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snowy87

The car you should promise yourself

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT 2dr (Review date: 28th February '14)

4.5

I have owned my 156GT petrol RCZ from new for 2 years now. In that time I have had no serious problems. One mirror motor replaced under warranty. Even now, I still look forward to driving the car and her looks still turn heads. I think the early models (2010-2011) had a few issues but were ironed out in the newer versions. It is a plus 2, but the rear seats are only suitable for very small kids. On the plus side, the rear seat folds down giving a huge amount of boot space. I have had a 4ft 6ins head board in there with room to spare. The car drives very smoothly and is powerful enough for me, returning around 36mpg around town and well into the 40's on the motorway. RFL for mine is £140 a year and servicing is every 2 years. I never even considered owning a Peugeot of any kind until I saw the RCZ. Absolutely stunning. Would I buy another one?........ Definately!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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xzibit206

Real head turner, shame about the engine reliability

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT 2dr (Review date: 14th July '13)

3.5

The RCZ turned my head the day I first saw one and I thought I have to own that car. Two years on from buying one and around 17000 miles under my belt (I bought it second hand) the initial wow factor is still there but the engine is terrible for reliability.

I have (soon to sell) the 156hp petrol version with the GT trim. This means heated leather seats, parking sensors and a lot of gadgets and toys inside. The trim is great, no issues there. The boot space is fantastic. I've had everything from a slimline dishwasher to a bench top milling machine in the back over time and it's handled it fine. The rear seats are a very tight squeeze. I have had four adults in the car but it was only for a 15 minute journey and the passengers in the rear weren't overly comfortable to say the least.

The engine is where I have a real issue. At 22k on the clock I have had to over time have a timing chain and tensioner change out after a big argument with Peugeot that they should cover it under warranty along with a coolant sensor, a turbo solenoid and a blocked oil breather pipe. All thankfully completed under warranty but now that that is up I am looking to sell it for something more reliable. This is a real shame and I will have a tear in my eye when someone drives away in it.

Oh another thing, if you expect a spare wheel as standard then you will be disappointed. I bought a 19" spare alloy and part worn tyre off a certain auction site which fits in a wheel well space under the boot (you would have thought they could just provide a space saver in there as standard).

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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davemale

THE RCZ IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN AN AUDI TT

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT 2dr (Review date: 22nd October '12)

5

I've had the car for 3 motnhs now and I'm so happy with it. The build quality of Peugeot's now a days has so greatly improved, I have to say, they have converted someone who was very sceptical based on historic experience of the brand. If you're looking for a sports car and the Audi TT is on your list - this should be too!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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keithkaz1990

sporty

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT 2dr (Review date: 24th May '12)

4.5

The car has all the comforts of home mod cons at your finger tips perfect dynamics's to hold the road and give you confidence whilst behind the wheel, the rear seats do not other much room but can accommodate an average size child,

with the 19" alloy wheels wide wheel arch and metallic paint this car beams a 2nd look in it's direction

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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dibsvision

Sticks to the road like poo on a blanket

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT [200] 2dr (Review date: 19th April '12)

4

Amazing car to drive. I've had various hot hatches and coupés over the years; but I must say the RCZ is an absolute scorcher.

Not the most practical car in terms of space but of you want that search through the dross on here and find an estate shed.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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couger123

2010 Peugeot RCZ 2.0 HDi 163 FAP REVIEW

PEUGEOT RCZ 2.0 HDi GT 2dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)

4

the car is a joy to drive, good firm seats with electronic adjustments for various positions make it easy to get comfortable, the heated memory seats keep it that way for the rare occassion i let my girlfriend use the car (she has her own memory position). So far no rattles or squeeks, the fit and finish in the car is above normal peaugot quality and has a up market feel to it, good stereo system with bluetooth connection works which works fine with my samsung galaxy mobile. On the road the ride is firm but comfortable and the car is happy if you are potting around town or throwing it fast into a bend, it copes well with all types of driving, in the real world i am getting approx 38 mpg which is ok (not great).

the rear seats in the car are ok for small kids or our dog but not practicle for adults, the boot is a class leading for this type of car and will happily take your holiday luggage, shopping or golf bags.

the car is used daily for comuting to work and trips out, but we do have a second car as in reality it only has 2 seats and we do need to have 4 passengers on some occasions. the large 19" alloys can easily be damaged so you have to be carefull when driving on narrow roads.

overall i would rate the car 8/10 and would recommend it to anyone who want a stylish head turning but fairly practical coupe.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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jask001

definite step forward

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT [200] 2dr (Review date: 18th January '12)

5

never owned a peugeot before, or any french car for that matter, primarily due to reported reliability and build quality concerns. But once i saw this i immediately knew it was the right car, chosen over it's german rivals. Much to the dismay of friends and family, claiming it would fall to bits. Well everythingstill appears to be well bolted together 18 months later, it still handles superbly for a front wheel drive, looks haven't lost their charm and all the toys keep me happy. Not to mention that the boot is cavernous for a coupe in this class. Would buy it again.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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paulJ

2.0 HDi GT

PEUGEOT RCZ 2.0 HDi GT 2dr (Review date: 5th November '11)

4.8

Grips like glue. Fun to drive and good on fuel. Well equipped with the toys as standard and the engine is lively. Good sized boot. An award winning car. Well done Peugeot.

No issues to date.

The only downside. The wife, got to fight for the keys!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jasonR

mr

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT 2dr (Review date: 30th June '11)

4

a good and fun car to drive which delivers more for less than other cars in the same class .Always a head turner and a pleasure to drive £23000 well spent

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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peterG

My take on the peugeot RCZ

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6 THP GT [200] 2dr (Review date: 30th June '11)

4.5

OK - I've had an RCZ for about a month now - Not much time to form an honest opinion some might think but here are my impressions for what they're worth.

Practicality - If you're a family person with children over about 6, this is probably not the car for you. However, if you're single or just a couple this care is perfectly OK. The front seats are plenty big enough and the boot is bigger than you might think. Peugeot literature suggest its OK for a weekend break - but I reckon a couple could go touring for a month without too may problems.

Reliability - OK again, I've only had it a month (no problems so far!) but my last car was also a Peugeot with a similar engine - one of the PSA/BMW THP series. Now, there have been a few issues with this engine - my last 207 Gti had it, as have other PSA motors and Minis. However, the issue has been running for some couple of years now and I can say mine was rectified under warranty with little fuss.

Running costs: My view is that Peugeots are comparatively simple. The RCZ is no exception, so running costs should be no worse than other models from its range. Fuel economy seems better than my 207 Gti, even though the RCZ has an extra 25bhp and more torque. I achieved 46 mpg on a return run from London to Birmingham recently - admittedly under cruise control.

How it drives: Very well. I wouldn't say it was as agile as a hatch - it is a little bigger but it does appear to drive better over british roads - even on the 19" wheels.

Overall, I like it and I think it's more physically attractive then the competition. It my not be the 'safe' choice but it isn't a 'bad' choice, in my opinion.

Finally, I hope the above is of some use to someone - Good Luck!

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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