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      13.01.2012 19:01
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      Potentially good little car ruined by mechanical problem

      I purchased a second hand Peugeot 206 turbo diesel x reg about 5 years ago. It was the first peugeot i ever bought and has put me off peugeot for good!

      I was originally impressed with the roominess of the interior considering the cars small dimensions and was pleased that even a 6 footer could comfortably fit in both the front and in the rear. I was coming from a Ford focus and so on the test drive I was impressed with the cars nimble handling and ease of parking into a tight spot. I also liked the functional interior layout and all the plastics in the cabin seemed to be of a high quality. The boot isn`t the biggest but thats something you have to live with when you buy a supermini.

      On the road the diesel really impressed me with its good speed on the motorway. You can easily keep up with the flow of traffic and the car absorbes the bumps in the road very well. All in all I thought it was an excellent small car for long journeys. The miles per gallon was also extremely impressive and I could easily average 50+ mpg without too much difficulty.

      Unfortunately despite these positives the car was let down by a serious mechanical problem. After only 6 months of owning the car it started to cut out for no reason when you were driving along at normal speeds. This was both annoying and very alarming, I was lucky I wasn`t on the motorway at these times. After several visits to my local garage they finally came to the conclusion that there was something in the fuel lines. I`m no mechanic but was advised that to tackle the problem was going to cost more than the car was worth so I decided to get rid of the car as scrap.

      Overall this is a great little car unfortunately ruined by a serious mechanical fault.

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        08.03.2010 12:03

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        OVERALL A DECENT ENOUGH RUNNER

        I've had the car about and year and half. I have the 2003 modelI like it it's a good looking easy to drive.

        Positives

        It's 4 doors.
        Road tax is cheeeaappp £35!!
        Doesn't sound or smell like a diesel car.
        Central looking is useful.
        Seats are comfy.
        It's got plenty of space.
        The little computer monitor in the dashboard is useful tells you about deisel consumputions time.
        The onboard computer is useful as the car lets you know if there is a problem like diesel is low or the handbrake has been left on.
        Being able to change the radio station with a "stick" next to the indicaters.

        Negatives

        I haven't managed to fully use the compter feautures, the hand book isn't very clear and the car doesn't seem to do what it says.
        Didn't pass the MOT, wasn't too bad thouhg.
        Doors have gone "sticky" creak when the open.
        Has developed a few little faults which i didn't expect as it's quite a new car.
        Now quite noisy when i change the gears.
        But then again it may be me not looking after the car very well.

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        20.05.2009 19:02
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        Great wee car!

        Ahh the peugeot 206 is a brilliant car well in my opinion, i bought her about eight months ago and have got no bother out of it yet. Its very light on fuel intake and very economical which helps to pay the yearly road tax, it sum's to £35 a year which is very cheap compared to my last car, it was a 1.2 ltr Renault Clio, yearly road tax for that was £135 so i was glad i changed!

        The model i own at the minute is a 1.4 HDi S D-Turbo, which is nippy enough, its got a stainless steal diesel cap which is available for all models of the 206 although there around £15-£20 to buy from ur car dealer! You can also add a spoiler onto them which i think really gives them a good look, personaly it helps the look of all small car's!

        Overall the peugeot 206 is a great car, the interior is nice and is laid out very well, the interior can range depending on the model you go for. The newer modles all come with the basic's:

