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    505 Turbo Diesel

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    I currently own and drive an 89 405 Mi16, but have been looking for a second car, mainly to use for towing and as a general hack about car.

    I looked at a 505 Turbo Diesel today, it seems a good car, with very truck like quality's
    The asking price is $3200 (aus) with TX mags and new tyres.
    Could anyone tell me if this is a good or bad price ? The car is in good nick and is a 1984 model

    Thanks

    Ben
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    Sorry they are TRX mags not TX *My Bad*
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    Hi,

    just 1 quick suggestion, the trx wheels, plan to budget for new wheels, yes new wheels next time you need to buy new tires for it. You see TRX rubber is crap & hidiously expensive to replace.

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    Ok I dont plan to have the car that long the new tyres are lucky if they have seen 2k of driving sooo should be fine ! I do like the look of the TRX mags though ?

    Ben
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    I'm forwarding this email which appears to fit in this topic
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    I am not a member of the forum. I am a 505 STI owner. Someone should warn
    the guy asking about 505 diesel mags on Peugot Forum and everyone else (see
    long debate elsewhere on forum) that the issue is about to come to a natural
    dead-end. I have it on good authority that Michelin has stopped making (and
    Aust. distributors have all but run out of stock) of the metric size 390mm
    TRX tyres. So there's going to be plenty of obsolete 505 cars around and/or
    its goodbye to those nice looking mags. Oh dear what am I going to do. ?? I
    have a wonderful car with only 150,000km. No one can really justify the
    price of the 15-inch rims mags sometimes for sale, so it's plain old steel
    rims, it seems ... if you can find them. By the way, TRX rubber is not
    crap, as your correspondent claims. They are hard and tough, and for the
    average driver (especially in an 3-speed auto 505 which forces sedate
    driving anyway) you should get 50,000 to 70,000km easily.
    Ted Cowham Melbourne

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    Michelin are not actually stopping production of the TRX, but rather shifting production from mass production to their low volume production "historic" line of tyres (which incudes other obsolete tyres such as the X and XAS). This basically means they will be very hard to get in Australia and very very expensive (probably 2 or 3 times their current price).

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    I have been told that Silverstone now make a TRX tyre which is worth about $130 each

    Not anygood for a high performance car with TRX but should be OK for a Diesel ????

    Any thoughts ?
    1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16
    1990 Peugeot 505 GTD Turbo Wagon
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    I LOVE the TRXs on my '84 STI. They have really respectable lateral grip and don't make too much noise unless you really push it. The sidewalls are pretty stiff, so steering response is super-sharp. They have some deep grooves between the center tread rows, so rain performance isn't all that bad. Performance in snow is horrible--leave the car parked until it all melts.

    It is my understanding that Michelin still makes the TRX, it's just not a major product anymore (geee, I wonder why--hehe). You can find them out there if you look hard enough. The price has now jumped from stratospheric to lunar-orbit.

    -Joe

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