Iv had my 206 for 2 years now! I bought a 51 reg 65000 miles petrol for £1200 (yes ripped off)! Worst mistake of my life!! I have had nothing but trouble with it! Don't be fooled by the cheap insurance. Iv ended up spending over £800 on fixing bits and bobs such as clutch, drive shaft, exhaust, rear breaks and gear box! It has broken down more times that I can count but I can say I a, great friends with the AA recovery truck! If I could go back no I wouldn't buy this again. Even if I had the chance of getting a brand new one, I'd rather go for an older but more reliable car.
I bought my Peugeot 206 HDI 1.4l diesel after writing off my 306 HDI 2.0l diesel in the ice and snow! I loved that car, but didn't want to get another one as I wanted a more modern vehicle. I eventually chose the 206 as a near replacement (having considered and rejected a Ford Focus and a Renault Clio).
The 1.4 HDI engine has a surprising amount of power, although it can struggle to sustain 70mph up a long hill on the motorway, but it still pulls away well. I'm not a slow driver, but I never get frustrated with the 206's acceleration.
I love the sport front seats and air con as standard. The stereo is great - this is the first car I've owned where I haven't swapped it out for my own system.
Bad points: The gears can be a little clunky, and a very annoying feature of my clock radio is that to see the outside temperature for a few seconds, you have to lean forward and push a button which then displays it instead of the time. And in cold weather, the temperature flashes by default, and doesn't display the clock. My final wish for my 206 is that my steering wheel does not adjust in and out, meaning I have to have the seat further forward that I would like in order to have a comfortable driving position for my arms. (I'm 5' 10").
All in all though, I'm very pleased with it, and it's cheap to run, including tax of £30 per year.
I've had my 206 Verve for just over a year now. I picked it up with a 55 plate having done only 17,000 Miles for just under £5000. It is a pretty little car, My model is a slightly sportier version and features sports sides and bumpers (which does not look chavvy even though it sounds it) the interior is basic, black and a bit boring, but it does look clean and well laid out. I would say really theres only room for 2 adults in the back or 3 children. The back windows are the safety windows that only open slightly which i prefer to normal wind down windows or electrical windows in the back although the front windows are electrical. It comes with Air con and a back screen heater and the only things that I have had to do with it are basic maintenance like putting air in the tyres and filling the screenwash up. I had also read reviews about poor driving position but i am quite petite and have had no such concerns, I find it very comfortable to drive actually! I travel quite a lot and find this car to be quite kind to my pocket. The car tax is expensive at £150 a year but being able to get from Birmingham to Oxford on a tenner and Birmingham to York on £15 makes up for it In my opinion. The only problem I have had with this car has been the Clutch, It does not seem to like going into reverse gear and i must admit i have not done any research into whether this is a peugot trait. Nevertheless, I would definately buy a peugot again and recommend to a friend!
I have had 'MIssy' for 4 1/2 years now, and she has been no trouble at all. When i was taking driving lessons, i decided on my instructor only because he had a 206, and i was adimant that what i wanted when i passed my test. After passing on my third attempt i went to the Peugeot dealership in Worcester.
The thing i love most about these cars, they are very practical, big enough to wizz around for city driving, however in my 1.1 very economical enough for motorway driving. At the moment to fill my tank up with petrol cost around £40, but the petrolis quite expensive at around 100.00p a litre, and i fill my car up once a month. This gets me to and from work. This car is also big enough to be a family car, can easily get 3 children on the back and have room for them to move.
The 206 is a sexy car, has a beautiful shape to the body, very stylishand best of all reasonably priced to run and up keep. All in all a fabulous car.
I have been the proud owner of one of these little babies for a week now! Over the past four years, have gradually upgraded my car -moving from a Cinquecento to a Fiat and then finally branching into the new car market last October with a 106 Independence. I loved my 106 but was very tempted by the showroom displays of 206s. Finally I could not resist and took proud delivery of my 52 plate sapphire blue 206 last week. So far I am thoroughly impressed. Obviously having only driven 330 miles in it so far (much of these little trips out to the corner shop to give me the excuse to drive it) it is too soon to say whether any design or other faults will become apparent (apart from dodgy radio reception). But so far it has been wonderful! It is the little gadgets which are not much in themselves that add to the pleasure of owning this car. Things like the remote control for the stereo on the steering column, the digital display panel and the storage compartment under the passenger seat. As I said, not enough to make you buy an otherwise mediocre car but it adds to the overall experience! And this is not a mediocre car. The power steering has been a little difficult to get used to with parking an interesting experience. however, one week down the line I am beginning to see why people say that once they have had power steering they could never drive without it. The overall look of the car is fantastic. While it was certainly not cheap at nearly £9000 the sporty style design makes it, in my humble opinion at least, look more expensive than it is. I have a feeling I will be holding on to this little baby for a while yet - although I do like the look of the 206 CCs!
Let's face it - you can buy any Peugeot 206 model, and what you get is a sporty looking car, with curvaceous styling and one of the largest windscreens in existance! But, lurking under all of that outer styling lies a practical small family car. The Peugeot 206 drives superbly well, especially around the city. Sports car enthusiasts won't like its power steering, soft suspension, servo-breaks etc., but for the safety coutious family, these are drivers aids that you will love for many years! The 206 Style has a small 1.1 engine, which I have to admit, isn't that poweful - but when you are looking for a car like this, power shouldn't come into it, unless you specifically want it. What you do get though, is over 50mpg average, which makes it highly economical. I personally recommend going for a 1.4 model (Look, LX, GLX), as the extra power is useful, and they give a slightly smoother ride up the gears. All come with air conditioning as standard, but that's about all you get with the 206 Style. No electric windows or mirrors, or other gadgets. But, the 206 Style is a nice car, with practicality in mind, and will suit the family and city drivers down to a tee!
When my family and I decided to buy a new car we tried lot's of different makes and models. It was quite by accident that we found a Peugeot garage. After deciding the 106 was a little too small (for our needs) we settled for a 206 in crystal green. What a car! handles like a dream with a new cat like front the 206 diserves it's 'look' title. The seats a comfy, the radio blasts out well and the stearing is light and easy to manage with out straining yourself. There is no doubt this is the best small car on the road and leaves others like the Vauxhall Corsa lagging well behind.