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    pug 309?

    hey everyone, were there ever any 309s brought out in australia? if not is importing an option say from the uk? or are there to many comlications with compliency etc?

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    >[QUOTE]Originally posted by Chris Cooke:
    >[QB]hey everyone, were there ever any 309s >brought out in australia? if not is >importing an option say from the uk? or are >there to many comlications with compliency >etc?

    Chris,
    there were never any imported in numbers by the official importer at the time - maybe an evaluation car or the like slipped in. There are a few private imports that pop up for sale now and then. We think (other froggies on this list) that there is one on the north shore near Narrabeen somewhere.
    We only got the 205 at the time. The 309 was also a fantastic little car slightly larger than the 205.
    I wouldn't expect any probs with importing one. They are getting old and cheap in Europe now if not past their time for the crusher by UK/European standards.
    You now have only to stay in the UK and use the car for 3 months for it to be a personal import. I think those rules still apply from my friends recent importation of a Lancia Thema Turbo that he bought for 800 quid.

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    ipb205, thanx for the info! yeh i've always been interested in the 309s as they remind me of the 405 t16 from pikes peak, the 2 door versions that is. i love the e30 series 3 2 door bmws aswell and a 309 is just like them only better, because its a peugeot but i'll look into one from the uk i wouldn't mind one of those goodwood ones, they look beautiful. just one other question, what would it be like for parts and servicing etc? would i have to import parts and service my self or could a peugeot specialist do it?

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    Chris,

    The 309 uses the same engine and gearbox as the 205 and the 405 so u will have no problems with parts in the engine bay.
    What will be a problem is the bodywork if u need a panel or some other part of the body.
    And also the 309 is wider than the 205 so rear suspention will be different in some areas (I have been told its about 30mm wider)
    Other than maybe importing panels and such it is a easy car to work on (When u get familiar with it)
    Thats a plus for The french car

    Murat

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    thanx murat, thats a plus with the parts. now i'll have to look more into the importation side of things, complience plates etc

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    Hi from NZ. There's quite a few 309's over here. The '88..'89 release of the 405 caused somewhat of a Pug renaissance over here, sold like hot cakes (comparatively). The last of the 309's benefited from this wave also, things really took off when the 306 hit. The 309's are now quite cheap,and starting to appear in wreckers. For example there was two GTi's in the 'Trade & Exchange' paper last week :

    PEUGEOT 309 GTI '89, 1900cc, elecs, s'roof, alloys, manual, wht $3600

    PEUGEOT 309 GTI '90, new wof/regn $4700 ono

    The plain versions I have seen at $2000 and below. (even better when you convert to aussie$ !!) I never really remember seeing many 205's sold by the dealers, but there have been heaps appearing from Japan in the last few years, most of them black GTi's.
    So - if you wnat one, think 'local', not UK !! Keep and eye on www.tradeandexchange.co.nz

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    jason, thanx for the info! the prices like you said are dirt cheap now, except i have a few questions perhaps you may be able to answer for me.
    would those 309 gti's have a complience plate? if so, do you know if they would comply to australian design rules etc?

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    Hi Guys,

    be warned! Last year I bought an '88 CX2500 gti turbo II series II from the UK (well hadn't put downt he deposit, but told him I'd buy it). Only to find when it came to the crunch that you can't own the car now for just 3months, you must own & use the car for TWELVE MONTHS!!! The Bastards!!

    I had to let the sale fall through 750pounds for a car that'd be worth 20,000++ out here. ie: Full black leather, sun roof, abs, air-conditioning (extremely rare for a UK car) etc etc...

    There is a plus side though, apparantly you can import anything over 15years old now?

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    They changed that rule as people were going over to mainly japan that i know of and spending 3 month's there then bringing back expensive cars like GTR's.
    There is a 15 year rule that you can bring in a car that is over 15 years old and register it without a compliance plate.
    Another words you dont have to spend around 3 grand on average for complience.

    Murat

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