1995 Peugeot 106 Reviews

1995 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

A FWD Lotus Elise - Fantastic

Faults:

Alternator failed.

Leaking sunroof.

Head-gasket failed at around 85,000 miles.

Clutch went at about 98,000 miles.

CV joints on both sides are worn.

Trouble starting from cold at the moment.

General Comments:

Don't let all the problems above put you off, despite a lot of niggles the car has only left me stranded once, and that was my own fault for ignoring the warning light on the dash for the failed alternator. All the problems have been easy and relatively cheap to fix.

This car is absolutely brilliant, the handling is truly amazing, no power assisted steering gives excellent feel, and you always know what the car is doing; drive one and you'll know what I mean. Poor surfaces don't upset this car either, making it really shine against much more expensive machinery on back-roads. A true giant slayer on the right road, but don't even bother on the open road, as it doesn't have the outright power for it.

The engine is a gem too; only 1.3 liters, but an output of 100bhp and around 80ft/lbs of torque. Not a powerful engine, but the delivery of the power is what makes it special. A rev limit of about 7400rpm with the max power produced at 7200 means it has to be driven hard to get the most from it, but it's really rewarding when done properly. The car also weighs in somewhere around the 850kg mark, which is very light, and lets it be fast with such little power.

The gearbox is a well known weak point on the 106, known to break, but replacements can be found. The ratios are very very close together, which helps the acceleration, but makes long journeys tiring; cruising speed at 65-70mph is at about 4000rpm! This also means its not as economical as a 1.3 liter 106 should be. Averages around 30-35 miles per gallon, depending on driving style.

Overall the car just feels special, from the red carpet and seat-belts, to the Peugeot Talbot Sport decals, it really feels like the rally car it was designed to be.

Highly recommended - Everybody should own one at least once.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2008

1995 Peugeot 106 from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

Quick and comfortable; a good buy for anyone that is not loaded

Faults:

Nothin yet.

General Comments:

A very good buy. It handles brilliant in the dry, but the wet you can't be taking too many risks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2008

1995 Peugeot 106 XSi 1.6 8v from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 8v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

This car is right on the money; best 300 pounds I ever spent

Faults:

Gear box went; after that would not start, but it was the earth wire that goes from the battery to the gear box.

General Comments:

This car is brill, and this weekend I'm putting a GTi engine in it he he; watch out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2007

1995 Peugeot 106 INCA 1.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.0i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59033 miles
Most recent distance59351 miles
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

Fantastic driver if well looked after, will get you from A to B very fast!

Faults:

Just having got the car the sump gasket was dripping a little; the bolts were then tightened and it stopped.

The car is a good bit lower on the drivers side due to a done spring which needs replacing.

Voltage regulator gave up after a long drive.

The car hadn't been drove for about 3 years. I would say these problems are from the car sitting for a very long time; corrosion may have set it in on certain parts where these problems occurred.

General Comments:

This is a great economical little car.

The insurance is extremely cheap; great for a new licensed driver.

Good comfortable wise and easy to view the road in all aspects.

It does get very noisy as it only has four gears when approaching 70mph or more, great gear ratio though.

Third gear is used mostly; you can stretch it out until 70mph then slipping into fourth to pull you onwards and upwards.

The car has a phenomenal heating system for the age and size of the car.

Overall A+++++ Great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2006

1995 Peugeot 106 xnd 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Economy motoring at its best

Faults:

The glow plugs had to be replaced at 125000 miles.

General Comments:

The car is the cheapest car to run I have ever owned a tankful of fuel lasts a month!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 25 reviews