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    New 206's

    Peugeot are going to release the 206 with the 1.4L engine in Austrlaia (seems to be a bad move, car will still cost AUD$19,990)

    also which seems like good news, the 206CC 1.6L will be released as a manual not just auto, good stuff.

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    Pug309,

    Sorry to hijack your thread, but do you own a red 309?

    I keep seeing a red 309 around North Sydney, and today I saw it on Victoria Road near Drummoyne.

    Re the 206's......it will be interesting to see if they sell any 1.4 litre cars. While they are there.....bring on the diesels!

    Australia needs D Turbo's.

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    Pug309,

    Sorry to hijack your thread, but do you own a red 309?

    I keep seeing a red 309 around North Sydney, and today I saw it on Victoria Road near Drummoyne.

    Re the 206's......it will be interesting to see if they sell any 1.4 litre cars. While they are there.....bring on the diesels!

    Australia needs D Turbo's.

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    The car has been out for a few weeks. It has the same specs as the 1.6 XR, except it doesn't have the trip computer.

    You get 55kW & 120Nm from this 8 valve 1.4. 15.0 sec to 100km/h in the auto. This is comparable to the VW Polo (15.3sec), with its 55kW & 126Nm. Clio has 72kW & 127Nm and takes 12.9sec for the same run.

    Basically out there to compete with the Renault Clio - Clio's a better car IMHO, especially against the 1.4 206 (unless you need room in the rear).

    The 1.6XR is $2000 more than the 1.4 XR. I found it was a bit noisier (less underbonnet insulation apparently) and less peppy than the 1.6. Still it was fine as a city car. Shares the same cheap feeling interior with the 1.6 XR & XT.

    Actually, out of interest, why did Peugeot name the 309, the 309? Seems out of sequence.

    [ 19 March 2002: Message edited by: Pug307 ]</p>

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    the 309 is a talbot rebadged as a pug
    hence the out of sequence number
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    What happens after the Peugeot 308 then? :p Peugeot "3010" ?

    (or the 209, 409 etc. for that matter )
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    My 309 was gun metal grey but it is not in my possesion any longer

    Talbot finished drawing up the plans for a new car just as Peugeot bought them out, the 305 was a bit of a flop so they decided to release the car that Talbot designed, but as it wasnt a "real" Peugeot they gave it the number 309 thinking that the smart marketing people of the future will be able to find a way around this predicament (if thats how you spell it).
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    Yes, it seems they may hit a brick wall!

    After that law-suit a few years back Peugeot took out against Porsche to stop them and others breaking into the model 'name/numbers' market. Now they hold the copyrights to be the ONLY manufacturer to have and '0' as the middle digit in their model line up..........

    They are going to maybe re-cycle models!?!

    It is similar to the RTA in bringing out different styles of number plates. Now we have i think 4 different types in NSW.........
    Yellow / Black writing (6 digit)
    Black / White writing (5/6 digit)
    Premiums (5/6 digit)
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    I drove a 206 XR 1.4 in England for 3 weeks 2 years ago, and while it wasn't particularly quick off the mark, it was fine for cruising along on the motorways at 150 - 160km/hr. Its top speed was 195km/hr... not that you want to drive that fast for long!! I did 3500km in it in that time and was very happy with the car.

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    Yeah the 309 was designed under Peugeots ownership and was to be the Mk2 Talbot Horizon. However for some reason they closed down the Talbot brand and released it as the 309.

    It has the same suspension, same engines (Apart from a couple of crappy talbot engines) as other pugs but there are still some minor differences I have noticed on my 309 compared to other pugs of the same era, 205 and 405.

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    I was under the impression that u couldnt copywrite a number, that's why Intel changed there 386/486 processors to Pentiums rather than a 586 and so on.

    The 206 I really want to see is the RC. With the new 180bhp 2 litre, which dont use on variable valve timing gadgets. 17 factory alloys, bucket seats, sports exhaust.

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    [quote]Originally posted by Mi16 Man:
    <strong>Now they hold the copyrights to be the ONLY manufacturer to have and '0' as the middle digit in their model line up..........</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Trade marks, not copyright, I think.

    I'm pretty sure that this dates back a pretty long way (certainly long before Intel were around!)

    My bet would be that Peugeot will go back to 301 when they reach the end of the sequence (although 310 would also be possible I suppose if someone else hasn't pinched it) - then again maybe they will think its time for a change - Its more than half a century since the 202! Was there a 201?

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    i seem to remember reading somewhere that peugeot took porsche to court over the 911 model
    it was going to be a 901 porsche untill peugeot stepped in and said that they had that number reserved along with all other 3 digit numbers with the middle one bieng a zero
    be interesting to see what does happen when they reach 09 in any given model range
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    Hi Guys!

    Just thought I'd let you know that a new 206GTI is due out over here in autumn with 180BHP. Compared to the standard 206GTI's 138BHP. Sorry, but I don't know what that converts to in Kw!

    Peugeot are launching it to compete with Honda's new car here the Civic Type R, which has a 2 litre 16 valve VTEC engine & produces 200BHP.

    As for model number's, the Peugeot range here is currently 106,206,307, 406,607 & 806.

    The replacement for the 106 will be the 107 due sometime in 2005, the 206 isn't expected to be updated until 2005, the 307 has not long been launched, the 406 will be replaced by the 407 in a couple of years & the big 607 is a recent replacement for the old 605.

    I've had a 106GTI for the last 2 years, which has some minor modifications done to it. Good for around 130BHP & 125MHP+!!

    Only just found your site & I really like the look of it. IF you don't mind me advertising another owners club try <a href="http://www.peugeotsportclub.com" target="_blank">www.peugeotsportclub.com</a> for the best UK Peugeot owners club site!
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    Rambo,

    You're right about the Porsche 901 being changed to 911, although I don't think it quite made it to court.

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    Bristol also used 3 number sequences for their vehicles from 1947 to 1982 (remember those lovely early 50's Bristols like the 402 and 403, based on pre war BMW's - one of the spoils of war) starting with the 400 and ending with the 603.

    Peugeot had started using three digit numbers by 1913! - you will find a picture of a peugeot HE143 at <a href="http://www.autogallery.org.ru/ppeugeot.htm" target="_blank">http://www.autogallery.org.ru/ppeugeot.htm</a> - , and, to answer my own earlier question, brought out the 201 in 1930 - see <a href="http://motorbase.com/search/vehicle.ihtml?vehicle=Peugeot" target="_blank">http://motorbase.com/search/vehicle.ihtml?vehicle=Peugeot</a>

    The Peugeot 301 came out in 1932 - so its taken a while to get up to the 307!

    Both Bristol and Peugeot had a "403" in 1955.

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    206 RC pictures

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    Rek,

    I will meet you tomm. to place our orders, see if we can get first pick! :p

    Very tasty looking 206. If the current Clio is 172BHP (126kw??) and does 0-100km/h in 7.2secs, the RC will haul big time. 17" rims standard off the 307 look good to. So legally, we can cram some 18"'s in there and we would be ready for a 'Brighton-le Sands cruise'.

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