In a landscape dominated by elephantine SUVS and rapacious monster trucks, found this lion cub far from its homeland a few days ago. Fortunately it was resting safely in a city park. Thanks to car apparently being for sale in Calgary at Zen Autoworks, found that it is a 2002 Peugeot 106 S16 with advertised 101,000 km. In photo on company’s website the car is wearing different wheels. For an overview of 106’s hot versions, see Johannes Dutch’s post on a 106 Rallye Phase 2.
With 118 hp from the 1.6L DOHC engine moving only about 850 kg empty weight, this should be one quick little car.
My road bike carefully (!) leaned up shows pint size of the hot hatch.
Peugeot Day on CC! I love it!
Post-205, I think the 106 is the model that really updated Peugeot’s look and if anything made it even more sporty and eager looking. And this is probably the best color, the wheels just need to be white as they were on the Rallye…I think this would be my choice in this class of car and perhaps even compared to some larger ones, I mean what’s not to like?
Well, it has a bike stuck to it.
That may be a feature, not a bug, depending on your feelings regarding French cars…
Smart little hathbacks and still hanging around in reasonable numbers here in North Wales. Most are post-facelift like this one, original 1991-6 models are a bit thin on the ground now.
I’d appreciate the design so much more, if it wasn’t clearly heavily influenced by the Renault R5. Original design in cars is such a treasured quality. The disappointing rear, especially looks so generic Japanese. Unfortunately, without the distinctive Peugeot logo, the nose would be equally nondescript.
Look at how fully-transparent all the window are, especially the rear window … Very thin black borders. Rare today except on VW-Audi-Porsche products.
Wow, nice find! It still wears a Dutch exportplate on its front.
Just heard from dealer, “That must be the other blue S16 that is running around town here.
I sold our Peugeot to a fella in Ontario about 3 years ago.” I did notice different but very similar wheels on website, but what were the chances there would be 2 of these running loose in Calgary ? If I had extra garage space, I’d be tempted!
Looking for family wagon circa 1989, test drove a used 505 wagon. Liked it, but was concerned about parts and service even then. Bought an Audi 5000 (100) Avant instead.
Pint sized road rocket, fast and very agile, you’ll get scared and back off in corners before the car runs out of talent, PSA mobiles are amazing to drive too fast for the conditions.
If any cyclists are interested, the road bike is a Calfee. Craig Calfee is one the pioneers of carbon fiber frame building. His small company Carbonframes built the bikes Greg LeMond used in the 1991 Tour de France. The company continued building frames for the LeMond brand, then amiably parted company 2 years later. In 1997 the company was rebranded Calfee Design, and continues to operate today in La Selva Beach, CA.
I saw this exact car today! It is awesome!
Our family fleet included one of these for quite a few years, sold in the UK as the 106 GTi. Great fun in minor motorsport events, known in the UK as Sprints, similar to USA Solo 2’s, in standard form apart from a competition seat and seatbelts, and some grippy tyres.
And an interesting contrast with the 205 GTi 1.6 which we had before, for the same purposes. The 205, with its ever-eager character, was just impossible to drive slowly ( … Sorry, Officer… ). The 106 had more of a dual personality, could be driven sensibly and smoothly to the event.Then, when the light went green, let the little twin cam zing, to 7000 and beyond, and feel the front end bite into the turns.
In another respect, the 106 was totally trouble free – just add petrol and drive, plus occasional fresh tyres. The 205, however, liked (demanded) more attention, with its 1970’s French-car electrics and build quality …. talking with other owners about such things, a frequent comment would be ‘Ah, yes, mine did that’ .
OTOH, the re-engineering which Peugeot put into the 205GTi was nicely thorough, ranging from things like equal length driveshafts, to an oil temp gauge.
It’s nice to see one over here even if it’s not my favorite 106 version. When it came out in 98 I really wanted the 106 Rallye Group N homologation special. These had very basic trim a hot 1300cc engine and performance suspension and were intended to be gutted, caged and raced.