1992 Peugeot 106 XT 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Excellent irreplaceable reliable car


Twice it has burnt out a valve, but that could be down to my driving.

Apart from that it has been faultless.

General Comments:

I've owned this car from nearly new (it was registered by the dealer) and it has never let me down or had a major problem. I've covered over 100,000 miles in it and amazingly it still dives and accelerates well. It has been hammered - I got through a pair of front tyres in 10,000 miles and had the clutch replaced at 40,000 miles, but I drive more carefully now!! Despite being punished it is a good reliable comfortable car which I am having great difficulty finding a replacement for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2003

1992 Peugeot 106 XR 1.1 from UK and Ireland


Good when running, but not at all reliable


Where do I start?

1) Battery died after 2 weeks of buying the car.

2) Starter motor failed about a month after the battery.

3) Alternator failed about 2 weeks after the starter motor.

4) Starter motor failed again about 3 weeks after alternator.

5) Head Gasket blew about a month after the second starter motor.

6) Rear brake drums and pads needed replacing about 2 weeks after head gasket.

7) Ignition Amplifier failed after about 2 weeks after brakes were replaced.

8) Handbrake snapped and cracked the under-body about a week after ignition amplifier.

9) Heater system failed - in the middle of winter. No hot air produced. about a week after handbrake.

10) Heater system was fixed, but failed again about 2 weeks later.

11) Petrol hose was leaking and seat-belts were worn. Picked up on MOT.

General Comments:

When this car is actually working then it is not a bad little car. It has a decent acceleration for a 1.1.

Handling is pretty good and the ride quality is not that bad.

However the problems I have had with this car have put me off buying another like it for life.

The way the car was designed is awful as it is really difficult to access parts of the car that need to be fixed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2003

1992 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4i from UK and Ireland


Its less common and cheaper than a saxo!


Let me first say what a wonderful car to drive, even though it was a high miler I was plesed with the performance of it. Unfortunatly after a sweeping corner the tail of the car slid out causing a crash equaling to a 'write-off' With a High lift cam, Perfomance exhaust, uprated air filter and 15inch alloys she would reach 100 miles per hour in third gear! What a pocket rocket! Interior seat snapped during the crash so I will be upgrading to bucket seats for my new XSI. The Electronic chip unit was not recording faults which caused problems for a while, It was eventually found that Ignition module was faulty. Rear seating is tight for passengers, Electric mirrors ceased to work. was made,

General Comments:

Watch out for long corners.

These cars quick 1.4i with minor modifications look at my stats above!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th January, 2003

11th Nov 2004, 08:43

There is no way a 106xsi will do 100 in 3rd...ratio is too short!

It will do 100 in 4th tho :)

17th Mar 2007, 04:47

Hi there I have a 106 xsi on a j plate (91) I have had a saxo 1.1 gearbox fitted with short shift linkage put on and I can do 87/88mph and it limits.

1992 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Surprisingly quick and cheap to run


Radiator burst. Car is on its third radiator (previous owner had one go). This was a result of there being no grille covering the lower half of the radiator, meaning after a few years hard driving, it becomes bashed in from stones, etc.

N/s drive arm replaced at 110,000 miles.

Rain leaks in cabin. One was from where a cable enters the rear passenger footwell and was fixed with lots of window sealant.

Dodgy remote transponder. Car has been known to unlock itself when I'm walking away.

Advice. Don't bother with Peugeot dealers, except for their fixed price brakes/ exhausts (cheaper than Kwik-Fit). They are v. expensive (labour £60 p/h) but are good for advice.

General Comments:

This is a fantastic little motor.

It handles country roads well. The steering (non power assist) is always spot on and it handles like a go kart.

It eats up the miles on the motorway and feels confident at all speeds.

It is easy on the pocket in terms of fuel.

Could be bigger inside as I'm over 6' tall, but the seats support you well. The pedals are a little too cramped. Definitely not for families or if you have to cart stuff about.

Apart from minor niggles (rain leaks, remote transponder) this is a great car. Reliability is good. It is dead easy to service and insurable and seems to take the miles well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2002