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Peugeot 406 D9 in 2021


Shenath Silva
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Hi guys, 

I know Peugeot 406s have been discussed over and over in this forum. But I want to get a fresh opinion. 

I'm looking for my first car and I'm interested in Peugeot 406. It fits my budget and kind of excited about it being European. If it matters, I'm still in researching phase and hope to buy in about two months.  

What is your opinion about buying a Peugeot 406 D9 manual with about 150000 - 170000 on the meter for 1.8 Mil in 2021? Is this car still road worthy and does anyone have an idea of how hard it is to find spares in Colombo?  

Any current owners with suggestions of a better car or advises? My max budget is 2 Mil. 

Thanks! 

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Great car. Even the latest Japanese counterparts still struggling keep  up with the specs of this car. If you're from Colombo spares are freely available. 

Nowadays days the only problem is finding a good specimen. Most of the cars that I have seen recently are ruined by cheap owners.

Diesel HDi is the most economical variant to run. When petrols are considered the ideal engine option would be the 2.0 one. It is advisable to stay away from the automatic transmission cars. 

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2021: everything has gone to shit and so have most of the Peugeots. 

Great cars, way ahead of their time. Rear wheel steering, rain sensing wipers, stability control, velvet seat belt covers and glove box.. And the executive version had variable steering, electric, heated seats and cruise control too. 

Just like what @peugeot407 said

Find a good one, normal jap service centers can't scan or work on these cars. They can only wash them or inflate the tyres. If you are from WP, lots of pug specialists and parts suppliers are there. Life's easy. 

The budget range you mentioned will get you an L6A engined car. Very strong engine, there's a guy in negombo I think who was featured in a magazine once for running 500,000km on the original engine. But their fuel economy is low compared to the 6FZ 1.8 and LFY 1.8 and parts availability are a bit less. All the decent ones are above 1.9 - 2 mil now.  

The perfect 406 is:

1999-2001, Non-com 2000/semi mux, 2L HDi 90 diesel with 5spd manual, in rare sherwood green with sunroof and beige leather interior.

But those are very rare now and a bit pricey too if someone does sell. 

Go for a 2L petrol one if possible, it doesn't necessarily have to be a fully loaded executive. You can find GTX and GLX trims too. They have better economy is uphill places too due to the unstressed engine.

Do PM if you need any help regarding the matter!

Also people will recommend you that MN Automobile in malabe is good. He is skilled, but he is a crook so beware, He will steal/swap parts.

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You guys are amazing. Those gave me quite a good start. 

If any noob going through the comments is wondering what those different trim levels are, there's a good explanation here

@AVANTE I'll definitely reach out to you when I am moving ahead with the plan. I just need to arrange my finances first. Quick question, I didn't get what exactly you meant by "Non-com 2000/semi mux". Even Google didn't help on that. 

 

Do you guys know about maintenance costs? How often do you think there'd repairs that cost more than 50,000 to fix. 

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On 6/24/2021 at 10:02 AM, Shenath Silva said:

You guys are amazing. Those gave me quite a good start. 

If any noob going through the comments is wondering what those different trim levels are, there's a good explanation here

@AVANTE I'll definitely reach out to you when I am moving ahead with the plan. I just need to arrange my finances first. Quick question, I didn't get what exactly you meant by "Non-com 2000/semi mux". Even Google didn't help on that. 

 

Do you guys know about maintenance costs? How often do you think there'd repairs that cost more than 50,000 to fix. 

At the end of 1999, Peugeot and Citroen started using a protocol named COM2000 on their cars, which is actually a VAN protocol, a precursor to CAN. VAN stands for Vehicle Area Network, not advanced as CAN. Unlike VAN, CAN is not a vehicle specific protocol, it's almost used everywhere where different electronics must communicate each other. (taken from quora) 

MUX - is basically short for multiplexer. It's regarding the wiring. There are 2 types, Semi-MUX and Full-MUX. Full mux was standard after 2002 I believe. 

Its a 20+ year old European car. So there will be work. But it's not as bad as you think. In fact if you buy the right car, it could be as easy to maintain as a jap car of that age too. 

Take a look at ebay, ikm4n and a few Peugeot vendors around panchikawatte and you'll see parts prices are very reasonable for OEM compared to Jap oems too. But ofc, buy a bad car, and the bills will rack up. 

Peugeots OEM parts brands are Valeo, Magnetti Marelli, Bosch & Mann. All Premium European parts manufacturers. 

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Wow, this is some awesome stuff for me as well, as I am trying to buy my 1st Peugeot, being a previous Toyota and Honda user. I am also with kind of the same budget. 2 Mn

On 6/22/2021 at 1:30 PM, AVANTE said:

The budget range you mentioned will get you an L6A engined car. Very strong engine, there's a guy in negombo I think who was featured in a magazine once for running 500,000km on the original engine. But their fuel economy is low compared to the 6FZ 1.8 and LFY 1.8 and parts availability are a bit less. All the decent ones are above 1.9 - 2 mil now.

@AVANTE from the info what I have gathered by speaking to few people L6A is a 8 valve engine with 89 HP, Where as LFY - 110 HP, EW7 - 114 HP & EW10 - 139 HP. in that case L6A seems little underpowered for a car like 406???

This is what I have heard and by any means I am not an expert and you are more than welcome to correct me if I am wrong.

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On 7/10/2021 at 1:57 AM, san1985 said:

Wow, this is some awesome stuff for me as well, as I am trying to buy my 1st Peugeot, being a previous Toyota and Honda user. I am also with kind of the same budget. 2 Mn

@AVANTE from the info what I have gathered by speaking to few people L6A is a 8 valve engine with 89 HP, Where as LFY - 110 HP, EW7 - 114 HP & EW10 - 139 HP. in that case L6A seems little underpowered for a car like 406???

This is what I have heard and by any means I am not an expert and you are more than welcome to correct me if I am wrong.

Correct. It's underpowered, and burns a bit more fuel. But due to the unstressed nature, it has less wear and tear, and lasts longer than the other Peugeot petrol engines. Strong and simple unit. 

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1 hour ago, AVANTE said:

Correct. It's underpowered, and burns a bit more fuel. But due to the unstressed nature, it has less wear and tear, and lasts longer than the other Peugeot petrol engines. Strong and simple unit.

This is exactly what I have heard, though it lacks some power its a solid & reliable engine.. thanks buddy

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Hats off to @AVANTE for the comprehensive review and overview regarding the car. I am also in same boat as the OP, as I am looking for a 406 D9 with around the same budget constraints. 

@Shenath Silva and @san1985, Did you guys buy a car? I've been looking for a D9, but I couldn't still find one in decent condition with the maintenance records.

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