Peugeot 206 Estate

We say The 206 estate is somewhere between estate, MPV and hatch. It doesn't succeed at any particularly well and cannot be recommended over rivals.Performance

We say The 206 estate is somewhere between estate, MPV and hatch. It doesn't succeed at any particularly well and cannot be recommended over rivals.Performance The 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrols remain as the diesel has been retired in preparation for the 207. The lower-rated engine is underpowered so the 1.6 is the only real option.Emissions All engines will deliver low running costs thanks to their small size and relatively low power.Driving The Peugeot 206 delivers a smooth ride which irons out bumps in the road well but handling suffers as a result and feels loose.Feel The engines struggle when pushed and road noise intrudes, making for a noisy ride, particularly with the petrol version.Space There is decent space for four with plenty of headroom available and split tailgate aids practicality. Not the biggest estate around however due to its supermini base.Equipment Kit varies widely with trim level but entry-level models are little sparse.Price The Peugeot 206 Estate can be bought for under £10,000 and residual values are good. Choose the diesels for lower running costs.Quality The interior could look more impressive but the car should be durable and solid. Some of the interior trim can be quite jarring with the rest of the interior decor.Safety Two airbags as standard, but that's about it. Not the best car for safety and showing its age amongst more modern alternatives.Pros The Peugeot 206 is an attractive car, which is no mean feat for an estate. It is practical and starting prices are low.Cons Its supermini size tells in terms of space and it doesn’t really excel in any area.Alternatives Skoda Fabia Estate, Seat Ibiza Estate

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