Written on: 29/11/2009
ive only had my car for a couple of months but what a couple of months!!
ive got the 106 gti 120 bhp engine, half leather interior, in indigo (rallye) blue with white rallye steels..the previous owner had work done on the car, he had cams, the head skimmed, full exhaust and induction kit..and this car goes like stink..it hits 5000rpm and you got a kick up the backside and the cars off!
ive recently taken rear interior out and all the sound deadening..just to lower the power to weight... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009 by walpy09
The Peogeot 106 GTi is a great motor , power is there handling , love it !!! (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2008
Not bad on petrol, quite a bit of poke! great tun-ability! cheap! and cool! light! not bad handling with a bit lowering and 15" wheels! (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008 by Helen1628 (1 review written)
I bought my Peugeot 106 GTi just under a year ago. At the time I thought I had a pretty good deal on it. Its 2002, had 63000 miles, reasonably good service history and was completely standard except for being lowered 60 all round for £2500. Since then I have had to replace the coil pack, get cam belt changed, and replace the whole rear axel and quite a few smaller problems. But I honestly believe it is worth every penny I have spent on it. My boyfriend has had a lot of small fast cars (Clio... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2008
Have had my Peugeot 106 for three years now. Looked for it for two years and eventually found a one lady owner car run on modil one all it,s life. Paid about a grand too much but it has been a gem.
Have had puma 1.7 ,106 xsi 306 gti but this one i have kept as i can't find another car that makes you want to take the long way home.
I wanted one of these cars for ages and kept convincing myself to get the sensible option.
Well if you want one get one you won't regret it. The best car i have... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008
Buy one. They are very reasonably priced 2nd hand models out there! Very powerful car, rapid acceleration and can climb to high speeds with a few small, cheap tweeks. Leather interior is mint. (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2008
I got a s-reg Peugeot 106 GTi Miami blue lowered bmc air filter strait through exhaust rage and it blows everything, blows my mates Peugeot 106 gti and that ' s had everything done to it and a Peugeot 306 gti cant touch me on pick up and top end my 106 goes of the clock at low revs honestly its an animal ever1 says its 2 quick must be a s16 it even blows a focus rs 380bhp. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008
The Peugeot 106 GTi is cheap and is so dated now, just because it is fast does not make it a quality car. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2007
i have one myself and i love it. The car is beautiful and runs nicely. it is just a bit too loud for my liking... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2007 by PugHeaven (2 reviews written)
My Peugeot 106 GTi is the Supercharged version of the 1.6 but I replaced the 16v with 24v instead and what a difference! Even when the car was 16v it was powerful and acceleration flatspots were almost non- existent, but with the addition of a few little extras, the engine was turned from a 'nippy' runner, to a full on 'beast'. The standard vented brakes and callipers cope well with the normal engine power, but when modifying the car, it is essential the brakes are upgraded....... going... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2007 by tim311088
I bought my Peugeot 106 GTi for £2500 with 80,000 on the clock. At first it was brilliant, the speed and acceleration was incredible for a 1.6 litre. I found I was leaving some 2.0 litre cars for dead at lights but the fun soon faded away when the cambelt snapped and I was left stranded. After buying a new one I was happy again until the rest followed, my drive shaft snapped, my catalyst converter on the exhaust broke, my clutch went, I'm forever changing bulbs and the most annoying thing of... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2007 by daniellong
Haven't as of yet had anything wrong with my GTi but I had a VTS for a year and that was good and reliable but somethings did go wrong. My GTi pulls a lot faster in most gears because its done 60000 miles rather than 104000 of the Saxo plus I had 16's on the Saxo which did slow down the acceleration. And as for those who think the VTS is that second quicker your wrong. I don't no why they are an insurance group lower than the VTS or as to why they say 0-60 in 8.5 i get it in 7 secs all the... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2007 by schnitzler
The Peugeot 106 GTi is a brilliant little car for fun but when buying check the history to see if the cam-belt has been done, and if not try to bring the seller down on the price to allow for replacing the radiator at the same time. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2006 by Robert21
I love my Peugeot 106 GTi - it's great and I would only ever replace it with a Nissan skyline - I would highly recommend this car to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2006 by MrNugen (1 review written)
I haven't been very lucky with my Peugeot 106 GTi, one of the pistons on my engine melted because of a loose fragment of metal in the engine, my coil pack has gone and the prop shaft needs replacing but once these things are all sorted, I hope to have it running well. You win some you lose some, but I have decided to keep my 106 because it is a seriously fun car, the handling is fabulous and the engine is rapid for a one six. I love the looks and the interior and hope to have it on the track... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2006 by xXxAbbiexXx
My Peugeot 106 GTi is a really good little car. It's quite rough for long journeys but fun all the way. Mine was a good deal - £2100 for a 98, one previous owner garaged, full Janspeed stainless steel system including decat and manifold, CDA induction kit, with only 52k!!! (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2006 by Craig Horsfall
