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Pug 206 gti

Discussion in 'Other Brands & Models' started by Randomjim, Nov 9, 2007.

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    My sisters decided she wants a 206 gti proberably because it's a pretty colour :sadlike: Anything i should look out for with these apart from the usual?
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    What age? In all a cracking car but older versions could suffer from an engine cut out when it got too hot.
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    Agreed apart from a ridiculous driving position good cars to drive.

    They're french so made of paper check all the bodywork.

    Check CV joints and ball joints as these are a bit weak.

    check its not leaking any water into it anywhere, have heard of them letting water in through no apparent avenue.

    Thats all i know about em lol
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    Agreed, bad seating position! I still have my Quiksilver, and the pedals are offset to the right which plays havoc with my surgically corrected back.
    Build quality is pretty pants, but it is a good drive and is good looking!
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    Not sure what year it is, she's got a golf mk3 cab at the moment so i'm sure she will notice the build quality difference. 206 should be a lot quicker than her convertible tank though.

    I'll look out for those problems though, cheers guys.
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    Used to be a frequent user of www.206info.co.uk a knowledgeable site!
    The GTi's are quick for a 138bhp car, and do handle ok, plenty of lift-off oversteer like the 205's and predictable understeer when pushed to the max, not that I ever did with mine of course!
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    I don't think my sister will be doing lift of oversteer much but good to know in case i borrow it lol.
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    Well she bought one, £2245 in the end after a bit of haggling. Nice little car performance didn't impress me though and the pedals where too close together lol. But perfect for her.
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