Peugeot 206 (98-09) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Mar 2014
3
Thanks to its stylish lines and youthful image the 206 has proved a big hit. Easy to drive with light controls, it is ideal for tackling urban routes and although some of the engines are a little lethargic, it's happy pottering along the motorway too.

Peugeot 206 (98-09)
High levels of equipment, neatly styled, fun handling
Build quality issues, awkward pedals and poor driving position, slack gearchange

New price range:

£7,595 - £15,665

Used price range:

£220 - £4,556

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Thanks to its stylish lines and youthful image the 206 has proved a big hit. Easy to drive with light controls, it is ideal for tackling urban routes and although some of the engines are a little lethargic, it's happy pottering along the motorway too. However it's desperately showing it's age - especially compared to the newer 207 and the awkward driving position, cramped rear and lack of refinement are only half the story. The scratchy plastics on the dash and flimsy build quality do it few favours either. But the 206 remains a good used buy - it's cheap to run, mechanically sound and the styling still looks good even after ten years on sale.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 I've had this car for 9 years, and found it to be totally reliable. I'm just over 6 feet tall and find it very comfortable to drive. And it's really economical.  

5 out of 5

Mark Ellis ,   20 Sep 2014    ... read more

 Decent fuel economy reasonable power loads of torque fantastic on motorway.  

4 out of 5

Roger Saunders ,   24 Apr 2014    ... read more

 It's size, it is very easy to drive and the power steering makes city driving a joy.  

5 out of 5

Michael Fletcher ,   17 Mar 2014    ... read more

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