RE: Peugeot 306 GTI-6: Pic of the Week

RE: Peugeot 306 GTI-6: Pic of the Week

Sunday 12th May

Peugeot 306 GTI-6: Pic of the Week

Why have just one flying 306 on PistonHeads, when there could be two?



While there was an always an expectation of popularity, we hadn't predicted that the 306 GTI-6 video would be quite as well received as it was. At the time of writing the Nurburgring onboard has 109 comments, and 23 ratings averaging 9.26. We should feature one every week...

Anyway, to mark the overwhelmingly positive reaction to a fast Peugeot on the PH homepage, it only seemed right to dedicate this Pic of the Week slot to the 306. Particularly so, as here's another shot of a GTI-6 with all four wheels off the ground - and who wouldn't want to see more of those?

By now, of course, there's nothing really left to say about the quick 306s, the GTIs and Rallyes finally beginning to reach a level of appreciation among the wider enthusiast community that had previously been reserved only for the 205. This picture is a nice reminder, too, of just how well the 306 has aged (particularly the pre-facelift cars like this one), especially when it's remembered that the base car was launched more than a quarter of a century ago.

So, yeah, there we are: we like Peugeot 306s, you as readers clearly like Peugeot 306s, so here's a picture of a Peugeot 306 for your desktop wallpaper. Simple really. Perhaps the 106 GTI can feature here on PeugeotHeads next week...

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wab172uk

Original Poster:

1,392 posts

173 months

Sunday 12th May
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I really wanted a 306 GTI-6 back in the day. But they were £17k back then. Far too much a month for my meagre salary at the time. Not a problem todays youth have with PCP !!!

Instead though I had to opt for the cheaper (£12k) 106 GTI. Which as it transpires, is still the most fun car I've ever owned. God I miss that car.

Mike1990

720 posts

77 months

Sunday 12th May
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Love that picture.


Even now i think the alloys are just perfect, they could come out in todays diamond cut climate and would fit in nicely.

Drive Blind

3,234 posts

123 months

Sunday 12th May
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fog light wker winkhehe

seriously though, the 3dr 306 is one of the nicest car shapes ever

Cambs_Stuart

629 posts

30 months

Sunday 12th May
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I suspect people liked the video as it's a car within reach of most, or has been owned by quite a few people on here. To me it's far more interesting than any 6 figure hypercar.
And the driving style is fantastic.
Beats any ASMR video hands down.

MrGTI6

1,346 posts

76 months

Sunday 12th May
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Cambs_Stuart said:
To me it's far more interesting than any 6 figure hypercar.
Admittedly I'm biased in this instance, but I'm far more interested in cars like this than the latest Ferrari, McLaren, etc.

I have a GTI-6 as my only car and I honestly can't see myself ever getting rid of it.

PaulGT3

294 posts

118 months

Sunday 12th May
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Fabulous engine in a great chassis. I really miss my 90's Pug's and Citroens.

AC43

7,309 posts

154 months

Sunday 12th May
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Cambs_Stuart said:
the driving style is fantastic.
Yeah, totally. Love all the pedal work & the left foot braking.

s m

17,936 posts

149 months

Sunday 12th May
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Cambs_Stuart said:
I suspect people liked the video as it's a car within reach of most, or has been owned by quite a few people on here. To me it's far more interesting than any 6 figure hypercar.
And the driving style is fantastic.
Beats any ASMR video hands down.
For me, it’s a car I can actually own and experience. Someone mentioned the same sort of thing on the Capri thread too
Maybe relevant when threads keep getting raised about how modern supercars are too fast to really stretch on many uk roads nowadays?

Turbobanana

1,494 posts

147 months

Sunday 12th May
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Makes me feel really old: I sold some of the first 306s in the country back in '93 and attended the dealer launch in Deauville, where we were let loose on a karting track and finished up on the famous boardwalk. First time I'd driven a left hand drive car.

Back home I took one of the first Dturbos to follow a rally and had a memorable brive back across the Denbigh Moors in the wet.

With their passive rear wheel steering they reward neat, tidy driving, which makes me wonder: having watched a few "Camber & Combustion" vids on YouTube, how much faster would the 306 have been if he wasn't sideways so often?

imperium

80 posts

30 months

Sunday 12th May
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Love that picture.

I had a Rallye years ago (lighter gti6) and it was brilliant, great chassis and very fast down a v B road. Good motors.

LarsG

956 posts

21 months

Monday 13th May
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Still hanker after my old 205 Gti.

C.MW

171 posts

15 months

Monday 13th May
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One of the finest' driver's cars of any price brackets in a simple, elegant and timeless shape.

lowtherr

1 posts

133 months

Monday 13th May
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Bloody loved mine and such fun on track
I want another now

Vaud

33,494 posts

101 months

Monday 13th May
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Drive Blind said:
fog light wker winkhehe
Maybe it's foggy at his altitude wink

1O6Rallye

18 posts

35 months

Monday 13th May
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I plan on holding on to mine for a long long time smile

Fresh Air Ian

72 posts

191 months

Monday 13th May
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Any mention of a 306 GTI 6 reminds me of a very rapid trip in North Wales following one during spectating on the RAC rally. I only had a company Vectra 2.0 and clung onto its boot lid even though the 306 was pushing properly hard sliding the rear on corners even with a massive unprotected drop on one side.

Just one of those drives you never forget.