How many forum users still actually drive a 406

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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by rwb » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm

Welly wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:06 pm
rwb wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:29 pm
And if that kills it then I'll be shopping for a 406.
Not sure you'll find a decent one? :?
I wouldn't really expect to find a decent anything on the anticipated budget.

Current: 407 2.2 HDi 170 & C6 2.7 HDi.
Former: 406 1.9 TD; 406 HDi 90; 407 2.2 160; 307cc 180; 508 HDi 140.
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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by Doggy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:13 pm

Missed an opportunity last week - one of our suppliers sold his 12-plate 508 2.0 HDi SW & bought a Zafira. :roll:
It wasn't mint but looked tidy, 150k miles, was going to need a clutch/dmf soon, dpf warning light on and he'd damaged one alloy.
So a few bob to sort out but he sold it for £850 :shock:
(I found out 3 days too late). :(

My bro's just bought an 07 407 2.2 GT HDi SW, tidy looking, 160k miles, OK apart from a dead hard disk in the head unit.
Some mug who never learns* will attempt to sort it for him, (of course), with much appreciated technical help and advice from our resident 407 guru.
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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by Welly » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:04 am

Eight

Eight

Eight Fifty :shock: :shock:
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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by rwb » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:47 am

We have a 508. It replaced the bastard 307cc from hell. Which replaced a lovely 407 2.2 petrol in burgundy with cream leather. Long story. Don't get me started...

Short version:
The 508 is a more worthy successor to the 406 than was the 407. The 508 is 'normal' whereas the 407 is so wacky and French that it makes more sense if you think of it as being a Citroen.

Driving the 2.0 140 feels more like my 406 HDi 90 than my 2.2 407. Made me realise how special the bi-turbo is.
Disregarding the different engines, I'd choose the 407 because I like the wacky Frenchness.

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Former: 406 1.9 TD; 406 HDi 90; 407 2.2 160; 307cc 180; 508 HDi 140.
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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by Welly » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:42 pm

Imagine a barren world where rwb sits in the corner of a darkened basement, water dripping from the ceiling, rodents gnawing at things, he's tied to an old chair, a slither of daylight casts a hopeful beam of light across his forehead whilst a slave repeatedly slaps him around the face with a large dead fish. This is his life, all his life.

This is the definition of "I like the French wackiness" of privately-funded motoring :lol:
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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by steve_earwig » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:27 pm

Very picturesque :shock: :shock:
Welly wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:42 pm
slither
sliver...

That sounds almost like the old guy in the basement eating snails scene in Delicatessen.
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French? Yes. Wacky? Oh dear me yes.

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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by archangel2 » Mon May 06, 2019 11:52 am

2nd2001 406 silver rapier saloon,needs work to get basics up to scratch!!!........... less power (90Bhp ) "MINA"
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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by PeterN » Wed May 08, 2019 6:20 pm

I do occasionally but its my wife's regular driver, it was mine to until I got this Merc but there are a number of aspects where the 406 is better. Its quieter and rides better, the seats are more comfortable as are the headlights. The merc is faster and slightly better on fuel which surprises me but otherwise I prefer the 406. I still have the one I drove sitting in the field, ready to go back into service if needed.

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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by Wag » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:18 am

I do. It's my day to day car. Estate 110 hdi.
Now self employed I was going to get a van. Filled the back end with my carpentry gear and it swallowed everything. Don't think I'll bother with the van yet, will see how it goes.
Just need some bars to go on the rails so I can move some wood about.
So comfy and effortless driving. They don't make em like that anymore.

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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by soretoez » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:24 pm

I still have mine 03 2.2hdi estate just got back from a 2 night trip to Lincoln 617 mile round trip drove up Monday 5 Hrs non stop the car didn't even break a sweat and a 6 Hr drive non stop again today(weds) to get back we could have been home quicker but the wife was driving and she wanted to go on the A40 so we came of the M5 on to the M50 and picked up the 40 at Ross on Wye.
The car reckons we averaged 45.6mpg so well happy with that considering there were times we was touching 80-90.

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Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Post by D9406 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:35 am

I drive mine daily, 99 plate 110hdi estate. 137000 miles.
Nothing major wrong though it will need 4 tyres for Mot.
Good solid workhorse.
1999 406 HDi 2.0 110 GTX Estate. 48k when bought, now 126K. Second owner.
Clutch changed @110k, bottom pulley changed, cam belt changed, EGR blanked.

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