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      10.12.2002 23:29
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      Its been about a month now, that we've (a family of 5) have had our pug 206. Its a greatly styled car and takes on the shape of the world rally championship car (well, almost). The styling is pretty cool, it has a nice grill in the front bonnet and looks quite smart. The car has great features too, namely, AC (air-conditioning), 6 CD-changer and quite a lot of boot space. The car also has the usual power steering and other features one may expect with a sort of newish car. The car we have is a red colour and was brought second hand and remains a W reg. If i have any piece of advice to offer anyone picking a car of this type its pick the colour carefully. Although black or silver probably suits the car most as any other colour makes the grill on the front bonnet stick out which resembles an imperfection on the front bonnet. Inside the car is pretty smug. Its fairly small and does become fairly cramped with 5 people but with 4 people the car is fine. The seats are nice and comftable with the drivers seat able to change its torque (height), and forward / backwards positions. The dash board is smartly arranged and one thing you will notice when you first sit in the drivers seat is the size of the steering wheel. Its a fair bit smaller than most other steering wheels. Electronically the caar is quite sound, the wipers know how hard its raining and change their speed automatically. The CD / Tape / Radio player is all electronically driven and the mileage is also represented in electronic digits as well as the clock. Due to the fuel effiency of such a model the insurance is of great value and if you opt for a diesel version then the insurance is even less as the car is greener than most other vehicles. As for petrol the car flies by on a minimal amount and the you could find the cost of travelling significantly reduced. The car drives finely and has a great acceleration potential. Although this is probably due to the lightness of the car. The driver a
      nd passengers may be in for a bit of a bumpy ride with the firmed up suspension whic could make the faint-hearted a bit nauseas. Over long distances the car is a joy to drive and its fuel effeincy makes us more likely to take this small run-around than our big family saloon car. Inside the car has only one light fixed to the ceiling which appears towards the front, so if its dark and your sitting at the back and you lose something, wait til mourning. The sound system presented with the car is not the greatest thing on earth. It can sound a little bit tinny at times and is pretty poor, in quality terms, however for the majority of us its probably sufficient. The syling and the whole ego the car has makes this automobile a worthy investment and we have enjoyed travelling in this car. Its great to drive and is fuel efficient, what more can you ask for? A bit on the pricey side for what it is and a pretty naff sound system but as these are only minor faults i am going to award this car a 4/5.

