1988 Peugeot 205 GLD 1.8 diesel from UK and Ireland
A cheap, cheerful and fast little motor
Mainly routine things, new timing belt every 48k miles etc etc, oil changes every 5k. No major disasters. Timing is currently not right but this will be easily fixed with a new belt.
The gear linkages are a bit weak: made of bits of coathanger and little ball joints, this will not take much thrashing when my Mother drives it.
An excellent car. Top speed 95mph, 0-60 in under 20 secs! The engine seems to go on forever and the body work is entirely rust free.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2000