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As a second hand purchase and first car for daughter number two I have to say I'm impressed with the build quality compared to Citroen which are part of the same group in that it is far better than those models. It has since we owned the car given faultless service, being a diesel it has less to go wrong and gives more mpg or should that more mpl these days than a petrol model. Joking aside, the third year of problem free ownership and I'd recommend the car to anyone one looking for a first car and a big bonus the insurance is pretty cheap too which is a big consideration for youngsters just starting out and dad paying! Servicing is cheap and around every 12,500 miles, of course you have to pay for consumables as you would on any car but year a=on year it has delivered without question and I can only speak as I find, for us, no problems. A good looking car and one that the youngsters think is cool to drive too!
I have a black Peugeot 206cc Allure 2.0. It is a 2003 registered model, and I have owned it since 2009. I have always wanted a convertible, and once I no longer needed a family type larger car, this was always the model that I had seen and liked. Most importantly, it was in my price range. My car had been extremely well maintained, and had low mileage, so even now it looks much newer than it actually is.
It is a pretty looking car, but definitely a ladies car in my eyes. My husband will only drive it as a last resort, and I always find it odd when I see men driving this model.
My interior has leather seats, black with a red trim which really add to the look and make the car look more special.
There is plenty of leg room for driver and passenger. The back seats normally divide opinion, and I have read a lot of reviews where people claim they are useless and the car is basically a 2 seater. I disagree. Admittedly, there is not an abundance of space in the back of the car, but my eldest daughter who is 5'2" often sits in the back, She cannot stretch out, so for a long journey it wouldn't be ideal,but the seats are certainly not useless.
The windows are fully electric, and you can have the front windows down while leaving the small rear ones up so your back seat passengers are not blasted with air.
I always wanted a convertible with a hard top. My decision was mainly based on the security issue, and the amount of sad people who feel it is fun to slash soft tops. The roof on the 206 is easy to operate and quick to put up and down. To prepare for the roof retracting, you have to pull across a blind in the boot. This does reduce your boot space, but ensure that there will be no objects in the way of the roof to cause any damage. To put it down you open a clip on the driver and passenger side, you then press a button which is situated between the driver and passenger seat. The roof then retracts and tucks away neatly in the boot - all in less than 20 seconds. You must be stationary with the handbrake on to operate the roof, but the time it takes it still ideal if you are caught in an expected shower. I always put the windows up when the roof is down to try and minimise the wind and noise.
Head height must be a consideration for anyone buying this car. I am 5'8", and feel fine within the car, however my husband who is 6'4" feels like his head is pressing on the roof.
The boot is surprisingly spacious, and would rival a lot of family saloons at approximately 420 litres with the roof up. It does reduce to 120 litres when the roof is down. It is heavy to lift up, and even more so with the roof inside. Make sure you don't put your key in the boot and then close it. Unless you have a spare - you are going to need a locksmith to get back into the boot.
Automatic air con comes as standard with this model. I prefer to knock it off unless it is a really hot day - but then I would have the roof down so it is not something I use too often. I am also too aware that the air con can increase the petrol consumption. I generally get 37 mpg, but this drops when the air con is used.
This model has full remote central locking.
The CD player was not what I wanted so I replaced it with my own so I cannot comment on it's performance.
The trip computer is in the centre of the dash, and shows the standard date, time, temperature etc. My preferred display is how many miles are left before I need to refuel. I can also check how many miles per gallon I get, but I try not to do this too much as it can be quite upsetting with the current fuel prices!
In terms of safety, the car has front and side airbags, but you can switch them off if you ever needed to. The model also has ABS but as I mentioned don't rely on it too much in bad weather, just slow down and take your time. You will be alerted by a noise and dash display if you or a passenger has not fit their seatbelt correctly. This is the same alert if you have not retracted or secured the roof clips correctly.
The alloy wheels have locking wheel nuts. Don't lose the specialist tool to remove them or you will need a costly trip to the local Peugeot dealer.
Driving is comfortable and enjoyable, however beware in bad weather as the back end slides out in bad weather.
As it is big engine in a small car, the Insurance group ranges from 11-14 so depending on your driving experience, you may find yourself hit with a hefty premium.
Road tax is at the higher rate, and for 6 months it is £134.75
Overall, I love the car. It is fun to drive and fingers crossed it has caused me no problems. In terms of affordability, I probably could get more for my money, but sometimes the fun factor wins over.
