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Peugeot 205 GTi

In 1984 Peugeot launched the 205 1.6 GTi, which not only changed Peugeot's image forever, but also set a new benchmark for 'hot hatches' eight years after the legendary Golf GTI had raised the bar. Weak points, rust traps, and potential mechanical defects are all laid bare by an expert for the would be buyer. Clear 205-specific photos illustrate problem areas and good points too, as well as model variations. The author also embraces customized and mechanically modified cars. A unique points scoring system lets you evaluate your potential purchase like and expert and also to determine which price category it should fall into. With both mileage and particularly condition having a marked affect on potential prices, the author gives sound advice on what is worth restoring and what, however tempting, is likely to cost a new owner an unrecoverable fortune. Weak points, rust traps, and potential mechanical defects are laid out for the reader, with clear 205-specific guidelines offered on the practicalities of rectifying such problems.
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Table of Contents

Introduction - the purpose of this book 1 Is it the car for you? - marriage guidance 2 Cost considerations - affordable, or a money pit? 3 Living with a 205 GTI & CTI- will you get along together? 4 Relative values - which model for you? 5 Before you view - be well informed 6 Inspection equipment - these items will really help 7 Fifteen minute evaluation - walk away or stay? 8 Key points - where to look for problems 9 Serious evaluation - 60 minutes for years of enjoyment 10 Auctions - sold! Another way to buy your dream 11 Paperwork - correct documentation is essential! 12 What's it worth to you? - let your head rule your heart! 13 Do you really want to restore? - it'll take longer and cost more than you think 14 Paint problems - a bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles 15 Lack of use problems - just like their owners, 205 GTis need exercise! 16 The Community - key people, organisations and companies in the 205 GTi world 17 Vital statistics - essential data at your fingertips Index

About the Author

Originally into the classic Mini scene, Jon Blackburn served his 'apprenticeship,' as he puts it, running a modified Mini for a number of years, before moving up to a Peugeot 205 GTI. The author has experienced the ups and downs of owning, repairing, and maintaining these still benchmark hot hatches for over seven years. He is a member of the Peugeot Sport Official Owners Club and the forum. He also owns and runs a TVR, which he claims is almost as much fun as the 205 - when it's working! A move from marketing into publishing has allowed Jon to share with you some of his 205 GTI experiences and 'petrol head' enthusiasm, putting it into writing for this, his first published book.


This book is perfect should you you wish to buy a 205 or even currently own one. Its packed full of all the details you need to know and is an ideal guide to take with you when you go to veiw a car. Great value for money, well written and great detailed pictures. - Lizb-23 Really well written book by knowledgable enthusiast. Full of just the right sort of information when buying or owning a 205 GTI. Plenty of good colour pictures, too. Without a doubt every owner or would-be owner should own a copy. Highly recommended. - Rob K - Reviews -

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