bubstar said:100% Agree. In their day no other 'hot hatch' could touch a 5 GT in a straight line. The Pug' may have had a better chassis but that didn't matter because you'd left him behind at the last set of lights.....
I had 2 of these R5's back in the day and I loved them, Still like them now but of course wouldnt have one. Mine was Pearlecent 'anything' I had more flips in mine than the dreamcoat itself. Slammed 80mm rear, 100mm front, extremely low and loved every head jerking, jaw banging minute of it. 170-ish BHP and I was wrapping it round the country side no probs. Had some interesting plays with the 'Astra GTE 8v and the 16v. Underestimated in their days.
Chavvy now maybe but noway chavvy back then.
..but back in them days no one cared about how ridiculous your ride looked, Whether you was driving a **** or classic,
aslong as it had 15" alloys on it!!
The 205 was a much better car especially those that had the Mi16 engine in them.
The renault's bonnet didn't even open the right way!