1994 Peugeot 106 Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1994 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles

Summary:

Bargain B-road thrills!

Faults:

Drivers seat is working loose.

Intermittent clicking from suspension.

Brakes judder.

General Comments:

The handling of this car is simply amazing! A light tail makes it feel a little twitchy and nervous, but the payoff is an amazing ability to turn into corners, and great adjustability on the throttle. It can bite though - this is a very easy car to spin if you take liberties with it.

The steering is very accurate and offers plenty of weight and feedback, although can be heavy when parking.

The engine is not particularly powerful, but revs keenly round to the red line. It delivers fairly decent performance, but you need to keep it over 4,000 RPM to get the best out of it.

Although stable at speed and surprisingly comfortable, low gearing spoils the car's long distance suitability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2001

1994 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.4 petrol from Greece

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Pure enjoyment

Faults:

Had to fix quite a few things (broken radiator, clutch, catalyst and camshaft belt).

General Comments:

Designed & built for twisted country roads, very noisy (but fast) on motorways, needs an extra gear.

Do not tamper with the suspension (mine had Billsteins, awful in bumpy roads).

Great motor, can catch up most hyped cars.

Have to know how to handle on slippery bends and turns: Oversteer it at the entry of the turn, accelerate right after - pure thrill :))) *Never* brake hard inside turns, without fast hands you're in for a 180 spin.

Very stylish, great looks = ladies love it. Too bad that it did not come with power steering and A/C. My next car is an 106 GTi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2001

1994 Peugeot 106 XSI 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired48 miles
Most recent distance58 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

More fun than a bath full of jelly

Faults:

The clutch went on it, nothing too serious though. Cheap to replace.

General Comments:

An excellent car, well worth the money. Out handles a lot of the cars on the road, goes forever, well nippy and a beautiful car to look at. Best to spend a little extra to get a 1.6, the 1.4 is tinny, the interior in the 1.6 is far nicer and there are nicer touches.

Quick comment. The other dull wits in this area with 106's shouldn't of even looked at this form to fill it in. I mean to say, anyone with half a brain cell will know that the 106 Rallye 1994 is either a 1.3 (rare if it is) but probably a 1.6 cos the engine was a 1.3 until K, when the cat was added the 100bhp was then cut down, so the 1.6 lump was used and was an excellent engine.

Then there is the bloke who has a 106 XSI 1995 which is 1.6 16v? eh? the year of 1997 brought the 106 GTI which is the 1.6 16v, XSI are all 8v... Sorry to pop your bubble..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2000

4th Dec 2000, 04:26

Wrong, the 1.3 engine stayed until 95 when it went out of production (due to the emissions failing), the 1.6 Rallye never came until 98. However both have cats - the 1.3 started on a 93 L. It was the 1.4 XSI that could be bought with either a cat or without - hence came the 1.6 due to power loss!

7th Jul 2001, 06:40

Agree with the comments above, but having driven both cat and non-cat 1.4 XSi's, the power loss is negligible.

The 1.6 was introduced to make the car more driveable. It has barely any extra power over the 1.4 (104 HP vs 100 I think) but has more torque over a greater range. This gives it more effortless performance, and makes it slightly quicker.

20th May 2003, 15:43

No they haven't the first pug with 16v was the gti.

9th Jun 2003, 05:53

I think you'll all find this useful! The 1.4 xsi came in two types! 100 bhp and a 95 bhp! The 95 bhp has a cat on it due to emissions, hence the other one has 100bhp! The 1.6 xsi was produced as the weights of the 106's went up due to the face lift, as more weight was added as the shell was strengthened.

1994 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro Turbo

Summary:

A amazing handling, high speed buzz bomb, that's a pain in the bum when you need to fix it

Faults:

Gearbox, clutch, starter motor, head gasket, 2 cooling pipes, engine mounting, drive shaft.

General Comments:

A really wonderful car to drive, when that little engine comes on cam it's fantastic, a real buzz.

But it has a problem - it's very fragile, and expensive to fix, a rubber cooling hose was £70, and every part because it's particular to that model costs on average at least twice as much as the standard 106, I got the gearbox reconditioned and that cost £500.

This expense is not just for big items but small ones too e.g. spark plugs (and that's a servicable item).

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

Review Date: 12th May, 2000

15th Jul 2001, 09:39

The engine is actually a 1.3 1294cc to be exact.

1994 Peugeot 106 XR 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired27500 miles
Most recent distance35500 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Sporty, reliable but NOT roomy

Faults:

One or two niggles such as interior trim coming adrift. Otherwise utterly reliable - being a used car previously used as a Peugeot lease car ensured good service history.

General Comments:

The 1.4 has good performance but I would have expected better fuel economy. Parts are easily available here in the West Midlands. Some people might find the cabin too cramped. The equipment levels are good and the car feels quite stylish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2000

1994 Peugeot 106 KID 1.4 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.4 diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

A fantastic little car with surprisingly good acceleration for such a small engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

1994 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Fault with thermometer in engine - fixed under warranty.

New catalyst and exhaust needed at first MOT - not fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

An excellent car, although it is not the best for long journey's. Handling is excellent. I would buy another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 1998

1994 Peugeot 106 XR 1.4 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.4 diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Outstanding economy, I mean OUTSTANDING, good drive and beautifully smooth around town, keep it in the right gear, and keep it off the motorway!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 23 reviews