        -CD player/Radio

        -air con

        -radio/CD player controls at the steering wheel

        -electric windows

        -electric wing mirrors

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        23.12.2003 17:54
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        I have a 206 D Turbo and have had it for around 4 months now. I think the overall style for the 206 is excellent, pininfarina have done a class job on a small car when you compare it to other manufactures attempts and its still going strong 6 years after introduction! The 2.0 litre dturbo is a very quick and economical car, with more torque than the GTi 180!! it certainly pulls well up hills which gives it the feel of a much more powerful car. Acceleration also feels quicker than Peugeot state in the brochure, however a superchip will have it hot on the Gti's tail, giving it nearly 200lbs of torque! (and 110bhp) One thing that is worth adding to any Peugeot 206 is the sports pack. It compliments the cars styling superbly and really makes it stand out - especially as there are so many 206's around! Another thing worth considering if you have an older 206 is colour coding the black inserts on the bumpers and side trim. This makes a world of difference to the look ? as Peugeot has recently realised as they now do it on the latest models! Fuel economy is good, even when driven hard the car returns around 47/48mpg and is capable of much lower consumption if driven sensibly and on motorways etc. While on the motorway the car is also very capable as the turbo range seems to be strongest between 2100RPM and 2700 making overtaking above 70 easy. (the turbo also has a loud whistle to it between these ranges - surprisingly loud! I think it must be located at the back of the engine just in front of the dash!) The engine its self is very smooth and you wouldn't know you where in a diesel once on the move ? Even on tick-over the engine is actually quieter than some petrol?s and has a very solid sound to it rather than the loose rattle / mechanical sounding diesels of the past! The 206 does have it?s problems and niggles, but you can expect these from any new car, In truth it will be only the complaints that will make it onto the
        forums and surveys like this one so don?t let them put you off buying one! Remember there?s over 3,000,000? of them been produced since ?98! Overall I think the D Turbo is a very capable, economical car that would surprise and maybe even covert many petrol head's!

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          09.04.2003 21:51
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          I have had my 206 D Turbo 3dr for exactly 2 years now and bought it from new. I haven't regretted a minute of my purchase. I previously owned 2x306's and thought for my need they were too big as I don't have a family and am still a Single guy, so I thought for my next car I was going to go smaller. When I saw my 206 I fell in love nad then then the test drive I was sold. I have doen 23,000 miles with very few problems, there has been a little problem with the key were being it seems to lose it's coding and I have to used the spare, but I don't know all the technical details but once the spare has been used the Master seems to recode itself off it. I would happily recommend the 206 HDi D Turbo to anyone thinking about a Peugeot I have now had 3 Peugeots in a row and never had any problems that wern't of my own causing (Enough said lol). The car itself is very nippy and can hold it's own with most larger cars, I just love someone trying to pull along side me at traffic lights, they get a shock. My 206 does about 50-55mpg. Servicing costs are quite low and the usual 6,000 miles service interval. The only thing that could possibly go against the car is that if you need a large boot then look elsewhere as the boot is quite small, but I suppose you can't expect too much from a small hatch. I just hope this review proves useful to someone thinking it over.

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            07.02.2003 16:38
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            • "bit cramped in the back"

            There are lots of 206's around, as for the last couple of years it's been the best-selling privately bought car in the UK. However you still don't see too many D Turbo's, perhaps because it's up at the sharp end of the price range. Mine is now 2 years old and has covered 18,000 miles with 100% reliability. It's fast, frugal and fun; the 2 litre HDI engine is so smooth and eager yet returns 45 mpg round town and 55+ mpg on a long journey at max legal speeds. Handling is just delightful - in spite of its high build it doesn't roll much, grip is unending and steering is accurate and well-weighted. You couldn't really call it a quiet car, with that big diesel lump sitting inches in front of you. But engine noise isn't really the problem (it's vibration-free and easily drowned out by the radio) - no, it's road noise, perhaps caused by the low profile tyres on this model. Once again the CD-radio is the answer, and it really sounds very good for a small car system. It's also easy to operate with large buttons and a stalk control on the steering column. I'm not usually much concerned with the way a car looks on the outside, but I have to say that the 206 does stand out with its dramatic curves, even if mine is a slightly girly pale blue - my teenage daughter did help me choose it. Its rally success has given the 206 just the right amount of street-cred, I reckon. Inside, the dash is smart and simple, front seats are comfortable and grippy and it's remarkably roomy, though less so in the back. Ride quality is high but not quite as composed as my previous Citroens. I find the driving position fine, in spite of what some reviewers say, although the pedal bay is cramped (I'm used to this now). All in all, this is a well-built, practical car and provides the best driving experience in 40 years of driving and 16 cars owned.

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              26.04.2001 02:16
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              We hare changed our driving school car from a Ford KA (see the section on KAs for that particular nightmare) and with the improved fuel economy, build quality and the fact that it goes like stink (although the leaners don't obviously), we are really happy with it. Far too refined to be a diesel, it compares very favourably with the Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX we used as a family car and the Fiat Punto Sporting that I use now. As I said, put your foot and down and it goes. Straightaway. The interior is well laid out and feels quality - you feel like you are in a car where effort has been made, rather than any old plastic just thrown in there. We looked at an awful lot of cars before buying this - glad we chose it.

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