From one old skool GTI to another, this old television commercial for the feisty Peugeot 205 GTI reminds us that they, Peugeot, don’t make hot hatches like they used to. For a time the 205 GTI earned a reputation as being the hot hatch of choice. We still admire them and smile when we see one on the streets.
In a world of computer-animated and sanitised marketing spin the TV spot also reminds us of how it used to be. There’s no faking here. So when that massive cargo plane flies over the little Pug, it is really flying over the little Pug. Amazing!
If you’re thinking of owning a classic hot hatch from the 1980s, perhaps you should read this account from young Car magazine contributor Alex Michaelides who currently owns a 205 GTI. As the owner of a sometimes temperamental 1980 Mk1 Golf GTI we can attest that there will be plenty of ups and downs.
[Thanks to Stu for the tip | via autoblog]