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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 5dr

    Aaron Roberts , Essex . Date: 23/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for almost a year now and, it has to be said, it is not the best car in the world. That aside, I would urge any first time drivers to buy this fantastic little car.

    Positives:

    - It is fun to drive, provided you avoid prolonged motorway driving. B roads become your best friends aslong as you aren't required to overtake. - It is cheap to run (well, insurance for a 19 year old isn't cheap, but that's to be expected). - Around town it is fairly nippy. - It's not a Moped.

    Negatives:

    - It's French. - It has no go in higher gears (after 30mph almost any car is faster to accelerate). - Motorway driving can be noisy and tedious. - An immobilser is the only equipment it comes with. - Overtaking on country roads is ill-advised unless it's downhill with prevailing winds.

    I wouldn't buy another, but that's purely because my next car is going to be some form of diesel with a larger engine.

  • 1.1 Independence 3dr

    Chris Truby , Derbyshire . Date: 30/04/2007
    • 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

    Ive driven this Y-reg 106 from when my family purchased it new. I now own it and its been fantastic! Apart from a faulty airbag warning light, its not had any problems which is quite something since it now has done 93000 miles. Running costs are low compared to other cars but ultimately I think its fantastic to drive. It is unrefined but what do you expect for a car that cost £6000 to buy? I'll miss it once I part-ex it but im looking forward to something more comfortable and with a little more space. Overall though, a great little car.

  • 1.5 XLD 5dr

    Max Ellenberger , Isle of Man . Date: 18/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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

    My car

    On the positive side, it's nice to have five doors, and the power steering feels just right. The car feels larger in the interior than it presents itself from the exterior. The brakes are good, even without ABS, and there's decent boot space - with rear seats down, further space can be provided.

    However, the engine is loud - there's inadequate sound insulation in the engine bay. The suspension is also quite loud, and radio reception is worse compared to other cars. There's little space in the rear seats, and a rattly gearbox. The car is down on low-rev torque, even though it's a diesel, and power comes in a lump at the very end of the rev range where I never drive it.

  • 1.5 XLD 5dr

    Gary Davis , Cambs . Date: 13/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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 owned one of these great little cars for about 15 months. I could not fault it in any way. When I bought it it had done 138000 miles but it had full service history and was in good condition. I only paid £650 for it and in the time I had the car all I done to it was replace the front exhaust downpipe which cost a mere £27 and also a 12000 mile service with an MOT which was £99. The car was reliable ,economical, fun to drive and most of all cheap to run. My only mistake was trading it in for a Mercedes A140!

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