How to Buy a Peugeot 406 on eBay

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How to Buy a Peugeot 406 on eBay

Peugeot is a French car manufacturer that is the second largest automobile manufacturer in all of Europe. The Peugeot 406 is a mid-size car that was manufactured from 1994 to 2004. It was widely available in the UK and throughout Europe during that time and to this day. By 1996, the Peugeot 406 was one of the most popular diesel cars in Europe. Because of the model's reliability and efficiency, many people in the UK still drive the car even a decade after production ceased. With a reputation like this, it is no wonder that many people still search for used Peugeot 406s to buy. With many still on the road, there is no shortage of them for sale. eBay is an online marketplace that makes it easy for buyers to connect with Peugeot 406 sellers and find a large selection at a wide range of prices. When shopping for a car on eBay, it is important to consider all of the options available before making a decision. Luckily, eBay makes it easy to search for and find a Peugeot 406 offered by a reliable seller.

Search for a Peugeot 406

The first step in buying a Peugeot 406 on eBay is searching for it. Whether from eBay's homepage or any other page within the site, shoppers have access to a search bar for performing keyword searches. To see all Peugeot 406 vehicles listed on the site, a broad search for 'peugeot 406' should be performed. The buyer who has a specific vehicle in mind can include other details, such as the year or the colour of the car he or she is looking for. Once the initial search is performed, eBay shoppers can specify other options to further narrow down the list of results. Once the shopper has a manageable amount of listings left,  the shopper can begin comparing the listings to find the car he or she wishes to purchase.

Choose a Body Style

The Peugeot 406 is a popular model of car and it was manufactured in several body styles. Having a selection of body styles to choose from means the car can meet the needs of a wider customer base. The three body styles for the Peugeot 406 are listed and described in the table below.

Type

Description

Standard

Four-door car with roomy back seat; ideal for families or people who travel with other people frequently; five seats available.

Coupe

Two-door car with backseat; less legroom in the backseat; smaller amount of boot space; ideal for people who need an economical and efficient car and do not frequently transport passengers; four seats available.

Estate

Large car with connected boot; four doors for easy access to the back seat; extra cargo room makes it ideal for transporting passengers and equipment; five seats and five doors.

The Peugeot 406 comes in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of just about anyone. Whether someone is looking for a small car to get to and from work on a daily basis or a large car to transport equipment and supplies for a holiday excursion, the Peugeot 406 can accommodate both.

Consider a Variety of Other Characteristics

The body style is one of the most important characteristics to consider when evaluating the Peugeot 406. From there, shoppers can narrow down the eBay listings by specifying certain search criteria. Some criteria are based on personal preference, but some, like the condition and mileage, can affect how the car operates and how much the car is worth.

Model Year

When shopping for a Peugeot 406, it is important to specify the year. Several of these cars are listed on eBay, dating as far back as 1994. However, the Peugeot 406 really become popular around 1999. After 2004, the 406 was no longer available and was replaced by the 407. As seen in the sections below, different years of the Peugeot 406 had different things to offer and some years were more popular than others. Shoppers who have a particular preference for the year they wish to purchase can narrow down the eBay listings to only show the year or years they are interested in.

Engine Type

The Peugeot 406 was available in several different engine options during its production. Typically, shoppers can find a 1.6 L, 1.8 L, 2.0 L, or 2.2 L gasoline engine, 1.9 L diesel, 1.9 L or 2.1 L turbo diesel, or a 2.0 L or 2.2 L diesel HDi engines. People looking for sportier cars may be more concerned with the engine type and capacity than other buyers. In addition to these engine sizes, two 3.0 L V6 engines were also available, beginning in 1996. Although the Peugeot 406 was not marketed as a sports car, its engines were competitive with other sports cars available at the same time. Though several gasoline engines were made available, shoppers may have an easier time locating a diesel engine since these were more common.

Transmission

Shoppers should keep the transmission in mind when making a purchasing decision. Most Peugeot 406 cars released from 1994 to 2004 were equipped with manual transmissions. This type of transmission gives the driver more control over the vehicle and also helps to boost its efficiency. A handful of Peugeot 406 cars were available with automatic transmissions, but these were more expensive and not as popular. While shoppers can still find some Peugeot 406 cars with automatic transmissions, the selection is likely to be limited.

Mileage

Since all Peugeot 406 cars for sale now are used and at least a decade old, a shopper should expect high mileage on the vehicle he or she plans to purchase. As long as the vehicle was properly maintained during that time, there should be few problems and there is no reason that shoppers should not expect several more years of life from the vehicle. Some shoppers may have luck finding these cars with less than 75,000 miles and even a few with less than 25,000 miles, but most should expect the Peugeot 406 to have more than 100,000 miles on the engine. It is important to consider the mileage of a used car before a purchase because the higher the mileage, the more likely the owner needs to invest money in maintenance and repairs to keep the car running.

Colour

As with any car, it is important for shoppers to consider the colour before making a decision. Most people purchase cars to drive for several years, and the Peugeot 406 is no different. If the car is to be driven on a daily basis, then it should be a colour that the driver can tolerate looking at on a daily basis. The Peugeot 406 was manufactured in a limited range of colours, but shoppers do still have some choice. The most popular colours shoppers may come across when browsing listings on eBay are blue, silver, red, and green.

Compare Listings and Make a Selection

Once the listings have been refined to a manageable number, the shopper can begin looking through each listing and comparing cars to decide which one is worth purchasing. Though they may be similar in appearance and engine type, no two used Peugeot 406 cars are the same. To make a proper comparison, shoppers need to read the item descriptions and compare condition and price, as well as evaluate the seller of the car.

Item Descriptions

The listing has a short description of the car, but it usually only has enough room to describe the year, make, and model of the car. In order to read a full description of the vehicle and its condition, the shopper must click through to read the item description. It is here that the seller has the opportunity to describe the engine specifications, mileage, condition, and appearance of the Peugeot 406 offered for sale. A number of pictures may also be included so that the shopper can see for himself what the car looks like. It is extremely important to view all pictures and read the descriptions carefully before making a purchase. A shopper who find that the item description is thin on details should contact the seller directly.

Price

Before making a purchase, shoppers should research to find the value of the Peugeot 406 based on its age and condition. Once a price range is determined, a shopper can weed out cars that are priced too high. From there, the shopper can find a car that fits into the budget he or she is working with. It is important to take the car's condition into consideration because cars that have been maintained well are going to be priced higher than those that are in poor condition or show a significant amount of wear and tear.

Seller

Purchasing a Peugeot 406 or any used car is a big task. It requires a lot of research and time to find just the right car to purchase. Part of this time should be spent evaluating the person selling the car. Before making such a large purchase, it is important for the shopper to know who the seller is dealing with. This can be hard when purchasing a car online at sites. However, eBay makes it easier. With its feedback rating system, eBay allows shoppers to get an get an accurate feel for the reputations of the sellers on the site. Shoppers can see how many transactions have been completed and how many of those transactions were positive. Additionally, eBay recognises sellers with consistently high ratings as Top-rated Sellers. Shoppers can refine the listings to only show the Peugeot 406s offered by Top-rated sellers.

Conclusion

As one of the most popular cars in the UK and Europe during its time, it is no surprise that the Peugeot 406 is still on the road. While it is no longer in production, several models are still available by private sellers offering used vehicles for sale. A lightweight car with a gasoline or diesel engine, the Peugeot 406 offers the efficiency and reliability that most people look for when buying a car. Because a lot of time and research is required when purchasing a used car, finding a Peugeot 406 worth buying can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, eBay makes the process easier and saves the shopper a lot of time. By bringing buyers and sellers from across the UK together in one place, shoppers no longer have to drive around viewing different cars to see what is available. From the comfort of their homes, shoppers can view the cars and narrow down the options in a short amount of time. Additionally, shoppers can compare prices easily to find cars that fits within their respective price ranges. With listings being added daily on eBay, a shopper is sure to find the Peugeot 406 he or she wants.

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