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    A few years ago I was inspired by the British Motor Heritage Society producing MG bodies that I decided to start the Franco American Motor Heritage Society. While we have yet to produce bodyshells, we try to preserve the ones we have! My site supports the owners and lovers of French Cars in North America. Since Peugeot last pulled out in 1991 we have been without any type of French car. I do see the occasional Peugeot or Renault in Texas as they are sold in Mexico. I inspected a Chilean bult Peugeot 206 and was very impressed at the build quality. I was told that there was much to be desired, but from what I could tell all was the same.

    Anyway.. I am jealous of you Aussies and your frogs.

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    I'm well aware from the Peugeot-L forum that Americans and Canadians who love the marque are distressed at the lack of availability...

    However, my personal view is that you're not missing out on a whole lot. I don't have a lot of love for the FWD stuff at all, and that's all they make these days.

    Whatever you can do to keep the rear drive machines going is good work, however. Keep it up!

    Where we do envy you is in the numbers of V6 505s you had, and the many 15" wheels you have... the 5-speed boxes that bolt up to the V6 engines... the coupes and cabriolets in both 404 and 504.

    If you run out of people prepared to keep them on the road there, just send them here... and welcome to our forum.

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    Default Greetings from sunny Southern California...

    Greetings from sunny Southern California...

    Howdy Alan. I came here to find info. on my car, because there's none to be found in the States! It's a very helpful site and it's too bad it's not likely I'll meet or see any of my Renault R8 and G brothers face to face.

    Even still, this is a great place for Renault info.

    Every day my R8G is closer to moving... under it's own power!

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    I know a lot of Renaults were sold over in the US with a joint venture between Renault and amc Jeep.
    Was it the
    R5
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    R21
    R11
    R9
    Pity it didnt continue....

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    & we're all just a bit jealous you guys got most of the turbo fuegos!
    would love to do a drive day over there with you! (Oh, if only I could!!!)
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    The bottom is the area that runs out of oxygen first, it is where the most oxygen is used........"



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    '87 fuego GTX
    '85 fuego GTX
    ....beginning to look a bit frightning isn't it.

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    They had some odd variations on the R21 thats for sure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    They had some odd variations on the R21 thats for sure....
    They sure did, named after a piece of meat. The Renault Medallion.

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    As mentioned the US got the 505 V6 but they also got the 505 Turbo Injection.

    The only real shame is all the early 505's in the US had horrible headlights and bumpers.
    Nick
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    "All of its cars from the 1.1 litre 205 through the ugly duckling 309 to the 2.2 litre 505 GTi had a rightness and a righteousness about them that turned every humdrum drive into a journey. Someone, I once wrote, in the bowels of Peugeot understands handling and how a chassis should feel." - Jeremy Clarkson

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    they also got the STI and GTI and other late model 604's as well

    just a pity i get photos of them with the rear swing arms rusted away and showing some very odd angles on the rear wheels

    a nice 83 GTI 604 5 spd would be very nice

    hmmmmmmmm GTi suspension, 2.8 injected V6, 5spd, mirrors mounted in the front windows instead of bolted on the doors, 15" TRX style wheels
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    Hey,

    When were Renaults, Peugeots and Citroens last sold in the US?

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    Id like to see a full list of variants or Renault and Citroen sold over there. Justin where are you?

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    Have a look at this site in NC:

    http://www.sunsetcoachmen.com/

    These guys rebuild cars to as-new, and the prices look pretty reasonable too, like $4500 for a 505 STI V6 5 Spd with 74000 miles. and even at 405 Mi16 wagon!

    Barry.

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