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    Default should i buy a 206CC or a 406 coupe?

    After a few to many years playing with old pugs.. I need to have a new one for work so.. its going to be a coupe of the 406 or 206 variety, heres my pro's con's...

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    must be under $25,000

    406 coupe (no older than 98')
    Pro's:
    V6
    Pinnafarina styling
    Did i mention its a 406 Coupe!

    Con's
    Fuel Costs
    no warranty
    may have issues due to age
    may have more wear
    higher km's than a 206cc

    206CC 2.0 Manual (no older than 2001)

    Pro's
    Warranty
    Convertable
    less wear
    less Km's
    New features not on the 406 coupe.

    Con's
    only 99kw
    No as nice looking IMO as the 406 coupe but very nice.
    impratical due to size

    So please give me your suggestions, I CANT DECIDE!
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    No question - 406 Coupe for sure but definitely manual!!!!

    I just had a look at Ben's new one and it is sweet, they look so, so hot, I want one myself!

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    i'd go for the 406 if u can find a manual model.

    y don't u go for a 206 gti, even though it's not really a coupe, itwould be more fun to drive and provide more space than the cc???

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    Default 406 coupe

    Pugpete,
    Personally I would have to go the 406,a stunning car to look at & drive.It's a simple choice for me,but good luck with whatever you choose.
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    thats two very different cars you're looking at there...

    406coupe is undoubtably one of the sexiest cars ever made.. but you won't enjoy it if you only do city klms, you'll want to get out on the open road and some nice back roads in order to really enjoy it.

    206cc is very much a city car only.. if most of your driving is city commuting then maybe the cc is the way to go, but if you ever really want to carry a load or even more than 2 passengers you're stuffed.

    personally i'd take the 406... but i'd feel guilty every day i drive it to work (same as i do with the mi16... these cars aren't made for traffic jams, they like the wind in their hair and a nice twisty mountain road beneath them)
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    As others the coupe, but for $25K you wont be getting the best example of one, infact id be wondering why its at that price... - Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugpete
    After a few to many years playing with old pugs.. I need to have a new one for work so.. its going to be a coupe of the 406 or 206 variety, heres my pro's con's...

    must be under $25,000

    406 coupe (no older than 98')
    Pro's:
    V6
    Pinnafarina styling
    Did i mention its a 406 Coupe!

    Con's
    Fuel Costs
    no warranty
    may have issues due to age
    may have more wear
    higher km's than a 206cc

    206CC 2.0 Manual (no older than 2001)

    Pro's
    Warranty
    Convertable
    less wear
    less Km's
    New features not on the 406 coupe.

    Con's
    only 99kw
    No as nice looking IMO as the 406 coupe but very nice.
    impratical due to size

    So please give me your suggestions, I CANT DECIDE!
    my suggestion,,, do not buy both car.. buy a 99 0r 2000 model 306 GTI6 you can find it clean one up to $25k or just wait couple of month themn buy gti 180 $25 k 03 or 04 model but dont buy a any CC BUT UP TO YOU

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    406 Coupe. No brainer. Redbook reckons $23-27K for a 1999 BTW.
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    The 406 even if you have to stretch the budget. I'd wouldn't buy a car where the accelerator is not connected to the throttle by a wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhaw
    The 406 even if you have to stretch the budget. I'd wouldn't buy a car where the accelerator is not connected to the throttle by a wire.
    Only the most recent 2.0L 206cc's have throttle by wire (late 03 onward), the earlier models are cable throttle.

    Given that I would go for the 406 Coupe over the 206cc, provided it was a manual.

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    http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsales/!cs_content.private_vehicle?vehicle_id=2726256&cur rent_rec=14&used_rec=38&total_rec=22&sort_type=&to tal_rec=22&sort_type=&make_id=11&model_id=279&stat e_id=-1&search_distance=25


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    In melbourne though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kangfu
    http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsales/!cs_content.private_vehicle?vehicle_id=2726256&cur rent_rec=14&used_rec=38&total_rec=22&sort_type=&to tal_rec=22&sort_type=&make_id=11&model_id=279&stat e_id=-1&search_distance=25


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    In melbourne though.
    That one was sold to a Canberran only very recently. Nice example though, saw it last night.
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    Seen a 406 in for a service when I drove past Taylors the other week. That is a fkn hot sexy lookin' car !!

    Weren't they around 60-70k when they were released?
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    Quote Originally Posted by enthused!
    206cc is very much a city car only.. if most of your driving is city commuting then maybe the cc is the way to go, but if you ever really want to carry a load or even more than 2 passengers you're stuffed.
    I've sold garden ponds, timber, and whatever else you might find in a landscape supplies yard to a couple in a 206CC - where does it go? Easy! Put the roof down and pile it in! There are even a couple of "handles" to tie things down to

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    Of course most people will say go for the 406 coupe, but they are both excellent cars.

    The 406 coupe has a great engine, decent boot area and realish room for rear seat passengers, and looks incredibly sexy.

    The 206 CC 2.0l has a great engine (very torquey for city driving) but next to no rear seat room and not much boot if the roof is down. It looks good with the roof down but not so good with it up, imo

    It's all about choices, really...
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    You won't get a 2L CC for under $25. That said you will have trouble slash you won't find a manual D9 for under $25k. Auto D8 should be around the 22kish mark, but I have seen them go for over 30k.
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    Two totally different cars. As a previous owner of a 206 GTi and a current owner of a 406 Coupe I can say I'd love to own both at the same time. However on a limited budget you'll probably get a far better CC than Coupe.

    The Coupe is a real GT car. Great for those long distance drives. If you are only going to be drive around town then the CC would be easier to live with - except for the lack of space.

    Running costs for the CC will be less than the Coupe. Old unloved Coupes will be costly, but that could be said of any car. A CC out of warranty with a roof that fails will be costly to repair.

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    go the 406 coupe if you can afford a manual. get yellow or red, debadge it and then dump it on some BBS rims.

    go the 206cc if your partner enjoys his hair being swept back from open top driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    As others the coupe, but for $25K you wont be getting the best example of one, infact id be wondering why its at that price..
    Yep. Coupes were $80k new and well loocked after ones are hard to find. Most were on 3-5yr leases so for $25k it would be on its second or third owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugjet
    go the 206cc if your partner enjoys his hair being swept back from open top driving.
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    If your a Guy get a 406 Coupe
    If your a girl or a homosexual get a 206CC

    Enough said
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRCPUG
    If your a Guy get a 406 Coupe
    If your a girl or a homosexual get a 206CC

    Enough said
    I disagree. The 206cc is a good looking car and is sensational with the top down. I wouldnt pass one up... but then I am secure in my sexuality
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    To me - it's a no-brainer. Get the 406 coupe if you can find a manual.

    The 206cc to me is just totally impractical unless you carry passengers in the rear that have no legs. Then it's perfect.
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    I disagree. The 206cc is a good looking car and is sensational with the top down. I wouldnt pass one up... but then I am secure in my sexuality
    Its not that good. My close friend has one and i felt the interior to be pretty plasticy the back seats are pretty much useless as they are tiny. Headroom sucks the build quality is avergage and overall its nothing special.

    Seriously if you want a convertible get a astra convertable...small tiny hatchbacks just dont work as convertibles. The 307CC is a much better base for a convertible or something a bit bigger.

    sexuality or not the car is aimed at the younger female market and 90% of the people you see driving them are female.

    406Coupe on the other hand is just the sexiest car to come from europe in a long time its all class and has that sleek well built look and feel that a 206 can never replicate.
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