1998 Peugeot 106 Quiksilver 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Great fun if you can ignore the minor niggles


The brakes are bad. My car has gone through three sets of brakes in 35k miles!

Full set of brakes (front & rear pads and discs) fixed under warranty in the first year after 12k miles due to warping and corrosion.

Full set brakes renewed after 35k miles (warped & one even disintegrated).

Remote central locking did not work on delivery from new. Car would lock and immediately unlock again (cycle round). Fixed under warranty.

Remote central locking (again). Would not lock at all. Complete system replaced including sensor and keys etc. Fixed under warranty.

Whist driving along in the city the acceleration of the car became stuck. I immediately removed my foot from the accelerator pedal but the car continued at @4000 rpm, picking up speed. I took the car out of gear and brought it to a halt. Switched the engine off.

Started the engine again and it would not idle at the correct speed. It was stuck at 4000RPM instead of 1000RPM. Fixed by AA and a can of WD40!

Stalling for no apparent reason. Just driving along at 50mph and it stalled. Usually would stall with low revs e.g. stopping at roundabout. ECU fault. Supposedly fixed by the dealership.

Car will not start when the engine is "warm". e.g. stop for fuel and the car will refuse to start. Faulty starting sensor.

General Comments:

Minor issues:

Stiffness ride.

Electric window switches are by the handbrake instead of on the doors.

Dealers are uninterested.

Plus points:

Great looks.

Great performance.

Is fun to drive.

Sticks to the road quite nicely.

Boot is a reasonable size.

Full beam driving lights are good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th January, 2002

24th Jan 2002, 05:39

I also had a problem with the brakes from the first day (bought 1998).

It won't start sometimes, I didn't fix it yet.

16th Jul 2004, 09:07

I still have the Quiksilver 106 after six years, 47K miles and can add to the list of 'whats gone wrong'

Sunroof has started to leak!

Engine starting problems 'fixed' by replacing the speed sensor (twice)

Engine still idles erratically (comments elsewhere suggest looking at Manifold air pressure sensor/ECU)

Needs another set of brake pads (annual purchase!)

Drive-shaft leaking through broken seal and was replaced (think I've broken it again though!)

1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 16v from Denmark


A little rocket


No problems in the 14000 kilometers I've had it.

General Comments:

This car is very quick.

Has great handling.

Not as uncomfortable for a guy at 191 cm. as I thought.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2001

1998 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.6 8v from UK and Ireland


Fantastic rocket for a low cost


The transponder immobiliser became faulty, requiring the key to be removed and reinserted prior to starting.

The sender unit was replaced under warranty.

The radiator split at around 27000 miles, due to be replaced with and aftermarket item (non Peugeot equipment due to inflated costs).

General Comments:

The car is the most fun to drive I have experienced, handing and performance are great. The car fortunately lacks the 'boy racer image' of similar cars on the market, and due to limited numbers is fairly exclusive.

Motorway miles can be a little noisy due to the lack of sound insulation, but this is a minor point when comparing the fun that can be had while driving on quiet back roads.

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

Review Date: 30th May, 2001

1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Outdated and unreliable fun car


Wheel bearing collapsed.

Brakes (i.e. front & rear discs + pads) shot after 24,000 miles.

Head gasket blew at 30,000 miles.

Front suspension mountings needed replacing.

Radiator corroded so badly it needed replacing at 30,000 miles.

Excessive under bonnet rust.

General Comments:

Good handling car in the typical Peugeot mould.

Very uncomfortable driving position.

Rubbish build quality.

Good fuel economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th April, 2001

3rd Oct 2001, 03:25

It seems odd that the brake rotors on any car would not last 24000 miles, even 24000 miles of hard driving. I suggest that this might be more of a problem relating to incorrect brake pad selection: the wrong brake pads can wear out a rotor surprisingly quickly! I would doubt very much that this is a design fault with the car.