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Postby wilko » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:18 am

sorry if i seem a bit thick im new to the 406 and i would just like to now wot the differance is between a d8 and a d9 and witch one do i have my car is a 1997 saloon.
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby highlander » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14 am

Hi Wilko,

No, you're not thick - this is all confusing to those who have only recently got a 406 (like myself).

Yours is a D8, which is another way of saying it's a Mk.1 model. Yours will have a slatted grill on the front, on either side of the heraldic lion badge. These were produced up until 1999.

The D9, like mine, is the Mk.2 model. It has a meshed grill on the front, on either side of the heraldic lion badge. These were produced from late 1999 to 2005, when 406 production was ceased in favour of the new 407.

There are other differences, but that's the big one that you'll notice first.

Hope this helps!

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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby wilko » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:48 pm

thanks highlander very helpful :)
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby eoin27 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:54 pm

Throw up some pics of the car mate, if you can
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby swiss » Mon May 25, 2009 12:26 am

So how does a fellow tell a D8 from a D9 with the coops?
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby eoin27 » Mon May 25, 2009 12:39 am

I don't think you can from the outside. Interior is obvious
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby DaiRees » Mon May 25, 2009 9:22 am

Isn't the lower grille slightly different?
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby eoin27 » Mon May 25, 2009 10:44 am

I thought the very late D9 coupes were given new bumpers. They were ugly, made it look like a 407 impersonation. Took the whole look off the coupe. But the 1999-2003ish ones were the same as the D8 at the front me thinks.

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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby mjb » Tue May 26, 2009 8:36 am

eoin27 wrote:I thought the very late D9 coupes were given new bumpers. They were ugly

Correct. *very* late D9s. That's pretty much the only way to tell from the outside, bar reading the number plate
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby coco » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:42 pm

What's a tubby??
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby DaiRees » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:46 pm

Apart from a fat person? :oops: :lol:

Turbo engined model. On this site the "tubby" is the 2.0l petrol turbo.
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby coco » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:49 pm

Thanks for that - it did have my mind wandering to some strange places......
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby robobone » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:42 am

so a 53 plate would a D9 i assume
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby BigGav75 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:07 am

most definatly will be, i think they brought out the 407 in 2004
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Re: type d8 or d9

Postby swiss » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:03 pm

Another way to spot the difference is with the engines: 1.9 and 2.1 TDs are D8, whereas 2.0 and 2.2 HDIs are D9. Well, mostly. I've seen one HDI D8 on Ebay and one more in real life, but it's still a good rule of thumb.

Also, if you've got a computer constantly giving you grief for no good reason, it's a D9. Which is why I won't buy one :p
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