After getting told that my little Nova had had it, and wasnt worth fixing, I had to go through the stressful task of looking for a new car. I wasnt looking forward to this, but it turned out to be a very easy and pain free experience. My first stop was the Peugeot garage that is just round the corner from where I live. After looking around and not seeing anything I liked, and went to speak to the salesman. He showed me a car that had just come in (so was a bit dirty!!) A peugeot 106 Zest 2, V reg, 1.1. It has a sunroof, remote central locking, power steering and electric windows. Its dark blue, 5 door. After having a little nova, with no added extras, I wasnt bothered about extras really, but after seeing all these things included, and being a 5 door, i was almost sold. It was a little over my price range, but I really liked the car. Its only just 3 years old. I just wanted a car that was going to start in the morning, and keep going, without stalling every 5 seconds down the road!! After looking around elsewhere, my heart was in one place. This car is lovely. Its small, perfect for fitting into small parking spaces, and squeezing through small gaps. I think its a perfect womans car, although the person who owned my car previously was male. Its not as common as the 206, although seems to be quite common. The shape of the car is nice, and the layout is nice also. The interior matches the car, and i really like the interior of my car. The gear stick, and handbrake are all perfect size and positioning. The inside of the car is small, and wouldnt really suit a big family, or a tall person. Its a nippy little car, and accelleration isnt bad, considering the size of the engine. Its very comfortable, and performance is good. Its cheap to run, economical on petrol, the tank holds about £35. This is a great, cheap little car to run, handy for parking etc, and i dont know about things going wrong yet, but as soon as an
ything does, i will update my review. I would definately recommend this car to anyone of any age.
I have been driving my Peugeot 106 Zest 2 1.5 diesel for almost 2 years, and I still love it! The fuel economy is fantastic, I currently drive around 400 miles a week on £25.00 worth of diesel. How many other cars can compete with that? Although I am in the process of getting a company car, I do not intend selling my 106. Two of my friends who have 106's also feel the same way. The interior is good the levers and knobs are nice and chunky, a CD player and sunroof included in the price! Making this car in my opinion is by far the best in it's class. If I have to find a fault in the car I would say that the seats could be a little more sturdy, And the passenger mirror could be a little more flexable for visability. But I have no complaints about the engine or general handling and running of the car. This is definately a womans car due to the pedals being so close together. My boyfriend with his size 10 shoes finds in hard to find the correct pedal. I would recommend this car to anyone, especially new drivers, it's fun and looks sweet.
I love my little Peugeot, but I have to admit that there are many people who just couldn't cope with it because its so tiny. Being blessed with very little in the height department, this is not a problem for me. But if you're over 5'5" you probably won't even be able to get your legs under the wheel. This is a problem especially as the wheel is not adjustable. I did have a few problems however with the quality of the car when I first bought it. I bought the car from new but when it was delivered, it had glue all over the ceiling, a huge scratch inside and part of the plastic around the windscreen had been melted. I was not, as you can imagine, impressed. But at least they sorted out the problems (eventually). The only other problem with it is a slightly dodgy gear system. Sometimes it just locks and won't change gear. Took it to the garage, but you know what its like, never bloody does it when you want it to. Still its a pretty good car for the price (touchwood!!!).