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 Post subject: 106 Gti
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:21 pm 
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looking into these now, as i really like my 106 a lot, apart from the complete and utter lack of power. first off, would anybody recommend them? I was thinking about rallyes, but they seem a lot more expensive for not a lot extra.If i did get a gti, plans would be strip it inside, white compo's/ anthracite 205 1.9gti wheels dependant on which colour i get, usual k+n + pugsport. what sort of pace would that be? i have been told that you will be getting sub 7 second 0-60s with that, but im a bit doubtful tbh.

And the most important bit... can you get a bit of rear steer going on as easily as my 1.1? best bit about the whole car :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 106 Gti
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After owning an Xsi, and driving a 1.1 106 weekly, along with borrowing scott's 106 gti before for a few weeks when I was car-less, I can honestly say that driving a GTi is a totally different world than a 1.1. It's like a different car.

The Xsi is again totally different from 1.1 still, but with lack of PAS and not as short a steering rack, it's not as easy to lift off and oversteer as an Xsi or standard 106 compared to a GTi.

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I say this a lot but...

Save your money and buy a Saxo VTS.

It is the same car but cheaper to buy and slightly cheaper to insure (in my case anyway).

Also my Saxo was proof that a none chav Saxo could be a beautiful car to look at.

As for recommending one... HELL YEAH... :)

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d00ner wrote:
i have been told that you will be getting sub 7 second 0-60s with that, but im a bit doubtful tbh.


i have 2 friend with 106 gtis and they can do sub 7 second 0-60 with a induction kit and exhaust and matty on here can vouch for the 14.5 run down quarter by widdo and my other mate ran a 14.9 but now got manifold so hes going for widdos time

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let me know when yuo are looking at one, i'll go with you to look :thumbsup: i'll check the car while you drool :lolz: :P :halo:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:16 pm 
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After owning an Xsi, and driving a 1.1 106 weekly, along with borrowing scott's 106 gti before for a few weeks when I was car-less, I can honestly say that driving a GTi is a totally different world than a 1.1. It's like a different car.

The Xsi is again totally different from 1.1 still, but with lack of PAS and not as short a steering rack, it's not as easy to lift off and oversteer as an Xsi or standard 106 compared to a GTi.


ry: sorry to sound stupid, but in what ways is it a different car? i know handling and power are better, but in what other aspects?

percy: whats the difference (if any) between a vts and a gti?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:50 pm 
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The difference is looks mainly, outside as you will know, difference dash.

Overall they are the same car, just the Saxo has a poorer rep.

I would argue the Saxo is better looking if done right:

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Just don't lower it too much, it'll eat driveshafts due to being sat at silly angles.

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d00ner wrote:
ry: sorry to sound stupid, but in what ways is it a different car? i know handling and power are better, but in what other aspects?


Aside from the power difference and feel of a 16v over all the other 8v's, and the suspension being more sports inclined, the brakes are better, the sound it makes is nice, and just lovely with an airbox, it has leather seats (sometimes), the gearbox feels totally different, and it's all electric.

But hey, I guess that's the same as comparing a 1.2 clio to a 182 Trophy or 172 cup. Worlds apart.

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The Rallye's a real drivers car :lol: , nah GTi is a good buy, plenty to choose from, easy to get more power from and not that expensive, don't be put off by 100k examples, there fine over 150k if looked after and serviced regulary.

Plenty of ex or current 106 gti owners on here, so when you find one, post a link up and we'll have a E'gander. :thumbsup:

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Have to admit, I'd love an S2 rallye with PAS over any other 106...

Typically the rallyes, xsi's and gti's are all the same power wise I'd say though the "official figures" and what they say forums may differ.

And although I say the gti's make a nice sound (lovely), the 8v engines sound more insane (sexy).

S1 rallye's have gone up in price lately from what little I've seen, and I've always thought the S2's are overpriced. :frown:

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well after having a good look, the vts's dont seem any cheaper, and the rallye's, although much better looking, seem a bit too much also. gti it is! all i want is a standard one, that i can build on. hard to find a good one though.

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Have to admit, I'd love an S2 rallye with PAS over any other 106...


I agree they are the best...... ;)

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d00ner wrote:
well after having a good look, the vts's dont seem any cheaper, and the rallye's, although much better looking, seem a bit too much also. gti it is! all i want is a standard one, that i can build on. hard to find a good one though.



Should've bought mine!

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i know :( but i wouldnt of insured it at the time, and wasnt really in the financial position to buy another car. have to admit, i am thinking about sticking with the 1.1 and saving untill i can get something reallllllllllllllly quick.

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let me know when yuo are looking at one, i'll go with you to look :thumbsup: i'll check the car while you drool :lolz: :P :halo:


as you have decided :)

just keep me up to date :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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i know :( but i wouldnt of insured it at the time, and wasnt really in the financial position to buy another car. have to admit, i am thinking about sticking with the 1.1 and saving untill i can get something reallllllllllllllly quick.


Whats reeeeeeally quick? A 106 will stick with the latest hot hatches ST/VXR/GTI/R32/Type-R so how quick do you want to go? :hsugh:

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true :)

but the bigger cars you mentioned there are fast, bigger, more practical :lol:

but a gti will be as fast as you need dooner :thumbsup:

you've been banging on about rallyes/gti's for ages now :P so get one :halo:

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true :)

but the bigger cars you mentioned there are fast, bigger, more practical :lol:
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106 GTi vs Polo GTI vs Corsa VXR vs Fiesta ST. Seems they're all supposed to be superminis.

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aha i thought you meant the bigger ones :thumbsup: as a 106 gti would stick to them to! :lol:

out of that lot, no brainer then, and i have owned a fiesta st :thumbsup:

oh and dooner, if/when you get one, passenger ride booked :thumbsup:

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