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Hud
25-10-2006, 09:18 AM
Always been a huge fan of them they came out.

bought my first in 1988 - lovely 1.6GTi in Alpine white, my second in 1992 - another 1.6GTi but in the limited edition laser green.

Bought my current one off of ebay year before last - its a 1.9 in red very good condition - sadly now in need of a clutch, gearbox and front suspension.

They are sensible money - anything between 500 and 2500 depedent on what you want. Iconic cars and great fun to drive.

Just in the process of trying to buy this one....

jos
25-10-2006, 09:24 AM
One of my most favourite ever drives was in my first ever new car : 1985 red 205 GTi 1.6 - torrential rain from the Isle of Wight ferry back to London - effectively it was one long power slide - just incredible fun - I often wonder what it would feel like now twenty years on

20valveturbo
25-10-2006, 09:33 AM
this is my old 205 1.6 gti. Couldn't get insurance on the 1.9 with my 'history' at the time.

No matter, a brilliant car, i loved every minute of it. It was my first poper performance car and in a way, i wished i never sold it.

My old man was a service manager for a larger peugeot dealership in the south, so always bought home different Pugs. But the night he bought back one of the first 1.9GTI's is a night i will never forget. We went out for a evening blast and i'd never experienced anything like it (i was about 12 i think).

My dad with as much understatement possible said, "Not a bad old bus, goes allright" as it was pinging and popping when it was sat back on the drive.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/steelyflats/scan0002.jpg (edit: why is this showing as an attacment,not an image?)

Hud
25-10-2006, 09:33 AM
One of my most favourite ever drives was in my first ever new car : 1985 red 205 GTi 1.6 - torrential rain from the Isle of Wight ferry back to London - effectively it was one long power slide - just incredible fun - I often wonder what it would feel like now twenty years on

Jos they feel no different ...still sweet as a nut mate. I had a gap of 12 years in ownership jumped into my 1.9 and grinned from ear to ear as i took it out for a blast on the twisties. Oddly my Cs reminded me of the way they feel on a good bid of road.

tonyh
25-10-2006, 09:47 AM
1.9 GTI was my first car. Ltd edtn met green w full leather ....:sweethear Only car my mrs has ever moaned about me selling

rmdferrari
25-10-2006, 10:44 AM
Had a 1.9 many years ago... ran rings around the Golf GTi I had at the same time. The way you can adjust them mid corner is sublime.

I think the Slick 50 saloon car championship is the way to go with these... is that what you're planning Rob?

Hud
25-10-2006, 11:03 AM
Had a 1.9 many years ago... ran rings around the Golf GTi I had at the same time. The way you can adjust them mid corner is sublime.

I think the Slick 50 saloon car championship is the way to go with these... is that what you're planning Rob?

Will certainly be tracking it - not done my homework on what it is allowed to compete in yet. Just thought it was a great car to get into things with.

tiganut
25-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Couple for sale on this site-
racecarsforsale.com

Hud
25-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Couple for sale on this site-
racecarsforsale.com

Cheers - I'll take a look

tiganut
25-10-2006, 12:12 PM
Sorry wrong name


www.racecarsdirect.com

Hud
25-10-2006, 12:51 PM
Sorry wrong name


www.racecarsdirect.com

Great site.

KenC
25-10-2006, 10:02 PM
I had a 1.9 Gti, bought new in 1990. Reg H206 ELT, red with black interior. Only kept it about 18 months sue to the arrival of daughter no. 1 and needed something to take all the associated accesoried to Scotland and back. It is probably the car I most regret selling. Lost a packet due to the hot hatch insurance problems of that era.

kaiser
25-10-2006, 11:01 PM
Had a 1.9 many years ago... ran rings around the Golf GTi I had at the same time. The way you can adjust them mid corner is sublime.

I think the Slick 50 saloon car championship is the way to go with these... is that what you're planning Rob?

Slick 50 Championship... That takes me back, used to run a MK1 Golf in it, but the cars were fairly heavily modified engine wise. The Golf had about 185BHP, wouldn't idle, but would quickly overheat at a standstill and had to be driven to and from the track. Happy memories...Championship disappeared many years ago and morphed into the various saloon car races available today such as 'Tin Tops' or 'Track & Race'.

kaiser
25-10-2006, 11:03 PM
This site is quite good for competition cars etc.

http://www.fastroadandtrack.co.uk/

Angelis
25-10-2006, 11:08 PM
I had a VW Golf GTi 16V. Quick car...but boring.

