Written on: 22/12/2009 by Tjc90 (1 review written)
This is a great car, second car after within first year of driving and best thing i ever did!
There are so many things that can go wrong but hey its 20 years old!
Value for money is the best thing as the amount of money you spend doesn't compare to the amount of fun you have!! £850 mine was, bit of a service and this got me hooked!!
Im only 19 now and couldn't careless about insurance price.
RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE WHO DOESN'T WANT TO MODIFY THIS CAR!! (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2009 by pugelist (1 review written)
Ladies and gentlemen!
I bought my 1.9 Peugot 205 Gti new, in Saudi Arabia in 1993. At the time l was working for a Saudi Oil Company, on the east coast of S.A.
I drove it in and around the Eastern Province of S.A. in 40-plus degrees. No problems at all, the A.C. worked impeccably and the car started up each day at the first turn of the key. Extreme Test number 1. Passed 5 Star. In 1995 i drove my car back to U.K. overland from the east coast of S.A. 1,600 kilometers to Jordan. Over very... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008
I have a Peugeot 205 1.6 Phase 2 gti, owned for three years. These cars must be the greatest hot hatches of all! Extremely fun to drive and they never get boring. Be aware! These cars have reliability issues due to age and being thrashed to death. Not an ideal daily runner! Idleing faults, oil seals wearing out (blue smoke), exhaust manifold prone to cracking, rear beam etc etc etc. But I have Done 20,000 miles in mine and I still love it! Makes life easier if you have 2 cars though, backup... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2007 by mcjakeyg
I have the 1.6 version, its great to drive and is a brilliant little first car, even though the insurance so high as im only 18! It needs a little bit of work, don't know why it idles funny and doesn't start in the morning...... trying to work that one out. :-)
Want to get it lowered on the 1.9 wheels and find some ways to try to make it a bit more responsive without shelling out the big bucks.... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2005 by Denyfromtheblock (1 review written)
Bought an F-Reg Peugeot 205 Gti 1.6GTi with 100k on the clock off father-in-law for 50 sovs. BARGAIN!!
Unmodified as yet had it for 6 months no problems so far.
Its quick when you floor it. Top end very responsive, scream the knackers off it boy!
Handles better than any car I ever owned (I've owned a mini and a lowered belmont sri both went like stink and stuck to the road like poo to a blanket, but the 205 is something else, throw it round as much as you want and you don't need to brake... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2005 by nosman (1 review written)
The Peugeot 205 Gti is an all time classic.
Handles brilliantly and is second to none. (never been beaten by anything around corners)
Its been extremely reliable with the 1.6 engine (for 11 years i've never had any major faults with the car)
I've owned the same car for 13 years with the 1.6 engine for 11 of those years then changed the engine to a low mileage 1.9 because it was cheap which only lasted 6 months (blew it up testing my nitrous set up)..then the mi16 engine which has been... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2004 by markbaker837
I really like the looks and handling of the Peugeot 205 Gti, but the engine is poor it splutters a lot in second gear and top end leaves a bit to be desired if anyone has any tips on how to make it run better please let me know. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2004 by lombardo (2 reviews written)
I bought a 1.9 GTI on an F 1989 (133,000 miles) for my first car. I wanted a fast car and didn't really mind about the insurance as fast is better than slow. I'm 19 and I pay £2600 insurance 3rd party only with admiral. This car was rapid, beating Escort RS Turbos the lot and the car was standard. I had a few problems at first,
1)Laquar on roof come off
2)Dry bearing in crankshaft, making a sweaky noise
3)Fuel gauge playing up
4)Heater motor not working
I thrashed this motor around Romford,... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2004 by edalbridge (1 review written)
I have had my F reg Peugeot 205 Gti since year 2000. And it is a lot of fun to drive. But, before I bought it many cowboy outfits had tried to 'improve it'. Items like really low springs, power boost valves, etc do not help performance, ride, handling or comfort. If yours has these get rid of them. You'll be surprised. Honest. And if you don't believe me then go to Castle Combe and watch the 205's race and beat the Impreza's and later Peugeot's as they go around the track. Those cars aren't... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2004 by jeffcabbage (1 review written)
I bought my Peugeot 205 Gti 1.9 GTi for cheap off a mate because it wasnt running at the time, I then took it to a lad at motorsport and he got it running. Since then I have really enjoyed the performance and the handling it is spot on but beware of the reliability because I am sick of mine now after what I thought was a cheap good bucks per bhp beast has now turned into a wallet draining pain in the bum. I hate to say it but my girlfriend was right when she said dont get one because it'll... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2004 by p jonwood
I have enjoyed every minuite of the ownership of my Peugeot 205 Gti. I have the 1.6 version as I am only 19 and struggle to get insurance. The handling is second to none. Straight line speed is not exceptional but is still adequate. I am looking forward to buying the 1.9 as soon as I can afford the insurance!! word of warning though, dont buy one if you want a practical car that will not fall to pieces regulaly!!! (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2004 by benno28 (1 review written)
I've had my 1993 Peugeot 205 gti 1.9 now for about 5 years and i'm sick of it, I would love to get another car if I had the cash to spend. These cars are rubbish, they dont drive well at all and if you do more than 20 miles you feel like you need to realign your spine. It leaks, is uncomfortable, slow, and looks dated. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2004 by blake (1 review written)
I drove my brothers Peugeot 205 Gti 1.6 and i loved it, so i sold my car and brought a mint 205 1.9 which was modded with a k&n airfilter, uprated suspension, stainless still exhaust and a set of cool deep cut 5 spoke fondmetal alloys.
