Peugeot Partner Review from Argentina

2005 Peugeot Partner Urbana 1.4 gas

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 gas Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance1500 kilometres
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

Huge, cheap, economic and low quality mini-van

Faults:

The front train was all loose.

General Comments:

I just bought this car on may 27 2005.

As soon as I took it home I felt something wrong with the front train. I ask for an appointment to have it checked by a different dealer (according to Peugeot this is OK). They found that the whole front train was loose, a mistake from the factory (that obviously no quality control was carried out).

The car is really big. The engine is low-powered, but it also has low fuel consumption. On the city I get around 13KM/l. On highway I get 15KM/l at 110KM/h. Just great for the use I bought it for.

As of a design critic, it has lots of storage compartments, but too few between the two front seats.

The back seats are really easy to fold.

I'm just hoping that there are no further quality problems with this car.

Due to the problem with the front train I wouldn't recommend it, since the chance of dying in an accident in a highway due to this poor quality control seemed to big to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th June, 2005

3rd Nov 2005, 09:01

Update:

- At 5500Km it started to make a loud noise when rpm go under 1500 and the gas pedal is fully pressed.

- At 6500Km the "engine" amber light went on. After having it checked at a dealer, they told me it the computer reported a start problem, but only once. They will only start any repair after a second problem or a recurrent problem.

- At 9700Km I have the first service. Everything seems to work fine now.

23rd Nov 2005, 14:21

Hi mate I just bought a com bi and when I read your comment about the front train gone can you tell me what this is please thank u.

4th Mar 2008, 04:40

The front train was not "tight" (I don't know how to express this in english, sorry). They tighten the screws (sort of speak) to fix it.

24th Dec 2008, 15:31

Finally I sold my Partner. In the later days, at 92000 km the transmission on the left front wheel started to make a noise when I turn left. Luckily I sold it before I had to replace it.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review