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    Default Just got back from Iran- Peugeot heaven.

    Just spent the last month seeing this magical country. There are literally squillions of 405's. They are cheap as they are still built in Iran and one can still buy one new. At a guess Pugs would be 98% of the countries car population....1% Cits and the rest are Saipas.....also a Pug in drag. Hyundais are now making inroads.
    Not a 205 to be seen however 405's and 206's had 15" 205 alloys on them. I also saw plastic wheel covers in the same design.
    Not many hotted up cars in Iran but did see a white 405 that was dropped to the ground....maybe 4 inches space under neath with deep dish alloys.... looked ok too :}

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    Good to hear, will keep the parts manufacturers going. I thought that 405 production had recently stopped though? 405 really is one of the best cars ever made, exactly the right size for a start.
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    I agree....the perfect sized car. Some of them had done 600,000k's. Their roads are better than ours though .
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    Wow....I had no idea.

    Did you see any 505s or 504s ?

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    Poor Iran is the victim of the USA needed a bad guy to don the black clothes.
    PSA is under considerable pressure to cut ties with Iran.
    Persians know how the world press portray them. The world needs to visit and see what a brilliant place it is!
    I'm incredibly jealous of jr20516V's trip.
    Maybe next time???

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    A good number of them could have been the Peugeot ROA. Rear drive using the Paykan/Hillman Hunter floorpan, and 405 upper body shell and panels.
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    No 505's and only one 504 well into its 2nd life. Also saw one 403 completely restored.......it stood out amongst all the dented 405's LOL

    You are right Dave........its an incredible place. My most friendliest country was Bangladesh however it has now been over ruled by the super friendly Persians. Go there before the world hears about it.
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    A few years ago the Iranian President whose name I can't spell auctioned his 504 for charity. It looked well worn but because it was charity it had some impressive bids.

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    I also thought 405's were RWD with rear leaf springs.

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    What country does the USA fear most? Iran....

    Curious to see what other countries think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404 View Post
    What country does the USA fear most? Iran....

    Curious to see what other countries think...

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    I went passed the nuclear facility of Natanz.... it was surrounded by anti aircraft guns dug into the desert and an air force base with Migs.....definately not a place to take piccies LOL


    Funny thing most Iranians dont fear the US.....mostly they want to live in peace and have a life similar to the rest of the world [including the West ]....there is an under lying mindset in the general public that they dont like their present regime.
    Only one person i met agreed with the nuclear business....his reason...." we are surrounded by the US in Turkey, Iraq and Afghanistan...would you like it if China had bases surrounding Australia?"
    Another point....their buses, roads, trains, food, fruit are far ahead of ours. Amazing fruit quality....better than tropical countries...go figure !
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