I was involved in a car accident two weeks ago, and my own convertible (a Ford Streetka Winter Edition) has been written off. In the meantime, my very generous mother is letting me drive her car, an 03 plate sky blue Peugeot 206cc 1.6. This car is a little bigger than my Streetka, and benefits from an electric roof, larger boot space and back seats. The latter however are completely pointless as even my 5 year old neices feet are squashed up against the drivers seat even when it is fully forward!
I find the clutch biting point is way too high and am constantly over revving the vehicle. Also, it is difficult to find the reverse gear without navigating to 4th first (this has been mentioned by other people I know who also drive the same car). Another point, my mother and I are both petite (5ft and 5ft2") and yet our heads are very close to the ceiling. I cannot drive the car with the sun visor down as I am constantly headbutting it which is very irritating.
The exterior from the front looks identical to the standard 206, a little dated now I think. I have driven many other cars, all for many different lengths of time, and have gotten to grips with them easily. The peugeot 206cc however I am still trying to master. It has since been removed from my prospective new car list, and I will consider a more up to date cabriolet.
I purchased my 206 cc last year. It's a lovely looking car but not the most practical car I have had! The boot size is great - a lot bigger than I expected, the roof is also very easy to get down - just unclip the two sides and press a button, it is also really sturdy and weather proof which can be a problem amongst many other convertibles. The car does benefit from 4 seats, but the seats at the back are tiny and not suitble for long journeys! Like the previous review, the adjustment bar one of my seats has also broken, the passenger seat just fly's back when it feels like it, I have heard this is a common fault with many peugeots. I have the 1.6, but with petrol prices these days I am looking to get a more economical car as I do a lot of long journeys and seem to spend quite a lot on petrol.
I've had my 206cc from new - November 2006. I love the look of my car and it has a fantastic size boot for all that shopping girls! But .. I'm thinking of changing my car and won't opt for another 206cc. I've had electrical problems with the windows, central locking issues - which has necessitated me on more than one occasion clambering in from the passenger seat and most recently, the driver's seat adjustment broke -Has this ever happened to ANYONE ANWHERE?? Peugeot have quoted around £1000 for a new seat. Not good! The drive I can only describe as 'skittish'. It often feels as if its not quite solid on the road and likely to go its own way! I also find that with the 1600 engine that the petrol consumption is quite poor. I average about 37 miles to the gallon - which works out pretty expensive these days.( I do mixed driving and I'm always really careful to keep to keep revs down etc ) So - good looks yes but buy again - No.
I have had my peugeot 2066cc allure 1.6 for nearly 3years now, it is my second peugeot but to be honest i will not be purchasing another peugeot. It seems like you either get one without any problems ever or you get one with every problem going. They are good looking cars but im not sure its worth the risk. Everytime i go to a garage with yet another problem i always get the same response..'oh this is a common problem with peugeots and is costly to fix'...im fed up of hearing it! i will be selling mine as soon as possible and will be purchasing a more reliable car which doesnt carry the well know 'unrealiable car' tag that peugeots do. My first car was a peugot 206 which was written off and i was lucky to have survived...the steering failed on me so i was unable to turn when i was heading towards a wall and to top it off my airbags came out deflated AFTER the accident! they are unsafe cars im afraid
My dad's 206 cc is not even a year old yet and I love it, it's the first convertible my dad has owned in hid life, my dad did go and look for a mini because he really does like them. However the sales man in the BMW garage tried to sell my dad a expensive second hand car it was not the mini my dad wanted my dad wanted a brand new mini one but he was having none of that we were having none of that either all the car sales man rubbish. (No offence car sales men who are reading this) My dad went in search of a convertible car that would be good for me (his son). Their's only usually two of use living in the house. (Me and my Dad) My dad had a look at the basic version of this car at the Peugeot garage It was a second hand car and very basic however the sales man did no try and pull a fast one because that car was already sold he just let us have a look at it to see if we liked it which we very much did so, I talked with my dad about what options we were to have and what color and we finally made a choice which I'm very pleased my dad did make.
My dad got the 1.6 Allure edition with ageaon blue paint. It's pretty much the top of the range model apart from the 2.0 version but my dad did not feel that he wanted that one. The model has full front and back leather seats, automatic air con, silver pedals and sliver gear nob.
