Worthwhile addition to your driveway if you already have a big comfy car
Exhaust cracked at mid section pipe. Had to replace the cat because of it. Cost 200 quid to replace even though the original cat itself was fine. Garage told me this was a common fault on 106's.
Nothing else (though I only did 4000 miles in it).
When carrying driver and one passenger -
Quick little car for what it is, and fun to throw around on short journeys. Great handling, can see where the Citroen AX influence came in. Turns in sharp with loads of grip (even on budget tyres). Recommend to anyone looking for a small car for short trips to work and back.
When carrying 3 passengers -
Totally underpowered, extra weight really unbalances the car. The back end feels very sluggish and unresponsive. Absolutely torturous to drive for any distance, uncomfy, unsupportive seats after the first 10 miles.
When used for it's intended purpose (short trips) it's fun, cheap to run, and has all the bare essentials to get you from A to B. In every area with the exception of trim/comfort levels it outclasses all of it's rivals.
This model is one of the most basic. I'd expect the bigger engined and better equipped versions to rate much higher as the basics of a good car are all there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd September, 2002