1991 Peugeot 205 GTi Mi16 1.9 16v petrol from UK and Ireland
1.9 Amazing, 1.9 16v Breathtaking
Gasket on manifold 3 times.
Drive shafts, both sides.
The best thing I ever did was to have an Mi16 engine conversion. Although the original 1.9 130 BHP engine was quick, it never quite matched the amazing handling, although it was still quicker than my GTE. The Mi16 engine should have been an original item to turn the 205 into the all time ultimate 160 BHP hot hatch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th June, 2000
25th Apr 2001, 03:34
The original engine wasn't fast enough? blimey! I only lost a few traffic light races in my bog-standard 1.9 8v!
You're right that the handling far out-performed the engine, but that's not a criticism of the engine, it's praise of one of the best suspension set-ups ever engineered; better that some Lotus and certainly better than the MR2 I bought to replace it.
11th Sep 2001, 08:44
I've had my 205 Mi16 for 3 years now and it still puts a large grin on my face when I put the foot down. I have yet to meet a car that would out-perform it.
I bought an Impreza Turbo recently, but I couldn't bring myself to sell the 205. The performance of the 205 is scary. The satisfaction you get when you waste other quick cars in the 205 is addictive.
This car will be a rare, highly desirable classic in a few years - so build yours now!
8th Aug 2003, 08:16
Awesome Super car performance for hot hatch money, I've had my 205 mi16 for a year now and have taken on everything from porsches to cosworths and given them a run for there money.
Will never sell this car its just stupidly fast and if you haven't got one then get one!