1997 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


A fast, refined hatch, that should not be underestimated!


I can genuinely say I have never had a problem with this car, it has been absolutely perfect since the day I bought it.

General Comments:

When I first got the car my impression was that it was a very refined hot hatch.

The handling is spot on, it seems the more you push the car, the better it responds.

After owning a Clio 1.8 16v I was impressed with the little 1.6's performance, especially when above 4000rpm.

To be fair I didn't find the GTi quite as quick as the Clio to begin with. However, since having a full Peugeot Sport exhaust system, ram-air system, lightened & balance crank/flywheel and sports clutch, I can safely say that Peugeot's little pocket rocket can out-run all varieties of hot hatches and certainly puts a big smile on your face.

It would certainly leave my Clio 16v standing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2003

1997 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


A pocket rocket


A day after purchase I was told the catalytic convertor had blown.

After that I had an AA car inspection test carried out, they found faults with the brakes suspension and steering.

The radiator was falling apart and was also leaking.

I contacted the dealer "Warwick Wright Croydon" who have done an OK job at repairing the car however I do not think I would buy from them again.

There is rattling present when I drive it, this I have yet to investigate.

General Comments:

After owning a Fiat Cinquecento this car to me is extremely fast.

It looks great and feels great to drive and I love it when other drivers jaws drop when you beat them away from the lights every time.

It handles well and despite all faults I know I am going to have great fun in this car. (I already have).

The seats hug you nicely however the interior is a bit dated.

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

Review Date: 30th July, 2003

1997 Peugeot 106 XN 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland


Economy without a doubt


Radiator replaced due to slight leak, but car absolutely 100% reliable.

General Comments:

Very reliable, very nippy, 1500cc diesel engine great on motorways with fantastic fuel economy. £30 of fuel gives 600 plus miles!!.

This is a car that you can take out on a long run and not worry about fuel expenses!!

Handling is great, corners superb, only downside is boot space.

The 1500 engine is much better than the old 1400 type engine as fitted to earlier 106's.

Fit a decent cd player and decent rear speakers for great sound.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2003

1997 Peugeot 106 XND 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland


Ideal low cost first car


Multi-way connector at front left of engine bay had bad corrosion, and had to be replaced.

Gear selector linkage anti-vibration rubber became disconnected resulting in loss of gear selection.

General Comments:

Fabulous car, with excellent fuel consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2003

1997 Peugeot 106 XNd 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland


Excellent First Car


Had to replace the cam belt.

Radiator had a nasty leak, when removed, it more or less fell apart in my hand, but no troubles since I replaced that.

General Comments:

For a diesel it drives very well!

Will beat my m8s 1.0 Mirca espically at the top end.

Cabin is pretty dull, but it is a XN (base model).

Factory Fitted speakers are very poor, as was the standard head unit, but both where easy to replace with decent quality products.

Very easy on the pocket as fuel goes, even if you push it, you still get good fuel figures from its little engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2002

1997 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 from UK and Ireland


A monster bargain that will beat most hot-hatches


Shortly after purchasing this vehicle my heater matrix blew a leak and cost me a hefty 300uk pounds.

General Comments:

This car is a rocket, or a "pocket rocket" as they say. Flies all they way up to 135mph which is the top speed I've had so far, but am hoping for the big 1-4-0.

Handles very well and is very good on winding country lanes.

I'd advise this car to anyone, but advise you make sure you get the half-leather which I missed out on as it was optional until 1998.

For 4500 it was well worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2002

3rd Mar 2006, 07:40

Although I've seen other 106 owners say it, I simply can't believe a 106 could get past 115-120mph. They don't appear to be the most solid cars ever built and I dread to think what noises it was making at 135mph. I own a 1.6l 8v 306 and its fast, but I very much doubt it could get past 120mph despite being the sort of big brother of the 106. I haven't had a chance to floor it yet, but when I do Il be keen to see if it can get anywhere near your "135mph". Whats your BHP out of interest?

28th Apr 2006, 07:36

You need to floor a 306 1.6 to get anywhere anyway, as it's so slow. 0-60 in 12.9 seconds flat out. I'd hardly call that fast, and they barely pass 110 mph.

26th Mar 2011, 13:13

The 306 is a 1.6 8v in a heavy car.

The 106 is a 1.6 (16V!) in a very light car..