Having owned two of the Peugeot 106 GTi's, this is a very quick car and is the epitome of style. Various mods can be done to achieve an even quicker car for little money in comparison to others. A must have!! Forget the quicksilver/VTR, go for the GTI always. Even by today's standards (the foundations of the car is over 15 years old) it still outshines the newer cars, even the 206. Handling is superb even being on same level as a Porsche Boxster!! Oozes style! (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2006 by r2ydo
What a car. It's eye catching (especially in Yellow!), great value for money, and there's great mods available to make it even faster! I started off with a Peugeot 1.1i 106 which was surprisingly good considering it's only 60 BHP!, but to then graduate to the GTI, it's in a world of it's own in comparison - so, so quick, with a much better body kit and interior. With the GTI not being made any more, the value of these seams to be holding, if not then it's going up, coz it's getting harder... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2006 by phil106gti
The Peugeot 106 GTi's are great, they are really under rated. they are also easy to mod mine was running at 157 bhp after spending £1,000 on mods, I was keeping up with my mates Type R with ease, they also look great when you drop them 60mm (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2006 by pugpro (1 review written)
106 the young lads pulling car, no boy racer looks, style and speed all the way. Peugeot need to continue this model with more mod cons. Best car Peugeot have made. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2006 by bods (1 review written)
This Peugeot 106 GTi is great! so much fun to drive. The free revving engine just loves to be revved! It makes you drive it like a maniac because you have to thrash it to the 7250 rpm redline. Handling is really good as you can feel everything through the steering wheel so you know exactly what the car is doing and what it is about to do. I love mine I'm sure you will love yours! (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2005 by l1uka (9 reviews written)
I loved this Peugeot 106 GTi, it was very very fun to drive as it was so quick for such a small car.
They come with 120bhp as standard and there are lot of performance parts for sale which boost this. I had a couple of mods estimating to have around 150bhp.
This little car beat my mates Bmw 740il in a race and I got it up to 145mph I was shocked more than my mate.
Would recomend this car to any one. Forget any other small hot hatch. (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2005 by s1m0n (1 review written)
Peugeot 106 GTi : After saving up the dosh for a while I decided to scrap my old heap which was a ford capri 1600 laser (what a shed). I visited the autotrader website looking for a 106 gti and had plenty to choose from. I soon found a bargain, a s-reg for £3200 and soon had my purchase. I decided to get one because a friend had one and highly recommended it. As soon as I got it I tested it out and it easily pulled 135mph west bound on the m4. The handling is great, gear ratios good and... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2005 by daveturnbull1000
What can I say about the Peugeot 106 GTi! In one word....Outstanding! This car is like a rocket! It can pull away like a fighter jet and gives you the biggest rush ever! This sporty hatch will keep up with even the fastest of the bigger engined cars. On a straight this car can keep up with a Honda civic type R until about 60 then the Type R begins to pull away. This car is far nicer than its relative the Saxo VTS (Chav car!)
The interior is stunning in comparison to other hatches and looks... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2005 by podbird5 (1 review written)
I have owned this Peugeot 106 GTi for a couple of weeks now, and what can I say about this giant killing beast. It's the definition of a wolf in sheeps clothing, not only does this small light weight highly capable motor take on cars it has no right to compete against, it makes them look damn right stupid. Believe it or not, the 106 gti does 0-62 in the high sixes 0-100 around 17 seconds and is good for 130+ on the motorway. But to be honest the speed is only the half of it. It goes around... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2005 by Animatorman (1 review written)
This little car puts the G in GRIN when you drive it, the the harder you push it the more it wants, it really does give you driver feed back. The steering on the Peugeot 106 GTi is a little light but totally responsive. You can use this car as an every day runabout, but it would benifit from a jolly good thrashing once in a while! Unlike the citreon clone (saxo) this car has it's own look good straight lines none of this bubbley, round, in need of a diet design concept manufacturers go for... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2004 by satchels106 (1 review written)
I've had my Peugeot 106 GTi for 2 months now, I love the car in everyway, the power the looks and the sheer drivability, the only problem I have found is a really light back end - its always itching to slide out which doesnt give me confidence. I was just wanting to see if anyone else has had this problem and how it can be fixed? I have a spax full suspension kit on it just now including rear dampners. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2004 by dribbler
My Peugeot 106 GTi has 98k up on it now but still feels like new. As soon as the revs hit 5000 it takes off. I can't think of another car I would rather have for the money. It has been utterly reliable and a pleasure to own. The handling is awesome. I can get 40 miles to the gallon too if I'm not pushing. (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2004 by melspug
The Peugeot 106 GTi is my second car. I have found it great value for money. I have recently had 17" mania jade's on it. However to achieve no scrubbing at all the garage had to have it for 2 days and there is nothing left of my inner arches. I have had a full powerflow twin exhaust sytem fitted (de-cat) along with a k&n air filter.
