I bought it 18 months ago and it needed a respray due to a dodgy paint job after a previous owner had it keyed.
205 GTi engines are naturally tappety - all Pug specialists tell me this is nothing to worry about.
The clutch is on its way out (55k genuine?? miles on the clock) and it's just developed a hole in the top of the radiator.
Electrical problem following stereo install - battery keeps going flat.
Sunroof (inflating type) leaks, but only since it was taken out and re-fitted for the respray.
The 205 is a great drivers' car.
Oversteer was pretty bad on the standard suspension, but a Spax PSX kit sorted it.
The standard brakes faded badly, so I had those upgraded to AP four-pot calipers. It's like throwing an anchor out the back!
This car has been heavily featured in Max Power and has had over £16,000 spent on it. Here's what I've learnt:
Don't fit 17in wheels, they scrape like you wouldn't believe.
Nitrous injection gives a whopping 70bhp incease for about £10,000. The engine's become more tappety since it was fitted. Could be coincidence.
Fitted Megaleads (plug leads) but they cause major interference on MW stations.