Peugeot 106 Reviews from Netherlands

1992 Peugeot 106 XR 1.1 petrol

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Reliable city car, not a highway cruiser

Faults:

The previous owner blew the head gasket at 80000 km. This seems to be a common problem of the 106.

New brake discs and brake pads were needed at 120000 km (the car was 6 years old then). With the same service, the exhaust muffler was replaced.

Every year the handbrake cable gets stuck. Every year the dealer thinks it needs replacement. Every year they manage somehow to make it work again.

After replacement of the spark plugs, one spark plug cable cap started to "leak", causing intermittent failure of one cylinder. It took a few visits to the dealer, before they could find out what was wrong, and they only charged a new cable. Chapeau!

There was something broken in the rear light circuitry, causing currents in the wrong places which nearly melted the plastics away.

General Comments:

The 1.1 engine is very noisy on motorways. But the fuel mileage is great, 6.5 l./100 km on average is not uncommon. And because the car is very light, it is surprisingly quick!

Road holding is good for such a small car, though it suffers bad from side wind susceptibility.

The seats are not very comfortable. The car is really designed for city use.

When looking for a used 106, avoid the XN 1.0 model at all cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

2000 Peugeot 106 Sport 1.1i

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.1i Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa 1.4

Summary:

Feels like driving a go-kart (which is good)!

Faults:

Blew a fuse when turning on both the radio and the map-light...

General Comments:

Great car, on paper very slow, but it feels very quick! I drove an Impreza once, did 240 km/h: driving my 106 at 135+ is really more enjoyable!!!! (Impreza was glued to the road, only thing that could tell you you were driving this fast, was the juddering of the rearview mirror and the speedometer [of course]).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2000

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews