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    Default Bloody 205s!

    Mine has been parked in the driveway with its burnt orange paint fading and not driven for about 3 weeks.

    This car is a lot of trouble just to run in 5 or 6 motorkhanas a year.

    Always some little thing wrong with 205s.The high level rear brake light fell off the back window today.

    Been seriously thinking about selling it.

    I had to whip down the road to deliver something to my son yesterday, a round trip of about 15km.

    WOW
    what a bloody great little car to drive.

    Can’t explain why! Maybe because, it is small, it is so zippy, it steers well, it is glued to the road or it pulls like a bull.

    I have just about covered 120,000k’s in it in 14 years.

    It still takes at least 40 years off my age each time I drive it. (More when I have not driven it in 3 weeks).

    How could I sell it ???!


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    I guess they break because Peugeot never really planned on them lasting anymore than 5 years, until the new and 'better' model came out. 'accidental classic'?
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    A lot more reliable than the RWD Peugeots in my experience. and easier to work on.

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    G'day,
    to upgrade to a 206 gti 180, maybe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    to upgrade to a 206 gti 180, maybe...
    depends on your definition of upgrade I guess.
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    I hear ya buddy!
    ....now watch a Peugeot turn into a corner!

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    It probably has something to do with the fact you drive it like you stole it every time you get in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    it is small, it is so zippy, it steers well, it is glued to the road or it pulls like a bull.
    My 206 was like that. I got a speeding fine pretty soon after buying it and it was so responsive, I didn't trust myself to continue driving it. After driving my 505 slugomatic, I just couid not drive the 206 slowly. Sold it.

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    Never seen burnt orange on a 205. Import maybe..special order....mistake..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam85 View Post
    It probably has something to do with the fact you drive it like you stole it every time you get in it?
    G'day,
    have you ever seen BIGRR at a motokhana ? He absolutely flys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pekay49 View Post
    Never seen burnt orange on a 205. Import maybe..special order....mistake..?

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    ...fading..?
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    Burnt orange is a ‘special order’ colour only available to those of us with factory ‘Rouge Vallelunga’ 205GTIs. It is very exclusive, as even on any one car the burnt orange only occurs on some panels, & not necessarily those closest to the sun...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    My 206 was like that. I got a speeding fine pretty soon after buying it and it was so responsive, I didn't trust myself to continue driving it. After driving my 505 slugomatic, I just couid not drive the 206 slowly. Sold it.
    Ha! This is one of the reasons I'm considering selling my gti6 and going back to a 505. I simply can't help hitting redline at least once every in the 6. Sounds way too good.
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    Whenever I get a bit impatient with the whole 205 thing, (red one's a money pit and the grey one still breaks down nearly every day),
    I like to watch the old the old topgear test with clarkson in the blue 1.9, It'll make ya smile,

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilElmo View Post
    Whenever I get a bit impatient with the whole 205 thing, (red one's a money pit and the grey one still breaks down nearly every day),
    I like to watch the old the old topgear test with clarkson in the blue 1.9, It'll make ya smile,
    I like to watch the old promo films too. The one in the snow and the desert one with the train.

    I dont drive mine mine enough to get the shits with it or for it to breakdown that often. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
    WD-40'll fix It! If it don't, use a big hammer

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    You must have a similar suburb in Sydney as we have in Brunswick in Melb.
    Plenty of abandoned cars to use in a motorkhana. Just do this 5 times a year easy.
    Take a battery and fuel and off you go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    My 206 was like that. I got a speeding fine pretty soon after buying it and it was so responsive, I didn't trust myself to continue driving it. After driving my 505 slugomatic, I just couid not drive the 206 slowly. Sold it.
    Why did you sell it? Just put a wooden block under the go pedal.
    This will slow you down easily.

    In fact should be mandatory for anyone caught speeding.

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