03 October 2012

Peugeot 206 - Six months on...

This year has gone quick and the Peugeot 206 has been the Definitely Motoring fleet car for six months already. How has life been with the Pug?

IT'S hard to believe that I've owned my Peugeot 206 for six months already. You will be wondering on how the past six months has been with the 206. I think it’s fair to say that I’m very happy with my Peugeot 206 I’ve owned for the past six months. I haven’t looked back since trading in the old, slightly rusty Ford Ka for the Pug earlier this year.

The 206 is better than the Ka in very much every way. It’s a bigger car that’s comfortable, quicker and more practical wrapped under that stylish exterior that has stood the test of time. Personally, I think that’s a testament to the 206’s 14-year-old design. It has aged better than many of its rivals and the 207 that replaced it.

I know there are plenty of people out there who mock French cars. They will be asking what problems have I had with the Peugeot. I’m sorry, but I’m going to disappoint you and not a lot has gone wrong. In fact, it hasn’t really missed a beat.

The only things that have been done to the car were getting replacements for parts. New light bulbs and a track rod end were needed for the 206 to pass its MOT which it had in September. New engine mounts have also been fitted. The only niggle the Pug has suffered was with the gearbox, where fifth gear wouldn't engage and that has been put right.

Besides having an MOT last month, the 206 is due for a service this week. I'm glad to have been keeping my promise on investing time and money on the car. First and foremost is maintenance. After getting it serviced, the 206 will be getting a touch up here and there. So a to-do list is in order.

In conclusion, the 206 is a car with style and substance which I've been enjoyed ownership for the past six months. I am happy with the Pug.

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