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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    2 out of 5 stars

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25 reader reviews for Peugeot 106 Hatchback.
  • 1.1 Zest 2 3dr

    James Crawford , Leicestershire . Date: 22/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    This was my first car, I owned it for two years and I maintain that it was and always will be my favourite. It earned a special place in my heart and had a unique charm that I will never be able to replicate. I bought it with only 31,000 miles on the clock and 10 years old (Y reg) costing me £1,295. Being a spotty, cocky, 17 year old with poor personal hygiene at the time, this car was fantastic! I ran it around my local town with my friends in the back, blasting music out of an after-market CD player crashing into everything. Despite this, it never put a foot wrong, apart from general maintenance (brake pads and tyres). The only large bill was when being the aforementioned 17 year old, I snapped the handbrake cable attempting to impress girls in Morrisons car park. Needless to say, this cost £200 and I grew up very quickly after the pasting of a lifetime from my parents. The insurance on this car is, as with any first-time driver, expensive. However, if you find yourself on a budget with a few years behind you, it is fairly cheap. Equipment levels on the zest were poor, no power-steering, air-conditioning or central-locking. The cabin was cramped, attempting to squeeze all 6'4" of me into it and operate the pedals was like trying to balance an african elephant on a spacehopper. The tiny 1.1 engine screamed when taken over 60mph and attempting hills with 3 teenagers contorsioned in the back was a mission. I truly loved this car and I deeply regret selling it.

  • 1.5 XND 5dr

    colin press , essex . Date: 30/04/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    have had this car 7 years now extremely reliable have replaced cambelt and sericed reguarly easily get over500 miles on a tank fuel been through a bad winter in wales never missed a beat throughly reccomend very good

  • 1.1 XL 5dr

    Nick Smith Date: 10/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I bought a second hand 106 1 litre('Kid') back in April 2003 in France with 68000kms (42200 miles)on the clock (the only clickable option in whatcar 'submit a review was a 1.1litre!by the way).

    Now in September 2008 the car is 1000kms off the 200,000kms (124000 miles) mark... and averages 4.5 l/100kms (55-62mpg). There is however Oil getting into the radiator water , though no white muck on the oil filler cap.... A mechanic the other day said the engine would not last much longer--though this has been questioned by another mechanic I spoke to......

    No breakdowns for the last 5 and a half years, no problems with starting (though it was hesitant with the heavy cold oil in it at -20°C parked outside in Austria back in Jan 2007, but did start in the end with no aid...)

    I do my own oil +filter changes every 10,000kms, (though the former owner missed one) and have had the cam belt changed, as recommended in the Haynes manual (36000? miles I think). New drum brakes in the back and new disks in the front as the old ones were rather grooved....

    Some of the interior like the 'rotting' steering wheel, from sweaty hands no doubt and something I've seen in other post '96 106's is not of good quality.

    This car which is a countryside runabout (never in the city) has the smallest of tyres, and one tends to feel the bumps in country roads ……

    If the engine on this 106 died tomorrow, I would still consider it one of the best car buys I've ever made....

  • 1.1 Independence 3dr

    PAUL YOUNG , Lancashire . Date: 14/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my 106 since sept 2007. When I bought it, it had 26000 on the clock, which is low considering it was registered in 2002.

    I use my car everyday averageing around 150 miles a week. I have had one major problem, which was i had to replace the full exhaust system due to wear and tear (original one), which cost £290 due to my catalyist going as well. Touch wood I have no more major problems like that again.

    Apart from that, the car is cheap to run, low on insurance and parts are cheap and easy to get old of. Apart from my full exhaust.

    I would recommend this car to any one who is on a tight budget, between the ages of 18 to 25 due to insurance and any one who is just after a run around car.

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