1993 Peugeot 205 Reviews - Page 4 of 7

1993 Peugeot 205 gtx 1.4 injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 injection Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles

Summary:

A low insurance pocket rocket with up to date styling

Faults:

No problems at all!

General Comments:

I am 18 years old and for a first car you cannot wish for any more!

For a 1400cc it is very quick off the mark and I have surprised many of my friends wish just how fast it really is!

The car cost me £1500 and came with electric windows and remote central locking. It came with a full Peugeot service history, a recent full Peugeot respray in silver and a number of tasteful modifications that I have added to!

The car now has 15inch five spoke alloys, Ecosse mesh bumper, mesh grill, many colour coded parts, Janspeed exhaust, clear lights all round, bucket seats and many other modifications!

The car has been excellent as I have not experienced a single problem and the insurance is only group 7 so it is very cheap.

I would recommend this car to anybody especially young drivers as it offers great performance, fantastic looks and is very easy to modify!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2002

6th Jan 2007, 12:23

I've had this car for over a year, absolutely loved it, Very nippy and suprised many. Sadly It got towed away.. and now I am definitely after another one!

1993 Peugeot 205 Automatic 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

A timeless piece of motor car design

Faults:

There is a programmer in the engine compartment on this model which seems to send out confusing signals eg.

Warning light indicating low oil level and high temperature, yet both check out correctly on inspection.

General Comments:

This is the fourth 205 I've owned and definitely the most sophisticated, the previous models being a GR. SR and Roland Garros.

Being an automatic the car tends to be more sluggish than a manual transmission.

Fuel consumption is poor (about 20mpg urban cycle) ; why is this?

Seats and boot are small and the ride is hard like all 205's (what happened to those comfy 204's and 304's with seats like armchairs, a massive boot and a ride like no other car)

On the positive side the car, like all 205's, is very responsive, cute, timeless, reasonably rust free and a pleasure to drive and park (which is why I continue to buy them)

This particular model (one of the last to come off the production line), has power assisted steering, alloy wheels from the Roland Garros, electric windows, lights warning alarm, full sun roof, immobiliser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2002

23rd May 2007, 03:17

I used to own an automatic 205 - liked it a lot until the head gasket went, and as it was a banger anyway decided to sell it for parts rather then mend it.

Your poor fuel consumption is most likely down to a couple of things. 1: the automatic gearbox; auto's generally use more juice than manual equivalents. 2: Check that the automatic choke is working properly! Mine was a old and worn out - unless yours is fuel injected, in which case, it's probably issue number one!

1993 Peugeot 205 Rallye 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles

Summary:

Low budget screamer

Faults:

Engine mounting failed at 50,000 miles.

Exhaust system blew.

Head gasket blew at 65,000.

Seats started to wear very badly.

My clutch went at 48,000 and again at 60,000.

General Comments:

The car felt pretty nippy in standard form, however, I have since treated it to a gas-flowed and ported cylinder head, a full performance exhaust system, a K&N air filter, Kent fast-road camshaft kit, and a set of twin 40 dcoe carburettors and it bloody flies. It has just made 130 HP on the rolling road and it eats GTI's for breakfast.

The seats have been replaced with the half leather, late spec GTI interior which is much better quality than the original seats, but comfort levels are just as brilliant as before, and very supportive.

The car is a bit noisy on long journeys, but not bad for a car of this specification as it is purely a drivers car.

The handling on this car is by far the most rewarding I have ever experienced and really does inspire confidence like no other car. This is helped by the lower and stiffer springs and dampers I have fitted, as well as uprated bushes.

Overall I would have to say that this car has to be the best pocket rocket to buy and modify on a low budget!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2002

10th Sep 2002, 09:33

Strange...I have the same car for 17 years and 115000 miles with the same 1.4 l motor and everything (but for the alternator at 65000 miles) is the original stuff. Maybe your car has not been serviced properly, or brutalised by the the previous owner...

10th Sep 2002, 14:41

Cracking car mate! I remember driving one of these (standard) and laughing like an idiot. My mate has a modified 106 Rallye kicking out about 125 bhp and that's a giggle too. Enjoy! Nothing handles like a Pug!

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 21 reviews