Peugeot 405 Review from Austria

1992 Peugeot 405 GRDT 1.9 turbo diesel

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance242000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Nice family car with small faults

Faults:

Clutch - juddering.

Cylinder head gone - internal corrosion.

Wheel bearings at the front several times.

Rear axle: swing arm-bearings.

Cooling system: several leaks and a new radiator.

Fire in the engine bay due to an improperly laid wiring loom - construction/factory fault.

Front discs have short life, no matter whether original or aftermarket parts used.

General Comments:

Comfortable, roomy, quiet. Very good roadholding; overall fuel consumption 7,2 litres per 100km.

Went absolutely trouble-free until it reached 170000km.

Sadly dealers often not state-of-the-art. Better repair it at home with the aid of a Haynes manual and some friends :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th October, 2008

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review