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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 XL 3dr

    Polly Salter , Devon . Date: 03/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I really do love my car a lot, but thats pretty much only because its my first car and that means freedom! However, its not been great to own. It has cost me at least twice its price (i bought it 2nd hand for £2500, its an R-reg) in repairs, namely exhaust, brakes, and suspension. It leaks when it rains, really annoying! Oh, and its REALLY easy to break into, 3 times in a year. To top it all off, someone has just reversed into the side of it at about 5 mph and the whole thing is crushed to pieces, i dread to think what would happen to it in a big crash!

    This all sounds terrible, and I dare say some of this may be my fault, I do drive it a little hard. It has been good on fuel consumption, and its not too bad to drive. If you are anything above 5'10 in height, its cramped. I'm sure this is a great car, just got a dud.

  • 1.5D Zest 2 5dr

    timmy wood , lancs . Date: 31/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I owned a 2001 106 Zest 2 diesel for three years until november 2005. It was cheap and very basic. It never felt very well put together and was a bit tatty, but I expected that anyway. In the first 18 months it was reliable and cheap to own and run.

    Then the problems started. In less then 18 months it had needed a new radiator, the airbag light constantly showed on the dashboard, it needed new spark plugs, went through several new tyres and for a low-mileage car needed a complete new exhaust system. Also, the driver's seat started to wobble and shake and became uncomfortable.

    I felt the car was a bit of a disaster and it ended up costing me loads of money in repairs. I will never buy another Peugeot.

  • 1.4i XR 3dr

    mike mckenna , 4ft . Date: 23/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I could rant all day about the annoying things in this car, but it has done 90,000 miles and is six years old.

    To name a few things that have been replaced on my car, it has had a new gearbox, gear linkage, rear torsion bar, clutch, clutch cable, head gasket, engine mounts (twice), gearbox brackets, alternator, washer jet pump, misfires (spark plugs) and the brake master cylinder (scary when your brakes fail and you have your children in the car).

    What I can say about this car is that it's very quick due to a few minor mods (chip, exhaust and induction kit, fast road cam). I've beaten Honda Civic Type-Rs, VW Golf GTIs, Citroen Saxo VTRs, Peugeot 106 GTIs, Ford Focuses and plenty of BMWs.

    This is my own opinion, the 106 Quicksilver is a stunning looking little car from any angle, and while somedays I hate it, most days I love it.

  • 1.1 Zest 2 3dr

    jANICE FRASER Date: 18/07/2005
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Very good to drive but in the Zest2 model the sunroof tends to leak. Apparently it is a fault with those makes

    Garages tend to say you need the whole sunroof replaced but I put a clear sealant on it and its perfect - saved me £600.

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