I bought this car second hand 2 months ago, as I wanted a diesel to save in fuel cost, I went from a 1.6l Focus to this car. I must admit when I first thought about it, i thought it would be sluggish because of it being a diesel and I must admit I was pleasantly suprised. This is a very nippy car for a diesel, I could say that it was just as quick as the Focus was. I now go through twice as less fuel then I did with the Focus. Before I would go through a full tank of petrol a week in the focus but with the 206 it lasts me 2 weeks which has helped me cut my fuel costs in half. The seats are very comfortable, nice and soft. The drive is nice and smooth, although the power steering could do with being a bit easier to turn as at times it can be a bit stiff. I have all the nice little bits included i.e electric front windows, fog lights, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, electric door mirrors, a/c and a electric sunroof. The auto wipers can get a bit annoying sometimes because it will run slow when it needs to go quicker and runs fast when it needs to go slower. For a small car the boot is a fair size, as I have a lot junk like tennis racquets and football gear in it. There is a fair bit of leg room for the passenger and a fair bit of room for the backseat passengers. All the doors have arm rests on them so you are not looking for places to put your arms. It could do with having a few more drink holders, there is only two which is on the glove compartment door. The horn is very man-ly bad point to pick up on but it is poor, well mine is anyway. If you are looking for a small quick diesel car then this is for you, as i have previously stated it is quick and has saved me alot on fuel costs.
Okay, the word diesel is enough to put anyone under the age of forty right off. Right? Wrong! At the age of 28 I bought a 2.0ltr hdi 206. Now the 206 is a funky sporty little thing, why would anyone want a diesel version? Well, I tried the 1.6i petrol, it was okay, revved up nicely, and the boys looked twice. Then I tried teh diesel. You see, girl racer I may dream of being, but petrol in the uk is sky high (Try Germany - half price!!) So I took the diesel for a whizz down the M4. The 206 is not a big heavy car, the Hdi engine drives like an equivalent petrol. SO boy racers, how about a 2.0ltr powerhouse under your bonnet, as the rivals Renault say. 'It goes'. I love my little diesel, it is quiet, quieter in fact than a petrol Focus, it drives like a much bigger car, especially when you don't have two adults in the back, it loves German motorways, where it sits happily at about 120mph without a whimper and should you be daft enough to decide to move home, it will happily take a tonne behind in a trailer. Seriously, I am no girl racer. It is a super car and one I would highly recommend to anyone who loves to drive, who prefers larger cars (as a youngster I drove Daddy's cars - Granada's XM estates, Landcruisers- so the micra was NOT for me. It is incredibly efficient doing between 55 - 65 mpg and what may surprise you the most, it is a much cleaner engine than it's petrol cousin the 1.6ltr, with far less toxic emissions. In fact, I believe it is one of the best in its class. The downside, being a largish engine and a diesel, the government class it in the top tax rate! About time they read the stats I say. better a new 2.0ltr diesel than a ten year old 1.2 petrol! Yeuch!