Peugeot 406 HDi Estate. Any good??

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Peugeot 406 HDi Estate. Any good??

Post by pug_owner2002 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:41 pm

Hello,

I am considering getting rid of the other halfs astra so she can have my 306, in turn I am thinking of getting a 406 HDi estate.
What do people think about these? are they any good and what problems should I expect and look out for?

Thanks in advance for any replys.

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:14 pm

Its French, i think that sums it up nicely, i'd buy Jap, & then u wont have to bother getting underneath the thing, alternatively if you enjoy doing that, then ignore my useless advice :lol:

Just out of interest, how much are they?

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Post by pug_owner2002 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:11 pm

The one I was tempted to go and look at but then it sold was a 52 plate with 99k on for £2995, it was the HDi 110 with the LX trim. Seen others similar for that price region too.

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Post by MULLEY » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:20 am

Crikey, is that all they're worth??? Got to be a reasonable bargain that, i would take out an independent warranty that covers you for absolutely everything. They arent as expensive as you think, compare the price against the hourly rate at a peugeot dealer!!!!

Good luck with your decision. As an alternative, dont laugh, what about an Octavia, heaps better reliability etc....

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Post by np » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:49 pm

I`ve had mine just over a year now.Its a 03/53 Hdi 110 SE est,my Dads old company car,now with 80k.Apart from wear & tear items,i`ve just had some problems with the anti pollution side of the engine management.Nothing major,just a few new sensors,although the garage reckon the fuel pump is faulty,High pressure pump under the bonnet.Although since they had the car again(free of charge)the management lights not been on & its been running sweet as a nut.
I`ve had to re solder the air bag connections under the seat,as per my old Xantia,but apart from that its a great car.I had it re mapped last year to aproxx 140 bhp,it goes like stink,still does 45 mpg +(51.6mpg coming back from Wales tonight) & tows our caravan great.
Its a great cruise car for the motorway,refind & low noise inside.Even better if it has cruise control like mine.
I would recomend getting one,plenty to chose from,110 better than the 90 bhp.Get the best spec you can.As mine was the run out model,before the 407,it has alloys,abs,bfd,folding mirrors,auto wipers & lights,a/c climate,half leather electric seats,sat nav,etc.Most of them from LX up have a good basic spec. :D
406 Hdi est SE,79K

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Post by tim leech » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:29 am

Just look at how many 406 taxis there are? Ive not yet met a taxi driver who likes spending money on repairs!

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Post by adamskibx » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:05 pm

A friend of mine had a much earlier XUDT engined one, and it was THE most reliable car their company ever ran. It had a ride that would put a lot of hydraulic Citroens to shame. My only comment would be that it is a mile munching, relaxing car, and not very involved.

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Post by pug_owner2002 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:25 pm

Hi All,
Thanks for the replys!
After scouting around on the net I think I'm going to keep my eye out for an SE model as it seems to have all the toys etc on it.
Got to admit I like the look of the half leather and the appeal of having built in sat nav (no more carrying the tomtom around on days out! :lol: ).

I'll let you know if I get one.

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Post by np » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:37 pm

Thats good news then :D .
Mine has,4x elec windows,elec heated folding mirrors,digital a/c c/control,abs,16"alloys,half leather seats & steering wheel,elec in the front,although not heated.The drivers seat also dose`nt have lumber support,which tbh after a year i dont miss.Front arm rests,cassette player with 6 cd changer in boot,cruise control,puddle lights in the doors,sat nav,remote locking.
The S model does without half leather & front arm rests,& i think cruise control & sat nav were options.
The Executive has full heated leather,elec sunroof & head lamp washers.
Good luck & good hunting :D
Neil.
406 Hdi est SE,79K

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Post by pug_owner2002 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:58 pm

Well I've found an 03 plate se trim one with 84k on the clock for £4000, looks pretty good, just need to go and look at it.
NP, I have noticed that quite a few people with HDi's seem to have the antipolution fault, if you don't mind me asking, is it an expensive fix?