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Peugeot 206

Used car review Peugeot 206

Peugeot 206.

Ewan Kennedy the used Peugeot 206 its fine its flaws and what to watch for you are buying it. 1999-2004.

The small-medium 206 was a great car in its day and appealed to those for something out of the ordinary. Many sold to Australians who enjoy not to mention those who love all French. It rode and handled a quality car and its dynamics were ahead of those of the typical cars of the time.

Despite the handling, ride comfort good, even on rough roads. Though it’s aimed at suburban running, 206 can easily be used as a long cruiser thanks to its compliant and the usual concentration on relaxing by French suspension engineers.

The styling of the baby Peugeot new ground, with big bold and sweeping angles. In particular at the asymmetrical shape of the body and at the lines of the C-pillars. So successful was the of the little car that the designers carried the styling theme to the of the Peugeot range.

In its home the Peugeot 206 is used by many as a car so has excellent space efficiency. reasonable accommodation for four and a fair amount of luggage. The interior has been designed to a variety of passenger/luggage combinations by different seats as required.

206s are sold as hatchbacks either three or five but there#39;s a fascinating open-top that’s gained a lot of admirers in Tagged the Peugeot 206CC, the CC standing for Convertible-Coupe, it has a solid roof that can turn it a convertible at the push of a button. car was in the vanguard of what has become a type in Australia and still attention today.

There#39;s also a full on model in the 206 GTi and its even stronger the GTi180. These not only plenty of engine grunt, but sports seats, 15-inch wheels, sports suspension and ABS The GTi variants cost a fair bit than the standard models but decent value for money for the enthusiast.

Engines in the Peugeot 206 with a 1.4-litre unit, sold from March and used in the lower cost The 1.4 has better performance than you expect in a car of this size, but try it for preferably with a reasonable of people on board before for its lower price. Far more is a 1.6-litre engine installed in from the original 1999 onwards.

A 2.0-litre unit, which is a large powerplant for a car of this and light weight, is sold in the GTi. That model in several formats; most 100kW or 102kW power but the GTi180 punches out a very 134kW, or 180 horsepower hence the title.

Though the engine in the 180 horsepower unit remains at the 2.0 litres as on the standard 206 GTi, the 180 has valve timing, a twin system and quite a few detailed to increase efficiency. The result is a to 100 km/h time of a pretty seven seconds.

The 2.0-litre is also offered in some of the 206CC convertible, but only in its format. The added weight of the roof also takes the of the car’s performance. But, hey at that lovely open air isn’t that more

Most models in the Peugeot 206 have a five-speed manual as standard, with an optional automatic for those who drive in a lot. From the March model update the automatic with tiptronic-type manual Peugeot 206 GTi comes only the manual gearbox.

After a and successful run in Australia, the 206 was replaced by the 207 in a gradual changeover that early in 2007 and continued for model for most of the year. In the Peugeot 208 arrived in Australia in mid

Peugeot is long established in so there#39;s a strong dealer The company is represented in some areas, not just in the major zones. Servicing costs and parts prices are generally and we seldom hear of any real with parts availability.

Insurance costs tend to sit up the charts of most companies. The hot 206 GTi attract higher premiums the standard ones, but generally not to an extent.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

sure to arrange a full of any French car you’re considering as, they don’t have the quality of Japanese machines.

that the roof mechanism on a works smoothly and that are no unexpected noises during its During the test drive be there are no wind noises the roof when it’s

Look for severe tyre on a GTi and also for a lot of dust buildup on the Check for the dust behind the as a smart seller will cleaned the obviously visible at the front.

Engines are generally smooth so be of one that’s on the rocky side, when first started cold.

Check the complete paying special attention to the of the seats as they don’t stand up to the rigours of harsh by Aussie kids.

Expect to pay $1500 to $3000 for a 1999 206 XT five-door; $2500 to $5000 for a XR five-door; $4000 to $7000 for a C five-door; $6000 to $10,000 for a CC; $8000 to $13,000 for 2007 GTi $10,000 to $15,000 for a 2005 CC; and to $20,000 for a 2007 CC.

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