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        25.10.2002 02:47
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        If you're expecting a review contianing a long list of technical specifications and motoring jargon that sounds like it's written by an engineering expert then you're in the wrong place... This is my review on the Peugeot 206 (1.4 GLX model) and as such is hopefully written in a way that will make sense to everyone, from the car expert to the novice. I took the plunge in August 2002 and ordered a brand new GLX... Approximately eight weeks later it arrived, and it was love at first sight... LOOKS *************** The 206 is a fairly small car - slightly larger than a Fiesta, not so big as an Astra. Looks-wise, it is quite a curvy car, with a stream-lined shape. One of the most recognisable things about the 206 are the lights at the front, which look slighly evil in the way that they slope backwards, almost feline like. Another immediately recognisable feature of the 206 is the two air vents on the right hand side of the bonnet. Unlike the majority of other models of the 206, the GLX comes with alloy wheels which add to the overall 'sleekness' of the car. Other than the addition of the alloys, the GLX looks almost the same as any other model of 206 from the outside... INSIDE *************** So - what made me decide on the GLX if it looks the same as all the other models? The features on the inside, that's what! After experiencing the weather of the last few months in my previous car, ranging from those glorious (too hot) summer days to the rainy miserable cold ones I was determined that my new car would have to make driving more comfortable - no more waiting forever for the heaters to warm up, and no more having to drive with the windows wound right down to get cool... The GLX boasts digital air conditioning with climate control. Basically that means there is a little display screen in the centre of the car where in most lower spec cars you would find the dials for hot and cold air. In
        this display screen is an outline picture of the car - in the centre is the temperature - you can adjust this up and down to your liking using simple 'up and down' buttons - once you've chosen the temperature you require the car does the rest, and within seconds the temperature is as you wanted it. Another gadget that influenced my purchase... electric windows! Electric windows are fairly common in many vehicles these days, but are something I've never had in any of the vehicles I own. In addition, the door mirrors are electrically heated and operated. And the best gadgets of all... the automatic headlights and windscreen wipers! A small sensor behind the mirror on the windscreen detects when it's starting to get dark, and, once it realises the light's not what it should be it automatically switches on your headlights! Similarly, if it senses that there is water on the windscreen it switches on the wipers to a suitable speed to cope with the amount of water it senses. Both these gadgets can be deactivated and over-ridden if necessary, but they don't half make you feel like you're driving a posh car! There are two choices of trim for the interior of the GLX - either blue or green makran velour. These trim is treated with Scotchguard and makes the seats extremely soft and comfortable to sit in. OTHER FEATURES *************** The GLX comes complete with a 6 CD Multi-changer along with the radio-cassette player. The radio / cassette / CD player can all be operated through the stereo itself or through the stalk by the steering wheel. The stereo itself is good quality and cannot be faulted for the way in which it works, however in comparison to the rest of the car it lacks features, such as the ability to shuffle the order in which CD's are played / play random tracks, both features which are common with many other car stereo CD-changers. The GLX comes with remote central lockin
        g and an alarm / immobilisor which are activated on locking the vehicle. There are both driver and passenger airbags within the car, and the passenger airbag can be easily de-activated should it need to be, for example if you have a particular type of child seat in the front of the car. Storage-wise the boot has ample space for shopping / suitcases considering the size of the car. The rear seats can be put down if extra space is required in the rear of the car, and just part of the rear seat can be put down if required. For long objects, the front passenger seat can also be folded down almost flat so the car can take a long item stretching from the front seat to the rear of the boot. The compartments in the doors are roomy enough to fit essentials in (like sweets and sunglasses!), and the glove box is also fairly roomy for a car of its size (there is enough room to easily store the handbook without taking up all the space). In addition there is a 'secret' storage compartment underneath the front passenger seat which can be used to temporarily store valuables out of sight. COLOURS *************** It had always been my dream to own a black car ever since even before I could drive, so when I opted to buy a brand new car I went for the colour I wanted. Luckily black is one of the options that the GLX is available in, however, be warned that if you are purchasing a brand new vehicle you often have to pay extra for certain colours - in the case of Peugeot's, black is one of the colours that costs extra (£200). There are a number of colours that don't cost any extra... DRIVING *************** It's a cliche, but this car does drive like a dream. Steering is light, and changing gear is easy and very smooth. The pedals seemed slightly close together at first, though I soon got used to this. The mirrors are easy to adjust for best vision, and the seat can be raised or lowered in addition to the u
        sual features of moving backward and forward. The steering wheel height can also be adjusted to better suit the driver. The car handles very well and is very responsive (thanks to power steering!). I have sat in the car as a passenger (well Dad's do insist they must test-drive any new vehicles in the family) and also found it to be a comfortable experience. Plenty of leg-room and a comfortable seat! Being a fairly small car, passengers in the back don't perhaps get quite as much leg room as they'd get in a larger car, however it is certainly not cramped even with adults as back seat passengers. PRICES *************** It's very hard to comment on prices as these can be affected by dealer's offers, your choice of options / colour, and a multitude of other factors, however as a rough guide the total on the road price of my car was £11,295 (including registration / tax etc). When buying a new car there are always plenty of different financing options available and it wouldn't really be suitable for me to list those that were available to me here as no doubt they have changed in the couple of months since I ordered my car. TO CONCLUDE *************** I'm sure that you can probably tell that I'm extremely happy with my car and would certainly recommend it to any potential new car buyer. There's bound to be some features I haven't mentioned within this review, however I have tried to include as many of the features that I think make this car better than others I have driven. If you want more technical details about the vehicle they can be easily found on Peugeot's website or from a dealer. Thanks for reading, and I hope I didn't do too bad a job of my first car review! Angeelu :o)

