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Peugeot 106 GTi
Member Name: alandooley
Peugeot 106 GTi
Date: 01/08/00, updated on 21/03/01 (6756 review reads)
Advantages: Superb Handling, Revvy Engine
I own a 206 GTi, but have a 106 GTi at home. Boy do I love to drive that car! My 206 is great, but there is something special about a 106 GTi. It is very quick and quite happy to rev freely. What I love about this car though is it's suspension. It is terribly involving (more so that the 206), but easy to drive at the same time. You feel very confident going around corners at speed in this car. It remains composed and under most circumstances will not spring any surprises on you. Some of you may remember when Top Gear or Jeremy Clarkson did a test to find the best handling car in the world. What won it? A Ferrari. Who came second? A Porsche? another Ferarri?? No, it was the little Pug 106 GTi, that was deemed to have better handling than other prancing horses and other supercars.
The engine is very good. It will pull hard from about 3000rpm right up to the red-line just over 6000rpm. The gearbox is smooth, with a short-enough throw for a car like this.
One thing that lets this car down is the interior. Granted, this car has been around for a long time now (in both guises) and is due for replacement by the completely different 107, but the interior reminds you of the older Peugeots - from the 305 era.
But in fairness to the car, when I get in and drive it, the interior is the last thing I'm thinking of. I have fun with it.