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PEUGEOT 206 ANY ADVISE

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Am looking for a peugeot 206 for my daughter as last week she wrote off her car. We are going to look at some cars in the next couple of days does anyone know of anything particular we should be looking for wrong with a Peugeot 206. We know the general things to look for but, never had anything to do with Peugeot before anyone got any good advice please?
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#2
Don't put water in the oil or oil in the water. :)

A family member has a 206 and my 'mechanic' neighbour did this, but it wasn't down to the car, it was down to outright stupidity. :x

Nice little cars, they really grew on me.
#3
There was a problem with the ecu? My mate had his one cut out going down the motorway, and several times thereafter, until a dealer saw it. I believe it happened to a few of them and was shown on watchdog.
#4
Said family member also had her handbrake come off in her hand, dunno if this is in any way common to 206's. She's been rather happy with her car for the last few years regardless. :)
#5
TGB;2529459
Said family member also had her handbrake come off in her hand, dunno if this is in any way common to 206's. She's been rather happy with her car for the last few years regardless. :)



Is that the last few years of the car or the family member?:w00t:
#6
Never really been a fan of Pugs since the 205, build quality can be ropey, Pug became one of those makers where you either had a great car or a not so great car.

2 Key things to look for.

If diesel, make sure the turbo works and there is no more than the obligatory puff of black smoke when putting your foot down (although this should clear once you've put your foot down a couple of times)

The second is make sure all the electrics work, windows, central locking, lights and radio. The biggest problem french cars have are there Electrics.

Another great little add on is check to see if you can get a new purchase car cover from the AA.

It depends on the age of the motor but for about £600 they will add an extra warranty to the car for 3 years and that can save you a fortune includes parts and labour, friend of mine bought a 307 soft top and added that cover and has never been so thankful.

Good hunting!
#7
I loved my old little deisel 205. I am going back a few years now though! It was an E reg! Only problem I had was with the windscreen delaminating. Lots of little bubbles appeared. Other than that I didn't have any mechanical problems with it and it was easy to drive.
banned#8
I have a 206 Quiksilver and it has been brilliant so far....Before that I had a Renault Megane and I now will never touch a Renault again....

Only problem I have had in 3 years with 206 was Exhaust and Brakes...due to wear an tear...so nothing stands out for me whatsoever.....its been cracking so far
#9
As with all peugeots watch out for back axle, mate had 03 reg that failed MOT for this - costly!
#10
Ok cars, but not for those with big feet, I had one as a courtesy car, and it was terrifying, I would go for one pedal and hot two!!
Defo a car for the ladies.
#11
Southwell
There was a problem with the ecu? My mate had his one cut out going down the motorway, and several times thereafter, until a dealer saw it. I believe it happened to a few of them and was shown on watchdog.


ECU problems are one of the more common faults with 206s (the one mentioned above is the most well known and dangerous).....I have a fault with the ECU on mine which means that the speedometer needle 'sticks' when deccelerating.....I've been getting to work some days with it showing 130 :w00t: I've heard of this happening on the fuel gauge and rev counter too. The only way to fix it is to have a replacement ECU, or sometimes you can get away with a new 'display pod'. Although if you buy a 2nd hand pod, there is a risk that it will transfer over the mileage from the car the pod came from into yours (obvioulsy not good if you have a low-mileage car).

Another thing to bear in mind is that the pedals are slightly offset, meaning you have to have your feet at a slight angle. It's something you'll get used to really quickly, but will seem a bit strange at first.

Apart from that I love mine to bits though :-D
#12
The main thing to look out for in 106&206 pugs is:

1. ELECTRICS
2. ECU

I currently own a 106 and have had different 106s for the last 6yrs my mother in law used to hav 206 and all the problems are similar, make sure electrics work, alot of people dont check simple things when looking at buying a car like central lockin, elec windows,etc.
And also ask about the ecu these can be expensive and sometimes awkward to fix. Check what the car runs like when it gets warm.

Hope this is some help good luck with purchase.
#13
I have a 206SW great car
#14
Check out this site [url]www.honestjohn.co.uk[/url]. He writes for the Telegraph and gives reviews, what's good, bad etc on all cars. I always use his site when looking at new cars.

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/index.htm
#15
PLEASE DON'T buy a 206. They are nothing but trouble. My friend wanted one and i tried to talk them out of it, but they insisted, so they went ahead and got one. In ONE MONTH, the gearbox went, then the clutch went, and then the head gasket failed!

My advice, buy a Ford Focus, which is what my friend did next :thumbsup:
banned#16
DKLS;2530116
Ok cars, but not for those with big feet, I had one as a courtesy car, and it was terrifying, I would go for one pedal and hot two!!
Defo a car for the ladies.

I have size 13 feet and its no problem really...could do with a little more room maybe, but its ok....

Unless you got bigger than that its no problem

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