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Offline Exonian

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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #10 on: 11 September 2019, 21:29 »
Good to see the interior shots too :afro:  :smiley:
Nostalgia!
Keep ‘em coming!
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Offline Hebegeebee

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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #11 on: 12 September 2019, 18:29 »
Wow, that Pug is lovely. There can’t be too many good ones left floating about, especially the 1.9 versions. The best of luck with it.
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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #12 on: 12 September 2019, 21:05 »
Wow, that Pug is lovely. There can’t be too many good ones left floating about, especially the 1.9 versions. The best of luck with it.

Thanks. They were sold in big numbers back then and quite a few still going, though you have to wait a long time to find a good original 1.9
I do get the impression there are more 205s advertised than mk2 golfs, I suspect many are  being brought back from the dead because of the money they’re fetching.
Thanks for your kind comments.
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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #13 on: 05 March 2020, 22:18 »
... and an old Lancia.
When discussion on another thread turned to “ which car does white van man 👍 “ I thought I’d update this old thread rather than hijack another!

One of the more memorable weekends in the last 6 months was when my brother brought his lancia delta integrale up from down south. We drove that and the 205 back to back on Friday night. We had waited a while to get the 2 together-  it was like that blackadder scene when lord flashheart  meets his german counterpart ( “ finally the 2 great gentlemen flyers meet “)



My brother had one back in the mid 90s. He had to sell when his work took him abroad. I remember back then he took me out on a drive one day. He took a tight bend at such astonishing speed ( or so I thought at the time) to genuinely frighten me. He said I went quiet for several minutes afterwards. I didn’t want to admit it- but in truth i did nearly sh!t myself.
He bought another one on return to blighty around 10 years ago- the yellow one pictured above.
It’s a great car- though not nearly as enjoyable as my 205- not in my view anyway.
It doesn’t scare me nearly as much now. I think the golf is quicker and corners harder- certainly in dry conditions. I’m sure it would be no match for a TCR.
I’m looking forward to him bringing it up again so we can drive it back to back with the golf.
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1988 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9

Offline CookieMonsterGTi

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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #14 on: 05 March 2020, 22:26 »
Drove past a 205 1.6 gti just this weekend. So cool. Always wanted one when I was younger and to be honest would still love to have one now as a second car if money wasn’t so strong for them.

Very jealous  :smiley:
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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #15 on: 05 March 2020, 23:04 »
Drove past a 205 1.6 gti just this weekend. So cool. Always wanted one when I was younger and to be honest would still love to have one now as a second car if money wasn’t so strong for them.

Very jealous  :smiley:

Do it if you can. I'm not sure they fetch the money they're advertised for- you see many of these cars sat in dealers for months on end.
I paid 8k for a very well looked after 1988 car. No regrets whatsoever.
To use as a second car it makes financial sense. I've done 1500 miles in 6 months- mileage I would otherwise have done in the golf.
I think it has also enhanced my enjoyment of driving the golf- I look forward to driving each car.
Yup, I feel pretty lucky.
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1988 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9

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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #16 on: 06 March 2020, 12:17 »
I can say one thing - I prefer the Pug interior to the Mark 8  :grin:

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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #17 on: 06 March 2020, 14:24 »
So do i!



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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #18 on: 06 March 2020, 14:43 »
Hard plastics in the rear!!!

Say it isn't so!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Hot Hatch Heaven- an old Pug and a new Golf
« Reply #19 on: 06 March 2020, 14:47 »
I would have loved the option of red carpets in the TCR  :cool:
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