1995 Peugeot 106 Inca 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Ideal first car


Brake disks worn with age.

One of the heaters is loose.

General Comments:

The car seems to need an extra gear, only having 4 gears its noisy after 60mph.

Very economical it usually manages about 390 miles before I decide to fill her up again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2005

1995 Peugeot 106 XS 1.4 petrol from Portugal


It's a very nice car!


Just a blown head gasket at 95000km and some oil leaks, nothing serious. The clutch was replaced just now at 109000km.

General Comments:

It's a quick car, great for the city. Handles great and it's got a roomy interior, for the front passengers mainly, but it's comfortable. It's also cheap to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2005

1995 Peugeot 106 Aztec 3d 1.1i from UK and Ireland


Cheap, reliable car


Rotted radiator water pipe causing water loss and overheating.

Radio cassette seized in dashboard when upgrading stereo.

General Comments:

Very reliable and economical little car.

Performance is reasonable, though noisy on motorway. Exhaust is also a little boomy.

Steering feels a bit lazy, but ride and handling are good.

Brakes adequate, but not that responsive.

Offset pedals can be uncomfortable, seats are OK.

Very basic interior though no electric gadgets to go wrong! Build quality is pretty good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2005

1995 Peugeot 106 maedi gras 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland


Nice good looking car that does its job well


The radio only works on m/w.

General Comments:


This is my first car after owning two motorcycles its is quite slow, but ones you get over that you can appreciate just how good this car is as a cheap commuter. I still own a motorcycle (Honda mtx125 reviewed on this site) and that's much quicker than the car at low speeds, but I wouldn't even consider loading all my work tools on that or going shopping.

The good bits

I'm very pleased with it it's the mark 1 version which in my opinion looks better that the mk2 from the front and worse from the back.

My mates took the Mick when I brought a diesel, but its very reliable and quicker that the 1.1L variant and its not to noisy ones on the move. I've heard of some doing over 250k miles and the economy is good (see below). There are loads of them in breakers yards so parts shouldn't be an expensive problem.

The bad bits

Well the driving position is awkward, but not un comfortable, there much too much body roll especially after driving a Saxo VTS, the body panels are flimsy, but none of mine are damaged and the front disk rear drum brake set-up is weak.

Fuel economy

I drive mostly through town and rural roads that brings the mpg down a bit plus I drive with a heavy foot that brings the economy down even further, but these are the mpg I have recorded since I've brought the car.

48.4 miles per gallon (mpg) 10.5 miles per litre (mpl) and 320 miles between fill ups (mbf)

47.4 mpg, 10.4 mpl, 288 mbf

51.6 mpg, 11.6 mpl, 206 mbf

48.6 mpg, 10.6 mpl, 320 mbf

44.1 mpg, 9.7 mpl, 273 mbf

44.5 mpg, 9.8 mpl, 296 mbf.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2005

9th Nov 2005, 18:01

This reviewer's experience with the 106 diesel seems to be very similar to my own - with the exception of the fuel consumption. No matter how hard or how badly I drive mine I can't get it to do worse than 55mpg. The best I have ever managed to get out of it is 75mpg driving mainly at night on empty A and B roads. I wonder whether something is wrong with the car belonging to the reviewer if it is using this much fuel?

9th Dec 2005, 10:34

You're right, the head gasket was on it's way out when I recorded the mpg. I'm not sure how much difference fitting a new one will make to the economy, but i'll post it on hear when I find out. P.S. The car has now done 76k miles.