205 GTi vs R5 GT Turbo

Discussion in 'Other Marques' started by Matt___, Jul 6, 2017.

205 or R5 GT Turbo

  1. 205 GTi

    50.0%
  2. R5 GT Turbo

    50.0%
  1. Matt___

    Matt___

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2016
    Location:
    Peterborough
    Trophy No.:
    116/500
    A debate as old as time I know!

    Looking at picking up an 80's hot hatch and fancy either a 205 GTi or R5 GT Turbo. Wondered if any of you have owned either of these and your thoughts on both? Which would you vote for?

    Matt

    5769661854_11bc078af4_b.jpg
     
  2. hoolio

    hoolio

    Messages:
    5,513
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Location:
    OXFORD
    Trophy No.:
    307/500
    I'm slightly biased so I won't answer but you will need serious coin for either now and tbh I would be looking for the most complete and sorted version of either as projects are almost no longer an option, not sure what spares are like for the 205 but they are now virtually non existent for the 5GTT, they are out there but people are now hanging on to them and the bun fight that ensues when something rare appears is a harsh lesson in economics.
     
  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave

    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    108
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Location:
    Blackpool
    Trophy No.:
    283/500
    My vote would be neither,
    Ive been lucky to own a few hot hatches , and also been back to re-drive one or two many years later, there NEVER the same as you remember them... Slow, coarse etc etc....
    Just my thoughts...
     
  4. hoolio

    hoolio

    Messages:
    5,513
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Location:
    OXFORD
    Trophy No.:
    307/500
    I think you're missing the point of the Trophy :smile: The joy of old hot hatches is that they are course seat of your pants driving and the 5 is not slow, I grin every time that Turbo dial flicks over to the right :smile:
     
    Miller likes this.
  5. Matt___

    Matt___

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2016
    Location:
    Peterborough
    Trophy No.:
    116/500
    I'll put my hands up and say there is a bit of nostalgia here, I always wanted a 'proper' hot hatch after passing my test and it's now become a bit of an itch I want to scratch. With regards to rarity, I've seen prices going up (and yeah, reckon 5 parts are likely more scarce) so my thought was I could buy something and then, hopefully, not drop any/too much money if I got rid in a few years.

    Still love the Trophy, that's not going anywhere and will continue to be pampered.... :grinning:
     
    Miller likes this.
  6. marrow

    marrow

    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Location:
    Cambs
    Completely agree. I was lucky to have owned a 5 GTT when I was 20 (back in the early 1990s! Insurance was £950 back then!!) And still fondly remember how it felt when the boost dial flicked clockwise. G75 WVU you are missed.
     
  7. FEDesignLtd

    FEDesignLtd

    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Cant comment on R5 I'm afraid, but my 205 is a great companion to the Trophy. By comparison, the 205 (1.9), is slower, no doubt, but is just so much fun! It's a challenge to drive smoothly which I really like. The ride is much softer than the Trophy too, which is quite charming. Servicable parts are easy enough to get, as are most other parts. More and more people are starting to reproduce exterior trim parts for them too, which is nice. Interior parts are most difficult to find I imagine.

    Do it!
     
    Matt___ likes this.
  8. dablk

    dablk

    Messages:
    1,108
    Likes Received:
    260
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Location:
    Warrington...nowhere near my T! ;(
    Trophy No.:
    147/500
    For me it would be the 205.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.