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View Poll Results: Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi
Subzero 16 29.09%
Cool 35 63.64%
Uncool 4 7.27%
Seriously Uncool 0 0%
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Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi

Terrific little hot hatch from Peugeot ... but is it cool?

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Borderline sub zero for me, but just one of the coolest hot hatches. Ever.
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Cool.

Assuming it's tidy and not a thrashed old shed, it looks even cooler now.
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Quick, fun, pretty. Cool.
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Cool unless its fallen into the hands of the baseball cap brigade
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Can I just say that I think that car was the true successor to the 'sud and sprint. Small, light, nimble etc etc
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sub zero for me but i am biased because i have one.
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Just falls into uncool for me.
It's a well-respected car for its handling and performance, and it doesn't really have a bad image in any way, but I can't point to anything that makes it cool.
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It was very highly regarded in its time but pretty flimsy . The clever wheel styling and quarter window shape made it look cooler than it should .
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Fabulous car, Pretty to look at, a blast to drive.

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In my opinion the 205 was the best looking hatchback design- pretty much of all time. It's virtually perfect from every angle given it's size and purpose. Genius. Quick and chuckable too. Spinnable 'an all.
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And I thought it was by Pininfarina...
Keeping track: I knew that. Or did I? - Telegraph
Ford certainly liked it when they did the Fiesta to compete with it
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And I thought it was by Pininfarina...
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Ford certainly liked it when they did the Fiesta to compete with it
Which Fiesta?
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The Fiesta mk3 Keithy. From 1989.
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I give it a "cool"
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Sub for me as i use to own one back in the 90's.
 
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sub zero for me but i am biased because i have one.


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Cool. Genre-defining, okay to look at and, most importantly, never heard a bad report from anyone I know that's driven one. Nothing to put it in the sub zero box for me though.
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See one of these everyday coming home from work and just looks really cool, as small car design goes it's pretty much perfect I reckon.
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A difficult call as during this era I had Suds and Sprints and, (in a friendly way), regarded these as the 'enemy' in the same way as I viewed Golf GTI's.
It was all nonsense banter of course but there was a definite culture of 'us and them' in the way that one would 'challenge' an XR3i.
Each individual had their own marque of choice, and sure, I can respect the 205 as a worthy opponent but always 'followed the faith' i.e. remained an Alfisti.
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They are a cool car but I prefer its big brother the 309gti

But then again I owned a 309gti goodwood for a few years.
Lovely car, full leather interior came as standard with optional mono wooden steering wheel and gear knob
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Same doors as a 205
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Same doors as a 205
But they are not as vertical .
My wife (girlfriend at the time ) had a 309gti as a company car and she found the throttle a bit sensitive for London!
The name in French sounds like "three-hundred new"
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