1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


This little lion certainly roars!


This is a very long list!

The head gasket had to be rerplaced at 40900 miles as well as having the head skimmed.

Cam belt has broken at 41000 miles.

Alternator belt broke at 40500 miles.

The chip had to be replaced at 39000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this little car, even though it has been the worst car in terms of reliability I have ever owned.

It goes very well, handles amazingly and is perhaps the best looking hot hatch on the road.

The leather interior is beautiful and the seats really hold you in well.

However, I sometimes wonder if it was really worth all the hassle with the things that have gone wrong with it.

I have owned it for three months and have had nothing but problems, I am so glad it is under warranty otherwise it would have cost me a fortune.

Perhaps the last of the true Peugeot GTI.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th January, 2003

1998 Peugeot 106 XRD 1.5 diesel from Malta


Perfect for Urban Driving


It started to knock when changing to the second gear. Then the dealer said that it knocks because of some dirt in the diesel which stuck in the injectors. Personally I don't believe them.

Started to leak Diesel from the pipe which enters the engine, but it was the dealer fault because he bent the pipe and snapped it!!!

Sometimes the passenger front door is hard to close and open.

General Comments:

This car handles perfect as all other Peugeot do and good braking too.

It is very economical, in urban driving it do 55 mpg.

Good acceleration for a 1.5 Diesel and comes great if a Turbo is fitted on it.

Front seats are comfortable.

In the back there is not much room for legs although the boot is quiet big.

Good Looking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2003

10th Feb 2005, 14:30

Hi, you said the car accelerates well with a turbo is your car fitted with one and where could I find one?

4th Mar 2006, 06:33

Hi, I am not sure if it is possible to fit a turbo on a 1.5 diesel which is found in the 106. You have to consider that the engine bay is quite cramped, and you have to make some research in order to make sure that the engine truly can support a turbo. Should you would like to fit a turbo diesel engine, then you should consider the 1.4 HDI engine which is found on 206, 307.

1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6i from UK and Ireland


Untouchable performance for the money


Firstly I had problems starting the car, I bought and fitted a new transponder aerial that fixed the problem.

Then my catalytic converter went after an MOT.

Finally my head gasket went.

I also had problems with a lot of rattling inside the car.

General Comments:

Great performance, fantastic in fact, nothing comes close for the price range.

In the dry she handles brilliantly, however in the wet it can be a problem and my relationship with the car ended recently when I lost the back end on black ice and wrote her off.

Great little car, shame the way things ended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2002

1st Jan 2003, 16:45

I had the same problems in the wet. Changing to 16 inch wheels and quality tyres sorted the problem.

8th Jun 2003, 07:29

I used to have one of these before I wrote it off and it nearly killed me. They handle brilliantly though which is why the two months of ownership were great. As for the accident that wrote it off, wasn't anyones fault, just wet weather. Couldn't be helped. As for anyone who is considering buying one of these, I'd say go ahead. They're great for everything except protection on a crash. As for me, well I'd buy another if I could afford to, but at the moment I can't afford or insure one. Maybe next year. I'll say one thing for them. If that crash had killed me, then I'd have died a happy man.

15th Aug 2006, 07:43

"As for the accident that wrote it off, wasn't anyones fault, just wet weather. Couldn't be helped"

Hmmm sounds like it was driver error that caused the crash. Wet weather does not automatically mean unavoidable accidents. Advanced driving lessons may help here.