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22 Comments on "This Pair Of Peugeot 205 GTIs Has Been Decades In The Making"
Looking at some recent videos I am happy to see a video again with a story. The think about classic cars is that the stories about them and the passion of their owners is at least as interesting as the car itself.
Nice cinematic filming, but as a little criticism on the editing:
I really liked your dramatic editing with fast cuts that you did in the Ferrari video, but please don’t always use this style. It can be cool but don’t let it be predictable.
Still I love your site and videos!
I like the creative energy and style of this video. If I want to see the usual straight forward “car review” video, there’s plenty on YouTube.
With the 309 GTI probably the best Peugeot s ever !!!!!
This video sets me a couple of years earlier, while i owned a 1991-1.9l GTI and enjoyed her on the Sewen hillclimb we see on this video… I feel like I’ve written the scenario! Best video on Petrolicious ever!
You could also get the 205 1.3 Rallye, and the (very popular) diesel versions – 1,9 and 1.9 turbo.
They sold so many over here , hat you can still find any model you want,
Regards from Portugal
Very cool. Peugeot’s are delightful and the GTI looks special. The father daughter car connection is a great thing. My best friend and I pursue that with our respective daughters, he with Alfa, Audi, and BMW, me with BMW and Volvo. both girls embracing manual transmissions. Thanks for another excellent connection between man, women, and machine
The more I read and watch reports on the 205GTI the more I understand its appeal… superb driver’s feeling, tricky when pushed apparently, fab gearbox… Davide Cironi’s review is quite eloquent and worth watching to go into more depth.
Yup, tricky is an understatement. Basically , if you lost your nerve and lifted of mid corner you would find yourself spinning like a top. So basic rule on corners is read the road, commit and never lift off, because the steering so heavy you’re unlikely to recover it. It was possible to lift off just enough and the radius would magically tighten, but it wasn’t advised for mere mortals like me, the difference between on limit and over limit cornering was miniscule!
It would have been nice to get more of the father/daughter part of the story as that is awesome they have that bond.
Almost as good as my video Petrolicious. https://youtu.be/93EGbVEUEC4
Why is last videos too dark ? Dont know who makes videos before but was better. Someone try makes more “ART” but less for Petrolicius fun…. I looking these videos for years here…..
Petrolicious, I have been around here for a long time, and I don’t usually comment unless I have something good to say, but enough is enough.. this style of Hollywood, need for speed, blockbuster editing, with over dramatised quick edits and music, I think it spoils the video. Please use your image stabilisation! Show some shots of the cars, still, moving, sweeping, but for more than 2 seconds! It’s a shame because behind that, I can see a couple of nice looking 205 GTI’s in the background.
You know I am pleased that they choose the 205 GTI. This is a car that I would not, otherwise, have learned much about. I have seen 205s around, when I was working briefly in Toulouse, but I never really knew anything about them. This said, I take your point. Sometimes expressive technique in editing and camera angle gets in the way of purposeful straightforward documentation.
I agree, other Petrolicious videos have showed a more restrained editing style, with longer cuts to enjoy the look of the cars. For me the style and music didn’t add to the appreciation of the car. The music suggested some kind of epic battle, not an enjoyable drive with your daughter in the French countryside. on
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