1992 Peugeot 106 XT 1.4 from UK and Ireland


It was fun, comfy and quick


Ignition module faulty, I replaced spark plugs, leads, distributor cap and ignition module it was much better!

The car was a bit jumpy in low revs, we adjusted the carburettor. I think this was due to me running out of petrol and making slightly blocked! I put some stuff into the petrol, this helped to unblock the carburettor, again I adjusted the carburettor and it drove much better.

General Comments:

It had a very nice interior for it's age, the car is quite safe I crashed into a lamppost head on! ha ha. The car handled very well and was very quick.

Next time I will look for one with lower mileage!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2004

1992 Peugeot 106 XN 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland


1.1 Rocket


Brakes pads, disc's and drums needed replacing when I bought the car, a massive £400!

The steering pulled itself to the left, £20 to get it fixed.

Usual faults like lights etc.

Clip to hold the bonnet catch fell off (due to owners fault)

The gears clunk when going into 2nd, due to worn pins, nothing major.

Sometimes it stalls when going up hill as you go to change down a gear. Due to the engine not being warmed up enough.

The reset button on the mileage counter has broken, so I can't tell how many miles I get to the gallon.

General Comments:

For a 12 year old car its doing very well for its self. The body work and interior are as if it has just come off the production line! My local mechanic said the engine is in great condition for the age and miles its done.

Starts first time, but you must put the choke on on cold morning's otherwise the engine will stall.

Excellent drive, would be much better if it had a 5th gear and better suspension as its prone to bumping about on rough roads.

Effected heavily by high winds.

Cheap insurance and tax make this an excellent town car, not recommended for long motorway driving.

Surprisingly fast for a 1.1, can do 0-60 in my experience about 10 seconds! It also can beat most cars at the lights, nippy in 2nd and 3rd gear, but loses power in 4th unless your going down hill.

Perfect car for a learner or someone who has just passed and want to get their no claims up.

A 5th gear, larger wheels and more stiff suspension would make this car ideal for anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2004

1992 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4i from UK and Ireland


Wee beastie


Unfortunately, this particular car had been abused in more ways than one by the previous owner. After buying it, it spent most of the next month in the dealer's workshop after I realized that the head-gasket had already been blown, and that the radiator was knackered. It's a safe bet that the previous owner was named Kev and liked nothing better than to don a Burberry cap and redline his car around town on a Saturday night. To be fair, the dealer footed the bill, although he took his time about it and gave me a truly ghastly 'courtesy' car in the mean time.

Once the initial repairs were completed and a bit of TLC lavished on the little Pug, it ran like a dream and nothing else went wrong under the bonnet whilst I had it, although various bits of plastic broke off the dashboard. Later it emerged that the car had been left standing in water at some point (the Good Friday floods, most likely) and everything on the underneath of the car was firmly seized in place. I had to change a tire and a brake drum, and both repairs turned into an epic struggle of man and blowtorch versus steel and rust. I won, but it took a bloody long time.

None of this is Peugeot's fault of course, just remember to have a good look underneath a car before buying it.

General Comments:

The XSi really is all about performance, and boy does it deliver. The engine puts out 100bHP as standard, and mine had a performance air filter and exhaust which probably pushed the power output closer to 120. For a 1.4, the power is remarkable., and the short gearing helps it to a respectable 0-60 time and a top end around the 120mph mark. The XSi's main strength is probably its mid-range. Drop a gear to overtake at 50mph and you'll know all about it.

The wheel-at-each-corner chassis combined with firm suspension give the 106 fantastic handling,. You can throw it about all day, and there's a bit of friendly understeer to warn you when you are getting close to the edge. One thing to look out for though: under extreme cornering, the inside rear wheel can lift off the ground, causing you to make more than one kind of skid mark.

The XSi's practicality perhaps lets it down a bit, for those of you who care about that sort of thing. The seats aren't that comfortable (I used to get cramp in my back on long journeys), and the erratic tick-over and firm clutch make traffic more stressful than it need be. Fuel economy isn't the best either, as the 1.4 lump has to guzzle a fair bit of petrol to put out so much power.

On the whole the XSi is a fantastic car if you do a lot of back-road blasting and not so great if you live in the city. If I move to the country I'll get one again (or maybe it's big brother, the GTi), but for the time being I don't so I'm sticking with something a bit more refined.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2004

27th Jun 2006, 05:11

An extra 20 BHP from a filter and an exhaust, dream on.

8th Sep 2007, 15:39

I just bought one; a K reg with 46k on the clock, and it goes some. Overtaking in my beast is wicked.