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Postby 205 gti » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Hi - just joined from Dublin.

I bought a UK 205 Gti 1.9 last year and have reregistered the car here - the guy I bought the car off had lost all paperwork and MOT records - is there anyway of getting copies as I would like to have the history.

Currently stripping all exterior trim getting ready for a "paint correction" "wet buff" - car is 1990 red (pinkish!).

Used Plasticare on trim and has come up very well - not sure how long it will last or should I put another coat on?
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Postby citronut » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:23 pm

hi and welcome

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http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/onlineservic ... rvices.htm
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Re: Hello all

Postby CitroJim » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:21 am

Welcome :-D

I had a 205GTi for a good few years in my younger days; a car I enjoyed immensely and still regret selling...

Too old for one now :(
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Re: Hello all

Postby Northern_Mike » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:26 am

CitroJim wrote:Welcome :-D

I had a 205GTi for a good few years in my younger days; a car I enjoyed immensely and still regret selling...

Too old for one now :(


UNLESS YOU ARE DEAD, YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD :evil:
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Re: Hello all

Postby CitroJim » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:43 am

Northern_Mike wrote:UNLESS YOU ARE DEAD, YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD :evil:


Nope, still alive last time I checked Mike... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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'98 Xantia 1.9TD in Red - Gabriel...
'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
'07 Pug 207 in Blue - The Deathtrap...
'16 Giant TCR Bike in Black/Lime Green - Daily rider...
'17 Giant TCR Pro Bike in Black/Blue - Fine weather only...

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Postby Northern_Mike » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:44 am

CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:UNLESS YOU ARE DEAD, YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD :evil:


Nope, still alive last time I checked Mike... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Then you should take the advice about it not being a rehearsal :-p
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Re: Hello all

Postby CitroJim » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:56 am

Northern_Mike wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:UNLESS YOU ARE DEAD, YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD :evil:


Nope, still alive last time I checked Mike... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Then you should take the advice about it not being a rehearsal :-p


Touché :) :lol:

Mike, I have a V6, I have an Activa and I have an XM. I'm very happy with my automotive collection. What more could I want? :-D
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Re: Hello all

Postby Hell Razor5543 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:08 am

A fully functional version of Citroens' recent concept supercar? With all costs covered?
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Postby CitroJim » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:59 am

Well, no, actually James what I really want is a V6 Xantia Exclusive Auto Activa estate 8-)
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'98 Xantia 1.9TD in Red - Gabriel...
'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
'07 Pug 207 in Blue - The Deathtrap...
'16 Giant TCR Bike in Black/Lime Green - Daily rider...
'17 Giant TCR Pro Bike in Black/Blue - Fine weather only...

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Postby Northern_Mike » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:41 am

Hell Razor5543 wrote:A fully functional version of Citroëns' recent concept supercar? With all costs covered?


I think a fully functional Citroen would be a start...
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Postby Hell Razor5543 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:21 am

Oh, come on, that's unfair. All Citroens are fully functional, it's just we don't always recognise that. Some function perfectly as a means of transport, others function just as well as a means of raising the blood pressure.
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Re: Hello all

Postby citronut » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:31 am

CitroJim wrote:

Mike, I have a V6, I have an Activa and I have an XM. I'm very happy with my automotive collection. What more could I want? :-D


maybe a rust bucket of a dersh ( 2CV ) 0r GS/A :shock: :-D :wink:
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current ride a BX 1.7 TZD estate
1986 MK1 BX 1.9na D Auto(in Mothman Andy's stable )
layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
purple and lilac metalic 2CV(VIOLET)registered to her in doors
1972 DS special been layed up aprox 31 years

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Re: Hello all

Postby CitroJim » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:58 pm

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:

Mike, I have a V6, I have an Activa and I have an XM. I'm very happy with my automotive collection. What more could I want? :-D


maybe a rust bucket of a dersh ( 2CV ) 0r GS/A :shock: :-D :wink:


Nope, in a past life maybe but I have my trinity of Citroens and no changes or additions to that trio are planned...

Even though I'd love a GS/A but it isn't going to happen...
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'98 Xantia 1.9TD in Red - Gabriel...
'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
'07 Pug 207 in Blue - The Deathtrap...
'16 Giant TCR Bike in Black/Lime Green - Daily rider...
'17 Giant TCR Pro Bike in Black/Blue - Fine weather only...

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Re: Hello all

Postby blackbeard » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:17 pm

Back in the day, and in the hands of someone who knew how to drive one, the 205GTI (1.9) was as quick as anything on the road.

Reminising to the mid 90's the 1.9 GTI was the only 'hot hatch' that could give my old 90's Honda Integra a work out. Escort RS Turbos and Astra GTEs were a worthy pray for the Honda at the lights, but not on the twisty bits. The 205 GTI was a different animal.

Be nice to see that old Honda of mine again - the only car I have ever owned that liked to be 'driven' (although with a narrow power band between 4500 and 7000 rpm it needed to be 'driven', and the low geared close ratio sports box made motorway driving a loud and thirsty experience).

Anyway, hope you have some fun with the 205 - just dont get tempted to remortgage the house to pay for the restoration / mods!
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Previous French machines (all auction finds):
2000 Citroen Xantia 1.8 16v (petrol)
1999 Peugeot 206 'Roland-Garos'
1998 Renault Laguna 1.8 8v (petrol)
1992 Renault 21 2.0 8v (petrol saloon)

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Re: Hello all

Postby blackbeard » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:26 pm

The 205GTI back in the day - vintage Clarkson:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOfEuKSxQfU
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Current French machine:
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Previous French machines (all auction finds):
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1998 Renault Laguna 1.8 8v (petrol)
1992 Renault 21 2.0 8v (petrol saloon)


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