406 Newbie

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by Zoab, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Zoab

    Zoab Guest

    Hello. I have just bought a 406 diesel 110 on a 02 plate.
    Lovely car but I need 2 month course on what everything
    does. For example when I switch on, the air con light comes
    on, so I switch it off, is this right or should I leave it
    alone, can't find anything in the Manuel about it. The sat
    nav is a bit of a disappointment having used a Tom Tom Go
    for a few years, I find the directions a bit hit and miss, I
    bought a new disc ( £94.00 ) but not much improvement. But
    generally speaking, the car is great. Fuel consumption is
    amazing, done 3 tank tests 38, 41, and 39, I would never
    have believed it. If someone could advise about the air con
    I would be grateful.

    Thank you

    Bryan ( Winchester UK )
    Zoab, Feb 4, 2006
  2. Zoab

    Fin Guest

    The aircon is apparently 'always on'. Assuming your car also has
    climate control, the aircon is used intermittently to cool the car whe
    that is necessary. It isn't necessary to turn this off, as regular use
    of the aircon on any car is actually recommended to avoid the problem
    of smell which can otherwise arise after a winter lay-off.
    Re. the SatNav, I'd never rely on a manufacturers version - the TomTom
    software is always going to be vastly superior, simply because TomTom
    focus on producing a good product, whereas Peugeot only throw it in as
    a "luxury extra" - it isn't in their interest to do a lot of research
    on it.
    Fin, Feb 4, 2006
  3. Zoab

    Zoab Guest

    Many thanks Fin, so I will in future leave the air con

    Zoab, Feb 4, 2006

  4. The fuel consumption sounds low actually. I run a spreadsheet for my fuel
    and my '99 406 HDI 110, which I had from new, has always averaged 45 - 46
    mpg even now with 110,000 miles on the clock and the manual aircon always
    kept on. It is a manual gearbox, I believe automatics are thirstier.
    Keith Willcocks, Feb 5, 2006
  5. Zoab

    Zoab Guest

    Thanks for that Keith, I think maybe the short journeys I do
    are keeping the fuel consumption lower than yours, I have to
    do a trip to Liverpool next week, mostly motorway from
    Winchester, so I will be interested to see what the
    consumption is on that trip. However my last car was a
    Toyota 3 ltr V6 so you will guess that any fuel consumption
    over 20 is a bonus.

    Zoab, Feb 5, 2006
  6. I can well believe that. My car was my company car so did long trips but
    since the car and I retired at the end of 2002 my journeys are mainly short
    with the occasional (once a month or so) one of around 100 miles. The
    consumption seems to be pretty constant though. I do see variations
    between tankfulls but the overall average remains pretty well unchanged.

    Keith Willcocks
    Keith Willcocks, Feb 5, 2006
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