On a recent rolling road It got 135bhp.
The handling on this car is superb. It sticks to corners and you can really push this little car.
I never thought the... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2004 by mitfull (1 review written)
Having run and tuned much bigger cars I was reluctant to buy the Peugeot 106 GTi. In my eyes the cutesy 106 GTI, but within minutes I was smitten, although you have to use the engine it pulls like a train and i have to say its good fun to make much bigger motors look stupid.. the cars are very easily tuned and the handling is exceptional a real point and shoot machine...although frowned upon by many including myself at one point as being a puny kids car it most certainly isnt, this has to be... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2004 by theguywiththepie (1 review written)
I've owned my Peugeot 106 GTi for 4 months.
The engine is very buzzy, revvy and feels like it wants to stretch it's legs. Coupled to a very long gearing, it feels like you can leave it in gear for ages while it screams its way forward!
I have managed 135mph with no modifications, and putting a sportex exhaust on (winner of Max power test) made it even quicker. The noise from that exhaust with a de-cat was just raucous!
Acceleration is rapid, although it does wheelspin very easily on... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2004 by RobC (1 review written)
Point to point through corners the Peugeot 106 GTi is exceptional. In terms of the supermini class, this is arguably the best car of it's generation. The 1.6 16v engine is gutsy and the car truly relishes being grabbed by the scruff of the neck ; you truly can push the 106 hard and it will be forgiving. Ironically, this is where it's major fault also lies. If you are willing to rev it hard and push it to the boundaries it is a truly rewarding and fun experience, however to make progress in... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2004 by jimslim (1 review written)
I owned a Peugeot 106 GTi for about 2 years and have recently had to get a bigger vehicle for work purposes. I definately would get another, although that clio cup looks very appealling.
I see a you are discussing what air filter to put on the 106, I got a ram air filter from encosse, which is a copy of the group n official peugeot part, but is about half the price (approx £160).
It has a huge scoop that fits on top of the radiator and funnels the air down into the engine colder and... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2003 by Mister Slippyfist (1 review written)
I bought my Peugeot 106 GTI back in March 03. It's a black 98 model and had 50k on the clock. Bog standard it drove really well, pulled like mental over 4 grand and cornered like a little race car. I am into the modifying scene and this was always intended to be a project so I started spending money on it.
Followed the advice I found on a lot of sites and forums about wheels and tyres. I always intended to fit big wheels but wanted to retain the handling and acceleration. The best choice... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2003 by gerryr (1 review written)
Prior to the 106GTi I had a 80bhp Fiat Bravo, in comparison to the Fiat, the 106 is light years ahead, Acceleration is fantastic and although it does not had a load of torque, it will pull pretty well in 5th gear. For the full GTi effect you need to keep the RPM above 4000rpm. The car is very economical - avg 45mpg on a long journey. The car does not enjoy heavy city traffic, the clutch is too heavy for it and it tends to idle roughly and also takes a bit of getting used to with the jumpy... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2003 by 106GTI1616V (1 review written)
As long as your not scared to give it some revs this Peugeot 106 GTi really is a little rocket. It suffers from a lack of torque which means that you really have to put your foot down to make progress. Peak power is 120Bhp at around 6600Rpm!
The powerful 1.6 motor and lightweight body means it has around 128Bhp/Ton and can do the 0-60 in 7.4 (Professionally Tested). Don't believe sites that claim a 0-60 of 8.7 seconds... When Peugeot tested the GTi they tested at half load which meant they... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2003 by dave
Ive owned a Peugeot 106 GTi for the past 4years and the only problem ive hads been a faulty abs wheel sensor.i changed the suspension when it was a couple of months old to bilsteins all round,they dont handle bad standard but needed lowering anyway and depends what uve drove before as to your opinion on it as there a bit tail happy under hard braking,a friend of mine had one that he put a unichip on which took it to 150 bhp the only other mods bein a k+n induction kit + stainless 4branch... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2003 by Gordon.
I reluctantly bought my 106 GTi from new, I say reluctantly becuase I wanted a new R5 GTT but being 2002 this wasn't going to happen! Having owned R5 GTTs for the past 7 years I can't help comparing the two. The 106's motor doesn't come close despite having the same peak power of 120bhp it just doesn't have any torque below 4000rpm, as with most 16v cars of today. What makes this worse is that it is married to a gearbox which was selected to give a good 0-62 time, it'll do 63 in 2nd. This... (read more)
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