Peugeot 406

Peugeot 406

Overall Average Rating - 80.32%Position in the Top 100 cars - 88th


Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 83rdBuild Quality: 80thRunning Costs: 71stPerformance: 94thBraking: 96thRide Quality: 29thHandling: 76thPracticality: 48thComfort: 76thEase of Driving: 89th

Your Quotes

“I like my 406, but I've lost confidence in it as loads of little things keep going wrong. It's put me off buying another Peugeot, which is a shame as I like some of its cars.”

Mr Paul Brown - Somerset

“For the amount of miles I cover and the way I treat my car I think many other cars would have fallen to pieces. Hopefully this one will keep going for a little longer. A true workhorse.”

Mr Brian Maddison - Lancs

“Its a very reliable family car. Not sure if I’d keep it if I won £25,000 though!’

Jackie Yewell - Barnstaple

“A cheap lightweight car with little quality. Definitely not an executive car even though this is part of the model name. The gearbox (automatic) seems to need several seconds thinking time and will not be rushed into any decisions. Does not seem to generate the power it should. Sometimes seems to struggle putting 200bhp through the front wheels. ”

Mr Peter Oldham - Suffolk

“The 406 Coupe’s one of the most beautiful cars from a mass production car manufacturer. Never a disappointment except the 407 replacement. ”

Mr Ian Jones - Telford

“An excellent all round car, but when something goes wrong be prepared to pay a hefty bill whether it be with the manufacturer or a local specialist garage due to the on-board computer system. When it's right is wonderful, when it's wrong it's expensive. ”

Mr Geraint Jones - Penarth

“Original braking faults reported when new, still exist three years on. Main dealer tried to avoid other faults because of cost under warranty. In the garage three or four times a year for warranty repairs. Faulty design parts are replaced with same design faults. Unreliable!”

Mr William Wallace - Scotland

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 34th)

It's one of the most popular new car makers in the UK, but Peugeot is letting its customers down. The firm has done well to close the gap on Renault this year, but its customers are still a disgruntled bunch. The brand comes last overall in the ease of driving category. This is probably due to the grabby brakes and sloppy gearbox that are common to many generations of Peugeot models.

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