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    Default Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary special edition

    I like the two tone color.



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    PEUGEOT unveils the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition on the occasion of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 30 years after the 205 GTi, PEUGEOT reinterprets the legend in a more radical version of the 208 GTi. The 208 GTi 30th delivers more intense driving sensations with its new Euro 6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine developing 208 hp and torque increased to 300 Nm. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, with exceptional traction and efficiency assured through the specification of a Torsen differential and specific suspension and steering settings. Its sporty and assertive temperament can also been seen in its stance and look, in particularly by its two-material livery, separated by a sharp dividing line. It will be presented to the public at the forthcoming 2014 Paris Motor Show, with sales starting in November 2014.


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    Looks daft!!



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    I like it, looks suitably aggressive compared to the current GTi. Not coming to Australia though, shame.
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    Yep, I agree it looks odd. And the extra 6 kW seems a bit pointless. I don't understand why they wouldn't go for more per the RCZ-R. But I'd love to have the Torsen diff in my GTi !!!!

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    Reminds me of the Baboons with a red bum...

    The black wheels would look nice on my white GTI

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    Love the color combo.

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    It should have had a tweaked version of the RCZ-R engine making 208Kw, not hp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    I like it, looks suitably aggressive compared to the current GTi. Not coming to Australia though, shame.
    The importers won't bring it in. Wouldn't suit the image of Peugeots that my adult son & daughter say that they're known for, being "..cars that old men drive", hence auto-only diesels which, thankfully, this 208 GTI model wouldn't be produced in.

    And yes, why only 6kw more over the standard model?

    C'mon Mr Tavares, you gave the world performance CLIOs & MEGANEs whilst at Renault. Lift PSA out of its beige cardigan image & give your shareholders - & buyers - value for the bizillions spent on WRC & general rallying, Pikes Peak ventures, Le Mans runs, Dakar, to name a few motor sport genres.

    PSA H.O. & buyers might then be able to pressure PSA importers to broaden the range of cars to include performance vehicles. It's working for Merc, VW, Renault, Audi, BMW, VF Commodore V8s, Skoda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    I like it, looks suitably aggressive compared to the current GTi. Not coming to Australia though, shame.
    According to the dealer in Hobart, it IS coming to Oz, and can be on the road for about $44k. Dunno if it's worth the extra $$, but I do like how it looks.

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    The list of improvements over the GTi is impressive. Diff, wheels, brakes, suspension etc. would definitely make it manage the power better. Maybe worth the $.

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    Always preferred the look of the Fiesta ST but now I'm not so sure. The red baboon's arse aside, I think that looks epic. $44k is a bit steep though, isn't the whole point of a hot hatch cheap performance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd205 View Post
    $44k is a bit steep though, isn't the whole point of a hot hatch cheap performance?
    That would tend to disregard the prevalence of the Golf GTI, wouldn't it?
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    I would level the same criticism at the Golf GTI. If I were in the market for a VW, I'd take the Polo GTI every time.

    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    That would tend to disregard the prevalence of the Golf GTI, wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd205 View Post
    I would level the same criticism at the Golf GTI. If I were in the market for a VW, I'd take the Polo GTI every time.
    No chance - it only comes in sluggomatic.

    At least with the Golf you can get a manual.
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    Not sure if that's a valid criticism these days. Heaps of improvement in auto boxes, almost nil in manual boxes (except for one or two extra ratios), you now get better performance AND better fuel economy out of the autos. Sad but true.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuT0-CZtKmU#t=8m40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_Tassie View Post
    Not sure if that's a valid criticism these days. Heaps of improvement in auto boxes, almost nil in manual boxes (except for one or two extra ratios), you now get better performance AND better fuel economy out of the autos. Sad but true.
    No I don't think that's true. Sure automated manuals produce better fuel economy figures than autos, but I don't think they produce a better driving experience or ownership experience.

    When thinking of the Polo DSG and the Renault Clio box, for example, it's the lack of choice that is the issue for me. I don't really care how many other people choose not to drive a manual. While I still can, I shall choose a manual.
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    $44K for it just proves that the standard 208 GTI is great value!

    It amazes me so many people buy Golf GTI's. I had one and sold it, the DSG like most autos now was programmed for fuel economy and got a bit frustrating after a while, the launch control was fun

    I also has an Audi A1 with DSG, it went into 7th gear at 56 kph! not much fun but great fuel economy

    Give me a real manual any day

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    No I don't think that's true. Sure automated manuals produce better fuel economy figures than autos, but I don't think they produce a better driving experience or ownership experience.

    When thinking of the Polo DSG and the Renault Clio box, for example, it's the lack of choice that is the issue for me. I don't really care how many other people choose not to drive a manual. While I still can, I shall choose a manual.
    I agree with you - I prefer to drive a manual. But current figures, from what I can tell, are that current autos produce better fuel economy than manuals in the same vehicle. Maybe that is the manufacturer's trying to influence the market, but I don't think so. I'm happy to be corrected, but I've heard it from a few respected motoring sources.

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    You'd probably believe you can get 1.9L/100 km in a Mitsubishi truck, too, hybrid or no ...

    I'm so over bang-boxes being "driven" by rev-heads who might as well be driving full autos. They're just this year's answer to show-off valves ...
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    G'day Simon_Tassie, you need to read the 'fine print' about what car manufacturer's are calling 'automatic'. A conventional Slush Box with torque converter (AKA transmission oil heater) is unlikely to be as ecomomical as a proper manual, even with lock up torque converter and 7, 8, or 9 speeds, but they come close. Some car manufacturers are calling CVTs and twin clutch automated manuals 'automatic', and they can be more economical than a manual. And the vast majority of 'put in petrol and turn the key MOTORISTS' wouldn't know the difference, as long as they can put it in 'D' and forget about it. Then they probably wouldn't know if their bum as on fire either.
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