1992 Peugeot 106 Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1992 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4 injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 injection Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

Great fun, and cheap to insure

Faults:

The speedo went crazy the first time I drove the car. Speedo head replaced. Also the water and oil temp gauge were replaced due to bad readings.

The oil seal on the camshaft failed causing oil to leak over the timing belt (lucky I spotted that one).

A new radiator was needed because someone had hit the car from below which bent the radiator causing it to leak.

And the boot keeps leaking whenever it rains...

General Comments:

A great little car. This car is often overshadowed by the GTi and the Rallye. In fact the XSi is almost as fast as the 1.3 Rallye with the added benefits of electric windows/mirrors and extra sound proofing.

Cheap insurance and a joy to drive and own!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2000

1st Jan 2001, 16:51

Yeah, I would have to agreee with you totally. I have recently went out and bought an M reg XSi in immaculate condition and I am currently modifying to my own intended spec. I have to say, for a small 1.4 litre engined car it sure does shift, not only on motorways but it is a dream to handle around London where driving literally becomes a hassle at times, not a pleasure.

6th Mar 2001, 06:35

I have an 1995 XS which you hardly hear about, had a few few probelms with the temperature and over heating but solved the problem when I changed the pipe and fixed the fan switch.

The 1.4 engine without modification does shift quite well, however it would go better with a bit of modification, but at the moment I can't be bothered and the problem is I'm a girl and have to take stick from other lads.

8th Dec 2001, 18:00

Agree with all the positive comments. My 94L XSi 1.4 is a fantastic little go-kart which I just love getting in and caning the wotsits off. One of those cars that just begs to be thrashed everywhere.

Build quality is crap but the important bits go on forever. It's economical, cheap to insure and pretty quick if you keep the revs up. It will also out corner almost anything else on the road.

One of the best kept secrets in motoring IMO.

23rd May 2003, 07:58

I just bought an N-reg Peugeot 106 1.1 Aztec for my first car and have noticed that the radio is larger than a normal size radio. I haven't looked at it in detail by taking the cover off. It is a standard Peugeot radio. I wondered if any of you have tried fitting a new radio and had one of the original Peugeot radios at first?

James.

1992 Peugeot 106 XR 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Occasional Starting Problems.

General Comments:

For the size and price this is an excellent car spoiled by heavy steering and a poor local dealer Dixon's Wakefield.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 1997

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 19 reviews