Although you have just read a list of problems the car has thrown at me, don't let it put you off. I have had it now 5 days and I absolutely love it. I've changed all the plugs and leads, replaced the cap, arm, stat and starter (all easy for a DIY mechanic except the starter which required the removal of the inlet system).
There is a renowned problem with these cars with super rough idling and running which may need investigating. Mine was a simple bolt which had shook out hence letting too much air in on tickover. Full tuneup cured it and now she runs A1.
It has done a run round the earth 5 times looking at the speedo, but there is no smoke or noise.
Cheap to run and repair if you know a bit about cars. The engines are easy to work on and even easier to boost up. Various outlets sell products which help tickover problems and other glitches. Also they are easy modded, but avoid ones that have had a boy racer encounter (most of them)!
These cars made Peugeot what they are today, and for that honour, they are given a super high regard by all.
It's true they shame big cars in their handling, but, if you leather it into a corner and realise you ain't got the bottle, the second you come off the throttle the rear end will be leading the race into the bend and you have to pray thereafter.
Bulbs always pop on the dash and the speedo gearing can cause problems (especially if an internal cog shatters, driveshaft removal needed!)
Mine cost peanuts as the garage thought there were major problems with it, but it is fine after a little TLC.
Try others - then these, you won't find a better car than this if performance, style and safety is what you're after.