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    Wanted 505 GTI / Sell 405 Mi16

    I am looking at moving a fair bit out of the city and have been advised that I would be better off with a different car, a 505 GTI would suit me *5 speed of course*

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    So as I say I would like a 5 speed 505 GTI, a series 2 would be the best option, but I will sell my 405 Mi16 if I can get a really nice 505 GTI, the Mi16 specs are as follows:

    1989 405 Mi16
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    Lux Pack....Leather, electric sunroof etc
    150,000km's
    Full service history *all work conducted by Craig Salmon of French Car Care in Hobart*...no expence spared !
    Brand new Dunlop FM901 tyres
    Denon 12 Stack CD system with JBL speakers
    Timing belt just replaced at 148,000 *problem with barings*
    Super example of this model....drives like a DREAM


    This car has been looked after really well...I am only the second owner....but it's only for sale if I can find the right car to get into !

    Cheers

    Ben
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    Im in sydney but just wondering how much you would be asking for the mi16 if you decide to sell it?

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    WHAT?! Are you crazy?! You are moving out into the country and you believe a series II 505 would be better than a 405 Mi16? That is where my Mi16 shines, and I can't imagine how a 505 would be better in any way on the open road. Besides, better the devil you know... !

    Good luck with what ever you decide to do.

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    I have been told that a series II 505 would cost me a lot less in parts and servicing !
    As I am sure all of us who own or have owned Mi16s know they are not the cheapest car to keep on the road!

    At this stage it's just an idea ! it will depend as I say on what is offered in the way of 505 GTI's !

    Ben
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    [quote]Originally posted by Pug405Mi16:
    <strong>That is where my Mi16 shines, and I can't imagine how a 505 would be better in any way on the open road</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I think the point is that on dirt or very pot holed roads, the extra ground clearance of the 505 is very handy.

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    Thats a big part of it, also my interests have changed a bit since I got the Mi16, I have been spending a lot more time working on 504/5's since and feel I would be better off in a 505.

    Also I feel really guilty when I put car parts and things in the boot of the Mi16 would be much happier with a cheaper car!!

    Ben
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    Seems absurd to me too. The 1.9 Mi16 is a very reliable engine. Keep fresh coolant up to it, replace the cam belt at regular intervals, maybe the water pump if you haven't yet, and it will keep going forever. It probably still has hone marks on the bore at 150K! The only unexpected thing I've ever replaced was ignition leads.

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    Those of you who know how bad some of the roads are down here will understand what Pug_405_Mi16 is on about. A good 505 would probably be a much more relaxing and durable car in which to tackle these roads on a daily basis. Don't underestimate the ability of that great French tradition of soft but properly damped, long travel suspension.
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    Gday,

    What sort of money would you be looking at for the Mi16? Any chance you could drop me an email at nchandler@iprimus.com.au?

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    Nick,

    As you can see I sent this post out over 12 months ago....since then I have picked up an SII 505 GTI and I still have the Mi16 with No plans to sell either now

    Cheers

    Ben
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    frogs4ever,

    It's true isnt it! most of the time when I know I am going to do dirt road driving I always take the 505...the 405 just does not cut it!

    Although the 405 is a GREAT tarmac touring car! which the 505 is also!

    Ben
    1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16
    1990 Peugeot 505 GTD Turbo Wagon
    2000 Peugeot 306 XSI
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