Security Alert: Fraudulent Car Buying Text Close
Owner reviews

Find owner reviews

PEUGEOT 206 Estate 2002‑2006

4.5
Based on 35 reviews
PEUGEOT 206 Estate 2002‑2006

How many stars is your car worth? Tell us what you think, write an owner review.

35 owner reviews for PEUGEOT 206 Estate 2002‑2006

Sort by:

steve.d

Cheap to run, only plus point

PEUGEOT 206 2.0 HDi 90 D Turbo 5dr [AC] (Review date: 13th August '14)

3.8

Bought as a stop gap. Good point - Cannot fault engine, had nearly 200000 miles on clock and still pulled like a train and very economical, 50+ mpg.

Bad points - Typical french electrics, what can go wrong did go wrong, ABS light came on and whatever we replaced on the car we just could not extinguish the light, rear wiper stopped working, airbag light occasionally came on. The factory wheels have no center holes so have to find specialist to balance wheels.

Front suspension very flimsy, constantly having to replace components.

Very low car which proved it's downfall as it is now insurance right off after being caught in flash flood and engine took in water and is no more.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
2 out of 2 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

astragolf

a great little car

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 S 5dr (Review date: 25th June '14)

5

i part exchanged my old vectra estate for this little car,and was not sure if i had done the write thing,my old car cost me a fortune to run and service,but this little car is just great very good mpg nothing goes wrong with her only draw back is i have to put the seats down to fit my golf clubs in,never lets me down not in the cold winter mornings,i can say i now trust her completely,dont like the wipers oppersite way for us british drivers,other wise great.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
5 out of 5 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

cmd52

Brilliant Motor

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 Verve 5dr (Review date: 12th September '12)

5

Bought my 206 estate directly from Peugeot. Didn't really want an estate but now so glad I bought it as the extra space has come in so useful. I have had the car for 6 years and it has been an economical car to drive with no major problems & sailed through the MOT every year. Even though it only needs servicing every 20,000 miles I have had it serviced regularly and generally looked after it well. I use it on a daily basis for quite short trips, hence low mileage but it has always been practical and reliable. The rear window is an added advantage as it can be opened independently from the door if you haven't much room to open the door fully. The only downside to the vehicle is the windscreen wipers which, when on intermittently, are dictated by the speed of the car - doesn't seem to work well. Overall a fabulous vehicle that I would highly recommend.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
44 out of 45 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

skysurfer

Average modern car

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi TD XT 5dr [AC] (Review date: 19th June '12)

4

Bought this as a replacement for my W124 Merc estate, as I wanted a smaller estate. I was surprised that my insurance wasn't any cheaper.

Thinner, lighter, more 'tinny', but that's what you get, these days. I like it's style.

Impressed with fuel economy. Not impressed with the electrics. Suits me as it's the largest car I could find for the £30/yr tax. I need estates, this is the only one I could find of it's size.

Don't like the modern system of 'there's a warning light... spend money at a garage!'

Feels delicate, but has handled a fair amount of rough (rough tracks, mostly). Body clearance much improved after removal of that daft little front spoiler (four self tappers).

Bought it second hand with about 65k on the clock, thus far, only needed an engine pulley/new belt cover as the old one gave up (seemed a well built pulley, too.. just shows you). £200 DIY.

Has a faulty indicator when the brake lights are applied at the same time. Indicators stay on after stalk is returned to neutral (cured by a smack/wiggle). Sidelights go to headlights after a road bump...? (same...cured by a smack/wiggle).

Servicing/maintenance not too bad for DIY, better than most. Bits not too costly for most things. Servo assist is a real one (hydraulic), bonus! Turbo pickup from a standing start can leave you in the pooh! Be warned!

Paid £2.5k, I will no doubt be it's last owner.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
27 out of 30 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

peugeot206

The Practical Peugeot

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi TD XT 5dr [AC] (Review date: 14th June '12)

4

A nice medium size car. The back seat is very much like a couch, comfy but low. A bit of a tight squeeze for three people but ok for two adults and one child.

A very big spacious boot and even bigger when you drop the back seats down.

Drives well and brakes well.

Tow bar was fitted after we bought it for loads of use but it scrapes on the road when going up and down kerbs which is annoying a reason why we had to sell it and we wanted more space in the seats.

Ran on diesel which was economical.

Spent rather a lot of money repairing different things but got a good two and half years out of the car before selling it.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
12 out of 14 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

englishe

my best pall

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 S 5dr (Review date: 20th January '12)

4.8

this is my second 206 sw,the car is serviced every year,and i check oil,water etc now and again and found it never needed any attention.I love the shape,4 doors are great for picking up the grandkids,even they think the car looks good and they feel safe and secure.the tailgate is so handy,easy to put heavy large objects in as you can just slide things in with the least of effort,i,ve had a cooker with all the packing on in mine and it was no problem,saves a fortune on delivery charges.I just find it the most practical vehicle i have ever owned.Its only a 1.4 but its fine for me,pulls great even fully loaded,fast enough for long distances,and quite economical,Driving position is good,best braking car i,ve had,which has come in handy a few times,smooth and comfortable for me and my pasengers,leg rooms good in the front and back,very easy to drive,may spin the front wheels if you try to take off two quick,but you soon get used to that.lastly my pall went for the 1.6 207 diesel version,cos he was so impressed with my sw,and is very happy with the milage he gets,comfort and practicality of the vehicle,in other words very happy.My 206 sw has never let me down,managed everything i,ve asked of it,and i love it.HAPPY MOTORING FROM ENGLISHE>

