1989 Peugeot 205 GR 1.4i from Norway
A cheap high performance car that never breaks down!
Nothing out of the ordinary.
Driveshaft on one side (180,000km).
The car is the best cars you can own if you look at petrol consumpsion, part prices, reliability and things like that. The car can hit 60 miles an hour (100 km/h) in 10 seconds! We tried the top speed (in Germany) and 105 mph(180 km/h) was no problem!
No rust at all (after 12 years with Norwegian roads). The original rust treatment is absolutely perfect.
Great car to drive to work with! It starts every day. Buy one now, take good care of it and save money! You will never regret it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2000
13th Jan 2001, 18:06
I've got a GR (carb version), but with slight modifications. The GR has the same engine as an XS, except a smaller carb and longer gear ratios. I changed the carb to one off an XS, which makes for a much quicker car, plus lower revs while going down motorways (about 3000 something rpm at 90mph). It pegs off the speedo at over 110mph no problem - going well past that by reckoning from the rev counter I added.
Agree with the car's good handling.
Had to get the gearbox reconditioned, new starter motor, driveshafts are in need of replacement..