26th Oct 2001, 16:59

This car rules!

You're right about the wheel centres, but I'm not paying £15 each from Peugeot!

7th Feb 2002, 08:02

Only happy faces for 205's with a turbo diesel. Fast, economical AND reliable engine, fills up the space under the hood completely. And it's packaged in a fantastic bodywork ('83!!) design.

It easily cruises +90 MPH for long times but it isn't really a traffic light racer. As soon as the car is in third gear, you just wave the others goodbye and press the gas pedal a bit more.

However, it's true about the interior, things breaking off and color fading of plastic parts. The seats are very comfortable, not too soft. Nice ride overall.

18th May 2002, 11:52

Not much more to say about the beast, would love to have owned one from new.

Your right about the bodywork dents easily.

The parts are quite expensive, but you can say that about any French car.

9th Jun 2003, 08:31

I love Peugeots, but why oh why are the drive shafts/ cv joints so poor. Nearly everything else about the cars is rock solid, but I wouldn't have another for this reason.

30th Jun 2003, 05:57

Have owned my STDT for 10 months now, and what a cracking little car!! I bought it from an auction for £550 (1993 full service, one owner from new with 131000 showing on the clock)

I have replaced the alloys for 15" items and replaced the interior,front suspension and rear beam from a 1.9 GTI what a difference, I can now carry lots more corner speed and so keep up with most things on the twisty bits!

Had the boost sensor reset so that the turbo cuts in much earlier and lasts through out the rev range.

What a great car.

12th Feb 2004, 06:54

I just bought an STDT about 3 weeks ago, for &850,117k on clock, all original down to the 14" alloys, Very quick when you get the hang of the turbo.

It's the smoothest car I have owned yet, going to invest in a dump valve and a air filter for it. One thing that I have noticed is that when you do race somebody and win when you stop and they hear it's a diesel they look very sheepish.

2nd Apr 2006, 07:42

I agree, the 205 turbo diesels are a very good car.

I have a GRDT model with a few modifications, like a mongoose exhaust system, k&n induction, turbo boost and fueling upped to 18psi and a one off dump valve and intake manifold. now runs around 130 give or take 5bhp and runs a dream with 60mph easily achieved in 8 seconds. the 205 turbo diesels rule! good choice of car my man!

29th Jan 2009, 19:02

No way this engine will give 130bhp on std bottom end or without an intercooler. The engine will just melt if the turbo boost is wound up to 18psi.