FWIW - this does not seem to be uncommon with the 406 range in general
and the 406 V6 saloons and coupes in particular.
My V6 saloon also developed this problem which was caused by warped
front disks. Provided the car has done less than 11,500 miles *AND* the
disk run out is *MORE* than 0.3mm Peugeot UK will generally either
replace the discs or have them skimmed. If the car is older, or the
runout is less than 0.3mm you're stuffed unless you argue with Peugeot
There's no such animal! :-)
Having said that I do think the V6 is any worse than any other
equivalent exec saloon and may well be better than many. The entire 406
range scored 97% in Which? Magazine's recent round-up of new car
reliability, higher, in fact, than some Merc's and BMW's.
OTOH... There are an awful *LOT* of electric and electronic gizmos built
into this car which have the potential to malfunction or fail completely
over time. My car's only done 12,000 miles so it's far too early to say
how reliable these components and systems are.
If I were to stick my neck out and touch wood I'd say the 406 V6 coupes
and saloons are probably above average for reliability.
Nach meine meinung (und erfahrung) hat es mehr mit Glueck zu tun als
guete oder schlechte marken/modelle.
Enweder wird Mann Glueklich beim verbraucht auto kaufen - oder nicht!
Ich bin bisher immer Gluecklich geworden:
Vauxhall Cavalier CDI 2.0 117,000 km drauf. Ich habe es gefahren fuer
vier jahre mit keine groesse probleme and verkauft mit 180,000 km.
Vauxhall Calibra 4x4 turbo 80,000 km drauf. Ich habe es gefahren fuer
drei jahre mit keine groesse probleme and verkauft mit 150,000 km.
Peugeot 406 2.0 benzin turbo. Gekauft mit 40,000km drauf. Vier jahre
gefahren mit keine groesse probleme. Verkauft in 2003 mit 90,000km.
Hoffentlich ermuntered Dir diese beispeile?
hey, where have you learned German so well. BTW I don't even know,
which fellow country men are on this list? GB, USA, International?
Well you may be partially right (e.g. a bad batch), but there are
typical failures with brands or types in the statistics.
How did you like the engine?
I've tried the Peugeot 406 Coupe 2.0 (2000) and I was not very pleased
about the characteristics of the engine. I heard a strange resonance
in the range of 1800 rpm and I sensed a lot of vibrations in the whole
(I have to admint, I tried the V6 before ...)
Yes, they do.
All I want is car I can rely on and makes me happy when I drive! ;-)
On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:18:22 +0200, "Joachim Engel"
Yes they kept the car overnight and set up the diagnostics for a cold
start and found it on the first attempt.
Yes it's the metallic Galileo Green. There was a lot of discussion
some time ago about the fact that Peugeot used just enough paint to
give a good cover but no more than just enough. Perhaps it's is just
because it's a very dark colour but it does appear to be hard work to
keep a good finish.
At the moment it is my favourite car again because I have just got
back from a 550 mile week-end trip and at average speeds of around 70
mph (almost all motorway) it hummed along without missing a beat and
returned 27.36 MPG which is incredibly good for a 3.0ltr with climate
control running all the time.
I started out in my Volvo V70 T5 but it threw a fault code after 25
miles which was 100 miles after a service. Somebody at the garage is
going to get the full weight of my anger tomorrow<g> as they probably
split or left a control hose off. The coupe sat on the road with the
solid feel of a quality sports car with arrow straight direction and I
can thoroughly recommend it as a high speed, long distance cruiser.
Although I rarely hit three digits I felt as though it could easily go
up to max autobahn speeds and still feel rock solid and there are not
many cars than can do that.
On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:11:29 +0200, "Joachim Engel"
Silver metallic is definitely the easiest. My Volvo is Silver as where
three of my previous cars but my wife wanted something different. The
Coupe is her car but I clean it and it is hard work.
30 miles south of London. Went up to Yorkshire and back which is about
250 miles (230 of them motorway) in each direction.
I thought that we in the UK held the record for the most expensive
petrol in Europe<g>. There are some very good performing diesels and a
5 series BMW wanted to play a little at one point. Even though it was
a 530di it had to give way<g>.
If we were caught at those speeds in the UK we would never get our
licence back<g>. My son-in-law owned the car before I bought it from
him and he had it clocked on a track at 149 MPH. Apparently it was
totally stable at that speed.
I suspect almost any car that has little weight in order to get a good
power to weight ratio. The Coupe felt as though it was very heavy and
solidly planted on the road. There was no body roll, no pitch, no sway
and no deviation from a straight line. My son-in-law has a BMW M5 with
sports adaptive suspension which tightens up when sports mode is
selected. My daughter has a Jaguar XKR with sports stability
suspension. The peugeot felt almost as good as either of them.
The cars which scare me are those which feel as though they are
starting to fly at high speeds and the sensation is that they feel as
light as feather and the feedback from the road goes away. The coupe
never felt like that at any speed.
Just one further comment..... I let my wife drive her car for a few
trips while we were away and I sat in the back seat. Probably the most
uncomfortable seats possible. Very hard and between the back wheels
and definitely not good for anyone who has a tendency to car sickness,
like some children.
On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 11:40:02 +0200, "Joachim Engel"
Guess so<g>. Did you mean the car or the wife?<g>.
Non metallic red is a very bad colour for fading. Must be something in
the pigment but the sun does appear to bleach the body out of the
I normally pay around 78.9 pence per litre which is 1.26 Euros for 97
octane super. Most of the price is tax which is levied under the guise
of price restriction of use for "green" ecological reasons. If it was
too cheap then we would sit for longer in more traffic jams<s>.
For me cars have a character which is created by the look and feel
both externally and from the driver's seat. The coupe feels like a
sports car which handles very well and begs to be driven hard. I find
that the 3.0ltr engine is just enough to match what the car feels as
though it should do with what it actually can achieve. IMO any
reduction in power may lead to perpetual disappointment. The diesel
may be OK but I wouldn't even look at a 2.0Ltr as I suspect that it is
a sheep in wolf's clothing.
Good question<g>. 3 million UK drivers will get speeding tickets this
year and I would guess that several times that number are pleased that
they didn't get Gatso'd. Most people do stay below three digits
although I was passed, at the weekend, by a few who thought they were
I have had some fast, light cars but they have two problems.... (1)
they aquaplane too easily on standing water and (2) at high speeds
they float unless they are aerodynamically very well set-up.
The Audi TT had a problem with a light rear end which needed a spoiler
to keep the back wheels on the road, at speed.
A good set of tyres at 35PSI all round and it is rock solid.
For some strange reason the Honda prelude has never been popular in
the UK. Hondas in general have a reputation for being ultra reliable
and very well built but for some reason the public do not buy them in
large numbers. The coupe back seats are definitely useable by adults
providing none are too tall. The seats are hard though and over rough
surfaces there is the feeling that you are in a speedboat bumping over
rippled water. It is also noisy from road noise. Another factor which
is either good or bad is that in mine (se version) the front seats
electrically drive forward and back when tilted which is a nice luxury
touch but annoying when you have to tell a passenger to wait for a few
seconds in the rain whilst the seat re-positions.
To re-cap... I have owned the car for three years, had minor problems
but have not regretted buying it. Nothing will ever match a Nissan
Silvia turbo that I bought new, kept for 15 years (115K miles), cost
almost nothing in Nissan parts and was totally reliable. The Peugeot
looks as though it could be heading for second place in the
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