Sitting in the car you are comfortable in the leather seats and if their in this case their is only two of you in the car the front seats go back and you do have a enough leg room to be comfortable. My dad has had 4 people in the car 2 in font 2 in back with the font seats pulled foreword which proves that you can have 4 people in if you have the room down it makes you feel like you have more space in side the car which is very nice. The boot is very big when you don't have the roof down but when you have the roof down you have to place a slider thing that covers half of the boot so the boot space is limited when you have the roof down. Saying that I have had all of my holiday suitcases pulled in the boot so I could have the roof down while driving on the motorway so If you are going to have the roof own aloes but are worried about the boot space you will be pleasantly suppressed, I know I was. You can get a lot of miles to the galleon in this car it's very economical don't worry about that, I'm very pleased with the fuel consumption.
The car itself looks great it has the 206 headlights which I completely fell in love with. The car has caught attention when my dad has driven it to family events which as weddings and such as my family are car lovers really. The only complaint about the design I would like to make it I would like to make it that the back lights what went wrong their I really don't like that but since I don't really look at them much then their ok.
The ride as a passanger is nice sometimes when trashing it along the motorway you can feel some bumps and lots in the road but I would not complain about the ride it's fine really.
We have had a lot of problems with this car from start to finish some of them my fault:
1. It was in the middle of a storm and I got out and opened the door and the wind took the car right out of my hands and bent the hinges so that had to be repaired.
2. Underneath the car the panels were not properly put down when the car was made so that had to be fixed.
3. Had a sensor problem the other day that had to be fixed.
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I have had my Peugeot 206cc for 18 months. This is the best car ever, even my dad likes it and he is a mechanic and very fussy over the cars I buy.
The car is very cheap to run, it runs really well on petrol, and surprisingly is very low on my insurance considering its a convertible. I have not had a single problem with it so far, it has been very reliable and cost efficient.
The inside is very similar to other peugeots when it comes to the dash/doors etc, but the back is very small, it has 2 seats, big enough to squeeze 2 average sized people in, when the roof is down the boot space is fairly small, but when the roof is up it is a decent size space, enough room for shopping! What more can a girl want :)
The roof folds away quickly and with ease and there have never been any issues with this.
I do feel that this is a girly car, when I asked my other half if I could use his car for the day so I could pick my Gran up and fit her wheel chair in the boot, he asked me how was he supposed to get to work, when I told him to take my car he said "absolutely no way, that is a girls car, everyone will laugh at me at work" Personally myself I don't see it being an issue, I suppose its down to your own personal choice.
This car is a nice little sporty car, ideal for summer days and reliable through thoses cold winter days, a good all rounder, highly recommended.
This review is very much of a sons review, in the fact that my mum has one of these cars. I figure this will be useful as botha review of the car from a driving point of view as i have driven it, and a sons point of view for mothers to consider.
First of all, in my opinion, this is not a beautiful car, however for the price, you wont get a nicer convertable. The interior is shody, plastic and not well constructed, and i found that my feet caught on the bottom of the dash where the pedals are.
Having said that, this car is fast, and if you get the diesel, it is very efficient, i think my mum gets around 60 mpg out of hers, which is very good.
From a sons point of view, it is not a nice car to be driven in, and having the top down when you are not driving is a bit dodgy ground.
Like most convertables, you cannot fit anything in the back, and when the top is down, the boot is tiny.
My advice would be to go for a different car, the drive is nice, but the rest isnt! Although i must make it clear my mum has had hers for over 3 years and has never had a problem with it except for when she put petrol in it, but thats not the cars fault!
If this is your budget and you want a convertable, the better alternative now is the astra convertable, as with the revamp of vauxhalls, it is very nice, and nice inside too.
This car is a a fantastic car for a variety of reasons.
Many would say this car is a girly car (or as I have been told - a hairdressers car!!) I totally disagree. Guys can definately get one of these cars too. I mean...whats not to like: it's sporty, stylish, fast and a convertible. Definately ticks all the right boxes.
The way the roof manuvers itself into the boot is great: all you have to do is unclip the 2 leavers and press the automatic button - the rest it does itself. It neatly packs it away in the boot of the car. But the best bit is that you still have plenty of boot space even when the roof is in it.
When the boot is empty, it is huge. I could fit 2 huge suitecases in it lying down as well as loads of small bags around it.
