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Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Peugeot RCZ GT 200 THP

This year's Christmas hire car - pearlescent dark red with silver roof bars, black nappa leather interior with lots of occasionally wonkily aligned stitching, 200 PS petrol engine, 19" alloys with bigger front tyres than either my M3 or GT3, back seats that make a TT seem spacious. Photos and more impressions to follow ...
Frank Bullitt

Does the engine feel familiar?
Roadsterstu

Wonkily aligned stitching. Good effort Peugeot. But not good enough...

I do like the RCZ, however.
Andy C

Re: Peugeot RCZ GT 200 THP

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
19" alloys with bigger front tyres than either my M3 or GT3 ...


Martin

Roadsterstu wrote:
Wonkily aligned stitching. Good effort Peugeot. But not good enough...

I do like the RCZ, however.


My neighbour alternates between a 208 GTI and an RCZ (must work for Peugeot) and the RCZ has grown on me.

Wonky stitching would get on my nerves.  It shouldn't be that difficult to get things to line up, JLR take note!
Roadrunner

Our neighbours have an RCZ. I like it.
PhilD

Re: Peugeot RCZ GT 200 THP

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
This year's Christmas hire car - pearlescent dark red with silver roof bars, black nappa leather interior with lots of occasionally wonkily aligned stitching, 200 PS petrol engine, 19" alloys with bigger front tyres than either my M3 or GT3, back seats that make a TT seem spacious. Photos and more impressions to follow ...


My GF had a trip from London to the IoW in the back of one. She's not small at 5-8 so I'm guesing she adopted the birthing positon and straddled the front seat!
Stuntman

^^^ Depends who was in the front seat?

Looking forward to your impressions of it, Nick.  Visually, I think the car is very attractive in certain colour combinations now that the front has been facelifted.  I think it would be an intriguing car to own.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

I cannot imagine using the back seats for anyone but the smallest children. From further driving, what really sticks out is the busy ride. Blame those 235/40-19 tyres, presumably. Great looking car, though
Twelfth Monkey

How wide were the fronts and rears on the M3 & GT3?
Alf McQueef

I like these, but they need more performance to keep up with the looks.nice design though.

Totally ridiculous wheel/tyre size then - not alone there!
Mark

I don't like the bubble roof, those huge door mirrors and horrid (typically French) interior - tiny drilled pedals don't line up plus the nasty gear lever & steering wheel.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
How wide were the fronts and rears on the M3 & GT3?

M3: 225/40-19 and 255/35-19
GT3: 235/35-19 and 305/30-19
PG

It is one of those "so nearly but no" cars for me. Full marks to Peugeot for having the guts to do it, but I think it is badly proportioned. The rear boot is way too long - try looking at a side of shot of the Mk 1 TT v the RCZ. I presume this is because the RCZ must be based off the same floorpan as the 308CC which has a rear boor large enough to act as a helicopter deck (and crap rear seats too)?

I actually like the interior more than the new designs.
Twelfth Monkey

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
How wide were the fronts and rears on the M3 & GT3?

M3: 225/40-19 and 255/35-19
GT3: 235/35-19 and 305/30-19


Did you ever have to replace a rear on the GT3?  I am picturing a plump price tag.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Did you ever have to replace a rear on the GT3?  I am picturing a plump price tag.

Just under a grand for the pair - though they lasted 15000 miles
Twelfth Monkey

I shall never moan about tyre prices again!  Lifespan is much more than I would have thought - is that down to long autobahn journeys?
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

I like to think it was mostly down to not driving like a twat. I did hear of some people going through a set in less than 5000 miles, though.

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