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
27 out of 29 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

chrisW

Peugeot: the mistake of my life

PEUGEOT 206 2.0 HDi 90 D Turbo 5dr [AC] (Review date: 3rd December '11)

3

Well, where to start. Picked up the car 5 years ago with 60k on the clock. At 88k, the head gasket blew, £1500 to replace!! Fuel pump packed in at 92k, £350. Fuel pump computer blew 6 weeks after, £380. Endless suspension components, more likely down to the growing amount of potholes in this country. Automatic headlights failed whilst driving, instead of going back to normal, they turned off!! Two weeks later they sorted themselves out. Airbag warning fault comes and goes as it pleases....over £300 to fix IF they can narrow down the fault, at £45 a time to read the codes. Anti-polution fault appears randomly and cuts the engine out..... bit hair raising whilst your pottering down a busy motorway..... no one seems able to figure out what the problem is......expensive. Clutches are weaker than you would expect and cant take a great deal of abuse. Peugeot had a great recipe to make a fantastic little car. The ride on the SW is brilliant. The engine pulls very hard for 90hp and can if treated right and serviced regularly as, believe it or not, mine was can acheive over 57mpg on a long run. The split opening boot is a great idea. Open the glass to stop your shopping falling out, and with the seats folded, the space....well Tardis springs to mind. The seats are lovely, and the feel and look of the interior is, for a small car, great. I would have loved to give the car a better right up, but the electrical gremlins and suspension issues, and Peugeot UK's awful customer service will lead me to say "NON" to anyone who wants to buy a Peugeot.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
41 out of 44 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

willL

Cheap to run but many things they could designed better.

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi Style 5dr (Review date: 7th October '11)

4

I bought one due to the very low tax band , and having liked earlier models 205 and 405, especially the seats and remarkable resistance to rust. 206 has good ride and handling, the 1.4 diesel quite slow but the 1.6 costs three times as much road tax so I live with it. If i did a lot of miles I would consider it worth getting the more powerful one but its a 4000 mile a year car.

Interior quite flimsy and I wish it wasn't black (you wouldn't decorate your house interior black would you?) Seems to be an absolute dust magnet and the material of the upholstery is very difficult to get clean.

I don't like Peugeot's pull-pull system of headlamp beam change. I prefer the more intuitive pull-push. Also the switch for the drivers (right) window is on your left on the floor, so you can't find the switch especially when you are looking right: Madness.

There is a fairly large part (top right) of windscreen which is not swept by the wipers despite the fancy linkage on the centre wiper to obviously try and address this problem. Have you noticed the wipers actually move the opposite way to every other car out there. Almost like they couldn't or wouldn't adapt the car completely to RH drive variant. Tall drivers more likely to find it an issue.

The car's multiplex 'brain' which controls every electrical component has some annoying habits such as the interior light going out when you put the ignition on, when the door is still open! Its like it tries to be too clever which I find slightly insulting. The fan can't be turned on unless the engine is running too. (What if I want to sit in the car and have a little breeze on my face. )

The car is surprisingly happy and quiet on motorways for a small car.

Tailgate window is surprisingly useful , but I wish they hadn't tinted the rear area.

Spare keys very expensive to organised, but a lot of modern cars are like that.

Regular service items are cheap but some parts are a real shock such as indicator switch (common wear item on this model) near £200. Engine compartment far more cramped (hence more labour rate for some repairs) than say Japanese cars.

Roof rails are handy.

Jack and wheelbrace flimsy.

Heater has real controls not silly displays and buttons.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
38 out of 41 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

grahamA

Can't fault it

PEUGEOT 206 1.4 HDi TD XT 5dr [AC] (Review date: 4th September '11)

5

I wanted a 206 1.4 HDI hatch initially for the economy and cheap road tax but I was put off by the size of the boot, then I became aware of the Station Wagon (SW).

I've owned my 206 SW for 5 years now and can't fault it. There is ample space in the boot which holds three suit cases easily, there is also an auxiliary power point and storage nets/straps to stop things rolling around the load area.

The car is very economical and cheap to run, it's not going to break any land speed records but who cares?

We are a family of four and the car accommodates us all without any problem, its always been reliable and never let me down.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
50 out of 51 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No

markS

EXCELLENT FAMILY CAR

PEUGEOT 206 2.0 HDi 90 TD XT 5dr [AC] (Review date: 4th September '11)

5

This Peugeot 206 sw is an excellent family car. Very reliable and economical. Spacious with a large boot. Cheap insurance and cheap tax.

I am reluctantly selling this vehicle due to moving home and work meaning i only now need one car which is my wife's car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
26 out of 27 readers found this review useful. Did you? Yes No
« First ‹ Prev 1 2 3 4 Last »

How many stars is your car worth? Tell us what you think, write an owner review.