Peugeot 206

Peugeot 206

Peugeot 206

The Peugeot 206 is everyone’s car. There are four body types, numerous engine options, and alternative levels of trim. Whether you want a nice sedate hatchback for taking Granny for a ride into the country, a pose-mobile with a metal folding roof, a boy racer GTi or a very practical estate car, there will be a Peugeot 206 that is suitable for you.

Unfortunately Peugeot stopped making this car a few years ago, though in its hey day it was the best selling car in the world. As a result of so many being manufactured there is now a very lively market in used second hand peugeot 206‘s and there are some good deals to be had. Another advantage of a used 206 is that the insurance costs are relatively low, so these can make an ideal vehicle for the younger driver faced with absurdly high motor insurance prices.

Driving the car, whatever the configuration, is both fun and easy. If you go for one of the faster variants such as the GTi 180 it is also very fast with 0 to 62 mph acceleration times of just 7.4 seconds. If you are happy with one of the more sedate diesel engines such as the 1.4 litre HDi, which is the most popular configuration, then you can enjoy some excellent fuel economy.

Of course the 206 is not perfect. There are a number of criticisms including the driving position which many find to be uncomfortable and there is quite a lot of road noise when driving quickly. The car is very safe, though there have been some reliability problems and Peugeot has made several car recalls. Quality levels are not as high as they might be, particularly in the car’s interior.

The car is practical; particularly if you go for the SW version; though it is not practical at all should you opt for the coupe cabriolet. There is also a good selection of equipment especially if you find one with a high level of trim.

However, the fact that this car was the best selling car in Europe for three successive years indicates what a great little car it really is.

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