1993 Peugeot 106 Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1993 Peugeot 106 key largo 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance63235 miles
Previous carFord Capri

Summary:

Good all round budget car

Faults:

Drivers seat has developed a loose screw that does not seem to tighten.

Rear window heater has started to fail.

General Comments:

This car is one of the best buys I've ever spent money on.

Being a diesel model she starts straight away even in real cold mornings.

Very cheap to run I average 350 miles on a full tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2004

1993 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A very fast stylish car

Faults:

Had to have a new cam belt as soon as I bought the car, as the old one was old and groaning. The brakes started to stick although this was probably due to accelerating and the heavy breaking needed to stop the car.

Apart from these minor problems this car is a dream to drive and is one of the best small cars on the road. Although you do have to reach 3K revs the car has great acceleration and handles well with out power steering.

The car looks good for its age and easy to modify. I have fitted a K&N as well as a performance exhausts system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2004

1993 Peugeot 106 Key Largo 1.4 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Reliable, economical workhorse

Faults:

Rear exhaust silencer split at 80,000.

Headlights seem to lose their alignment.

General Comments:

This car has real stamina. It has been over 22,000 miles in 12 months with no major problems!

It is 10 years old and still had no problems driving back from Berlin to Calais non-stop 4 times last spring.

It will do approximately 600 motorway miles on a full tank which costs about £28-£30!

It cruises comfortably at 65-70mph and will do so non-stop for 6 or 8 hours easily.

It does roll a bit on corners (Roundabouts must be taken slowly)

It can lose a lot of power on hills.

It is far more comfortable than any other small car I have driven. (I am 6'2")

The off-set pedals can take some adjusting to.

The metallic green paintwork hides all manor of chips and scratches, and still looks good at 10 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2003

1993 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Fast, yet practical enough for anyone

Faults:

Faulty ignition module, burst radiator, drivers seat adjustment doesn't work, passenger door handle loose, alternator and spare wheel fell from bottom of car!

General Comments:

Despite the list of minor faults above this car really in something else, it's an ideal car with excellent looks and acceleration to surprise far more powerful cars.

The small engine means you need to get your foot down to produce a decent amount of power, but when you do.. You'll find yourself doing 100 by the time you've dared to look down at the clock.

Carrying passengers has a large effect on performance because of the design of the car. This car will also happily do 350 miles on £30 or more if you can resist the temptation to get your toe down.

Compared to my 1.6 Fiesta this is quicker, better looking and with its full electrics is much more of pleasure to drive. Buy one now!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2003

1993 Peugeot 106 xn plus 1.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0i Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles

Summary:

Car for town not for motorway

Faults:

Blow head gasket at 87,000 miles.

Tracking rod are too tight to be undone and so cannot have tracking sorted out.

General Comments:

Very good in town, but terrible on motorway.

Very good on petrol recently done 350miles on £20 of fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2003

1993 Peugeot 106 xn graduate 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Cheap, cheerful, but its is not without faults

Faults:

Fan belt needs replacing after 5,000 miles.

The front passenger seat will not stay in it's wanted point on the runners.

General Comments:

Good, nippy car that is ideal as a first car. It is fast in first gear and second gear, but lags a bit in third and fourth. It would also be better if it had a fifth gear.

The above makes it ideal as a city car, but it doesn't fair well on motorways as it takes a while to get to the speed limit.

The factory brakes are a bit below par, as it takes a while to stop if you need to.

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

Review Date: 26th May, 2003

27th May 2003, 09:54

Not without faults. Somewhere after 10 years between 120000 and 130000 miles a fan belt broke... horrible really unrelaiable... and moreover the huge 1 liter motor does not fare well on motorways... very bad.

2nd Nov 2004, 08:51

Excellent first car. More than nippy in town situations. Fair enough start to struggle speed-wise after 60/70 other than that a grate little car.

1993 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles

Summary:

Top notch motor!

Faults:

Faulty oil gauge, loose fuel injector, otherwise good.

General Comments:

It's a reasonably big engine in a very small car which means good performance. 0-60 is pretty good and not many people can beat it off the lights. The sound is a sweet little roar from both engine and exhaust.

The handling on tight roads is second to none. It is very light and you can whip it round the corner before you know it. However, long sweeping corners are slightly daunting at speed. This is hoped to be improved by dropping it and possibly some sixteens.

The interior is very tidy with a simple uncomplicated dash, but also very good looking. The bucket seats provide stability and it also provides good acoustics for a serious sound system.

From the outside it's a joy to watch, even with standard rims and no major styling. It's just a good all round first car, apart from the hefty insurance, well worth every penny though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2002

31st Oct 2004, 05:09

I recently bought one of these cheap, its not a bad car at all... looks good for its age!

Performance wise I find the 1.4 to be gutless and you really have to rev the nuts off them to make them go, not as fast as my old AX GT.

Overall a great car tho, worthy of the pug badge :)

1993 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

A wicked little flying machine

Faults:

The ignition module played up.

The alternator was cooking the battery.

It was still under warranty though so not to worry.

Some idiot keyed it!!

General Comments:

These cars are well underestimated, I've had mine now for about 8 months and it's still flying about as if it was just made yesterday. Now that the miles are clocking up though I'm gonna strip and rebuild the engine, tweaking it here and there for a few more horses.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 18 reviews