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