The two back seats are small, but you can fit 2 adults in the back - might not be the most confortable ride for them...but hey... as long as you the drivers comfy!!! I liked this because it meant friends didn't keep asking for lifts as they didn't want to sit in the back!
All in all...i would recommend this car to anyone who wants a sporty little car to nip around in and have the roof down.
I have had my peugeot 206cc allure for 3 1/2 years an I absolutly adore it I have had no Problems what so ever. I test drove the 1.6 and thought it was a little slow so I went for the 2.0 and have never looked back since. They have nice smooth gear box, smooth clutch, very nippy and to top it off their beautiful. I am just in the process of selling my as ot is 5 years old now - But I am getting another but newer an 07 reg, yeee peee. Unfortunatly they stopped making the 206 and started the 207 otherwise I would get a brand new one :-(
My experience with a 1.6 Allure Automatic has been good - there have been no faults arising. By the way, the 206cc may be a good choice over the newer 207cc if you are likely to be parking overnight in a car park where door opening space is limited. Some 3 inches narrower, the 206cc will squeeze into much tighter spots and you'll get out easier too - this could be an important consideration remembering all the Peugeot two door coupes have much larger doors than the five door versions.
Supplied with no spare tyre, major problems will arise if you find yourself as I did, on a motorway with a tyre on fire having unexpectedly deflated and shredded at speed. You are not only reliant on the car being recovered, but more to the point then need to find a dealer with preferably the same make and size of tyre in stock. These are relatively expensive tyres too - typically £110 - £150 each and tyre dealers do not much like tying up their capital in them. A couple of nails left in the gutter can prove an expensive experience.
Handling wise, the steering can sometimes feels a shade heavy and imprecise, certainly less than positive and this may be due to the width of the tyres. But without doubt this is a sporty, well designed car and the Automatic drives extremely well.
Personally, I would not recommend this as a main car to any bloke more than six feet tall - whilst the seat goes back you will probably find the steering wheel too far away to hold in the proper "ten to two" position. I think girls are likely to find it altogether more comfortable to drive.
A couple of safety points come to mind. I've hit my head badly on the corner of the windscreen getting out from the passenger side - a less familiar action perhaps than getting out of the drivers side. Also I got into the car once when the roof catches were unlocked and caught my head on the open catch drawing much blood from a nasty wound. Maybe something you would only do the once but this problem does not occur on the 207cc which has no manual catches.
Forget about carrying people in the back seat - it is a two seater.
Lastly, if buying play around with the seats - two door Peugeots are notorious for having a poorly designed seat adjustment system that can leave you with the seat inexpliquably failing to lock in any position - this was changed on the 207cc.
The 206CC 1.6 16v Allure....Isn't it beautiful!?....well.....yes!!
I bought mine only three weeks ago, and I'm impressed. Well I suppose I should be, I'm only 20 years old and I'm in a £16k convertible. It's black with black and red leather interior.....it's lovely!
Ok where do I start, well firstly the exterior. Its gorgeous metallic paint, no matter what colour you choose will always be turning heads as you drive down the high street. If your used to a hatch back these arent actually as long as you think, so dont let that put you off. Ive only ever had hatchbacks, but it isnt all that different. It can be a bit blind jsut on the corners of the boot. But when your roofs down you can see eveything.
The lights - depending on the year of your car, depends on your style of lights. Mine is 2004(04) and it has the angel eye headlights and the spot&moon tail lights. There is an additional break light at eye level for following drivers in the middle of your boot.
Interior - Ok as I've said before my seats are red leather with black side sides and my whole trim (up the doors across the glove box and sections of the steering wheel) are red leather. The dash board is exactly the same as a bog standard 206 hatch. The gauges are brighther with chrome suround and the gear knob is chrome.
There are back Seats but pretty useless unless your under 5ft. You can also fit babyseats in there so it can be used as a family car for people with babies and children under..well...5ft.
Facilities - The boot is massive whent he roof is up. When down..well...to be honest it looks pretty pathetic, but you cant fit more in that you think. I went shopping and managed to fit 20 bags into the boot when the roof was down.
The glovebox is pretty standard size, I can fit about 30 cd's in there with cases, it does have two cup holders too. There is compartments in your doors for things like sunglasses for example. There is also a deep pocket maybe as a drinks holder for anyone sitting in the back, there is a big plastic spot inbetween the two back seats, pull the top of this and thats your storage, you will have to look at that its well wierd.
