1989 Peugeot 205 Automatic 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Fantastic - though maybe a smaller engine?
Nothing at all mechanically. Replaced all 4 tyres as they were still the originals.
A very comfortable, powerful Automatic. Easy to drive. Top of range in 1989 came with power steering, central locking etc. Nice interior, off-white body with body colour sub-bumper curtains.
Very quick, but is more costly to run that cars with smaller engines - and is noticeable. Only the second owner from new, so the car is immaculate.
It's a tribute to Peugeot that this 205 is still in near-showroom condition 14 years on with not a bit of rust or corrosion or any faults at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th November, 2002
I have a Peugeot 205 auto,1580 cc.,"j" reg,19000 miles on the clock from new, I have just fitted BOSCH 510 spark plugs to it, state of the art,4 pin electrodes,"£22 well spent in Halfords, no more flat spots, and it takes off like a rocket, with the price of petrol right now, no matter what car you drive, use 4 pin spark plugs, I think you will make the cost back in 1 month, I did. The old plugs were perfect, but I threw them out, if you use 1 pin spark plugs, you are still in the stone age.,check out a start when your 10 or 20 below zero.
You want to know something?I had a crash a few years back, I was in a Ford,3 m.p.h on a blind bend, I smashed the front bummper, no.plate, right wing,£350 to rebuild... the Peugeot got a scuff on the front bumper, I now drive a Peugeot.,its not a car, it's a Sherman tank. Peugeot cars are awesome.
...regarding a propane conversion, I found a place in North Herts, he tells me its £1000 for a 4 cylinder,£1500 for a 6 cylinder, and £2000 for an 8 cylinder, have any of you found a place that's less?I don't mind going 500 miles for a big discount, propane has just gone up a tad,"60% of petrol"...I can live with that...more, some cars are excempt from the congestion charge in London, like the 4000 cc Jeep, if it runs on propane, you save £2080 a year over 52 weeks, that's just on the charge alone.,and you fuel bill goes down 40%...not all cars will beat the congestion charge in London... the 205 will not, as it it was before the catalytic exhaust system.,that's my guess, I am still doing research on this. More techno info, to the 205 1560 cc auto I fitted Bosch 510 spark plugs,4 electrode, last week, it turns over 3 times and fires up, better than the 15 times on the "unipart" single electrode plugs my dealer fitted,1000 miles back, so I estimate my starter will burn out at 250,000 miles.,like it says on the pack.,"improved acceleration and superior starting performance".If you live in Scotland, Sweden, North America, or Canada, you need that.
Is it true there were not a lot of the '89 GTIs in automatic? Or a myth?