The Best Peugeot Model

Which one do you prefer overall?


  • Total voters
    107

herb

modherbrator
Moderator
Points
457
From
west midlands
Car
Seat Leon Cupra
well i voted 205 cause ive had 2 of them a 1.4xs and a 1.9gti and i can honestly say i have never driven a car that handles so well in the dry in the wet both over steered alot
as for comfort i have never driven a car as comfortable as my old 405 estate
but for styling i would go with the 406 coupe i think its the nicest looking car peugeot have ever made just a shame the v6 was underpowered
 

Danny180

Wrench Pro
Points
63
From
West Midlands
Car
206 GTi 180
Well if I can upload vidoes then I will show you it in action. I have a cuple that are decent quality and one that my cousin did (he works for the BBC so he got a proper camera crew to film it for me). Also, if you want to see it in the 'flesh' then come along to Donny in September when it will be on show and will be tracked for a couple of days. Next years French Car Show have also asked me to be there and providing I can get the time off work I will certainly be there.

I have just had to have the slip diff re-done as the old one wasn't putting the power to the road in 'Race Mode' (344.72 BHP @ 7200rpm). As you can probably appreciate, trying to put that much power thorugh the wheels has caused MANY problems, hence why I have the car electronically setup to encompasss 'Road', 'Race', 'Drag' and 'Eco' modes. I won't go into too much detail as I can't be bothered haha. But basically, Drag allows all 350BHP to be used, Race limits the car to 230bhp, Road is limited to 200BHP and Eco is 150BHp, I must admit that I haven't ever used Eco mode yet as having 200BHP after 350BHP seems slow so 150BHP would feel massively sluggish. I know of course that its not but its like when James May drove the Veyron at 253mph then 'slowed down' to 70mph. Its disorientating.

I am going to be looking at NOS aswell but that would only be for Drag and not for racing at all. The Wizards of NOS have already given me timescales and power increases and they quote that my 350BHP could be turned into 420BHP, again, I must admit, that figure scares me a little as 350BHP makes the world go by VERY quickly so what would 420BHP give me in a car that weights a little more than a 106?????
 

herb

modherbrator
Moderator
Points
457
From
west midlands
Car
Seat Leon Cupra
Well if I can upload vidoes then I will show you it in action. I have a cuple that are decent quality and one that my cousin did (he works for the BBC so he got a proper camera crew to film it for me). Also, if you want to see it in the 'flesh' then come along to Donny in September when it will be on show and will be tracked for a couple of days. Next years French Car Show have also asked me to be there and providing I can get the time off work I will certainly be there.

I have just had to have the slip diff re-done as the old one wasn't putting the power to the road in 'Race Mode' (344.72 BHP @ 7200rpm). As you can probably appreciate, trying to put that much power thorugh the wheels has caused MANY problems, hence why I have the car electronically setup to encompasss 'Road', 'Race', 'Drag' and 'Eco' modes. I won't go into too much detail as I can't be bothered haha. But basically, Drag allows all 350BHP to be used, Race limits the car to 230bhp, Road is limited to 200BHP and Eco is 150BHp, I must admit that I haven't ever used Eco mode yet as having 200BHP after 350BHP seems slow so 150BHP would feel massively sluggish. I know of course that its not but its like when James May drove the Veyron at 253mph then 'slowed down' to 70mph. Its disorientating.

I am going to be looking at NOS aswell but that would only be for Drag and not for racing at all. The Wizards of NOS have already given me timescales and power increases and they quote that my 350BHP could be turned into 420BHP, again, I must admit, that figure scares me a little as 350BHP makes the world go by VERY quickly so what would 420BHP give me in a car that weights a little more than a 106?????
your car sounds impressive mate :bigsmile: just a quick question even with the lsd with 350bhp do you still have problems getting traction through the front wheels ???
also where about in the midland are you ?? im from dudley
 

Danny180

Wrench Pro
Points
63
From
West Midlands
Car
206 GTi 180
Yes of course, even with the new slip diff, if I put the car in 1st and floor it all that happens is I need a new set of front tyres. The smoke is impressive but the price for the new Yoko's isn't. I have to be careful when the car is in Race mode when I'm doing a drag because I need to have a slow start which tends to hinder me when I'm against smaller, lighter cars. Even though they have less power, they have better traction so can put it to the road more effectively and hence they have a chance against the car. On a 1/2 mile drag I'm usually ok, I can start in second, rev to 3500rpm and take my time upto 150mph. On the 1/4 mile though, I tend to lose (doh). Hence why I have had the car setup to have the BHP limited in different modes.

I am currently looking at a Scooby diff and a Skyline diff but its a lot of modification to make them fit/ work and the ECU would have to be re-mapped (again, this will be the 5th time) for a correct setup. The handling is shocking when the beast is unleashed and I havent ever opened the taps completely on it when I've got it set to 350bhp Drag mode because I don't want to die basically haha.