How does that car compare to the pug?

Tim
26-10-2006, 12:08 AM
My 1st car was a 205XR (1.4) - I loved that car and always wanted to get a 1.9GTi. Would definitely buy one in the future.

Had many happy times in my 205 until a dozy woman piled into the back of me and shunted me into the car in front and wrote it off! :cry3: :cry3: :cry3:

I used to go to many Peugeot Sport Club meets, and good source for info and cars for sale. Always a wide range of cars from rally cars to track to standard and a lot of heavily modified ones! - Anyone remember the Dimma body kits?! - outrageous! :grin:

Have still got a few parts knocking about if you buy one and need anything, let me know! - Got some nice PSC floor Mats and rubber mats and a few other bits and pieces, still got service book and tonnes of receipts etc too - loved the car too much to let go:)

http://www.peugeotsportofficialownersclub.co.uk/

came accross these sites also while looking for PSC site, which may be interesting: http://www.peugeot-gti.org
http://www.peugeot205gti.co.uk/

rmdferrari
26-10-2006, 12:23 AM
I had a VW Golf GTi 16V. Quick car...but boring.

How does that car compare to the pug?

Golf 16v = 138bhp
1.9 GTi = 130bhp (125 after '91 I believe)

Pug lighter than the Golf, and being an 8v car rather than 16v ... the torque was much lower down... so by the time the guy in the Golf was "on cam" the 205 has squirted down the road.

The only real advantage to Golf 16v had over the 1.9 GTi, was when it was driven by a relative novice. The Golf would understeer all day long if you went into a corner too deep or fast.... whereas a 1.9 could be coaxed into delicious slides by lifting off the throttle, hence tightening the line (but you had to catch'em pretty quick):grin:

Edit: The 1.6GTi 205 handled better than the 1.9. Narrower tyres, easier to tell when it was letting go. Just 115bhp, but hardly anything between then in real terms.

Hud
26-10-2006, 07:52 AM
Edit: The 1.6GTi 205 handled better than the 1.9. Narrower tyres, easier to tell when it was letting go. Just 115bhp, but hardly anything between then in real terms.

You are correct - I also understand the 309GTi handled even better in race situations but never had the same cult status

20valveturbo
26-10-2006, 11:16 AM
You are correct - I also understand the 309GTi handled even better in race situations but never had the same cult status

my mate had a mint 309 gti brooklands and that was awesome in the twisty bits. Metallic green, leather interior, wooden sterring wheel, very tasteful. Not many around now.

tonyh
26-10-2006, 11:20 AM
my mate had a mint 309 gti brooklands and that was awesome in the twisty bits. Metallic green, leather interior, wooden sterring wheel, very tasteful. Not many around now.

i remember that car , looked good :dude:

Hud
26-10-2006, 11:24 AM
i remember that car , looked good :dude:

Indeed. Same time as Brooklands 2.8 Capri - no?

rmdferrari
26-10-2006, 11:40 AM
Indeed. Same time as Brooklands 2.8 Capri - no?

Brooklands 280 Capris were '87-'88. Think the last 309's (in Brooklands Green) were a bit later.... '91-'92????

20valveturbo
26-10-2006, 01:12 PM
i think my friends was a 93 on a k.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1993-PEUGEOT-309-GTI-GOODWOOD-GREEN_W0QQitemZ270044412698QQihZ017QQcategoryZ9859 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem :thumbsup:

tonyh
26-10-2006, 01:14 PM
i think my friends was a 93 on a k.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1993-PEUGEOT-309-GTI-GOODWOOD-GREEN_W0QQitemZ270044412698QQihZ017QQcategoryZ9859 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: Remember the electric blue special paintjob on last 205 1.9's ? Loved that :dude:

Hud
26-10-2006, 01:22 PM
:thumbsup: Remember the electric blue special paintjob on last 205 1.9's ? Loved that :dude:

you mean 'Miami':dude:

I had laser green for a while :dude: :dude:

rmdferrari
26-10-2006, 01:42 PM
you mean 'Miami':dude:

I had laser green for a while :dude: :dude:

Spot on Rob.... loved both those colours, "Miami" blue just pips it. :thumbsup: Mine was black... did look quite tough. :grin:

20valveturbo
26-10-2006, 05:10 PM
did the laser green not have the red carpets like all of the other gti's?

I'm sure i looked at one to buy and didn't want it because it didn't have red carpets:huh: