Peugeot 406 Coupe V6 – Review – Pininfarina steals the show!

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Peugeot 406

Coupe V6

Advantages: 4-seater coupe, Many bargains around

Disadvantages: a garage to keep it looking

I am about to buy a 406 Coupe V6 and have test driven all three of manual engine. (March

The 2.0 16v drives nicely, is powerful and but with a typically revvy 16v and takes some work to get the out of the engine. The noise is actually unpleasant but those who are moving a hot hatch or small engine car be right at home and will be impressed by the power. However, the stats say it all and I wouldn#39;t advise you to buy the 2.0 16v the same money will buy you better elsewhere.

The 3.0 V6 gives a superb ride. test driven both the and 210bhp engines it is hard to if the new Coupe engine betters the Certainly driving them on the you are unlikely to notice the difference. I expect that if you took on the track the difference would The 0-60 stats do show the new engine is quicker off the mark at 7.7

The most impressive thing, was how quiet the car is. The V6 is smooth, effortless and oh so Combine that with a JBL amplified sound system and is a car with real refinement.

it conservatively and a gorgeous ride is to be put your foot down and the V6 to life with enough to overtake easily.

The real reason to buy this however has to be its looks. They are stunning. The only reason I buy a Peugeot is to have the Pininfarina on the car.

On top of that you get a true coupe which will 2 adults in the back comfortably (I am not you would want to cross with two adults in the back!) The is top of the range and now comes with navigation as standard on the V6.

The V6 new costs Ј26,500 but look around and you find a second hand The new Coupe (SE spec as standard but not as SE) started around the 99T-00W and you can pick them up for Ј20,000. the o

lder coupe you need to it is the SE spec (which gives you seats and electric adjustments and a V6 will set you back from Ј11,000 for a high miler up to for a perfect example.

This is a doubt the best looking, practical (it uses tried and Peugeot 406 engine and electrics), coupe around and with the hand market at an all time there are some real to be had.

You have to think with its good looks and badge it will also its value and be a real classic in to come.

Continued. (February 2002)

I I would update this in light of my having bought and a 1999 406 Coupe 3.0V6 SE.

Peugeot 406

One of the of this particular model is it is not sought after by the trade it has high value and little For me though, I knew what I was for – a high mileage car in Blue with Black Using a contact in the trade I to pick one up at auction for just Ј9000.

With 60,000 on the clock it has seen some but being a V6 this shouldn#39;t be a

In the event the car has performed beautifully. It is due for its MOT in June and with an aftermarket (about Ј200 a year covers everything including ABS and I feel confident that won#39;t be any surprises.

Having done about miles in the car I have got to know its In town it drives quietly and On the open road it tends to and the steering is too light and doesn#39;t back very nicely it is not a nice car to throw around country lanes!

But on the motorway it is It cruises happiest at above the limit and will accelerate up in the of its top speed with little

I have had four people in the car but not five as the middle back is not padded for a p

assenger!

My overall verdict is I look forward to seeing my driving it and driving others in it. It is a looking car which does heads and is still slightly compared to the herds of BMW#39;s the road in this class.

The other car I would compare it to is the BMW 8 but I put a 7 foot christmas tree in the at Christmas and a flat packed bed from Ikea in it last Show me a car which compares to

This is a car which I will be sad to see the of.

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