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Peugeot 205 GTI from € 4,800: The most genuine GTI comes from Peugeot

Hans-Dieter Seufert
Peugeot 205 GTI from € 4,800
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Today we sometimes shudder in memory of what we used to do - we got on the tandem without brakes Thrown down the mountain, hopped off the garage on a skateboard and plowed across the fields on Frank's coiffed moped, all without a helmet, but with bold courage. And if someone at 18 would have given us the P eugeot 205 GTI put in front of the door, we would have dashed off with it.

From 1988 there was the 205 GTI with 120 PS

To the magic of the Peugeot 205 GTI to deteriorate, it helps to have been young once and to have believed that nothing could ever happen to you. There has never been a truer successor to the wild Golf I GTI. While the VW doubled in the second generation, the 205 revs up to such an extent even with 104 hp. From 1988 there was the GTI with 120 hp 1.9-liter, which made it faster, but not better.

Because speed has nothing to do with speed for it, today even a VW bus accelerates faster . But now the Peugeot 205 GTI is below on the mountain, snorting in a somewhat bumpy idle. A couple of turns, then water and oil warmed up. Gas. A jolt, the short-stroke aluminum four-cylinder rushes up to the speed limit, the gearbox bubbles through the five gears. Others have to brake before bends, the light 205 GTI decelerates the incline. Then with the stiff, precise steering into the bend, brave the gas, the GTI grips the front around the bend, the rear dives behind. If you lift up, you spin.

Crash-proof as a packet of sugar

The last hairpin, then is the Peugeot 205 GTI at the summit. A car like him, light and crash-proof like a packet of sugar, eager to turn and untamed, reckless and carefree, will never exist again. For fear of our own courage.

The sporting qualities of the Peugeot 205 GTI are now well known. Some even demand that it should be given on prescription for the overweight cars that are on the streets today. The 205 GTI is not available as medicine, but you can get strong from 600 eurosused condition got 4 copies. Really good twos are available from around 4,800 euros (Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9); for the 1.6-liter with 104 hp, around 500 euros less are due (source for market prices: classic analytics, status 02/2015).


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