1990 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9i petrol from Australia and New Zealand
High perfomance, fun, good value but temperamental and not entirely reliable
Clutch slip got progressively worse, had to replace.
Muffler rusted through, exhaust system needed replacing.
I love the way this car goes, when it goes. The problem is how often it goes, it plays up when wet and has required two expensive pieces of work withing the first 8 months of ownership. Hopefully these are beyond me now and I can get back to enjoying it as a toy, although I may just get the belts done to be on the safe side.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2000
4th Jun 2001, 10:57
I do not belive you have ever owned a 205 GTi as they are very reliable, I have owned one for 6 years and have never had any problems. I find your report inaccurate and un-true.
28th Oct 2001, 13:36
Hehehe, he wouldn't be the only one to have problems with his GTi, loads of people seem to, however mine has been almost totally reliable in the 20 months I've had it, needing only a driveshaft, alternator, battery, and other minor things (1989 1.9), and I thrash it everywhere!