How reliable is a 2004 Peugeot 206 with an automatic gearbox?
Filed under reliability - Asked by John each ofen (Bray) - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:25
There are two schools of, quite influential, official thought on this. If you consult reliability expert JD Power, which conducts an annual vehicle reliability and customer satisfaction survey, the 206 is pretty dreadful. JD Power rates its reliability as below average, with poor interior quality, and it regularly finishes in the bottom ten of vehicles surveyed.
Over at Warranty Direct though, which independently insures vehicles against mechanical failure as part of its aftermarket warranty products, the picture is a little rosier. WD rates the 206's reliability as good, and certainly ahead of most of its French rivals. Problems tend to stem from the electrical system, and most of the time they're pretty cheap to fix.
To be honest though, in general, if you're looking at an older French automobile, you're looking at trouble.