1998 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Hot hatch bargain. A grown up version of the smaller 1.3 Rallye


Electrics - cutting out and refusing to start.

General Comments:

A superb car. The grown up version of the earlier 1.3 Rallye. More power and torque give a more forgiving drive. Eats any other hot hatch for breakfast. Plus other drivers mistake it for a Police car (It is white).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2001

24th Apr 2001, 15:30

Not seen many 106 police cars.

25th Sep 2001, 09:17

Me neither. They come in a nice blue too mate.

28th Sep 2015, 13:52

They don't think it's a 106 police car, they think it's a 306 (which were widely in use at the time). The reason for this is the S2 Rallye had fully colour coded bumpers (no black plastic anywhere on the bumper); no other model of 106 had that, but some 306s did. Add in the fact that the wheel arches make the car seem slightly wider (like a 306) and hey presto, anyone who isn't really obsessed with cars thinks it's a 306 when glancing at it in their rear view mirror, in what may be less than perfect conditions/light.

1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Test drive one and prepare to be amazed. Do not underestimate the power of 106 GTi



General Comments:

Handles wonderfully, goes like a steam train.

None dealer serviced at a company called Peugeot Ecosse who tune and service the car very cheaply and very well.

Add a big set of wheels and you have a car that will outhandle, outperform (especially to 70 mph) and look better than almost any car you care to mention.

Add to this bullet proof residual value, total reliability and reasonable insurance (if you shop around).

All in all a faultless car that I would recommend to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2000

1st May 2001, 05:04

I am just about to buy a new car. I have been looking at the 106 GTi's and they seem to be arwsome cars. Would you recommend buying one?

9th Nov 2002, 15:27

To quote.

"Add a big set of wheels and you have a car that will outhandle, outperform (especially to 70 mph) and look better than almost any car you care to mention."

Bold statements, considering the cars performance figures aren't even that great and it takes someone who knows something about cars to easily distinguish it from lesser 106 models. It's a quick little car yes, but the 106 gti reviews here seem to be very excitable and over the top when praising it.

21st Feb 2003, 07:26

My 106 GTi was bought from new, and I lost over £4000 in 18 months when it came to sell it. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed every mile I put on it and found that if you know what you are doing behind the wheel, not many other people can keep up with them on the B roads. An excellent starter car for anyone with a genuine interest in learning what a "drivers car" is all about. Hope the 107GTi is this good!

1st Aug 2003, 09:02

Screwing around with the chassis on these cars instantly robs them of all that makes them special. That includes fitting bigger wheels. Shame.

9th Apr 2004, 17:35

As long as you don't go too big on the wheels it should improve overall grip. Lowering the suspension will definitely help the handling by making it more 'chuckable' on the bends with less body roll.

1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6i 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


Little pocket rocket


Warped brake discs, got them replaced under the extended warranty I purchased.

General Comments:

Absolutely wicked car to drive and the acceleration is wild, grips to the road like it's glued, not so good in the wet though. You will have loads of fun driving a 106 GTi especially when a 306 DTurbo tries to race, and you just laugh as you're powering past.

Insurance is a big problem if you are a young driver though, I'm 22 with 2 years no claims and had one quote of nearly £3000. I'm now currently paying £800ish (Do loads of shopping around).

Not too bad on petrol either if driven carefully, but it gets boring after a while.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th October, 2000