2000 Peugeot 106 Independence 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland


Great Run Around


CD Player failed after 6 months, got a new one under warranty.

Engine management light came on start up after 18months. Was reset by dealer, never occurred again.

Small amount of yellow jelly around the oil filler in the winter months, disappears when the warm weather starts. Dealer said this was normal, didn't cause me a problem. But I did travel 40 miles down the motorway each day, so I would have thought it would have burnt the condensation off.

General Comments:

Very good little run around.

Dealer recommends oil change very 2 years or 20,000 miles. I changed mine every 6 months (just to be sure).

Changed front discs to ATE Power Disc's, only cost £25. This made for a much more positive padel feel. Well worth the money.

Cloth on seats tends to show the dirt very quickly.

Engine sometimes a bit ticky with the old adjustable tappets. Not as bad as a Fiesta Tho.

Never let me down, and always started first time in all weathers.

Great handling around corners.

Temperature Gauge would have been nice.

Not enough adjustment on seats, made for a bit of a cramped drive for tall people.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2003

2000 Peugeot 106 Zest 2 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland


A poor car, J Reg 1.1 Fiesta more reliable


The gear box when I change gear squeaks and I have to have the radio on very loud to drown the squeak out.

Immobilizer won't switch off I so can't start it 9 times out of 10.

Kept cutting out, told needed new plugs when it had had full service 3000 miles previously. Then had same problem and told it needed new plug leads. Still having same problem.

General Comments:

The dealer was very unhelpful in trying to sort the problems I had out. Unless it showed on the ECU apparently there was nothing wrong with the car, only when the service manager drove my car there was a problem and there still is.

Seats very uncomfortable.

Pedals very close together.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2003

2000 Peugeot 106 Quiksilver 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Too expensive for the quality


Squeaking from the brakes when people get in and out of car.

I need a new gear box already.

Dirt underneath paintwork.

Seals on the doors needed renewed.

General Comments:

I can't believe I need a new gearbox already when I don't drive like an idiot.

The car is a good wee runner though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th September, 2002

2000 Peugeot 106 Colorline 1.5 diesel from France


Good value, good economy for a modest price


The control motor for ventilation system squeaks. It has been replaced twice. This is part of the air conditioning system. The problem continues today.

I noticed an oil leak from the head gasket at around 25,000 kilometres. The head gasket was replaced under warranty.

The front brake pads needed to be changed after 26,000 kilometres. Despite the pads being worn through to the steel back the warning light did not warn.

The front tyres needed changing after 27,000 kilometres. The original Michelin "MXT" tyres were no longer available. This was quite annoying, but I replaced them with Michelin XT1 tyres.

The bodywork is thin. Very thin. It has been easily damaged by children, other car doors and car thieves punching out the driver's door lock. The door locks are also too weak.

General Comments:

I bought the car new in December 2000 after a 4 month wait whilst the factory built the car. The delay was partly due to the factory holiday which occurs in France during August. The other reason was that some of the optional extras that I had ordered were out of stock. Peugeot had promised delivery within 6 weeks, and so loaned a Peugeot 206 to me until the 106 was delivered.

The car came with the 1.5 litre diesel engine. Anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, passenger air-bag and fog lights were fitted as optional extras.

The car is used to commute from my home in thee low French Alpes to work close to Nice on a daily basis - in rain, wind, ice and snow! Whilst the car could never be described as being fast, it is adequate for my journey which takes in many, many hair-pin bends, in temperatures that vary from 40 degrees in the summer down to -20 in the winter. A really enjoyable car to drive on these roads would be a Porsche 911 Targa, but this car is all about economy with a few creature comforts. At speeds beyond 130 km/h this car is really out of steam.

Although I drive the car modestly, the local roads and journeys are brutal and explain the rapid wear in brakes and tyres. Despite this, the car generally uses around 4.7 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres. This is approximately 60 miles per gallon.

Whilst the Peugeot dealer is not the most efficient animal or particularly customer service oriented, we in France benefit from fairly low cost "menu" servicing and repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2002