1999 Peugeot 106 GTi from UK and Ireland - Comments

4th Feb 2005, 05:29

Why tune this car up even more when you can put the money towards a new car, simple nothing around the same price or even a lot more expensive will touch it for out right pace and handling. This is a great little car and love seeing peoples faces drop, in there much more expensive cars, when I blast right past them.

19th Mar 2005, 21:38

I've had my 106 GTI for nearly 2 years now and I still love it to bits! Having started out with two 205 GTI's (both were 1.6's) I can safely say that its the best Peugeot GTI ever made! My friend had a 306 GTI fitted with a superchip, sports air filter and a full system exhaust and it could never match my 106 off the lights, but it would falter on the motorway (damn that 6th gear!). My only concern is that now I'm getting some problems. It may be major so if anyone could help it would be nice. When the engine is not warmed up fully and I put my foot down a little my friend informed me that some smoke comes out the exhaust. Not a lot, but it is concerning me! Plus I've got a whining noise coming from the P/Steering pump! Is this a common fault? But hey its still a smashing little car!

27th Mar 2005, 15:37

Hi, I have a saxo VTS (which is the same engine as your 106 gti) and I am also having similar white smoke problems. If you find out before me will you let me know?

20th Nov 2005, 10:55

Just having bought my first 106 gti I'm very happy with it's performance even compared to that of my old xr2. Alright it's maybe not quite in the same league, but still a nice little car. As with most cars white smoke like this is often just a slightly worn engine that burns a small amount of oil. as long as it is topped up every now and again it should be fine. the other option is often new piston rings, or on older cars rocker assembly replacement. (Not an option on the 106)

22nd Feb 2006, 14:52

I purchased my 106 gti about 7 yrs ago now with 40 thousand on the clock I've had most things that can go wrong repaired. Timing belt jumped 4 teeth bending every valve and costing me £1000 repair bill. Cat broke up needed replacing at£180.This car has been molycoddled serviced regularly including new timing belts. My alarm/immobiliser has now packed up. My local garage advised me to disconnect it, but I would like the problem solving. They said it would cost hundreds of pounds to repair. The symptoms are if the car is armed with the ignition key, it keeps going off with in a few minutes of arming it. I now have to manually lock it with the key. If it is left and not used it takes ages to get it started. I had to put a new battery on because of this. It appears to me that the imobeliser is not tripping out when coming to start the car. If any one has any ideas on how to solve this please let me know its driving me mad.I've been told it will be the alarm ecu. If so can I fit a second hand one?Will the car need re programing. Any advice will be grate fully appreciated... Regards Johnny.

28th Mar 2006, 14:05

Cheers pal will try this and hopefully my alarm problem will be solved regards Johnny.

20th May 2006, 09:03

I have just got my 106 gti, and again I am having problems with the alarm, it has only started going off since I washed the car and water dripped from the drivers side sensor. so maybe its the seals around the windscreen that is letting water affect the alarms not the sensor itself. can I just ask, what mileage are you lot getting to a full tank?

25th Aug 2006, 12:26

The 106 in GTI form is absolutely awesome for the price it costs, but they have so many problems it almost outweighs the good points. Mine has the ability to embarrass much more expensive machinery, but only when its on the road which isn't as much as id like it to be. I'm off to find a good price on a used gearbox after mine give up just after 70,000 miles.

3rd Nov 2007, 13:06

I have a 106 GTi 1998, but I've blown the engine. I also have a 52 plate engine, so I'm gonna swap all the sensors and the ignition pack from the 1998 to the 52 plate. Do you think that there will be a problem?

Also I got a series 2 Rallye gear box. Are the drive shafts the same as a GTi shafts, as I snapped the Rallye one?

13th Feb 2008, 11:57

Hi there, I've a 106 gti and the heads cracked.I've heard the VTS engine is the same. any 1 put this head on a 106?

23rd May 2008, 08:39

I have a 106 Gti 1998, The cam belt went and shattered all the valves and one went through a piston. Changed the engine for one out of a VTS with 55k on it (Compared to the 92k that was on the old one). The engine is practically the same apart from the later one that had a few extra environmentally friendly bits added.

The worst thing to look out for is the MAP sensors. They tend to break regularly and this causes massive problems.

Great car but always expect repair bills as it is a Peugeot!!

10th Aug 2008, 15:22

Should I buy one? Or keep my 205 GTi 1.6, but that's starting to cost me too much money, or shall I look elsewhere? Are they any good, as I like the way they look, but want a reliable car.

Cheers guys.

10th Oct 2008, 04:25

Buy a Pug 106 Gti mate, yeah they're not the best car in the world, but come on, spend £2000 on a little car, it will be great fun for at least a year. You may need to spend a few penny's along the way, but then once it's fixed it generally doesn't break again LOL.

In my 106 GTi, I raced a 205 GTi and blew it away, and mine is rather standard... and it was completely done up.. :D:D:D

Just watch out also for the front suspension; they get a lot of wear and tear from being hot hatch FWD car.

The fuel consumption, that can be very good if you drive it normal... if you are flooring it, it goes down to about... 35 mpg... which in my eyes is rather good.

Just also watch out for them leaking, and the map sensors.

Hope this helps.

21st Mar 2009, 11:19

I going to look at one now. I let ye know if it's good.

Coz I'll buy it.

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