Something Different: 1989 Peugeot Mi16
Are looking for the last high performance French car imported to the US? Probably not, but the Mi16 by Peugeot was supposed to be a hell of a car never mind that it looks awfully similar to a first generation Infinity G20 (which can also be bought for chump change). The Mi16 had a lusty 150 hp 1.9 engine and supposed great handling manners. Peugeot only sold about 5,000 units of this model from 1989-1991 and today’s feature is not exactly in mint shape. Find this 1989 Peugeot Mi16 for sale in Clinton, CT for $1,400 via craigslist.
Light details from the seller:
89 Peugeot m116 body is mint some faded paint interior is good minor tears In leather seats.. tires are good 1 owner car.. car ran when parked could use a little TLC asking $1400 if interested call
The old statement everyone loves, “ran when parked.” No telling whether than was 1995 or last year. The interior looks to be in decent enough shape and faded exterior paint isn’t the worst thing in the world at this price point. If you are new to these models, this Mi16 piece gives some good background info.
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At least they had possibly the most comfortable seats in automotive world.
Funny, I was trying (in vain) to search the interwebs for a nice 505 Sti Turbo a couple days ago, and ended up going down the 405 Mi-16 rathole.
150hp doesn't sound like much, but it's impressive to me to come from a 1.9L engine in 1989, given that VW was making 134hp from their 2.0L 16 valve 4 cylinder around the same time.
If you want real unicorn status, try to find one of the few 405 wagons they sold here.