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Old 09-23-2009, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Loving my new drive: Peugeot 205



Almost 250kg lighter than the newer Peugeot 206, my new drive is a 1990 Peugeot 205 and is putting a smile back on my face when I drive.

The Peugeot 205 is a supermini produced by the French car manufacturer Peugeot between 1983 and 1997. It was declared 'Car of the Decade' by CAR magazine in 1990. Peugeot 205 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To my surprise, the GR 1.4 5 door model I bought thinking mild mannered family 5 door has the same 75hp engine as some GT Citroen AX.

Just the sheer drivability, cornering and handling and eager 1.4 engine bring adrenaline back to the family car. At 780kg, these multi world rally winning french econobox's really fly around corners. Which to my way of thinking is good for FE

Should still get 55mpgUS @50mph with pulse and glide @60psi

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Old 09-23-2009, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope it stays where it is.

multi world rally champion and peugeot is a railroad. My car is just one victim, like the volvo 240...
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To my surprise, the GR 1.4 5 door model I bought thinking mild mannered family 5 door has the same 75hp engine as some GT Citroen AX.
Ex girlfriend had a 205 XS - same engine but the 82 hp version came as standard with a close ratio box 17.5mph/thou in top gear so cruising at 70mph you were doing an ear spliting 4,000rpm and with practically no sound proofing.... I loved it! PLENTY of old school lift-off overteer (hooooligan!!)

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Old 09-24-2009, 05:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, I'd love to get my hands on a car like that...
My Dad-in-law has a Peugeot 206, which compared to our 307sw is much lighter and has less FA, so when switching from the 307 it feels like it could coast forever! Unfortunately a friend is driving it now, so slim chances of me ecomodding it. But I am on the look-out for a small, primitive car to go all out with.
I hope you have fun in your 205 and please update us on any mods.
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I'm finding it real hard to stay at the speed limit, especially after lugging around in a 1500kg 80hp diesel van for the last couple of months.

From the least driveable option to the other end of the continuum. Been watching Youtube clips of Ari Vatanen in the unbeatable mid engine turbo 205 with 500hp group b circa 1986.

Nothing like a new toy to keep a boy happy.

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