ICE - The CD player doesnt look as if it's supposed to be in the car, the 206's generally gets its sexiness the curviness of everything, then all of a sudden in the middle of your nice curvy dashboard, a flat dull Clarion CD player. I would consider buying a new CD player from halfords or something ready for when you buy this car.
The speakers are placed in the doors and one either side of the two back seats.
The CD player has a digital display where it also displays the trip computer infomation. You can control the volume, source, skip, bass, teble etc by either the buttons on the actual CD player or on the lower control arm at the right hand side of the steering wheel.
Apart from the ugly head unit the system is great, Its loud and definately clear, not much distortion at all at full volume, its made by JBl so good quality sound.
Convenience - I know most people think this is strange, i know i did, that a convertible has Air Con. Well the 206CC does, I dont know if other people do. But i do know that if i was that hot then personally, I would take the roof down. I know its useful for de-misting or d-icing. And I suppose if your on the move and can't stop to put the roof down then it kinda makes sense, but anyway, thats facility is there should you need it the brand new 07 model has a pollen filter for all of us hayfever sufferers.
The Trip Computer - Shows the usual, date, time, external temperature. You can also push a button and it will tell you how many miles left in your tank, how many miles pper gallon your using (this can be scary when accelerating) these are the two most useful. The other figures on there I cant quite figure out what they are, they don't seem to change, so if anyone can tell me please let me know.
Safety - Front and side airbags which does have a switch to turn them off.
ABS and locking wheel nuts for those emergency stops. They are brilliant by the way.
It starts beeping and lights on the dash flashes at you if the driver hasnt put their seat belt on. It asl omake sthe same noise it you havent pushed the clips to the roof in properly.
Fuel - Ok the CC comes in several models Hdi, Petrol 1.6 16v or 2.0 16v and obviously either automatic, manual and tiptronic is also available. Fuel consumption isnt actually that bad. I filled up last week, it cost me £40, I had done 340 miles, my tank had jsut under a quearter left and my computer said I got 60 miles left in my tank. Not bad...however, that was countryside driving but it isnt actually much different in built up areas as long as your driving sensibly, don't over rev it, because then really you do see your patrol gauge going down - rapidly!
Lastly the bit THE ROOF - Its so sexy, up or down. It doesnt take long to go throguh the motions and it even has the "fasten your seatbelt" aeroplane warning style noise one completed. There is a slight problem though, it is notorious for the 206CC roof motor to break down, and should it decide to do so it will cost you a whopping £1500 if not more.So my first few weeksn of showing off may have been more damaging than i thought.
All around, would I recommend it yes, definately!! To a bloke...probably not, you'd struglle to fit for a start lol.
Anyway I hope this helps. If i've missed anything please let me know and I will add it.
I have only had my 206cc a few days so this is a "first impressions" review.It looks absolutely stunning in Flamenco Red and makes a welcome change from all the silver cars I have owned !I should mention that my last car was a Mazda MX5-1840cc and before that a 3 litre turbo-diesel Merc,so I wasn't expecting too much performance from a 1.6 Peugeot engine by comparison. Well I got that wrong!Although only rated at 110 bhp it is strong and lively and looks set to be economical too.The overall build quality of the car could be better(there are squeaks and rattles in abundance) but these can easily be overlooked because of the innovative and fun nature of this little beast.I have found the driving position a touch awkward( I am a six-footer) and will certainly be investing in a wind-blocker soon.Overall I would say that this car looks like being a load of fun and practical too. Vive la differance !!
I bought my 206CC 1.6 brand new in March, and it was love at first sight. However, I have had some problems...
1 - brakes squeeled from the off.
2 - Driving position - impossible to find a comfortable one, however have got used to it!!!
3 - With roof down the car is not so nice to drive, although it is great fun!!! The wobble on the car with the roof down is like going over rumble strips on some roads!!! Despite 2 trips to the dealer they say this is normal!
4 - Ignition barrel jammed so spent a day in the dealers. What I would say about this is that I got a 207 as a courtesy car and it was a joy getting back in my 206CC afterwards.....
This sounds like a very negative review, don't get me wrong, it has its faults....but I love the car despite this. For the money I paid compared to all other comparable manufacturers I got a great car with leather seats and air con as standard. Okay, it rattles and squeeks.....but I've got used to it!!