1987 Peugeot 205 Junior 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Quite good for a 1st car
Tappets, the noise the engine made sounded like it was on its way out, which was a shame because it was a nice little car, which I would have kept longer, if the rust wasn't quite so bad and the engine was better.
While I'm on the subject on the engine, after I got it, I discovered it was an Chrysler Alpine engine!
Seats looked worse for wear.
Not a bad first car, pretty nippy for a 1.0 litre - I had over 90mph out of it (though acceleration was slow!).
Handling was good for its size, it didn't shake all over the place.
Interior: seats were a nice sporty blue colour and quite comfortable.
I definitely recommend a 205 as a first car, just don't go for a 1.6 or 1.9 GTi until you've had some no claims!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2001
25th Nov 2001, 06:57
Sorry. The engine is not from a Chrysler/Talbot Alpine. It's from a Talbot Samba.
20th Jan 2002, 14:08
Talbot and peugeot are the same company, the alpine uses the same engine as the horizon.
22nd Jan 2002, 04:24
In the last two months I've had to replace the front two brake callipers!
I've only had the car for a year. apart from that, good car.
22nd Dec 2004, 19:25
My Pug has sprung a leak in the boot? I don't have a clue where it is coming from at all.
But other than that its doing well for a 1987,.9 model. Bit slow, but I'm still learning to drive so I can't complain.
If anyone has any ideas about the leak in the boot, please tell me!