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Hello all

Postby 205 gti » 26 Jan 2013, 21:57

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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Re: Hello all

Postby citronut » 26 Jan 2013, 22:23

hi and welcome

look here and click "online service's in the second box down the right of the screen

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/onlineservic ... rvices.htm
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Regards, malcolm.

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 » 27 Jan 2013, 07:21

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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Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

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Re: Hello all

Postby Northern_Mike » 27 Jan 2013, 07:26

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 » 27 Jan 2013, 07:43

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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Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

Northern_Mike
x 53

Re: Hello all

Postby Northern_Mike » 27 Jan 2013, 07:44

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 » 27 Jan 2013, 07:56

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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Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

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Re: Hello all

Postby Hell Razor5543 » 27 Jan 2013, 09:08

A fully functional version of Citroens' recent concept supercar? With all costs covered?
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ex Xantia 2.0HDi LX

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Re: Hello all

Postby CitroJim » 27 Jan 2013, 09:59

Well, no, actually James what I really want is a V6 Xantia Exclusive Auto Activa estate 8-)
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Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

Northern_Mike
x 53

Re: Hello all

Postby Northern_Mike » 27 Jan 2013, 10:41

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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Re: Hello all

Postby Hell Razor5543 » 27 Jan 2013, 11:21

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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ex Xantia 2.0HDi LX

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Out amongst the stars, looking for a world of my own!

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Re: Hello all

Postby citronut » 27 Jan 2013, 11:31

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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Regards, malcolm.

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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CitroJim
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Re: Hello all

Postby CitroJim » 27 Jan 2013, 14:58

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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Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

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Re: Hello all

Postby blackbeard » 27 Jan 2013, 20:17

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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Current French machine:
2002 Citroen C5 2.0 16v Automatic (petrol)

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 » 27 Jan 2013, 20:26

The 205GTI back in the day - vintage Clarkson:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOfEuKSxQfU
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Current French machine:
2002 Citroen C5 2.0 16v Automatic (petrol)

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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