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    Looked at a 205 today!

    Gday all, just thought i'd tell you about my experience today. I was looking on carsales.com.au, and found a 88 white 205 gti for $7990 down at South Melbourne Holden (i think that was its name). it's only a 15 minute drive from parkville so i grabbed a mate, and we headed down. The car was in reasonable condition, and felt mechanically excellent for its 230,000kms. it'd had $2.5k spent on it (head reco, new valves, tranny reco, bit of interior work), and they offered me a 12 month warranty if i took it. Made up my mind though, i'm buying a 205. so much low down torque, fantastic driving position, and no rattles in the interior. only thing that bugged me is that it had the funny cloth sunroof thingo, and as it was raining i didnt get a chance to have a good look at it, but whats the go with them?

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    i'm getting a friend of my fathers to check this one out, it looks like fantastic value to me
    <a href="http://www.oldtimercentre.com.au/detail.php?stocknum=1118" target="_blank">http://www.oldtimercentre.com.au/detail.php?stocknum=1118</a>
    all i can say, is that i've never been so impressed in my life. i love 205s!

    chandler

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    You should also check out carpoint.com.au - there's a few 205 gti's in there right now with less k's than the one you're contemplating and around the same money. It pays to shop around with these - good examples are out there but ya gotta be patient.

    Cloth sunroof? That would put me off but that's just me

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    Mate - stay away from the car at oldtimer centre. full of STP, i know the wholesaler who found it and sold it on to Oldtimers.

    When i checked it out it had heaps of water in the old!!!

    Note: my research has found that sydney 205gt's S1/S2 models are cheaper than in melbourne by up to $2-3k for similar examples.

    Don't know why but anyway try <a href="http://www.autotrader.com.au" target="_blank">www.autotrader.com.au</a> ..... if found carsales.com.au to be a little old and not up to date, there was however an 88 S1 in vic reg. GT-1205 for $10k which had heaps of good mod's. Looked like a good car (low kms 132k i think) that has been for sale for some time. should be able to make an offer.

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    ashleyt

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    "water in the oil" is what i mean't to say.,
    ashleyt

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    You should also check out carpoint.com.au - there's a few 205 gti's in there right now with less k's than the one you're contemplating and around the same money. It pays to shop around with these - good examples are out there but ya gotta be patient.

    Cloth sunroof? That would put me off but that's just me
    I think carpoint maybe the place where GT-1205 is being advertised. Patience is the key - took me over 2mths to find mine. worth the wait, having seen many many 205's

    PS. you should be able to find good 89-90 (S2) models in Sydney between 6.5k-8.5k.
    ashleyt

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    1990 205GTI Red - Track Car ("431")

    EC:2:02.18, WP:1:16.07, OP 54.27, OPGP 1:28.83, Huntley 32.34

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