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Hshan's 1999 Peugeot 406 Coupe


#1

Here’s my second car, after 3 years of not having any. Though it’s actually the first one to have some sense and the first being bought with any use of my brain :stuck_out_tongue: As the title says, a '99 406 Coupe, powered by the base engine (I think?), a petrol 2.0 making a bit odd 132 horsepower. I was looking for some interesting car that would still be within my reach when it comes to ownership costs, and this is right on point - a cool looking coupe, yet with pretty common and standard tech. It’s not in a perfect condition, but it’s good - it passed its MOT very recently, has a rather new valvetrain (few kkm), new exhaust and hardly any rust. It drives well and - quite unusually for a cheap 406 Coupe - has bumpers with no cracks.

So, what are the downsides?

  • AC doesn’t work! that’s a big one, I don’t know what’s the cause
  • LPG installation needs regulation and/or minor fixes - it works, and the engine works ok on LPG in general (definitely drivable), but it doesn’t always provide the correct air/fuel mixture
  • driver’s window stops some 1,5-2 cm below the level it should - minor, but annoying
  • oil gauge (temp, AFAIK) doesn’t work
  • no radio :frowning:
  • and some tiny stuff: it needs two keys - one for the locks, the other for starting - I think the ignition was replaced, as the cabin light needs electricity to be turned on on the ignition to glow; I can lower both windows from the driver’s door switches, but I can raise only the driver’s one; rims are scratched here and there; both door limiters stop only on the first position.

The interior is covered in black leather - not my preferable choice, but ok, car’s coolness factor makes up for that :wink: At least it has heated seats, so I won’t freeze to the seat in winter. I was amazed by the amount of space in the rear - I can easily sit there, without being squeezed, behind the front seat set up for me - and I’m 187 cm (that’s 6 ft 1,5" for you 'Muricans). As for the rest of the equipment - the non-functioning AC is manual, there’s the cruise control and, I think standard, power mirrors. I don’t expect much in that regard, so as soon as the AC will be fixed and some radio with BT installed, I’ll be entirely content with that.


#2

406 Coupe! One of the most beautiful cars of the 90s :heart_eyes:

My BR:C submission was intended to be a direct copy of the 406 Coupe but ended up way more bland lol


#3

The 406 Coupe hails from a time when nearly every manufacturer had a stylish coupe to sell in the European market - a consequence of high insurance rates killing off most hot hatches and forcing their target market to seek something else instead. As a Pininfarina design, the 406 Coupe reminds me of a Ferrari 456 from some angles - and while it’s nowhere near as fast, it’s much more attainable.


#4

The 406 Coupé is probably the best looking of all the FWD Peugeots IMO.


#5

I’ve added photos and info in the first post :slight_smile: