1999 Peugeot 106 Quicksilver from UK and Ireland - Comments

29th May 2007, 16:41

Nova and Corsa handling better than a 106? You must be having a laugh as the GTi is one of the best handling FWD cars out their to date!

Everyone who knows about their cars, know that Vauxhall build fast cars in a staight line, but forget about the suspension set-up!

Just compare the Nova GTE and Corsa GSI to the 205 GTi and the 106 GTi for handling! You will find that both Pugs are light years ahead of the Vauxhall's.

21st Jun 2007, 15:38

I have just bought a peugeot quicksilver for my first car! what modifications should I add to produce more bhp and make it sound more sporty? any suggestions? cheers!

22nd Jun 2007, 06:30

Swap it for a Gti mate! With the cost of trying to gain more power from the 1.4 engine to a respectable out-put, you will probably find out that in the long run, it would've been easier and cheaper to get the Gti.

Obviously if you want it to sound better, then get a sport back-box and a sports air filter! This will give you about 2-4 bhp, which is not a lot, but will make it sound miles better!

7th Aug 2007, 14:02

A 106 Quicksilver with 326 brake at the wheels. Almost fell off my chair when I read that. They put out 75 as standard, so assuming you have tuned the original engine, there is no way on this planet you will get 326 brake at the wheels.

My mates 106 GTI has had a complete uprated engine rebuild and complete remap. Costs £7000+ and he still only gets 180 at the wheels.

Think you have been reading Max Power quoted figures.

26th Sep 2007, 02:50

Don't bother with a turbo, every1's car is their own lol, surely if your happy with how fast it is that should be enough, its not all about bhp anyways its Bhp/weight ration that's important.

1st Oct 2007, 17:59

No I'm not happy with how fast it is...

My mates want to race me soon, and they have MG ZR, and the other a Saxo VTR... I want to blow them away...

Any suggestions?

What difference will the following make:

Superchip?

De-cat pipe?

Air filter?

Help people???

Thanks x.

22nd Oct 2007, 16:51

Yes, thanks for that helpful input mate.

29th Oct 2007, 16:37

Thanks.

Do you, or anyone here know where I can get my hands on a chip then and how much its going to set me back?

Any specific brands or whatever that will help maximise the benefits for a Pug 106 1.1?

And also, the de-cat...jus take it into a garage and ask? how much will that cost?

31st Oct 2007, 06:44

Wheres my lada turbo 0 to 60 in 2 seconds it will beat all the cars mentioned in this post!

16th Nov 2007, 10:26

Hahahaha, This has been the funniest thread I've seen in a long time.

Peugeot and Citroen are both part of the same group (PSA - who I happen to work for, so yes I do know what I'm talking about) and therefore the Saxo and 106 are virtually identical.

The QS is the same as the Furio and West Coast - made to look good, but slow as hell. They are 1.4 8v 75BHP.

The VTR was 1.6 8v 90 BHP for the earlier ones (which is the same as the 106 XS) and 98 BHP for the later ones.

The GTi and VTS are exactly the same. Both 120 BHP 1.6 16V. The VTS isn't quicker than the GTi, and it isn't lighter either. (OK maybe it is about 1KG lighter due to no leather in the VTS, but nothing worth noting) The Peugeots usually have better suspension setups than the equivalent Citroen.

The best of the lot has only been mentioned by one person in this thread. That is the series 1 106 Rallye. The engine was built only for this car and is not used in ANY other PSA car.

It's a 1.3 8v with high lift cams and a close ratio gearbox, as standard pushing 100BHP (for a 1.3 that is impressive). It revs to 7200 RPM and will beat ANY of the other citroen/pug cars mentioned in this thread around a track, (that does not mean strait line) due to the fact it weighs about 825KG's. There were only 1000 made in this country and a lot of them have been crashed. They were only made so Peugeot could compete in the group N and A rallying sub 1.4 litre car class.

The Series 2 Rallye is 103BHP 1.6 8v.

The 1.4 XSi is 95 BHP (with cat) or 100 (without) and is quicker than a VTR, Quicky, West Coast or Furio.

If you're young, and insurance is an issue, then the car you want is either the 1.6 XS (90BHP) which is only ins group 6, or the series 1 Rallye (100BHP) which is ins group 9.

To the guy with the bizillion BHP Quicky; 1st of all it would be impossible to get that much power out of the engine.

2nd of all, even if you did, you wouldn't be able to put the power down and it would be useless.

26th Feb 2008, 17:18

Hi people. I'm about to pass my test and I have a 106 quicksilver. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how good these cars actually are? Are they fast, reliable, cheap to run? Any advice would be good.

27th Feb 2008, 02:09

'Hi peeps! bout 2 pass my test an I have a 106 quicksilver. was wondering if ne1 could tell me how good these cars actually r?..r they fast, reliable, cheap 2 run??...any advice would be good.'

Ask in English, and we might tell you!!

27th Feb 2008, 03:25

Hi mate.

Just ignore the last to5***, the 106 quicksilvers are OK cars, there fairly cheap to insure, good on fuel, look quite nice and fairly nippy.

There not bad reliability wise, just watch for electrics.

Cheers.Jeb.

9th Apr 2008, 19:08

Who ever says that the Quicksilver is rubbish probably has a Saxo.

I have a Quicksilver and it has been the best car I have owned. I would have rather had a 106 GTi, but didn't cos of insurance, but I would never even think of buying a Saxo.

If you want to follow everyone else and buy the cheapest parts for your Saxo, then go for it like every other Saxo owner does.

Get a 106 and buy the parts that you want, save up and look after it, and you'll get more noticed. It's an amazing car.

25th Apr 2008, 08:09

The only sensible post in this topic was made on 16th Nov 2007, 10:26! page showing posts 106-120.

I have both a 106 S1 Rallye (track car) and S2 Rallye as well (daily drive). I have also owned both the 1.4 XSi's (cat and non cat) and currently have a 1.6 XSi that i'm attempting to fix up and sell on.

I have also driven a 106 XS (90 BHP) and a VTR.

A 106/saxo is never going to be the fastest car in a strait line, but they are well known for their fun and fast cornering. I've shown quite a few bigger cars how its done in the past. So you can go on about your Zetec-S, Corsa's (HAHA) and civics all day long, but at the end of the day on track or on a twisty road they'd all be behind a 106 Rallye or GTi!