1995 Peugeot 106 Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1995 Peugeot 106 Aztec Si 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles

Summary:

The Beast

Faults:

Battery needed replacing.

Brake light switch ceased working.

Brake caliper on near side.

Cam belt at about 72000 miles.

Drivers seat is loose.

General Comments:

The pug usually drives like a dream, although the brakes are sometimes a bit too hot, and you notice it when you almost kiss the car in fronts bumper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2004

9th Nov 2004, 06:43

I love the car. The cooling system needed reworking and the electrics are a bit dodgy, but with a K&N, a Sportex exhaust and some big wheels it comes up a beauty!

1995 Peugeot 106 Mardi Gras 1.5D from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5D Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance184500 miles
Previous carPeugeot 309

Summary:

The most reliable, economical and long-lived car I have ever owned

Faults:

Glow plug preheat relay and wiring loom connection to it failed.

Driver seat back broken and had to be fixed by welding the strut halves together. Cheap problem to fix, but annoying.

Radiator needed to be replaced twice. Strange problem that seemed to cause the fins and waterways to separate.

Two glow-plugs seized in their threads before I acquired the vehicle.

General Comments:

This is a very economical car and is still returning around 60mpg at 184,000 miles.

Build quality is excellent with no major drop-offs, rattles or mechanical failures.

The gearbox is very positive and the engine pulls well in spite of the high mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

1995 Peugeot 106 XND Graduate 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carFord Capri

Summary:

Fun, frugal, reliable. What more could you want?

Faults:

Clutch replaced at 90000 miles. Gear selector mech parts replaced at the same time. Gear selection now notchy.

Radiator replaced at approx 85000 miles with overhauled unit. Now showing slight signs of corrosion.

Front brake pads and discs replaced at 98000 miles.

General service items, but nothing major has gone wrong. Gearbox now feels like it won't last forever.

General Comments:

I would have no hesitation in buying another of these fine little motors.

I've caned it for the last 50000 miles and nothing serious has broken. It's comfortable, reasonably reliable, easy and fun to drive.

It's fast enough to keep up with motorway traffic (if a little noisy above 75mph). This means you can thrash it and have a bit of fun without losing your licence.

It returns 59mpg, all day, every day.

The factory stereo is not great, but the speakers are fantastic now I've got a decent radio in.

The boot is bigger than average, meaning you can cram in masses of stuff - with the rear seats down the space is vast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2004

1995 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

Pug 106 Rallye 1.3 - Wicked Little Car!!

Faults:

Radiator hose developed a small split causing a lot of steam from the engine. This was quite expensive to repair (£70) as the part had to come from a Peugeot dealer.

Needed new hubs all round due to wrong type of locking wheel nuts bearing fitted. The thread was the wrong size and because of this the threads in the hubs became stripped.

General Comments:

Great little car, I love the funny looks from people in 'faster' cars when I either stay up with them on the straight bits or beat them round twisty bits.

This car has the perfect size boot for a pair of 12 inch subs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2002

18th Jun 2004, 14:42

Room for 12" subs... carrying that kind of weight around sort of defeats the point of owning the Rallye since its handling will become a lot less sharp, but everyone to his own.

5th Sep 2006, 11:27

Can anyone tell me want bhp a 106 rallye 1.3 is?? and want 0-60 is and where a can buy them from?? thank you.

6th Sep 2006, 02:38

These are the specs:

1294cc 8v

Maximum Power 100bhp @ 7200rpm

Maximum Torque 80lbs/ft @ 5400rpm

Power/Weight Ratio 121bhp per tonne

Car Weight (kg's) 825

Top Speed (mph) 113

0-30mph (seconds) 3.5

0-60mph (seconds) 9.6

0-100mph (seconds) 29.5

Standing ¼ mile 17.3 seconds @ 82mph.

As for where to buy one, err probably from someone selling one??? Try autotrader.co.uk for UK sales.

1995 Peugeot 106 Mardi Gras 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles

Summary:

Reasonably quick, incredibly reliable, amazingly economical and stylish car

Faults:

Nothing yet! The car came with a full service, new cam belt, brake pads and tyres. After 5000 miles it's still running fine!

General Comments:

First thing I did was peel off the "Mardi Gras" stickers, they came off quite easily. This was my first car and presented good, stylish looks with economical and reasonably nippy driving.

Peugeot make the best diesel engines on the market; the 1.5 has much better performance than my friends' 1.4 and represents great power for the economy - about 50 miles to the gallon. One other thing to look for is colour-coded bumpers, they improve the looks no end!

There's enough room in the back - although it's not for 6ft giants, the boot is big enough and the front seats are spacious.

Disadvantages? Power steering would have been nice, the five door model would be more spacious in the back, the ride can be bumpy when on un-level roads and it's a bit noisy on cold mornings! But you forget them over the advantages.

Overall, the car offers economical and reasonably quick motoring within a stylish and comfortable chassis. Will definitely buy another Peugeot in the future - probably a 306DT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2001

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