:( Shame 1 wet rainy night i lost it comming out of a roundabout and ended upside down in a 10ft ditch. I brought another 205 but it could never replace the one I crashed. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2004 by niacuk (1 review written)
I bought my first Peugeot 205 Gti back in August 2002. It was a 85 c reg 1.6 dimma in dimma blue (though whoever did the paint job needed shooting). my aim from the start was to modify it, and modify it I did. so where did i start? it has changed colour from horrible violet to peugeot racing colours (white, blue and red). Has been fitted with 1.9 mi-16v (160bhp standard) lump. which was great until I discovered that the 306 gti-6 (167bhp standard) lump fits also. so that went in and is now... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2004 by samm (4 reviews written)
Ive had my Peugeot 205 Gti 1.9 for 2 years and I still cant sell it, I wouldn't unless I could upgrade to something really great like an mr2 turbo.
The best thing is the handling which is fantastic but you can really feel the car around the corners unlike other cars.
They will never make cars like this again where weight is just 900kgs, the closest thing is the Clio cup.
value for money this has to be the best car I have ever seen. You can get a great one for £1k. even an old... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2003 by charli (1 review written)
Just brought a 93 Peugeot 205 1.9 and its the best handling car i've ever driven having previously owed a number of other hot hathes like Mark 2 Golf GTI 16v,Fiat Punto GT its all round performance is also good (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2003 by smellmybutt (1 review written)
As of yesterday I am now a proud owner of a Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI. its going to be garaged until April which is when im 21 and insurance ain't such a cainer! Ive owned 1 litre 205s since I was 17 and 3 years on I have invested wisely in its bigger bro. No one knows why but for all you lot who own one, you certainly know the reason. Ive been in a few other fast cars before but a 205 is like driving a racing car! (espeacially with a nice exhaust system!WHAT A ROAR!!) And they still have that... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2003 by paul205 (1 review written)
I had a 205 GTI 1.6 it was great fun to drive i ended up changing the wheels and to the 1.9 versions which made go round corners like it was on a track i also put the 1.9 leather seats in to replace the ripped old ones.After i had done this i put a sports system on and changed the engine to a 1.9 after blowing the 1.6 up racing a Rs turbo. With the 1.9 unit installed no other little hot hatch could keep up this car is the GOD of Hot Hatches i would have another anyday of the week. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2003 by rscossieboy (2 reviews written)
wahayyyyyy well what can i say about my Peugeot 205 1.6gti apart from the fact that is was the best 700 squid i have ever spent, it is fast and reliable. these boyo's in there corsa's and saxo's aint got nothing on these french wonders. a lil word of advice tho, if ya gonna get one, make sure ya slam it, cause sometimes it feels like ya driving a bowl of jelly, but apart from that there spot on, SO GO GET A AUTO TRADER, SELL THAT SAXO (HEAP) AND JOIN THE REAL BOYS WITH THERE 205'S. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2003 by Evans747 (1 review written)
The Peugeot 205 GTi is most certainly a drivers car!
I've owned 3 205 GTI's & despite there unreliabilty, it has been a great experience & i have no regrets. The 205 still looks great & the performance is truly breath taking (The drive of your life!) These are the last word in overpowered pocket rockets, & a true hot hatch of the 80's. However be prepared for high bills, because when they go wrong, its offen a very costly experience, unless of course you do your own mechanics, in which case... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2003 by Aussie205gtiman.
i Bought my 1993 GTi about 3 months ago now and i cant drive it enough. Ive only just got my licence and for a first car its great. It color is Sorrento Green and ive read somewhere that there were only 1200 of this color and the Miami Blue made. Does anybody know if this is true. Mine also has a factory sunroof and ABS brakes. Lowerd 30 mm on koni adjustables. I live in Australia and not many people know what they are being a european car, and dont expect how fast they actually go. Im... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2003 by muppet205.
I have had my J reg Peugeot 205 1.9 Gti for 5 years now, and I love it so much that I am reluctant to get rid of it! It constantly amazes me how well it handles. I have read before that the 205 has a tendency to under steer because of the weight in the front end... These people are not driving it right! Go into a corner on the brakes and if you don't turn in... Then I will give you your money back! Then once turned in, get back on the power and you will slingshot out of the corner at... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2003 by arnie.
I have a 1.9GTi and it goes like hell!
I can go flat out at 95mph and only rev it up to 6,500 rpm on a bend around the countryside!
I love the sound of that pure 1900 GTi engine and it purs like mad!!
I have got it to do 0-60mph in just over 6.8secs!
I have a stage 2 ball bearing turbo from an American part sales!
I purchased a Nitrous Oxide kit and it contains:
2 NOS tanks (with emergency shut-off valve)
1 Racing flywheel.
4 Brembo brake disks and callipers!
18" alloys (OPTIONAL) The... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2003 by Neil B.
These cars are so fantastic. Forget all the other boy-racer heaps, like the R5 GTT and Nova to name but a few. The pure unadulterated thrill of taking a corner flat out in a 205 and PLAYING with the lift-off oversteer is immense. God help the sad people in the world that think a modded Saxo or Corsa etc is better than a Reliant Robin. I'd rather not drive than be in the same boat as them (read more)
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