Buy your first evo car - Peugeot 106 Rallye buying checkpoints

What to check for when buying a Peugeot 106 Rallye.

The Rallye is a proper homologation special. The original 1.3-litre version, launched in 1993, was designed for sub-1400cc international rallying. Around 1000 road versions came to the UK. The S2 had a tuned version of the 1.6-litre 8v engine from the 106 1.6 XSi. Just 500 came to the UK between 1997 and 1998, although production continued in France until 2000. Later 16v versions weren’t officially imported but some UK cars have been converted.

What to pay

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Prices start at around £1500 for high-milers or cars with patchy history. Good cars now fetch over £2000 and the best are £2500-2700. 106 GTI prices broadly similar.

Checkpoints

Again, don’t be alarmed by small amounts of rust, and some cars will have had resprays – not necessarily a bad sign, provided it’s not a cheap blow-over. Bushes on lower wishbones and engine mounts prone to wear. Check for oil leaks from head gaskets and rear of head. Gears can be stiff when cold; a slightly loose, sloppy change is not unusual. An HPI check is worthwhile given the nature of these cars.

Service £198 (Oil, filters, etc. Costs from paragonauto.co.uk)

Tyres £150 (two, fitted)

Exhaust £127 (fitted, cat-back)

Insurance £675*

Road tax £220 (12 months)

Fuel £1888 (10,000 miles)

TOTAL £3258

* Insurance based on a 21-year-old male, two years’ NCD, living in Stamford, office worker, no accidents or convictions. Quotes from Adrian Flux (adrianflux.co.uk). 106 quote is for standard car (add £15 for modified)

** Fuel cost based on official ‘combined’ mpg and unleaded at 141.03p per litre

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine In-line 4-cyl, 1587ccMax power 103bhp @ 6200rpmMax torque 97lb ft @ 3500rpmWeight (kerb) 865kgPower-to-weight 121bhp/ton0-60mph 8.8sec (claimed)Top speed 121mph (claimed)Years ’97-’98Price when new £10,220Price today £1500-2500

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/m3/202991/new-bmw-m3-touring-confirmed-yes-we-said-m3-touring
BMW M3

New BMW M3 Touring confirmed - yes, we said M3 Touring

Sixth generation M3 to offer Touring body for the first time to rival RS4 and C63 estate
12 Aug 2020
Visit/advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
Features

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
13 Aug 2020
Visit/subaru/wrx-sti/202994/new-subaru-wrx-wrx-sti-and-brz-confirmed-in-leaked-plan
Subaru WRX STi

New Subaru WRX, WRX STI and BRZ confirmed in leaked plan

Subaru is developing new WRX, WRX STI and BRZ models in sports car offensive, but UK sales remain unconfirmed.
14 Aug 2020
Visit/mercedes/s-class/22543/new-mercedes-benz-s-class-interior-revealed
Mercedes S-Class

New Mercedes-Benz S-class interior revealed

The new S-class is the most important new Mercedes-Benz coming this year​, here’s an early look at its tech-filled interior
13 Aug 2020