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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.
  • 1.5D 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.

  • 1.5D Zest 3 3dr

    Jon-Paul Clarey , Durham . Date: 04/06/2005
    • 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

    Unfortunately, I only owned my used 106 for six months before it was sadly written off in an accident, so I feel I can give judgement on the result of the crash.

    The car was pretty badly smashed up as it was a head-on at about 30mph, but myself and the passenger were fine and the airbag deployed no problem. So, all in all, the car performed better than expected.

    The only bad bit about the car was a leaking roof where the aerial is fixed. Driving wise, the car is spot on for a 1.5D with only 60bhp and is fairly nippy and grippy in most situations.

    The gearchange is nice and the engine, which is shared by the Citroen Saxo is quieter. The interior is well equipped in the Zest 3 with plenty of kit. I didn't use a main dealer and a service cost me just £60. Well recommended.

Peugeot 106 Hatchback

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