1998 Peugeot 106 zest3 1.5d from UK and Ireland


Unbelievably cheap to run


Nothing really...

2 tyres and a rear silencer, and a brake cylinder.

General Comments:

Very very cheap car to run...

Costs me 32 quid to fill it and gives me 600 miles in return.

Unfortunatly the car is just too small unless you're a 4 foot midget.

I'm 6ft 3 with 2 kids and in order for me to drive comfortably I have to have the seat right back, even then my head rubs off the roof!

It is reasonably quick for a small diesel and will happily take on most petrol cars upto 1600cc.

I'm selling it at the moment because of space... or lack of it. Its the best little run about you could wish for, but doing any longer than a half hour journey and your rear end feels it!..Its just not a comfortable car.

The diesels require service every 6000 miles, which is a pain, but its easy enough to do yourself, with just a fuel filter, oil filter and oil change your ready to go for another 6000miles.

I would buy another peugeot, but not a 106 just for the sake of size.30 pounds worth of shopping from asda fill the boot to capacity and if you happen to get a few bargains then they'll have to go on the back seat!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2004

16th Oct 2004, 07:18

I feel this review is a bit unfair. First of all how did someone who is 6.3 foot expect to be comfortable in any small car? Also I find the boot to be very spacious and can fit at least 12 full shopping bags in.

1998 Peugeot 106 Quiksilver 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Nice car till something goes wrong


Head gasket blew at 75000 miles.

New clutch also at 75000 miles.

Rear shocks needed replacing.

Poor build quality-loose door pannels.

Radiator leaking.

Problem with reverse gear.

Leaky roof.

General Comments:

The 'Quiky' has good looks, handles well and is a pretty nippy car...

Great for small journeys, but motorway trips can become uncomfortable and the engine revs high at 70mph.

They are cheap to run tho, but parts and labour costs are high in comparison to those of fords/vauxhalls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2004

1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Quick with handling to match!


Catalytic converter was replaced at 30,000 miles.

Drive-shaft needed repairing due to slight leak from seal.

Idling can be rather erratic when engine is warm.

General Comments:

I've only owned the GTI for about 2 months, but already I am loving it. The car may be small, but it makes up for that in style and quickness.

This car is very quick with a 0-60 of around 7.7 seconds standard, with a few minor modifications this can be brought down further. It will beat virtually any other hatchback off the lights and many more expensive cars. The engine is strong and revs nicely round to 7000rpm, most of the power comes in after 4000rpm.

Handling is also very impressive, it makes you feel confident on the corners with it's grippy tyres, stiff dampers and communicative power steering. It is a joy to take out on the country roads.

In the styling department this car looks the part with a nice subtle bodykit, rear spoiler, 14" wheels and round front fogs. The car has a nice sporty and aggressive look without being over the top.

The interior will vary depending on the individual car, leather and suede is the best and most comfortable to go for. Space is very good in the front although the pedals may feel cramped for bigger people. Space in the rear could be better.

The safety aspect of the car has been criticised by some, but it isn't too bad. It comes with ABS, brake discs all round, airbag, side impact bars and alarm/immobiliser.

The GTI is a true hot hatch with impressive performance and handling, just be warned insurance and petrol costs can be quite high.

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

Review Date: 13th April, 2004

27th Jun 2005, 03:12

The 106 gti will do 0-60 in 7.7 seconds, but feels way quicker!