The Peugeot 205 GTI is undoubtedly one of the hot hatch classics. The trouble is that Peugeot stopped making them in 1994 and the numbers are slowly ebbing away. While it’s still possible to find a good one for sale, as with all cars of this age you need to be wary about what you’re looking for and how much to pay.
That’s where the new Peugeot 205 GTI Buyers Guide comes in handy. Written by longterm 205 owner Jon Blackburn and published by Veloce press, this new book gives tons of information to help you buy a good 205 GTI. The book covers the 1.6 and 1.9-litre GTI, the cabriolet CTI and even the special editions such as the Miami Blue and Sorrento Green.
It’s packed full of pictures and useful tips, giving you the information you need to check the history of a car and how much you should be expecting to pay. One of the best features of the book is the points scoring system that allows you to make a proper judgement on your potential purchase and hopefully steer you away from the rust buckets.
This book is the latest in Veloce’s line of buyers guides and is up to their usual high standards. There’s even a digital version of the guide for the iPad which includes additional video guides.
If you buy a good 205 GTI now you could be owning a collectors’ item in a few years, buy a duff one and you could end up spending a small fortune keeping it running, so spending a tenner on a book such as this seems like a no-brainer!