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Overall reader verdict 4 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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26 reader reviews for Peugeot 106 Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.1 Independence 3dr

    Tanya Hunt Date: 11/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own a 1.1 independence (2001) since new. It is a cheap car to run but i have found it is unreliable and i have had to put quite a lot of money into it and considering it is not too old I am very dissappointed in it. To top it off the engine is now on its way out which i do not expect from a car that is 7 yrs old. Overall i would say that it is a cheap car and is good for short drives but it is very unreliable and no good if you regularly have four people in the car or a lot of weight because it cannot handle it. This car has put me off ever buying a peugeot!!!

  • 1.1 Zest 1 3dr

    Daniel Gresly , Northants . Date: 24/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned this car since I passed my driving test 2 years ago. When I bought it, it had done approximately 45,000 miles and since then I've used it most days back and forth to work and university on a short 6 mile round trip. I have also however used it for a few holidays (300 mile drives) fully loaded with myself and the girlfriend also the back full of holiday stuff. I wouldn't use this car for much more than a 5-6 hour drive though as: *Poor cooling means summer driving is like being in a greenhouse *The driving position isn't too bad, however it doesn't do your back much good *No power steering and hard to use pedals means driving is tiresome *When fully loaded with 2 people and enough stuff to go away for 2 weeks suspension is non-existent *road noise, the car getting buffeted, and the unresponsive brakes all wear you down

    However: *For short journeys the car is good to drive, nippy enough in town and feels like a 'real' car *Can handle all humps and bumps with ease *20k miles in 2 years driving i've had two drive shafts replaced but that's the only fault *Cheap to buy and run as the prices are now rock bottom and it is good on fuel with most standards *Cheap tax and relatively cheap insurance (cat 3)

    In all it is a good car for people looking for a first car, the pedals take some getting used to but with time it becomes fine. As long as you find one which is well looked after they are fairly reliable. Go for the zest 3 though if you want better kit.

  • 1.6 16v GTi 3dr

    William Robinson Date: 07/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my 106 GTI for approximately 3 months and it is a pocket rocket!

    It goes like stink and seems to pull though all the gears!

    I actually thought it could have done with a 6th gear like its bigger brother, the 306 GTI-6.

    The handling is superb and outhandles anything in its class, from the Ford Fiesta Zetec S to the Corsa GSI - this thing just sticks to the road no matter what.

    The suspension can be a bit bumpy at times due to being a little stiff but overall the ride isn't too bad.

    With a 0-60 time of around 7.4 seconds or so it can take on much bigger cars with larger engines.

    Reliability is not too bad, but just keep an eye on the suspension.

    The comfortable leather/alacantara bucket seats make a nice difference to the otherwise simple cabin layout and chrome inserts modernise it slighty as compared to older 106 models.

    Overall, if you wan't a car with a great responsive nature, revvy engine and brilliant cornering abilities then choose the 106 GTI (even over a Citroen Saxo VTS).

    Check the insurance though, as being 19 I found it quite expensive because the car is in group 13!

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