2001 Peugeot 106 quiksilver 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Brilliant little car


Since i have owned the car nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This car is amazing. I would definitely recommend it to any one looking for a fast, reliable small car.

Its very quick and handles like a dream.

Although the only problem with it, is the fact that the dashboard does not light up, but that doesn't ruin the brilliance of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2003

2001 Peugeot 106 Independence 1.1i from UK and Ireland


Brilliant little car let down by woeful build quality


Exhaust silencer blew open 4 weeks from new.

Engine cut out at traffic lights, or idled badly.

Had terrible problems starting when warm.

Sunroof leaked.

Windscreen leaked.

Wipers literally fell apart.

Back seat broke the second time I folded it down.

Gearbox leaked oil at new, then was really noisy after the repair.

General Comments:

This car was a complete disaster.

It was one of the first 2001/2002 model, I got it in June '01. It was the first Independence the dealer got through with the sunroof.

Had the car a week and the back box blew out - took the dealer 6 weeks to get a replacement. The replacement went bad a week later, though not as bad as the first. Dealer fobbed me off with some excuse about the joints needing to soot up.

Gearbox was spewing oil - only noticed after the first few days. Dealer fixed that, but I don't think they refilled the oil as the gearbox was very noisy afterwards.

Engine would constantly cut out at traffic lights. Also idle was inconsistent. Several trips to dealer involving new throttle cable, throttle sensor, throttle body, more tweaking of throttle cable. Changed dealer when car was 15 months old, they replaced the exhaust sensor which finally cured that problem. 15 months and 2 dealers! Excellent!

Sunroof started leaking after a year. Several seals and lots of trips to dealer finally fixed the problem.

Leaky sunroof replaced by a massive leak in the windscreen. I'm talking 2" of water on the drivers-side floor. Dealer 1 said there was nothing wrong. Dealer 2 refitted windscreen to no effect. They thought the leak was coming from the seam in the roof under the black plastic strip. Would take major work to fix, and quoted 1 week.

Wipers disintegrated on the motorway - passenger side wiper arm broke, and the collided with driver's side wiper, resulting in total wiper carnage.

Sold the car after 18 months, totally disillusioned. More than 25 trips to the dealer in 18 months is not funny.

However, the car was nippy, fun to drive, and got 55mpg even when thrashed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th June, 2003

22nd Jun 2003, 17:17

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention in my review above. The brake master cylinder started leaking after 6 months. Took the dealer 2 months getting a replacement. They also refused to pay for the brake fluid I was pouring in by the litre while I waited for the part to arrive.

12th May 2004, 17:08

Why did you wait so long to sell the car, or why didn't you ask for a replacement? You could of at least got a good will gesture from the dealer for all your troubles!!!

You moan about the car, but you didn't really do a lot to do anything about it, apart from take it to the dealers! If it were me, I would have left the it at the dealer, and not picked it up until it had been properly fixed, and then got a professional to conduct a vehicle check!

6th Sep 2004, 12:30

Oh dear, I have just spent over 3 grand on a Peugeot 106 Independence 2002 and am now very scared! This is my first car and although you say the car is very nippy it sounds like its going to be a disaster waiting to happen.

I do think you should of got it sorted sooner, you wasted a lot of valuable time.

The next comment I make will probably be an angry one after I experience all these problems. Good luck to me.

19th Aug 2006, 07:44

I've had my 106 independence for nearly 6 months now, and I'm very pleased with it. I have always had Peugeots, so has my partner, his family, and my mother, and we have never had major problems with them. I'm very happy with the 106 I've got - it's very similar to the old 205 I enjoyed when I was 17. I guess sometimes you can have a "bad" car - I've seen many in my time, sometimes you are just unfortunate, but you can't generalise about a model of car just from one experience.