Peugeot 206

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Logic would dictate the Peugeot 206 took over from where the Peugeot 205 left off, but the firm claimed its new car would sit above the 205 and the Peugeot 106 slotted below. Regardless, the Peugeot 206 was a comprehensive update of its predecessor’s concept and was first available as a three-door or five-door hatchback.

  • Peugeot 206 Coupe Cabriolet (01-07)
  • Peugeot 206 GTi (99-06)
  • Peugeot 206 (98-09)

Logic would dictate the Peugeot 206 took over from where the Peugeot 205 left off, but the firm claimed its new car would sit above the 205 and the Peugeot 106 slotted below. Regardless, the Peugeot 206 was a comprehensive update of its predecessor’s concept and was first available as a three-door or five-door hatchback.

A resolutely modern design, penned by Peugeot itself, the 206 became something of a sales hit when it landed on the showroom floors in 1998. The interior looked great and the car came with generous levels of standard kit, while the agile handling Peugeot was famed for remained.

Only the slightly cramped rear let the car down – at least until the stories of build quality issues crept in.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Peugeot 206 Coupe Cabriolet 2001 - 2007

4 out of 5
Peugeot 206 Coupe Cabriolet 2001 - 2007

New price range:
£13,345 - £16,540

Used price range:
£251 - £1,759

Clever folding roof; strong diesel.
Awful driving position; many rivals make a better new buy.

Peugeot 206 SW 2002 - 2006

4 out of 5
Peugeot 206 SW 2002 - 2006

New price range:
£8,602 - £14,532

Used price range:
£242 - £2,067

Added space and funky looks
Driving position

Peugeot 206 Hatchback 1998 - 2009

3 out of 5
Peugeot 206 Hatchback 1998 - 2009

New price range:
£7,490 - £15,565

Used price range:
£187 - £2,128

High levels of equipment, neatly styled, fun handling
Build quality issues, awkward pedals and poor driving position, slack gearchange

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