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    nJm:
    trying to keep up with a 206 GTi on the Jerusalam Creek road was difficult and at one stage I had a few seconds of 4 wheel drift as the 505 had understeered into the corner at high speed, so I just lifted off, tapped the brake and WOW! [email protected]%K that was scary (but also fun evil )
    Nick,

    This is with your dad in the car? :p I think my dad would have slapped me around a bit if I was driving like that on my L's! Then again, if Greenblood was your dad he'd be slapping you around with a trout!



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    Sounds like you had a great time It is amazing how non-sporting model Pugs can keep up with the others isn't it?

    Hey Justin - what do ya reckon? It's all the driver?

    Derek

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    My dad had white knuckles. I'm not sure if it was from nerves or from holding onto the grab handles for dear life as the GR pitched about in excessive bodyroll
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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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    ... eyyy guys,

    first opportunity for, yours truly, to view the pix and read your entries .

    Looks to have been an awesome day, one in which i obviously missed out on, for reasons not worth mentioning again... im frign so dissappointed black_ey .

    eniways, heres to the next one cheers! ,

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    pugjet black_ey

    P>S. shees, i so much wanted to flex some 205Gti muscle. btw, "chloe" should be back from her plastic surgeon, looking heaps prettier than b4

    ummm, schlick lookn 205s... the neat white series 1 and the errr, is that a GTi Classic i see? The green one?
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    dance Nick

    hehe

    All this talk of driving the great ocean road is making me jealous, to the point where I think I'm going to have to come down! I drove the great ocean road in my 306 in July last year Good fun. I think an early morning start would be the best for it too.

    I know I'm spreading myself far and wide across the country here (I've already said how I'd love to join the Qld froggers on their next drive) but make sure you give a fair bit of notice ok

    Justin

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    I definately will!

    At the moment I'll say mid to late January.
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    GTI124:
    So what cars turned up in the end? Sounds like there wasn't a 306 GTI-6 to be seen! That's very different from Sydney where the 306s seems to be the dominant model. Only Parry in his Series 2 205 GTI...
    In alphabetical order.....
    2 X Peugeot 205 GTi
    2 X Peugeot 206 GTi
    1 X Peugeot 306 XR
    1 X Peugeot 307 XS
    1 X Peugeot 405 S
    2 X Peugeot 505 Executive (GTi?)
    1 X Peugeot 505 GR
    1 X Renault Clio Sport
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    We need some CitroŽns on the next outing. And something slower than an auto 405...
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    nJm:
    I must say after this drive I could do with upgrading to something a bit more nimble - trying to keep up with a 206 GTi on the Jerusalam Creek road was difficult and at one stage I had a few seconds of 4 wheel drift as the 505 had understeered into the corner at high speed, so I just lifted off, tapped the brake and WOW! [email protected]%K that was scary (but also fun evil )
    I think I'd better go off and do some of that gravel road "learning" 'cause the same thing happened to me on Jerusalem Creek Rd (I don't think anyone saw though...), and I'd strayed onto the gravel shoulder once while I'd turned my head to take in the scenery, much to the amusement of the white 205 behind me.

    Jez, yeah I noticed a few of those new 7 series BMWs on the way back from Alexandra. Must have been a cruise, or there are lots of cashed-up people in Alexandra...

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    silverexec:
    Jez, yeah I noticed a few of those new 7 series BMWs on the way back from Alexandra. Must have been a cruise, or there are lots of cashed-up people in Alexandra...
    Maybe they were shooting "Getaway in Healsville", the sequel to the Stockholm series :p
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    ummm, schlick lookn 205s... the neat white series 1 and the errr, is that a GTi Classic i see? The green one?
    That would be my S3......close, but no classic wink

    Silverexec,

    Yeah, i don't think there were any cobwebs left in any of the 505s

    Jason's was certainly working hard.....though who would have thought, out of that list of cars an Auto 505 would be leading alot of the day....and no one was complaining about the pace
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    Silverexec,

    Yeah, i don't think there were any cobwebs left in any of the 505s

    Jason's was certainly working hard.....though who would have thought, out of that list of cars an Auto 505 would be leading alot of the day....and no one was complaining about the pace
    Despite popular belief, an Auto 505 GTi is not that slow. Any deficiencies it may suffer in off the line performance, it more then makes up for it in cornering ability. It would quite happily sit all day at 130+ kph, but i'd get a headache

