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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 16th February 2006
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We have a 206cc - looks good and is a better car again witht the top down.
The rear seats are very small tho - more like bucket seats. You would not be able to fit a car seat in the back. A car seat would have to be fitted to the front passenger seat. There isn't much legroom in the back either, our girls our 7 & nearly 9, both quite tall for their age and this is probably the last year they will fit in the back. We don't use the Pug on long journeys as they are too close to the front seats.

Boot space is bigger than the 206 hatchback with the roof up, but with the roof down the boot is half the size.

Once you get over about 60mph inside tends to be a bit noisy so motorway driving is a chore. Ride is quite hard as well.
open top motoring in the summer is a much better bet tho, cruising at 60mph is actaully quite good, again any faster and it gets a bit noisy.
We have the 2.0 petrol, goes quite well, also has quite a few toys, climate,auto wipers/lights etc.
Big disadvantage is no spare wheel - only two tins of repair gunge.

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Cheers for that - the kiddy seat thing is worth noting. Now she's thinking of getting the 206cc auto triptronic thingymewotsit. Anyone know anything about it?
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What's Good
Stylish, folding hardtop 2.0 lite Coupe Cabriolet arrived October 2000. 1.6 litre followed December 2000. Automatic 1.6 litre Coupe Cabriolet from late June 2001. High UK list prices of 16,000 for 2.0; 14,530 for 1.6 and 15,430 for 1.6 auto undercut by independent importers and brokers. Attractive Allure specials for Summer 2003. 206CC 1.6HDI 110 diesel from April 2005 from 14,695. Peugeots generally had below average warranty repair costs in 2003 Warranty Direct Reliability index (index 86.25 v/s lowest 31.93). Link:- www.reliabilityindex.co.uk
What's Bad
2+2, not a full four-seater. Have been problems with the roof mechanism and autobox of 1.6 auto. Otherwise, see 206. Fault in electronics of indicator stalks very common on 206s, expecially Multiplex, from July 2001. Free fix available in France from December 2002. 17th from bottom out of 137 models in 2003 Top Gear survey. On 206 GTIs used for short runs from cold emulsified oil can block the feeds to the hydraulic tappets leading them to fail within 3 years. Te cure is to fit oil feeds and tappets from the 2.2 engine. Came 13th = from bottom in 2005 JD Power/What Car Survey of 23,000 cars reg Sep 2002 to Aug 2003 with satisfaction score of 73.9%.
What to Watch Out For
Make sure roof opens and shuts properly. Check origin carefully as may be an import and may not have Peugeot 3 year warranty. Also see 206.
15/1/2001: On 384 cars, front stub axle lower ball joint fixing may have been incorredtly machines, leading to separation of stub axle from ball joint and lower suspension arm. Cars to be checkedand stub axles replaced where necessary. 12/11/2001: Limited recall of 84 206s fitted with wrong part in the airbag module. April 2002: German recall of 206CCs due to a problem with the roof motor. Spring 2003: brake squeal problem cured by different pads. 20-11-2003: Recall of all RHD 206s built before February 2002 (51 reg or earlier) to replace a clevis pin on the brake pedal. Customer helpline: 0845 60 206 206.

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