Product Type: Peugeot cars
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One of the least reliable cars I`ve ever owned
Peugeot 206 D turbo
Member Name: xvrclaw
Peugeot 206 D turbo
Advantages: small size, good mpg, quality interior
Disadvantages: serious mechanical issues
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.
Summary: Potentially good little car ruined by mechanical problem