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I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by migas1984 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:10 pm

Hello everyone, my name is Miguel and i just bought a peugeot 406 2.0 hdi, a couple of days ago, and tomorrow is time for MOT... hopefully will fly throw it...
Just join the forum and would like to see other pugs and look for advices and share my experiencies with all of you.

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by Doggy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:44 pm

HI & welcome aboard. 8)

Good luck with the MOT, post some pics when you can.
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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by rwb » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:51 pm

Hi & welcome.

Good choice :cheesy:

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by migas1984 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:04 am

rwb wrote:Hi & welcome.

Good choice :cheesy:

What led you to get a 406?

Well, actualy was more a lack of choice lol, the cars within my price range weren´t many, and most of them without mot or without any mainetence evidence, and i did a test drive on this one and it seems to be in good condition well looked after and i went for it... its very pleasent to drive, as a good response and for what i´ve seen is a car that as a solid build and wont give much trouble if you look after the car.

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:07 pm

Hi and welcome.. ( I'm just looking through some unread topics... :roll: )

The 406 is a great car, you get lots of qualities for very little money - good looks, reliable, decent ride and handling - very underrated motors :cheesy:

You also get a rubbish handbrake, you can't win them all..
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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by Welly » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:48 pm

GingerMagic wrote: ( I'm just looking through some unread topics... :roll: )
There's not much else to read is there? :?
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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:05 pm

Maybe 'cos we already covered almost everything and a quick search is all that's necessary. Maybe... :supafrisk:

Hi Miguel. Oddly enough I've just sold a Peugeot 406 :( All I need now is my dick to fall off and I may as well top meself.
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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by migas1984 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:44 am

Well its been 3 weeks since i bought the car, so far so good, very confertable, economic, i think the only thing wrong with it is the hand brake :lol: , wich travels to much and litlle brakes. The mot was actualy to soon to do it so its going next week. Fingers crossed

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by PeterN » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:20 am

Strangely enough the handbrake works on my latest one. :shock: They are an excellent car, probably the best value for money on the secondhand market and I would go as far as saying that the 2.0. Hdi 8 valve engine is the best diesel ever made. I ran hydropnumatic Citroens for the previous 25 years but was rather dissapointed with the C5 then I drove a 406 and although the ride is not as good the handling is far better, the car is somehow better than it ought to be.

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by Penthousepete » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:06 pm

You also get a rubbish handbrake, you can't win them all..[/quote]


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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by Penthousepete » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:11 pm

I've been loving my 406 Estate for 5 years now and the times I've had that handbrake played with!
Finally at the last MoT it needed rear discs, pads and a calliper.. No longer rubbish, but drove with a constant rubbing noise. Some grinding and a thorough clean later and thankfully I had a working and quiet HBrake!
Such a relief, it works really well, but difficult to trust after 4.5 years of problems!


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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by PeterN » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:18 pm

I've bought another one since then and the handbrake is not much good on that one either, I reckon it must be down to the shoes used, I don't suppose there will be anything on them to indicate what make they are - unless anyone knows different.

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:43 am

This handbrake thread is getting old,
As long as the cables are free, ie not rusted solid & the shoes & drums are in good condition.
Make sure that it's properly adjusted (jaspers post) & it works just fine.
Mine will hold the car with four people in & a fully loaded caravan :shock:
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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by PeterN » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:03 pm

What are the muscles like on you left arm? :wink: I replaced everything on my first one and they still managed to break the cable when trying to get enough braking for it to pass the MOT. Even the one that does work requires a hefty pull I certainly wouldn't trust it with a caravan.

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by Doggy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16 pm

Bedding the shoes in makes a huge difference. The French forum recommends driving at about 10mph with the handbrake applied enough to feel a little drag for say 200 yards, letting it cool off fully and repeating a few times. It really does work.
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