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Got the chance of a 205

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MarkLP, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. MarkLP

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    Hiya, im in abit of a dilemma. I have got chance of a peugeot 205 for £50! I know its probably not going to be in the best condition, new wing mirror is needed, and front left side panel has a dent in. Although I am thinking that im 17 in 8 months so maybe I could have my first car but also in the time do it up, which i would enjoy, and also would be learning at the same time.

    Anyone have any opinions on this please??

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. cymatty

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    For £50 get it, get it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. The_Dark_Side

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    as long as the tin worm hasn't been using the car as a base of operations for a decade, buy it.
    if it's a lost cause (and at this age+price that's perfectly possible) then avoid unless you want to strip it and sell for spares which would return more than fifty quid anyway.
     
  4. MarkLP

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    you reckon? I might be swapping it for an older mini moto I have. Its a mates brothers car. What would insurance be like?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  5. rG-tom

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    depends what engine it is as to insurance :)

    Tom.
     
  6. Chronos-X

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    205 driver here :)

    They're great fun, nice and light, and the look has held up surprisingly well for a 1983 design.
     
  7. Enfield

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    Which 205 is it?
     
  8. MarkLP

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    im not sure. Going to try and find out. Anyone know how much a new passenger side front wing and a wingmirror would be please??

    Cheers
     
  9. Enfield

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    Don't know about new but you'll be able to pick some up front a scrap yard for next to nothing.

    How many litres is it?
     
  10. MarkLP

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    I don't know any specs on it yet. Just that its a Peugeot 205, white, has a dent in the front left wing and abit on the passengers door?

    Mark
     
  11. Chronos-X

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    Get the reg and we can get you the full lowdown on it (including whether its ever been in trouble) :)
     
  12. The_Dark_Side

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    @ the OP
    take a magnet with you and checkout the bottom of the rear quarter panel for filler.
    they ALL suffer in this area (among many others)
     
  13. Enfield

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    Last edited: 26 Mar 2006
  14. The_Dark_Side

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  15. Chronos-X

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    Yeah my 205 is rust-free too, from '91 :)
     
  16. Chronos-X

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  17. Enfield

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    Lol yeah.

    Only got the pay out cheque for that a couple of days ago and that happened on 2nd December last year!
     
  18. MarkLP

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    Cheers for the info. I think its an F reg.. I will try to find out the full registration though!

    Mark
     
  19. Lopéz

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    Oh yes they do :p Believe me, I've bodged this exact area myself in the past. I used Chemical Metal, expanding insulation foam (you know, the orange stuff you squirt into a roof) and sealed it all in with some astonishingly heavy duty floor paint. Nobody at the MOT station raised an eyebrow ;)

    Even the later ones rot. I've seen some horrific K plate GTi's, rotten down every seam. Miami blue ones seem very prone to this for reasons unbeknown to me.
     
  20. MarkLP

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    hope you don't mind but I added you to msn last night Lopez. Saw your rally thread so thought you might be the man to talk to! :)