    Another gear, and my car would be so much better, or better still, a Manual. But i'm happy with it. I was even a full minute in front of Nick's 505GR on the road between Eildon and Alexandria. And i didnt break the speed limit wink
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    Hi Guys,

    I'm in for the next one, I'll bring the ID19, that'll slow you down (on the straights anyway, anyone ever seen a 40year old 'Cit' towing a campertrailer opening gaps from a Cressida going down hill though the twisties at the grampians roll_lau roll_lau Gotta admit, I got her way loose in the back end by touching the brakes entering a corner (somethin to do with 800+kgs trying to push the back of the car that way ) I did get glared at for tramping the old girl through the rest of that corner (well I wanted to make sure the back of the car stayed where it belonged ........ Behind us ) Gee's those little cheese cutters hang on.( 165 400mm Michelin 'X's).

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    Silverexec,

    Yeah, i don't think there were any cobwebs left in any of the 505s

    Jason's was certainly working hard.....though who would have thought, out of that list of cars an Auto 505 would be leading alot of the day....and no one was complaining about the pace
    Despite popular belief, an Auto 505 GTi is not that slow. Any deficiencies it may suffer in off the line performance, it more then makes up for it in cornering ability. It would quite happily sit all day at 130+ kph, but i'd get a headache

    Another gear, and my car would be so much better, or better still, a Manual. But i'm happy with it. I was even a full minute in front of Nick's 505GR on the road between Eildon and Alexandria. And i didnt break the speed limit wink
    My comments were ment as damning praise

    505s GTIs have the wrong badge on them performance wise.....but make up for it in handling wink
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    silverexec:
    nJm:
    I must say after this drive I could do with upgrading to something a bit more nimble - trying to keep up with a 206 GTi on the Jerusalam Creek road was difficult and at one stage I had a few seconds of 4 wheel drift as the 505 had understeered into the corner at high speed, so I just lifted off, tapped the brake and WOW! [email protected]%K that was scary (but also fun evil )
    I think I'd better go off and do some of that gravel road "learning" 'cause the same thing happened to me on Jerusalem Creek Rd (I don't think anyone saw though...), and I'd strayed onto the gravel shoulder once while I'd turned my head to take in the scenery, much to the amusement of the white 205 behind me.

    Jez, yeah I noticed a few of those new 7 series BMWs on the way back from Alexandra. Must have been a cruise, or there are lots of cashed-up people in Alexandra...

    Richard
    Driving behind in the 205 definitely gave me a good view of the trip into the gravel. Instead of saying that you were wathcing the scenery, I'd just say you were using the shoulder to help turn the car, like the WRC boys on the tarmac rallies.

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    Zee205:
    Driving behind in the 205 definitely gave me a good view of the trip into the gravel. Instead of saying that you were wathcing the scenery, I'd just say you were using the shoulder to help turn the car, like the WRC boys on the tarmac rallies.
    That sounds pretty cool, OK that's what I was really trying to do (I wish)...

    I agree with Jason, I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised by the handling of my 505, this was the first time I'd really tested it out to see what it can do. I found the steering to be beautifully weighted and the car to be very composed when fanging around some of those corners, especially through Jerusalem Creek Rd.

    Admittedly, mine is the sportiest car I've ever driven... so I can't really compare it to anything else. On other cruises, I'd like to come along just as a passenger of another car that has more sporting pretensions so that I can see what they can do and compare mine to it.

    Richard
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    And then have a go in the GR to see what the old school soft Peugeots are like

    Mine reached its limit a bit sooner then I thought it would, but despite all the body roll and moderate understeer I was pleasantly surprised by how well it kept traction. You could just keep pushing into a corner and it would still go, even though it felt like the car was leaning over at extreme angles tongue

    I think over all, if I had been in my parent's Magna I would not have been able to take corners nearly as fast (although I'd have a lot more power on the straights and climbing hills!).

    Apparently there will be a twin turbo V6 505 at the DECA day this coming Saturday. Just to see it and chat to the owner would be reason enough to go!! Oh well, I now have lots of other things to do that day. frown
    Nick
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