1998 Peugeot 106 XN 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
Hot little hatchback!
Starting problems from cold last winter (2004), but with a new coil pack and spark plugs fitted she has been running fine since.
General wear and tear repairs e.g. exhaust back box, new rear brake shoes, and all three filters changed at 44K.
Seats are a bit uncomtable on long distance runs as I'm 6ft 1! but the interior is very hard wearing.
Next to my 1st car (ford Fiesta), the pug 106 is the best car I've owned so far. She may only be a 1.1, but shes very nippy on country roads and motorways, even keeping up with a ford focus 1.8 on the M1!
No complaints in her performance, she purrs at 90 to 100mph with no hassle and I have added some mods to her with no problems e. g alloy wheels, better sound system.
She is great fun to drive and very easy to park up, and cheap to run too! I drove to Lincoln and back with a full tank and used just over half!
An excellent car for learners and 1st time drivers who won't be disappointed with cheap insurance on these motors.
She has been a very loyal motor with no major problems, she runs sweet as a nut and I will keeping her for a long time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th November, 2005
10th Nov 2005, 01:36
Oh dear another boy and his toys find it hard to believe you can keep you with a 1.8L focus when I can demolish a 1.1 Saxo and 106 in a 1.6L 16v Renault Scenic.
16th Nov 2005, 17:14
I have just bought a Saxo Westcoast and even 1.1 106/Saxos cannot keep up with me as I wee guy found out last night when I left him for dead.
23rd Apr 2009, 06:39
I've got a 106 with a starting problem. You keep cranking and it will not start, then like the 7th time you crank it, it starts. Can anyone help?