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    ok new page ... 406 wagons with the third row of seats

    anyone used one? what are they like - roomy or squishy?

    how would one get the rear seats fitted to a car that doesn't have them already?

    much space for luggage behind the third row of seats?

    what about the diesel models - much chop?

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    Considering the 6th and 7th seat(s) are in the crumple zone of the car - i don't rate them highly. I'd say you'd be better off purchasing a proper 7 seater! The seats fold into the floor from memory, but do rob a fair bit of bootspace when they are installed - as they face backwards!

    Still, if you want to carry 5 people in comfort, with good economy, ride and handling - nothing beats a 406 HDI!
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    what's a proper seven seater? a 505 wagon?

    in the crumple zone heh? ew

    i'm looking for something for a few kids - good adult access to the rear seats (for buckling up etc) is essential

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    505 is a legal eight seater - and the third row still leaves room for luggage

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    ok new page ... 406 wagons with the third row of seats

    anyone used one? what are they like - roomy or squishy?

    how would one get the rear seats fitted to a car that doesn't have them already?

    much space for luggage behind the third row of seats?

    what about the diesel models - much chop?

    ta

    and happy easter to all fellow froggers!

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    I have one with a diesel and its an excellent wagon but as a people mover forget it.
    The third seats are only good for 5 year olds or midgets or dogs or your mother in law.

    Unlike the good old 505 that is a proper 7 seater and will carry 7 adults comfortably over long distances the 406 is the exact opposite. How dare they even call it a 7 seater, seriously if you have to carry people taller than waste height forget it.

    Great car, especially diesel, great wagon, awful 7 seater.
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    For a proper 7 seater, I would struggle to go past a Honda Oddessy...

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    interesting Dave ... interesting

    considering the plan is to find a place to transport my 5-year-old daughter and maybe her 3 year old sister too ...

    it could fit the bill for young kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    interesting Dave ... interesting

    considering the plan is to find a place to transport my 5-year-old daughter and maybe her 3 year old sister too ...

    it could fit the bill for young kids?
    Yes it would but the problem is kids grow up bloody fast.
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    back seats too small for X year old ? 10?

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    All this talk of 7 seats..... just for reference, my 505 wagon has 8 seatbelts. Take that, Honda.
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    But a Honda is newer, crashes better and:

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    back seats too small for X year old ? 10?
    Definately, by 10 they have learnt to whinge and complain and fight with each other.

    Go test fit one, you'll see what I mean
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    got it Scotty - already noted

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    If I had a choice it would be a 505 turbo diesel wagon
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    which means a diesel conversion right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    which means a diesel conversion right?
    Yes and thats why I dont have one.

    I had a sedan sitting there waiting for the right wagon to come along but then reality set in and I knew I'd never find time to do it so I bought the 406
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    hahha - i think i'm about to join you!

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    I could always offer a conversion service....

    I have the time, I have the tools, I lack the space though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    hahha - i think i'm about to join you!
    The 406 is a wonderful car, yesterday I had a customer who had just bought a second hand HDi 7 seater, he lived in Horsham and his other car was a new XR6 turbo. He said that driving the Ford to Melbourne he couldn't stand up for at least an hour after getting out whereas he did 7 hundred km in the 406 yesterday and felt like he'd driven round the corner and only used half a tank of fuel. I do 1000km a week in mine and almost hate getting out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    I could always offer a conversion service....

    I have the time, I have the tools, I lack the space though.
    I can organise the space but its probably a bit far just to build a car.

    I do believe that not selling them here is one of Peugeots great marketing blunders.
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    I did 750km in mine last week - It's boring
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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
    I did 750km in mine last week - It's boring
    Yes probably but at least you can walk after it.
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