Review: Peugeot 206 SW (2002 – 2006)


Tidy looks and more practical than the hatch. Diesels are economical.

Patchy build quality. Flawed driving position.

Recently Added To This Review

31 December 2012

'Gong' sound means that car battery is failing to hold sufficient charge and needs to be replaced. Read more

6 May 2004

New DV6 TDE4 1.6 diesel from May 2004. Develops 110bhp at 4,000rpm, 180 lb ft torque at 1,750rpm with overboost to 192 lb ft. Read more

10 May 2003

2003 range addition is 206 SW Si with 138bhp 2.0 16v engine. Goes quite well, grips and handles very well. Prices are:- XL 1.1: £8,995 XL 1.4: £9,495 XL 1.4 TD HDI: £9,895 (from... Read more

Peugeot 206 SW (2002 – 2006): At A Glance

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Real MPG average for a Peugeot 206 SW (2002 – 2006)

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34–75 mpg

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Why won't my headlight work?

I have a 2003 Peugeot 206 SW. My offside dipped headlight went out so I put a new one in but still didn't work. I checked the fuse in the engine compartment and changed for a new one, still no joy. What else can I try?
Most likely to be a rusted earth between the bulb holder and the car body.
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