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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

    Stacey Court Date: 29/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    I have had my 106 independance since i could drive back in feb 06 it is a R reg (98), i absolutely love the car... Its sensible, low costing, and i have never had a major problem with it... the only thing i have ever had to do is to change the break pads! I recommomend this car to any one who wants something which costs next to nothing to run!

  • 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.

Peugeot 106 Hatchback

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