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    406 coupe???

    Howdy all, just a quick question, has anyone here driven/owned/knows anyone who owns a 406 coupe??? My mum is getting a new car, and I had the brainwave of a 406 coupe, we were looking at a new saab aero, but heard bad things about them and now it looks like another bloody volvo, i don't like the 406 sedan, and would love to hear some opinions on the coupe??? Unfortunately it would definitely be an auto

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    I've only driven the auto but I can say as far as comfort & handling goes they are great.
    There isn't the amount if power there that I'd thought it would have although I didn't rev it very high.
    I am fairly tall & I found my head almost on the roof even with the seat setting all the way down.
    Interior has an excusive feel (like an XM) & is very quiet on the road.
    This is my choice in cars & if money allowed I would own a blue one with black leather trim tomorrow. The prettiest car on the road

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    I would have to say that they look as good as anything twice the price, I quite like the pastel sorta green ones. They also have the very nice perforated leather. I might show her some pics tonight, and explaining to her what pininfarina is and what they've done beside pugs might help...

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    I know somebody who bought a metallic blue auto one (with black leather) when they first came out. Very nice car. He took me for a ride in it throught the curvy roads in Royal National Park, south of Sydney. It was very nice indeed, especially when driven hard. He wanted a manual, so when they became avaiable he looked for one with the same colour and specs as his, but was told they weren't available, which turned out wrong because I found one at Randwick Peugeot. I told him about it and he bought it. As far as I know he's a very happy man.

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    Bloody brilliant looking car, I think they will become an all time classic, man there is no comparing a 406 coupe with a Volvo (yuk) go the Pug. I'm Citroen through and through but I'd make a concession for this pug.

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    Hi greenblood,

    Must agree with you about the 406 Coupe - I have a friend with an Auto which I have driven - a bit slow low down, but corners amazingly, and once you get wound up it flies.

    I must confess to being a bit disapppointed with the reliability - this was a $70K+ car. On a trip to SA(car less than 3 months old) he heard bangs from the back - called Peugeot Assist. When the guy looked under the back his word were 'Oh ^$(&^". There was apparently very little left holding the rear suspension on - it was towed away and fixed immediately, but should not have happened. He has also had an electric seat fail, which took some time to fix. And other niggling faults - gauges failing, etc.

    But it does still look gorgeous! I also think it will be a future classic.

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    Hey Nick,

    Just don't tell your Mum that Pininfarina did the latest Pajero io (the small one) or she'll be picking up her Volvo next week...

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    seriously??? that little Io is an ugly bastard of a car...

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