1999 Peugeot 106 Zest 1.1 from UK and Ireland
Fantastic! A very good car!
A knocking noise started coming from the front of the car, and it required a bottom suspension arm, due to excessive play in the ball joint. While I had the car jacked up, I just replaced both lower arms at the same time.
Also, sometimes when it's at idle, the revs vary between 1000 and 3000rpm. Apparently this is a common problem with Saxos and 106s with the single point injection engine. This began to happen around the 110000 mileage mark.
The car is very quick, and the engine responds well from a hard drive, and is not the slowest 1.1 engine ever made.
Engine seems to be bullet proof, as mine is through the 200000 mile mark, and so far no problems with the gearbox etc.
Everything I have replaced on the car has been wear and tear, such as brake pads, discs, rear brake shoes etc.
Interior has worn well, considering the car has not had an easy life. The seats are very comfy, although there seems to be a problem with the rails, because now and again, they seem to slide back while driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th December, 2010