Peugeot 206 Used Car
Peugeot 206 is one of the best sold cars on the UK market. There are plenty of 206 models to choose from. Half-a-million sales were registered in seven years. That’s because this supermini car offers diverse choices for the engine type and displays an incredible body style. That was the secret that kept this car fashionable and cool despite its many years of existence. Even as a used car, the Peugeot 206 is still easy to drive and represents the perfect car for tackling city routes.
The Peugeot 206 comes equipped with a four wheel drive system, a five-speed manual transmission, coil springs, shock absorbers, an antiroll bar, air bags for the driver and the passengers, side impact protection and many other features which were added during its often improvements. The basic Peugeot 206 model equipped with a 1.4 liter engine is able to produce 60 horsepower at 5,250 rpm. It also features front disc brakes made of solid cast iron while in the rear this car features drum brakes. The most important question is if the Peugeot 206 used car remains as viable and powerful as its new self and if it can still win over any customer interested in a used car. I think that this question’s answer can be found only by driving one of these Peugeot 206 models. If you are interested in buying a used Peugeot 206, you should keep in mind some tips that will help you purchase the best used Peugeot on the market even if you don’t get to drive it.
The first things you should check on your used Peugeot 206 (regarding the technical and engineering components) are the spare wheel, the engine, the central locking, the instruments and its practicability. Check if the spare wheel is still under the boot floor, in the cradle, because this component is easy to steal. The best way to keep the spare safe is by purchasing a £40 lock. The engine version is usually the 1.4 liter petrol standard engine and the front suspension is also included. You might also find problems of the electronic management system which can affect the normal functions of the automatic gearbox.
The central locking can also be damaged if water has entered the control box which is placed in the footwell. These kinds of problems are common for the models manufactured before 1999. Another thing to keep in mind is to check out the instrumentation because there were some problems with the indicators stalks. That’s true for the cars manufactured in 2001 because the later Peugeot 206 models should be fine. When it comes to the practicability of this Peugeot 206 used car, I must say that it’s a five-door model with a small premium package. The sporty GTI is available in the three-door version and it will cost you with around £150 to £200 more.
You should also know that the diesel version of the Peugeot 206 is famous and appreciated by most customers. The only models you should avoid are the 1.9 liters and the 2.0 liters HDI versions manufactured between 1998 and 1999. That’s because the cars manufactured after 2000 offer a better warranty, more specifically a three-year warranty.
The price for a Peugeot 206 used car depends on the car’s year of manufacture, the model, the engine’s capacity and the optional features available. The prices can range between £2,300 and £8,000 for a model with a 1.6 liters engine while for a 2.0 liters engine capacity the price can go up to £11,500. For the 1.4 liters version, the price is around £5,000.
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