Product Type: Peugeot cars
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206CC 1.6 16v Allure
Member Name: michelleb3210
Advantages: Really quick, Leather interior, Runs like a dream
Disadvantages: A few little niggly thigns go wrong.
The 206CC 1.6 16v Allure....Isn't it beautiful!?....well.....yes!!
I bought mine only three weeks ago, and I'm impressed. Well I suppose I should be, I'm only 20 years old and I'm in a £16k convertible. It's black with black and red leather interior.....it's lovely!
Ok where do I start, well firstly the exterior. Its gorgeous metallic paint, no matter what colour you choose will always be turning heads as you drive down the high street. If your used to a hatch back these arent actually as long as you think, so dont let that put you off. Ive only ever had hatchbacks, but it isnt all that different. It can be a bit blind jsut on the corners of the boot. But when your roofs down you can see eveything.
The lights - depending on the year of your car, depends on your style of lights. Mine is 2004(04) and it has the angel eye headlights and the spot&moon tail lights. There is an additional break light at eye level for following drivers in the middle of your boot.
Interior - Ok as I've said before my seats are red leather with black side sides and my whole trim (up the doors across the glove box and sections of the steering wheel) are red leather. The dash board is exactly the same as a bog standard 206 hatch. The gauges are brighther with chrome suround and the gear knob is chrome.
There are back Seats but pretty useless unless your under 5ft. You can also fit babyseats in there so it can be used as a family car for people with babies and children under..well...5ft.
Facilities - The boot is massive whent he roof is up. When down..well...to be honest it looks pretty pathetic, but you cant fit more in that you think. I went shopping and managed to fit 20 bags into the boot when the roof was down.
The glovebox is pretty standard size, I can fit about 30 cd's in there with cases, it does have two cup holders too. There is compartments in your doors for things like sunglasses for example. There is also a deep pocket maybe as a drinks holder for anyone sitting in the back, there is a big plastic spot inbetween the two back seats, pull the top of this and thats your storage, you will have to look at that its well wierd.
ICE - The CD player doesnt look as if it's supposed to be in the car, the 206's generally gets its sexiness the curviness of everything, then all of a sudden in the middle of your nice curvy dashboard, a flat dull Clarion CD player. I would consider buying a new CD player from halfords or something ready for when you buy this car.
The speakers are placed in the doors and one either side of the two back seats.
The CD player has a digital display where it also displays the trip computer infomation. You can control the volume, source, skip, bass, teble etc by either the buttons on the actual CD player or on the lower control arm at the right hand side of the steering wheel.
Apart from the ugly head unit the system is great, Its loud and definately clear, not much distortion at all at full volume, its made by JBl so good quality sound.
Convenience - I know most people think this is strange, i know i did, that a convertible has Air Con. Well the 206CC does, I dont know if other people do. But i do know that if i was that hot then personally, I would take the roof down. I know its useful for de-misting or d-icing. And I suppose if your on the move and can't stop to put the roof down then it kinda makes sense, but anyway, thats facility is there should you need it the brand new 07 model has a pollen filter for all of us hayfever sufferers.
The Trip Computer - Shows the usual, date, time, external temperature. You can also push a button and it will tell you how many miles left in your tank, how many miles pper gallon your using (this can be scary when accelerating) these are the two most useful. The other figures on there I cant quite figure out what they are, they don't seem to change, so if anyone can tell me please let me know.
Safety - Front and side airbags which does have a switch to turn them off.
ABS and locking wheel nuts for those emergency stops. They are brilliant by the way.
It starts beeping and lights on the dash flashes at you if the driver hasnt put their seat belt on. It asl omake sthe same noise it you havent pushed the clips to the roof in properly.
Fuel - Ok the CC comes in several models Hdi, Petrol 1.6 16v or 2.0 16v and obviously either automatic, manual and tiptronic is also available. Fuel consumption isnt actually that bad. I filled up last week, it cost me £40, I had done 340 miles, my tank had jsut under a quearter left and my computer said I got 60 miles left in my tank. Not bad...however, that was countryside driving but it isnt actually much different in built up areas as long as your driving sensibly, don't over rev it, because then really you do see your patrol gauge going down - rapidly!
Lastly the bit THE ROOF - Its so sexy, up or down. It doesnt take long to go throguh the motions and it even has the "fasten your seatbelt" aeroplane warning style noise one completed. There is a slight problem though, it is notorious for the 206CC roof motor to break down, and should it decide to do so it will cost you a whopping £1500 if not more.So my first few weeksn of showing off may have been more damaging than i thought.
All around, would I recommend it yes, definately!! To a bloke...probably not, you'd struglle to fit for a start lol.
Anyway I hope this helps. If i've missed anything please let me know and I will add it.
Summary: Gorgeous, Sexy, Love it!!