12th Jan 2005, 15:11
I have also topped out at 140 I have a full scorpion system and a k&n it is a little pocket rocket.
5th Apr 2005, 03:42
I used to own a 106 GTi in Sundance Yellow - with the plate PUG 106 and it was fab.
I am seriously thinking about getting another one as my Fiesta Zetec and Mondeo V6 are just to slow and no fun at all (apart from the engine note on the V6).
Looking for a low miler '99 or newer in Sundance Yellow or black - email firstname.lastname@example.org if your 106 fits the bill.
Or then I might get a Clio 182 Cup ;)
3rd Aug 2005, 10:54
I think you'll find that for under £15,000 you can get a selection of cars that are quicker in a straight-line, in particular a Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo. 220bhp and 0-60 in 6.3 seconds will see it pulling away from a 106 GTi at a very fast rate!
I've driven both and whilst the 106 has sublime handling, it lacks real grunt mid-range and at motorway speeds.
9th Sep 2005, 19:35
Managed to get just over 135 mph on the M1, completely standard. Think I could of got 140 mph if someone didn't pull out on me. Couldn't fault the brakes to much though. An excellent car for what I paid for it. Tip if you are doing 120 mph or around there, if your car seems to be revving as if it's out of gear when it's in, you need new engine mounts.
16th Nov 2005, 01:48
I've had two 106 Gti's and I could only ever reach 130mph, haven't said that I did manage to beat a Golf VR6 and Saxo VTS. I know own a Nissan 200SX which I picked up for a bargain £3k on a S plate 98, probably the same as ud pay for a high miles S plate 106, this is a far superior car without niggling french build quality is miles quicker.
21st Sep 2006, 12:16
I doubt that very much mate, you'll need at least 190bhp to do that. he was probably playing with you.
22nd Sep 2006, 15:13
Even if you had the power to reach 140 mph the gearbox wouldn't let you get much past 125, these will hit the limiter as standard so all you can do is improve acceleration unless you change the gearbox. STIs are made to go 140 and beyond.
1st Jul 2007, 04:31
'I have easily reached 140 in mine'
On the clock maybe, but probably only about 130mph if read with accurate equipment.
1st Jul 2007, 06:44
I think a few people are getting carried away here. The manufacturers times should be believed: 0-60 8.4, top speed 128. Everyone knows speedos read over by 10%, so 140 is actually 126, which sounds about right. And as for the guy that can keep up with an Impreza... dream on.
6th Jul 2007, 12:11
I raced a Civic Type R in my Astra VXR and left him for dead, especially after we got past sixty. I just wish I could of seen his face, but I was too far ahead. I would love to see how much I would beat your horrible Civic vti by.
You say to 106 gti owners to buy a fast car when you don't own a fast car, just an ugly one. At least the 106 gti has absolutely superb handling, the finest handling fwd car of its time, and despite its age it still looks good, but the vti is just totally average; it's got average speed, average handling and it looks ugly. The 106 gti is overall a better car than the Civic vti.
8th Jul 2007, 17:06
I raced an Astra VXR in my Impreza STi; all I can say is what a joke, all I could see was the Vauxhall badge getting smaller and smaller, and the drivers face going red.
How can you call the Civic average when it can hit 60 in roughly 7 seconds? does that mean the 106gti is below average?
I bet you got beaten by a Civic vti; that's why your posting all these comments.
10th Jul 2007, 13:06
Nope, many motoring journalists said the 106 gti was the best handling FWD car 10 years ago. I've seen one episode on Top Gear where they had Ferraris, Skylines etc and a 106 gti for a competition; which one handled better, and Clarkson said the 106 gti was the 2nd best handling car in the world.
10th Jul 2007, 16:29
The VXR is only 0.4 seconds quicker than the Civic Type R 0-60.
Can't see it leaving a Type R.
12th Jul 2007, 08:45
No he was talking about the pug 106. Go on youtube and type in "worlds best handling car" and see for yourself.
12th Jul 2007, 09:00
I'm not talking about the new one, I'm talking about the 2.0 litre Impreza STi, the older shape, 98 model.
The Civic VTi is a top car; it's amazingly quick for a 1.6na.
12th Jul 2007, 09:41
Why is 7.3 ridiculous, which websites are you looking at? Forget 7.3, I can get 6.1 out of mine now, so I'll race your VXR anytime anyplace, we can record it and stick it on youtube as well.
13th Jul 2007, 06:18
"Jeremy was talking about the 205 GTi, not the 106" WRONG!!!
It was the 106 GTi he was talking about!
The 205 GTi, I remember him saying that you could bring a Ferrari or something, down to some twisty road and the 205 would be right behind it!
The 205 GTi and the 106 GTi are probably (in my opinion) up there in the top 3 of FWD handling. Only the Integra Type-R is the only one that I think as a whole package is better! But then the price difference when new is huge.
13th Jul 2007, 15:31
You are so right, it will not do it in 6.1, not a standard one anyway. A VXR is 6.2 for gods sake!
16th Jul 2007, 03:29
It's been modified; superchip, full exhaust system, cold air feed, cams, vtec controller, etc.
18th Jul 2007, 05:42
Oh my word!
I have just gone through all the comments and it just makes me laugh!!!
The 106 GTi cannot do 140mph as its gearing will not allow it to (this is coming from an owner of one that regularly goes to track days).
On the plus side of the car, is its sublime handling, that can put more expensive cars to shame!
The 106 is a great car to own and drive, and with all Peugeot's good hot-hatch's it will eventually be a classic and rightly so.
I for one don't care if the image of the 106 GTi is stained by the boy-racer crowd, because once they have souped their cars up to THE MAX (LOL) and destroyed most of them, then the price of the 106 will start to rise, just like my 205 GTi 1.9 that I paid 700 GBP nearly 4 years ago, and have already had offer's over 2000GBP.
Will I get rid of them?
Never, because Peugeot will never make another GTi like them I'm afraid, due to health and safety reasons.
28th Aug 2008, 11:19
I am looking to buy a 106 gti for around 3k. I have been looking and have seen a few 1.4 quicksilvers that have had engine swaps for 1.6 16v gti engines. are these cars prone to breaking down? or do they run OK, I would get one that had all the drive shafts etc from the 1.6 engine.