1986 Peugeot 505 SLi 2 litre
Old fashioned grand touring comfort
Air cleaner cover came loose causing the car to surge/kangaroo hop vigorously, which was annoying, but not fatal.
An intermittent drivers' side door lock niggle (it has power locks).
The clutch throw out bearing is noisy (big deal) and 5th gear is rumoured to have no case hardening left, but fixing the clutch pedal throw length seems to have quietened that down.
I've fixed the niggling little problems listed (present when purchased).
I love the ride and handling combination which is still, even 17 years on, truly superior.
I love the seats. No-one makes car seats like Peugeot.
I love the cavernous boot.
It is a little slow (having the olllld Peugeot pushrod 2 litre with injection), but the fuel economy is good.
Parts are no problem at all either.
Visibility is outstanding. The dash is a vast improvement over the series one 505s.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th May, 2003
25th Oct 2005, 02:34
Thanks for the comments about the SLi. We have had one in Autralia since 1996, the 1986 sedan with sunroof. Well worth spemding the money on, but only if you can find a reliable Peugeot mechanic. Handling is sharp and steering is pin-point. Paint finish still has a new gleam after 18 years: my friend looked out the window and asked if I had a new car. (His eyes are not that good).