I live in Coventry during the week and Northampton at weekends (its easier for work).:)
 

herb

modherbrator
Moderator
Points
457
From
west midlands
Car
Seat Leon Cupra
Yes of course, even with the new slip diff, if I put the car in 1st and floor it all that happens is I need a new set of front tyres. The smoke is impressive but the price for the new Yoko's isn't. I have to be careful when the car is in Race mode when I'm doing a drag because I need to have a slow start which tends to hinder me when I'm against smaller, lighter cars. Even though they have less power, they have better traction so can put it to the road more effectively and hence they have a chance against the car. On a 1/2 mile drag I'm usually ok, I can start in second, rev to 3500rpm and take my time upto 150mph. On the 1/4 mile though, I tend to lose (doh). Hence why I have had the car setup to have the BHP limited in different modes.

I am currently looking at a Scooby diff and a Skyline diff but its a lot of modification to make them fit/ work and the ECU would have to be re-mapped (again, this will be the 5th time) for a correct setup. The handling is shocking when the beast is unleashed and I havent ever opened the taps completely on it when I've got it set to 350bhp Drag mode because I don't want to die basically haha.

I live in Coventry during the week and Northampton at weekends (its easier for work).:)
the main reason i asked was ive been folowing a diary thread of a mk3 astra and hes recently managed to get it up to 360bhp but even with the lsd he has the same problems as you with traction so his solution is he will be converting it to rwd over the winter months and he reckons that will help is this something you have considered ????

northampton bet you take advantage living so close to silverstone and the pod i know i would !!
 

Danny180

Wrench Pro
Points
63
From
West Midlands
Car
206 GTi 180
Yes, indeed, especially as I know one of the track managers so he gets me in while others have to wait.

RWD will be a very big problem for me but yes I have considered it. The problem I will have is that the 206 has no facility to put a driveshaft to the rear, the exhaust and suspension/ rear axle are in the way slightly. I have thought about locating the exhaust in the sides and then using the exhaust channel as the new location for the driveshaft but as of yet I've not made any decisions. I have also considered 4WD as my mate has a Legacy RS that he's managed to crash slightly (well written it off to be exact lol) and the 4WD system is goin to the scrappy so I have wondered about putting that in??

Its time as much as anything, I used to own my own business so I could take weeks off when I wanted but now I'm tied in so I can't just drop everything to work on the car. Annoying but its happened. anyway, less stress and loads more money so I shouldn't complain really.:)
 

Zaratul

Newbie
Points
56
From
Latvia, Riga
Car
Peugeot 406 Coupe
I guess most people on here are commenting on ethier looks or performance (being handling and accel. etc as a whole)

but not practicality.....

My grandad did have an R reg 406 2.1 TD and that had a lot of that lovley turbo diesel ooomph
Yeah... what`s up with 406.
Since I have 406 Coupe - that would be my vote! :rolleyes:
But from these I voted for 407.
 

prevtec

Pro Tuner
Points
0
From
ireland
Car
prelude 2.2vtec jap
The Best Peugeot Model

Naturally, I voted the 206, not because I have one but I generally believe thats its the nicest car Peugeot have ever made. And even though the Poll does not ask which one is the nicest, thats what I'm basing my answer on. As far as speed goes, the 205 GTI or 306 GTI-6 would probably get my vote.
i wont knock a 206
it pulled my prelude up a lot of hills when i broke down for christ sake
but they say the smaller the engiene,the less that goes wrong;)
 

Thunderstorm

New member
Points
163
Car
Peugeot 406 STi
Every one has a diffrent taste to cars I drive a 406 sti 16v thats good but I climbed in a 407 2.2 sedan and it did it for me so my next car will defnitively be a 407 for the styling,luxuary and big car and more than enough power for me.
 

jarrus

Pro Tuner
Points
317
From
West Midlands, UK
Car
Suzuki Swift Sport
lol that a point the 309 is actually a good car, i think it gets forgotten about because the 205 is from the same era and we all know how people fell about those,

but the 309 does have a lot of advantages, it has more space and it has a wider front a rear track, not to mention that the rear beam and from wishbones will fit straight onto a 205 widening the track on them :p

also I think the 206 has far too many votes,
considering the 205, 106 and 306 are in the polls
 

tecco

Wrench Pro
Points
11
From
Danmark Horsens
Car
Peugeot 206 GTI
I find it hard to answer since i have not tried most of the cars and some is not on there, where is 406?
Of the peugeots i tried is a:
405 1.6 gasoline(My mums first pug) slow and steady, died to rust after a impressive 900.000+km on the same engine, great comfort
405 SRI (My mums 2nd pug) fun car great comfort
406 2.0 turbo upped to 216+bhp (My mums old 3rd pug lol) Insanely fun car, great handling aswell, great comfort, my mum totalled it after putting a "PersianDecorated"(no offence ment) BMW in its place. (did i mention my mum is 55? lol)
406 1.8 Ok car, good handling, abit boring when used to the 2.0 turbo
206 GTI Upped to 159,5bhp(my current car) awfull handling(before coilover kit), Not fun to drive(before coilover kit) , horrible comfort!(even with stock shocks) :(, very noisy interior(before i spent 600+pounds on silentcoat).
As the most allround car compared to year aswell i would probably go for 405, though the 406 turbo was concentrated awesome, its smaller models seemed less nice to drive than i remember the 405 models.
 
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