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    Icon11 Calling: 205 Owners/Worshippers/Nayesayers

    Hi there,

    I've been floating around here for a while, but have finally decided to post.

    As a brief way of introducing: sports car addict, first car was a 504, and Dad owned and rallyed too many Pugs and Renaults to mention so I guess the French car thing is genetic.

    Can often be found behind the wheel of a mates 02 MX5 chasing (AHEM passing) Clio Sport club members (Dave....) through twisty B-roads around Sydney. Don't underestimate the MX5!

    Looking for an entertaining drive that can do the above for under 15 grand. And has more boot space then an MX5. And back seats.

    Thinking, therefore, of buying a 205 GTI. But other suggestions welcomed!!

    On the subject of 205's though, I was wondering a few things:
    1. What to look for when buying one 2nd hand
    2. Common faults I may have to deal with on a 205 with over 100'000 on the odo
    3. It's suitability as a daily driver
    4. Mods (the prospective car may have) I should AVOID!
    5. And any other tasty tidbits, testimonials, and tantrums from past and current 205 owners.

    Look forward to hearing from you all!
    (and maybe catching up with some of you on the next drive day!)

    Matt

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    hi matt,

    welcome to the forum .

    instead of waiting for all the "205 owners/worshippers/naysayers" to reply, why not do a search (search icon found at the top right hand corner of page) . many b4 you have asked the same questions

    youll find dozens and dozens of threads re:


    1. What to look for when buying one 2nd hand
    2. Common faults I may have to deal with on a 205 with over 100'000 on the odo
    3. It's suitability as a daily driver
    4. Mods (the prospective car may have) I should AVOID!
    5. And any other tasty tidbits, testimonials, and tantrums from past and current 205 owners.

    for the record, it is still the gti that other performance hatchbacks are still compared with (thanks DTwo for that quote ).

    the 205gti is a benchmark car.

    ,


    reggie



    P.S. if all else fails, there are many members who have a plethora of knowledge/experiences that rival even a haynes manual and magazine write-ups.
    current frogs :
    '94 s3 alpine 205GTi

    daily ding magnet: '98 1.8 16v citroen xsara


    previous frogs:

    88 S1 205GTi
    '95 306S16


    gimme corners. . .


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    This maybe should be moved to the Peugeot section..

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    That's what moderators are for, right?

    They need people like me to keep them occupied... :-)

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    Default maybe this one

    hopefully gonna have a look see at this here model on the weekend...

    http://tinyurl.com/vtad

    Is this a former Froggy car? Anyone familiar with it at all?

    The owner seemed to know of this site when i spoke to him, but didn't really say he was a regular user... unless he's lurking on here somewhere *waves*

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    I think that one's been on there a fair while Mr Bungle - maybe it's a tad o/priced? It's only a '88 and it's not exactly original. Looks nice in the pics but I think you'll find good series 3's out there for that money.

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