205 XS - impossible to find?

205 XS - impossible to find?

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gcpeters

Original Poster:

864 posts

196 months

Saturday 30th January
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Hello

I am on the prowl for a 205 XS, i can find GTI's no problem. Has anyone had any luck in finding one of these recently or are they going the way of the dodo

thanks!


The Rotrex Kid

23,804 posts

124 months

Saturday 30th January
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Howmanyleft says there’s just 78 taxed and 314 SORN so if say your chances are slim!!

stu_pid

8 posts

11 months

Sunday 31st January
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I bought mine in may 2020, and had been looking for ages. Since then I've probably only seen about 2-3 come up. Join some of the 205 facebook groups and put up a wanted post for one.

Old Merc

2,780 posts

131 months

Monday 1st February
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gcpeters said:
Hello

I am on the prowl for a 205 XS, i can find GTI's no problem. Has anyone had any luck in finding one of these recently or are they going the way of the dodo

thanks!
How deep is your pocket? these guys are asking £10K !! http://bourneandthomas.weebly.com/peugeot-205-xs.h...

gcpeters

Original Poster:

864 posts

196 months

Monday 1st February
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the hunt is on!! this might take a while..... thanks for the info!

i have seen that 10k one..... madness!

Old Merc

2,780 posts

131 months

Monday 1st February
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It looks like a one off, but £10K for a 205xs is taking the P.........Peugeot

Not a Diesel

31 posts

179 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Why an XS? Nostalgia? Friend used to have one in the mid 90's. Decent enough car. But not a classic surely.

I can understand a Rallye or a GTI.

Rallye for ultimate low weight carb fed.
1.6 for purity of GTI feel & original.
1.9 for 'muscle'

gcpeters

Original Poster:

864 posts

196 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Nostalgia!

I had one way back in the day and have been on the look out ever since smile

Stevil

10,181 posts

193 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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gcpeters said:
Nostalgia!

I had one way back in the day and have been on the look out ever since smile
I can appreciate that, my first car was a 205 XS and part of me would love one again. Mine ended up with a Janspeed exhaust and two big K&N filters on the twin weber carbs and it sounded fantastic. Then I crashed it and had a bodykit fitted and sprayed Kawasaki green... Think it ended up wrapped round a tree by the guy I eventually sold it onto.

gcpeters

Original Poster:

864 posts

196 months

Thursday 4th February
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Stevil said:
I can appreciate that, my first car was a 205 XS and part of me would love one again. Mine ended up with a Janspeed exhaust and two big K&N filters on the twin weber carbs and it sounded fantastic. Then I crashed it and had a bodykit fitted and sprayed Kawasaki green... Think it ended up wrapped round a tree by the guy I eventually sold it onto.
Same for me, i also had the Janspeed exhaust with rotted through! I had the GTI bodykit on mine and loved that thing....

cknotty

61 posts

92 months

Thursday 4th February
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Great cars - I remember a few of us in our uni motor club having an XS, probably because they were easier to insure than a GTi. I bought my one for £300 after it had been owned by about 3 others in the club and done a fair few 12-cars and road rallies - and the rear beam somehow wasn't knackered! Mind you, was on its 2nd engine and 3rd gearbox by the time it got to me. I'd imagine a lot of them were broken for their gearboxes for rally spares as the XS had the shorter ratio box.


tonyvid

9,398 posts

207 months

Thursday 4th February
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gcpeters said:
Nostalgia!

I had one way back in the day and have been on the look out ever since smile
I understand that - I had a Citroen Visa GT which was very similar with, I think, the same 1360cc engine on twin carbs and it was simply brilliant, I loved that car and they have practically vanished from the planet now. The only bad bit was the very weird and specific Michelin TRX tires it needed as they were twice the price of anything else.

tonyvid

9,398 posts

207 months

Thursday 4th February
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In fact they are almost extinct - ~I've just checked on howmanyareleft and it is just 3 on sorn and that's it. Mine got written off in 1993 when some tt hit me head-on in a housing estate and even then there were only just over 500 by 1994. I only over saw one other in the 10years I had it so they were pretty thin on the ground to start with. Good luck with your XS hunt, my father had one for many years and loved it!

Searider

902 posts

219 months

Friday 5th February
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Not a Diesel said:
Why an XS? Nostalgia? Friend used to have one in the mid 90's. Decent enough car. But not a classic surely.

I can understand a Rallye or a GTI.

Rallye for ultimate low weight carb fed.
1.6 for purity of GTI feel & original.
1.9 for 'muscle'
I had an XS back in the day and it was a proper little rocket having very short gearing- very similar to a Rallye I imagine. Had it a year whilst I became old enough to insure a 1.9.

Ben Lowden

2,997 posts

141 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Monday 15th February
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I will forever regret not buying my mates after college when I was offered it for £150 cry

Joey Deacon

3,377 posts

140 months

Monday 15th February
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Old Merc said:
gcpeters said:
Hello

I am on the prowl for a 205 XS, i can find GTI's no problem. Has anyone had any luck in finding one of these recently or are they going the way of the dodo

thanks!
How deep is your pocket? these guys are asking £10K !! http://bourneandthomas.weebly.com/peugeot-205-xs.h...
Plus that is a phase 1. My first decent car was a G reg 205 XS in 1994 with 60K on the clock and one owner from new. Compared to the C reg Escort 1.3 I was driving at the time it felt like brand new.

The 1360 TU3S only had 85 BHP but it was a revvy little thing and sounded nice with the twin choke carburetor. As has already been said, it also felt quicker than it should due to the very short gearing of the gearbox.

I loved it, I think it was a much better car than the (admittedly thrashed by the previous owners) 1.6 GTi that replaced it.

The XS to me felt perfect, light, great handling, sweet little engine and lovely short gear rations.

gcpeters

Original Poster:

864 posts

196 months

Monday 15th February
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Well, i am still looking! There is a st box of one on Gumtree and a rolling shell on ebay and that's about it...


ReverendCounter

4,586 posts

140 months

Monday 15th February
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If you register here for free you can get access to the market place (Peugeot Sport UK) and forums - someone may be able to point you in the right direction: https://pscuk.net/registers/pscuk-forum-member/

It seems you've already signed up to the 205GTiDrivers forums, so I'll remove that suggestion.

Edited by ReverendCounter on Monday 15th February 16:39

stu_pid

8 posts

11 months

Wednesday 17th February
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stu_pid said:
I bought mine in may 2020, and had been looking for ages. Since then I've probably only seen about 2-3 come up. Join some of the 205 facebook groups and put up a wanted post for one.
Coincidentally there have been 2 listed on 205 Facebook groups in the last week. Did you see them?

gcpeters

Original Poster:

864 posts

196 months

Thursday 18th February
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ahhh no!

i am not on facebook! anyone got a link?