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    Default I just Bought A 205!

    I don't really know what happened but I somehow just bought an early 90's 205 SI,
    What problems should I look out for?
    Feels awesome to drive BTW...

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    The main problem to watch out for, is that you will be hooked on the 205 drug and they start multiplying in your back yard.
    That's what happened to me, now I have 4 of them.
    �� Regards Jamie.

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    Congrats mate!
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    But my backyard is already full of daihatsu's and old holden's!

    The guy I bought it from was having SO MUCH FUN when we went on the test drive, He hadn't driven it for a couple of years I think.

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    Nice work on the 205 .. old holdens huh ? Any greys ? : )
    206 gti 180
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    fx holden historic race car

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    Sir, it is ALL grey motors. And they're all for my FX...
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    12 hours to go....I shouldn't be this excited should I?
    I'm not even sure if it'll get home. Been sitting for about three years or so, gotta go about 60k's, little but of muddy dirt, mostly twisty country back roads, should be fun either way...

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    Sounds like it is a black one!
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

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    Steel grey, because I'm classy!

    I even went to the RMS and got temporary insurance, only $27 I think, bargain!
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    I should probably recount my very first "Visit to the wreckers as a peugeot owner" experience,
    which happened today.

    Me - "Which one of you guys do I talk to about buying stuff?"
    Wrecker guy - "What do you want, a quarter or an ounce?"
    Me - "Depends how much!"

    - General laughter.

    Me - "How much do you want for this?" (Holding up trashed leatherette peugeot info booklet thingo.)
    Wrecker guy - "You can have that for free," (perfectly timed pause), "Ya peugeot driving c*nt!"

    Awesome!
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    9 hours to go.... I really hope this works out.
    I didn't really inspect it enough, my brain kept yelling "Pepper pots!" and "blop blop blop blop" and "buy it NOW!"

    Gotta go to bed.

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    My first was a case of scavenging the 306s for a fuse. The guy up front knew I was after this because I took the outgoing one in with me for comparison.

    *comes back with 3 fuses*

    "Three? I thought you only needed one?"
    "It's for a Peugeot..."
    *laughter*
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    All good, rough but solid, very VERY happy.

    Must clean...
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    Pics or it didn't happen.

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    I just finished for the day, after 2 hours sleep and an 8:30 start... I'll get your piccies, you just wait! (dun dun dun)!


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    I just Bought A 205!-205.jpg
    There you go!
    (you can tell the number plate was on when I washed it.)

    That thing people say about 205 interior plastic getting brittle?
    Might be true you know...
    I tried pushing the air con button on the way home and the facia fell off and hit me in the leg...
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    So what are your plans for it ? Gti6 conversion ?
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    I think it's a keeper. I really haven't had much of a chance to look at it. Spent maybe an hour cleaning today.
    Gave the outside a quick wash and cleaned out the inside a bit. Start checking the mechanicals tomorrow, the brakes took ALOT of pedal pressure to get working properly and the gearbox grinds a bit going back to third if you do it wrong...
    And one of the CV boots is torn. Also I think the piece of rubber trim on the rear quarter blew off on the trip home,
    Oh, it came with a gti rear spoiler, that plus the pepper pots should make it look pretty gti'ish already...

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    Also, I now have a huge, (HUGE) amount of 205 spares, I'm like "The 205 Guy" now I think?

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    Sounds like you may have the 205 BUG!!!
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

    "Be reasonable do it my way!"


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    When I first started renting this house back in the 90's the landlord had a red, early 90's, 205 gti, I've always lusted after that car.
    The si I got today is about as close as I'm gonna get to a gti, and that's perfectly fine with me.
    (Just finished reading the owners handbook. Top read, five stars!).

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    So, what's that accepted method for dealing with the dissolving interior plastic in the 205?
    Start searching the wreckers? Aftermarket? Order new bits from peugeot?
    Glue it all back together with ca glue and contact adhesive? (zebra skin dash anybody)?
    What do people usually do?

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    Not sure if accepted or not, but here's my philosophy.

    Buy second car for spares (you won't understand this until you get one). Once you get one, every time you have to do a job on your car, do it first on the spares car and see how much you break and why. Then do it on your car, hopefully with better results.

    Never mind disintegrating plastics (i.e. throw away and leave alone or bodge whatever you can). I am of the religion of peaceful neglect. Throw garbage away when it breaks and leave things alone if they work.

    Trying to chase good bits will cost you the price of a new car easily and will get you nowhere. There are no new bits available from Peugeot or elsewhere. Once in a blue moon some NOS bit will surface from the depths of Peugeot Hades only to taunt you with price. Don't give in and buy for it will only serve to emphasise how crap the rest of your plastics look. If you do give in, your dash will look (at best) like a hotchpotch of new and disintegrating bits.

    You won't find Zen that way (my dream is that I learn one day to form carbon fibre and make my own bodyshell with integral dash).

    PS. There's a lot of shoddy aftermarket copies that are not always honestly represented. Just sayin'.
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    Why don't you bring your new 205 out to the Tyre Kicking at Silverwater this Sunday? (See Social Events & Meets section).
    I know there will be one 205 there at least.
    Last edited by BIGRR; 17th January 2016 at 09:32 PM.
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

    "Be reasonable do it my way!"


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    I own a pair of 91 charades, so I get the second car thing, I use the second one as a reference quite often,
    and as of yesterday, a peugeot parts storage bin...
    I really like things to look tidy, especially on a decent car.
    Oh well, I'll go with my original plan, checker plate contact adhesive scuffed and painted satin black and a heap of super glue.
    I think Zen is found banging third gear on a shitty back road in your brand new second hand 205.

    .. twenty nine pieces shall become three!!!

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