too

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi LX 3dr [SR] (Review date: 12th December '12)

3.5

Very reliable and cheap to run. Tax was £30 p/a and returned 55Mpg. Had to take it to the garage every 2 months for some reason.

Did 30k miles in 3 years and replaced with a golf 1.9 tdi

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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mercedesowner

cheap car to drive

PEUGEOT 206 1.9 D LX 3dr [AC] (Review date: 12th December '12)

4

Had this car for 2 years. Returned 48Mpg. Had no issues other than a fuel pump failiure.

Replaced this with a newer 206 1.4 hdi

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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damienr

Great car at low cost

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi SE 3dr [DAC+CC] (Review date: 6th December '12)

4.3

Had my 206 now for 6 years and in that time I've added 140k miles to the clock. Never had any breakdowns, MOT has never cost more than £300.

Great first car, and cheap if you do a lot of miles.

Not the most comfortable car for long journeys, but a small price to pay.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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cbas100

One of the best I've owned

PEUGEOT 206 2.0 HDi 90 LX 3dr [AC] (Review date: 3rd December '12)

4.5

I didn’t want this car but ended up with the car by default after damaging it on the test run... Every cloud has a silver lining apparently, and this is mine. As of today my 206HDI has 211,000 on the clock and has taken me the 100 mile round trip to work and back every day for the last three years without a hiccup. All I've had to do is service it (AT THE CORRECT INTERVALS!), change tyres, renew drop links (quite a few times admittedly) and put in fuel. I also had to change the rear beam bearings at £160. Other than that - nothing. Starts first time every time, is comfortable, reliable, returns 55+mpg on motorways and is surprisingly quick for a 90bhp run around. I don't think they look terribly great and are as common as muck but I would bet money that half the bad review on this page has come from people who have bought uncared for cars. I have a full service history and drive reasonably carefully therefore don’t get much trouble. This is possibly one of the best cars I've ever owned.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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andrew290383

Good until they go wrong

PEUGEOT 206 1.6 GLX 5dr [AC] (Review date: 25th September '12)

3.3

After recieving my car as a gift from my uncle to help me get to and from work when i started my apprenticeship. The problems started after 6months. The car would go through brake pads every 6000 miles. When taking it to a few different garages the problem persisted and being a 29 year old male i didnt drive her fast and didnt brake excessivley. The clutch went at 70k and was expensive to replace as it took the cable aswell.

Towards the end the suspension was knocking after replacing both shocks and it had so many drop links i lost count. The gearbox whines and the engine had the head done once at 40k and again at 80k. The exhaust would fall off at the manifold. Overall for a great looking car its engineered parts were typical for a car that is french. Watch out for dodgey water pumps too as that was what blew the head after it over heated again without warning.

As for the good points. It was cheap on petrol. Cheap to insure and an ideal first car. Good to look at and nice to drive and park in tight spots. I did like her but in the end everything just failed and as with any car that is french the parts are expensive. :(

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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davidjb

absolute garbage

PEUGEOT 206 1.1 Style 5dr (Review date: 13th September '12)

1.5

I bought this car for a reasonable price locally, and from the day i bought it i had nothing but issues one after another week after week, the overall repair costs of the car equaled more than what i payed for the car itself, first the exhaust went with a golfball sized hole, then the car would stop and start while driving, so i had to buy a new coil pack even though one had been fitted 7 months prior, then the clutch cable snapped, so i had a new one fitted, less than 24 hours later the clutch itself went taking the less than 24hour old cable with it, after i fixed that my rear breaks went with a BANG, 3 days before i was driving it to the seaside, 3 weeks later the starter motor completely seized up so i had to buy a new one, 2 weeks after that my front right wheel started screaming and grinding, that was the absolute final straw, i sold it for LESS than half the repair bills within a 5 month period!! the 1.1 engine was dreadful, it strugled to reach 60mph, and the tork didn't exist at all, you could jog faster!! treat this car like you would the plague....give it a 3 mile radius and keep on looking, its not worth 50p let alone £1500. it has completey put me off french cars in general, thanks alot pug!!

Practicality

1 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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