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My 206 From 88 — A good fun car, much missed. Great for driving on country roads or pootling around town. Cruises well on motorways too. small boot, uncomplicated engine, decent fuel economy; in short nothing not to like for the size and price - a super little car.

Pros: Handling was great, felt like a kart!

Cons: nothing

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Dont Get One — great performance, but a lot of rust. and it stalled on me more than once, and while driving, the economy was very low, and its not good for longer trips. parts are expensive, and not easy to fit, but when it worked it was great fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: fast.

Cons: had a mind off its own.

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Good Memories — MY 1-st RIDE Slow acceleration the best braking good handing I do a lot of repairs on it I love the front of the car but it was a small car the fun was everywhere on it . My car was a real killer!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: MY 1-st slide on the road

Cons: it was with FWD

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Hot Hatch I Learned To Drive In — Somewhere in late 1989, my parents decided to buy a second hand small car. After considering Renaults Super 5 against Peugeots 205, the latter came out as a winner. A 3 year old Winchester grey 1986 Peugeot 205 XT came. I only got my drivers license in 1994 and so the car was 6 years old when I got to drive it intensively. I loved it. It's 78hp 1360cc double Weber carburettor engine had a lot of character. Being a French, it started suffering from rust on some body parts. To its defence, it has to be said that the rust occured mainly on badly repaired body panels after a small accident before our time. The engine and drivetrain however were very robust and did more than 240.000km before giving up. It must be said that it hadn't been taken care of as it should have: only oil was added when needed. We have always had our doubts about the real amount of km the car had run before we bought it. It had 80000km on the clock, but it could well have been 180000 if we consider all the worn parts we had to change in its lifetime: clutch, both cardan axles, engine mount (silent block), exhaust twice, ... Near its end, the car started to run more and more heavily on three cylinders before we finally replaced it. The 205 XT (3d) and GT (5d) and its successor XS (3d) didn't feature the GTI's ultrasharp front axle. The car was prone to heavy understeer when approaching a curve too fast. When braking hard or with a Scandinavian flick, it could be corrected to neutral or mild oversteer. When you got it wrong (worn road, moist), the torsion bar rear axle suspension would try and bite your head off to make the car spin 180° or more. I managed a 270° spin once in a tight and very wet bend. Maybe the absolutely awful Uniroyal Rallye 580 in 165/70 had something to do with that too. The 205 XT was a car that put a smile on my face when driving it. I liked it very much. I drove it a lot for a few years and it never let me down. In fact I liked it so much that when my mom replaced it by an Alfa Romeo 33 1.3, I I bought myself a Peugeot 106 XSI 1.6. Without the 205 experience, I would have never bought it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Engine character, kicks, solid build quality, good comfort/handling compromise.

Cons: No GTI front axle, torsion bar rear suspension.

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Iconic Hot Hatch - Not The Original But The Best — This amazing little car took what VW did with the Golf GTi and imroved it. Amazing acceleration and handling from the 1.6 which is marginally better balanced than the thirstier and more nose heavy 1.9

Pros: Handling, acceleration, performance, image

Cons: Everyone wants to race, build quality/wiring not the best

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Adrenaline — A proper 80s sport car : light, dangerous, cheap but so funny to drive, so 'pure'.

Pros: 2 steering wheels :  the first between your hands, the othr one under your right foot... Oversteering fun !

Cons: Not old enough

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Fun Classic Hot Hatch — Great handling, revvy little 1.6 engine, just makes you want to drive her hard! And she'll love you for it.

Pros: Handling, grin factor

Cons: No power steering

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That Was My First Car. I Loved It. — I owned it for nearly 10 years, and it was still in very good conditions when I sold it

Pros: I loved the looks and the handling of the car.

Cons: Not much, may be a bit noisy.

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Reviews From Other Years

1996 Peugeot 205 Reviews

the brakeing ang handling was good but the acceleration was a bit on the slow side but after i reached 60 it was fine. it was a fun car to drive, Trust me LOL!!! the apearance was nice because of th... Read More

A Car In One Word => Cheap By Pieter

Never again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Electronics had to be renewed after 3 months... Noicy breaks, not a lot of comfort, no airbags, if you want to go with 5 people then let 1 take the bus, it's too small for 5 ... Read More

1995 Peugeot 205 Reviews

My Car... By Shay

an excelent car...the only thing that misses is the road handling but besides that it's a great car for a begining... the build quality is pretty solid...dont need to repair much (i havent got to need... Read More

My Work/runabout Car By Tony

106 - not 205! This is my little run around that i use for getting to work - its only a one 1.0 ltr so its cheap as chips to run but not for getting excited. Its going to be my missus car when she eve... Read More

1994 Peugeot 205 Reviews

Great Little Car By Darius

A nice little lovely car that can easily hold four grown people and their luggage. The 205 feel best in city driving, and it's small size helps with parking. The boot is big enough for shopping and wh... Read More

Fun Drivers Car By Marcelo

Good acceleration and handling. Not much power but lots of fun to drive and able to out run bigger cars in back roads. Rattles everywhere (a very light car) but good build, especially mechanicals. Ver... Read More

1993 Peugeot 205 Reviews

Budget 205 Stdt By Steven

50 mpg £200 pound budget blaster.And its good fun too GTI suspension diesel turbo engine The best of both worlds.Sunroof leaks rev counter does not work thats the only faults with the car. motoring ca... Read More

Pug 205 By Paul

1.1 pug 205 1993 light blue, couldnt go round corners in the wet, brakes were naff but it dun well off the line wen dc'd wernt the best lookin car but done the job of gettin me places, very fun 2 driv... Read More

1992 Peugeot 205 Reviews

....better Than Sex! By Mark

Aahh the car that's guaranteed to pull your face off! 16 valve motor from a Peugeot 405 Mi16 and all hell breaks loose when you stamp on the loud pedal. Main problem is keeping the front wheels on the... Read More

Still Today, It Can Mach Most Modern Cars. By Halldór

Its the 205 Gentry, a spcial edition GTI So it is a perfomance car in general. Unfortunatly its an old sportscar, so it tends to break down. Interior looks good, needs some work on the outside. Its AL... Read More

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