1998 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

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

Faults:

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.

1998 Peugeot 106 GTi 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

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

Faults:

Nothing.

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

Summary:

Little pocket rocket

Faults:

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

1998 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A quick car... when it actually starts

Faults:

Rear window demister broken - replaced under warranty.

Whole car respray due to contaminated paint.

Broken engine mounts causing engine + gearbox to fall out (new gearbox casing + driveshafts).

Loose wishbones.

Decals needed replacing due to incorrect placing.

Transponder/immobiliser malfunctioned - car refused to start. All under warranty.

General Comments:

A real driver's car, so controllable when not at the dealership getting fixed! Much faster than stated. The more you push the car the more it gives back.

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

Review Date: 13th August, 2000

1998 Peugeot 106 Rallye 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A scream

Faults:

Rear calliper replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Forget the 206 GTi, this is the 205 GTi replacement. Superbly balanced chassis.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2000