Re: 80's/90's Hot Hatches
I had a 205 GTi 1.6 in 1986. Terrific little car and I agree with Alfahorn, probably the best thing Peugeot ever did..even better than the 1.9 which was not so well balanced IMHO. T16 too wild for me.
Oddly enough my next car was a Golf GTi 8 valve, four door with unassisted steering. Better made than the Pug, more refined, and really just a very nice car with good perfromance rather than a 'hot hatch', but nowhere near the character. I enjoyed the Golf, but it didn't give me that 'special' feeling I got driving the Peugeot.
Liked them both, but for very different reasons