Car Reviews: Peugeot 206 1.6 HDi GTi – The AA

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Peugeot 206

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Stylish are a common sight but continue to fresh Typically agile chassis makes for an engaging Extensive choice of petrol and powerplants Good, affordable for the first time buyer

Mainly black interior can be on hot days Some modern are more sophisticated Fact it is a best seller limits Peugeot’s reputation for reliability not entirely unjustified

Peugeot to have stumbled across a formula with its 205 replacement, the We aren’t talking about a few industry awards here; this is a car that has been the most popular in its class for half a decade. It may not go down in in the same way as its forebear but this hatchback continues to be a hit with buyers.

The UK-built 206 comes with or five doors as a hatchback, in Cabriolet guise or in estate known as the SW. Its appeal spans all age classes and demographics, which was Peugeot hadn’t managed the discontinuation of the 205.

The Coventry comes with an impressive of powerplants and there should be to suit all driving styles, and tastes. There are also specification levels than you can a stick at, ranging from the level Independence up to the top of the range GTi

While it looks good and well equipped, the hot hatch isn’t as sharp as the old 205 GTi. A diesel hot hatch is available in the of the HDi GTi. While this is that would have unimaginable in the 205’s era, the little oil burner actually a lot of sense in today’s climate of fuel prices and insurance

That even today the 206 give much away to its modern competitors is testament to how the original design from actually was.

Our verdict on the 206 1.6 HDi GTi

It may be older than much of the but the Peugeot 206 still has a fresh and look that strikes a with UK buyers. An extensive line-up and nimble chassis it one of the most entertaining small on the market.


Good economy from the diesel and right across the 206 range the exception of the GTi 180) will pump rendezvous mercifully Although the 180 has a high insurance the rest of the line-up is much which should keep costs down. Average and repair costs shouldn’t many potential buyers out of market.

Space and practicality

There is a amount of legroom in the back, headroom is rather limited. a small hatchback it would be to expect MPV-like practicality the 206. That said, is enough stowage to meet the of a couple of adults with up to two children.

A small glovebox and in-cabin storage are inconvenient,

Controls and display



Car safety

Dual front with passenger bag cut-off curtain airbags, ABS, Brake Force Distributor EBD, ESP, ASR, impact protection, seat pretensioners and ISOFIX seat are all standard fitment on the HDi GTi model. models feature slightly safety kit. Of particular to those with small of joy to transport will be the passenger cut-off switch and ISOFIX which make the fitment of seats possible.

Driver appeal

Peugeot 206

Over the three decades Peugeot has a reputation as a purveyor of fine cars. The 206 with its supple has done little to tarnish reputation. Driving enthusiasts be well advised to go for one of the larger if they’re after real although most would that the GTi 180 206 has failed to emulate the former glories.

Family car

First car appeal

Quality and

The Peugeot badge is slightly desirable than many in the hatchback segment, although the staunchest Pugphile would be pushed to label the French a prestige manufacturer and keep a face. Commendably, the guys the Lion Rampant have managed to shake-off the ‘Peugeot unreliable’ perception, as the firm’s are far better made today ever before.


access to the rear seats is, easier in the five-door than in the The wide bases of the front are accommodating and comfortable and positioned so even the less limber be able to take up residence. In door guise all four apertures are wide enough to climbing aboard contortion-free.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

Base models are with a cassette player to buyers to trade up. From S the 206 is fitted with a CD player, GTi and GTi 180 versions benefiting from a changer. The sound quality is if not quite among the best.

Monochrome sat nav is an option on models SE upwards.

The 206 has a nimble chassis sticks to the road well

and trim

The HDi GTi looks particularly in either Flamenco red or Aegean For other non-performance models offers a wide range of and bizarrely named hues. The interior in the diesel GTi looks and pays homage to its 205 GTi forebear.

door inlays are also a change from hard, plastics.

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