I have a Red peugeot 206 and think it is absolutely great
There is plenty room in the back seats for passengers unless the passengers in the front have rather long legs. Untill recently i didn't know about it but there is a secret bom/drawer under the front passenger seat where you can put valuables to keep them out of sight incase if you are leaving your car for a period of time.
It is fun to drive and can build up a substantial amount of speed when it wants to, obviously not going above 80mph because thats illegal but it does enjoy that speed.
I tend to do a lot of driving as i commute too and from uni most weekends and the car is verry effiecient when it comes to fuel economy, i would say i do 400 miles each week which is a lot and that would use up about 2 thirds of a full tank so it really is quite efficient, but it generally depends on how economically you drive. I think the car does aroun 50 miles to the gallon but im not too sure about the facts.
I've had the car for a while now and have had no major problems with it, the only problem i have had is the front seats were not reclining so i took it to a peugeot dealer who soon fixed it and said it had happened to a few 206's but it was no major problem.
Peugeot 206 2.0HDi
We upgraded to the 2 litre HDi 206 from a 1.1 petrol 206. I had no issues with the quality, design, reliability or looks of the vehicle so the natural choice was to get another 206. I guess that in itself says enough about the model.
We choose the Hdi as the 1.1 didn't have the power required for long distance motorway driving. This one is much better at that task, and the turbo delivers a nice smooth kick to get up to crusing speed. Being diesel this one delivers a cracking 48Mpg, which is amazing for a two litre car. Road taz is also mighty cheap on the new banding system.
I haven't written too much on the actual model on this review, as Iv'e already reviewed it heavily in the 1.1, and the 206 was such a success I think we all know how good she is. I would say to anyone thinking of buying a 206 now, spend an extra couple of hundred quid and get the 2.0Hdi. It is cheaper to run, much sharper and won't let you down.
Much better than its petrol equivalent.
Firstly I dont confess to being a motor car expert so throughout this review you will not find references to torque, specific acceleration rates and speeds etc etc. I offer my apologies to anyone who was searching for these.
My PUG is jet black and I love it for that reason. The dirt that sometimes builds up doesnt show up too much by day and certainly not by night so I can afford to leave it that little bit longer before I depart with a fiver at the local garage. After a trip to the garage, followed by a hot wash with wax the car looks spanking and new. It looks so good I can see people looking at us when we cruise the streets.
The curvaceous nature of the chassis is beautiful. There are no hard definitive lines that divide the car into segments this car seems to flow from the front to the rear. I have the 3 door version which I feel adds to the continuity. There is a little spoiler at the top of the rear wind screen that contains a brake light and looks very good when viewed from another vehicle.
The model I have has 5 spoke Peugeot alloy wheels. These give the PUG a sporty look and add to the overall appeal of the car. Other PUGs that dont have the alloys dont compare in terms of aesthetics in my opinion.
I think that all 2.0 L versions come with spot lights at the front of the car which is a good thing as they certainly help to widen the beam of light on the road during foggy conditions. Also, they draw attention from fellow drivers and I have received many a compliment on the appeal of the lights.
Internally, the dash board is primarily plastic which I dont mind as it is easy to keep clean. Luckily it is also black which ties in nicely with the external décor. They display lights are orange and contrasts well during dark conditions for optimal viewing of speed etc.
I love to drive my PUG. Compared to my old fiesta this feels like how I would imagine an Aston Martin drives. The car is smooth at all speeds in all gears and there is hardly any difference in noise production from the engine, considering this is a diesel I think that is very good. The gear box is smooth and requires and definite movement (I like) rather than a subtle almost unnoticeable movement of other cars. The pedals are nicely spaced and dont cause me any problems. The ABS is ultra responsive and took a little getting used to. But now I am more than happy for the sensitivity as I have to rely upon this on a few occasions when commuting along the M27. The steering is very responsive and doesnt seem to require much effort when cornering and reverse parking into tight spaces. My favourite aspect of the car is the acceleration. When I need to pull away from bad drivers or particularly slow drivers I have ample acceleration to do so. It can even pull me back in my seat if I really try hard enough lol.
I commute to Portsmouth from Bournemouth twice a week a 100 mile round trip. Once, I got to Portsmouth and then car told me that I was low on fuel via then dash board display. I looked at the fuel gauge and it too showed that I was low by indicting less than an 8th of the tank left. Unfortunately I had no money to fill so I ran the risk of driving 50 miles home. Good news is I made it home easily and still had enough fuel to go to the gym and bank. On average £40 will last me just over 500 miles.
Trips to the garage
Touch wood I havent been there yet. The car has done 70,000 miles in 3 short years and there are no problems. For a rugged 2.0 L diesel engine I would imagine at least another 30k miles before I have any real problems (touching wood again!!!)
Other cool things
The car will tell me when there is ice outside, when I am low on fuel, when it needs a service, if there is a door open, seat belt not plugged in and when head lights left on. The windscreen can detect rain an turn the wipers on, plus as adjust the speed to the volume of rain. You can raise the height of the seat as well as the forward/back and or tilt position. The inbuilt stereo will turn the volume up as the car gets faster so that the engine and exterior noise doesnt disturb the listening ability. Internal light turns on and stays on as you enter or exit the car. Of course there is air con and electric windows but I think those things are pretty much standard these days.
On the whole you may be able to tell that I adore my car but I hope this doesnt serve a bias because I really do rate this car compared to my past cars and friends car and problems they have had. If you need anymore info that isnt spec based then please feel free to ask me.
I have had my 206 for 5 months, and every time I drive it, I become more and more impressed. It is smooth, extremely powerful and performs better than any other car I have driven. The diesel engine ensures that the car is cheap to run. I can get 450 - 500 miles of a 10 Gallon tank (approximately 48 MPG) and that is around the town, back and forth to work. On a long run, I have got 65 MPG easily. The car performs extremely well, 90BHP and a whole load of torque, there is power underfoot when needed. This is definately one to have.
as for comfort, I have air conditioning that is superb, although this can affect fuel consumption. The seats are comfortable and the heaters will heat the car within a few minutes of the car being started.
The car has never let me down, and when checked I was told that no problems were showing.