Peugeot 106 1.1
Hatchback - Petrol
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Review of "Peugeot 106 1.1"
House-proud mum, mature student, reader & writer. Thanks so much for my ratings, I promise to return the favour! x
A Peugeot 106 1.1 was the first car I ever bought brand new. I was so excited, from the moment I saw it standing in the showroom all sparkling and new until the time I first inserted the keys into the ignition, ready to cruise the streets in my gleeming new pride and joy. To be honest, it was downhill from there really!
The appearanceof the car was average. The fact that it was a sickly 'shannon' green colour was my own fault! I liked it for the first 3 weeks but it was the sort of colour that you could soon go off. To look at the car, I think it was a bit feminine looking, a bit too rounded. Ithink I was carried away with the fact that it was a brand car and I was probably a bit blinded to this fact, in hindsight I should have made lots more enquirie first.
The drivabilityof the car was nothing special either. I found it quite a shuddery, bumpy ride and it didn't feel to have much power. Obviously, the engine was only 1.1 litre but still I was hoping for a bit more than I got. I found the brakes quite spongy and not very reactive to the touch, requiring a long thinking/reacting distance. lso, the clutch was very stiff and the gears were sticky - it often took a couple of attempts just to get into gear.
Valuewise, I think it was quite a dear car for what it was. It was a petrol car and admittedly not so bad on fuel consumption, but the amount I had to pay out in repairs certainly disguised any advantage I got out of this.
All-in-allI had the feeling I was driving around in a big lump of tin, with all the bangs and knocking sounds to supports this. Peugeot have since produced the 206 perhaps as a modern replacement for the 106 which was very popular for a while, but personally I still think this is quite an unattractive car. Whether my original experience with a Peugeot has put me off them for life is a possibilty, which is a shame as I know many people are fans of the car. Personally, I will never have another Peugeot again though.
Product Information : Peugeot 106 1.1
Manufacturer's product descriptionHatchback - Petrol
Body Type: Hatchback
Fuel Type: Petrol
Country of Origin: France
Range: Peugeot 106
Range + Engine Type: 106 1.1
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