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          31.05.2001 03:28
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          I've had my Peugeot 206 GLX 1.6 for 18 months now, and it's been a great fun car to have. The car looks great - it looks more sporty than some of the so called "sports minis" like the Puma or Tigra. The GLX has a great specification ? air conditioning, 6 disc CD changer, rain sensing windscreen wipers and electric windows are all standard on the GLX. The car motors around well, and is quite happy to zip around in town or on the motorway. Acceleration isn't the best though. Neither is fuel consumption. Not to say they're bad, but I noticed that my older 1.1 Fiesta did a better mpg. Although going for the smaller 1.4 would probably help there. It's not all perfect though - I'm not the greatest fan of the driving position. Now, I'm not quite 6 foot tall, but I need to have the seat lowered as far as it'll go and almost as far back as it'll go just go get my knees under the steering wheel. Also, the view from the rear view mirror is somewhat poor - I get a 60/40 view of tarmac when empty, and probably an 80/20 split when loaded. Perhaps it's just me, but I like to see more of what's behind me than the road just gone. You can't see the front of the car either, so when parking it?s a bit more tricky judging distances. The boot isn't the biggest in the world - of course - but it can fit in a reasonably sized suitcase easily, and the rear seats fold down should you need to. All in all, I love the car - it's fun to drive, looks pretty good and is perfectly suited to a couple or a single person.

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            20.05.2001 03:19
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            I have been driving my 206 1.4 GLX since September of 1999, so I've had it well over a year. I have always been a fan of peugeots, having previously owned a 106 and 306. The 206 though is by far the best of the bunch. I use the car daily mainly for short trips with one small child. It's ideal for town driving. It has great acceleration, although sometimes I notice that its performance is a little less responsive when the air conditioning system is in use. With hindsight I would have taken the sun roof option that is available. Everything else about the car is very very pleasing. The sound system is excellent, the interior stylish and the specification is extremely high. Overall I love it!!! I did buy the car from a main dealer and I played a couple of local dealerships off against each other. ie. telling one that the other had offered me a 10% discount. With a little bartering I got nearly £2000 off the list price because the smaller more local dealer was desperate to get the sale.Which was great because I didn't have the time to go Abroad to get it.

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              19.01.2001 17:34

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              I have been driving a Peugeot 206 GLX 1.6 for about a year now and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It has got a good equipment level - six cd player, air con, automatic wipers and good quality stereo system, air bags - while at the same time it is comfortable and there is plenty of space for a small car. Since it was a company car we decided to get a smaller car with all the add ons rather than a larger car with less gear and we have not regretted it. The car has plenty of oomph (you would expect that from the 2000 World Rally Champion's car!) and it also looks good. The only negative points would be that the clutch / gear change is a bit sticky sometimes and the petrol consumption does not appear to be that economical (this may be because we have got the 1.6 model anyway!).

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              19.11.2000 06:19
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              1.4 GLX Having been a passenger in a 206 on several occasions there are several points I have noticed, the quick acceleration, the comfy ride, the high quality sound system that came with the car, and of course all the heads that turn and look as we drive past. I have also been assured it is a great car for the driver, and by the way everything else is that really doesn't suprise me. The one major annoyance I found about the 206 was the mess up in the order. When we turned up to pick up our new car on the date given september 1st 2000 we were shocked to hear our car hadn't even been made. So we waited a few weeks, went back for it, and were not so pleasantly greeted by the wrong colour car, which we only took to avoid a 5 week wait. To top it all off we weren't even offered compensation. This service really isn't good enough from such a well known manufacturer. However, if these circumstances had not arisen then we would be very satisfied with the car.

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              08.11.2000 04:02
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              I have recently purchased a 206 and it drives excellently. The car looks great and goes superbly. It handles brilliantly and for a small car of its class has a suprising amount of room inside. Having had a Renault 5, the step up was big. The car is as easy to manouver whilst being alot faster and having much better acceleration. Whilst my model, the GLXi, is not the best by a hell of a long way, it still goes well. The car is a solid runner and has aused me very little trouble

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              24.09.2000 07:01
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              I've owned a 1.4l 206 GLX since last November. I bought it from Holland saving about £2000 in the process. The first thing that struck me about the car was the body shape. Personally I think it's a really stylish looking car. Much better looking than other cars in it's class like Fiestas, Novas, Clios etc. I've got the electric blue which really makes the car stand out from the crowd. The interior continues the stylish theme of the bodywork, very curvacious. The GLX model comes with a host of great features: air con, a six CD changer, automatic windscreen wipers (which work really well), front fog lights, heated side mirrors, the list goes on. Driving the car is a joy, very smooth quiet engine but there's power there when you need it. I was a bit concerned about the power steering as it is the first car I've had with power steering and I thought I might lose a bit of feel but that is not the case. Fuel consumption is very good as well, important in the current climate! All in all I'm extremely pleased with my choice. I really cannot fault it.

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