No sooner had I bought the bus, this little bad boy is sitting in the garage:
Bonnet popped in this one:
I haven't really had the opportunity to take any decent pics of it yet as I got it last Monday and haven't really had a chance to do a lot.
I know some (most!) will not appreciate a good old fashioned Pug, but trust me these things are great fun. Specs from the internet:
1294cc 8v Capacity (cm³) 100bhp @ 7200rpm Maximum Power 80lbs/ft @ 5400rpm Maximum Torque 121bhp per tonne Power/Weight Ratio 825 Car Weight (kg) 113 Top Speed (mph) 3.5 0-30mph (secs) 9.6 0-60mph (secs)
So on paper it's not that quick. Nippy at most. But what the stats don't tell you is that this is the most exciting 'out of the box' car I've driven. I like them so much this is my 3rd (2 x S1's and 1 x S2). The S1's are slower but more fun as they're less refined and have less grip (older chassis, thinner wheels). The 1.3 engine is also happier to rev than the 1.6 in the S2. The acceleration is only really noticeable at 5k revs + but Peugeot nailed the gear ratios just right so if you rev it to the read line and change up it's right back in the 'power' band (if you can call it that ). It takes some concentration to drive hard as if you let the revs drop it's just a 1.3 and bogs down horrendously. Seriously good fun though as you can adjust the cars line through a corner so easily with your right foot - so intuitive.
Anyway, this one is less than perfect. I paid a fair price for it and it runs well, pulls hard for a Rallye and has 12 months MOT. If I keep the right way up and add no more dents, it'll be worth what I paid or more almost guaranteed. It's also got a 4-2-1 manifold and assortment of poly bushes, plus no cat which I need to look into for the MOT next year. It's quite loud on full chat but nothing excessive
Been making a list. I need to sort:
[LIST][*]Missing a rear wheel nut - DONE 4/6/13 - 'freebie' from the guy I bough the car from [*]Rear bench fixings missing - DONE 4/6/13 - 'freebie' from the guy I bough the car from [*]Needs a carpet in the boot[*]The bonnet prop needs a retaining clip - DONE 14/6/13... £1.21 [*]Needs a radio or a blanking plate (not worried about a radio for the mo)[*]Needs a parcel shelf without 6x9 holes cut in it[*]All four wheels need re-balancing but I'll give them a spray up too[*]Drivers door needs replacing as the retaining pin is missing and it has swung open at some point and is hugely creased. Hopefully I can get one for