1992 Peugeot 405 GRDT 1.9 turbo diesel


Nice family car with small 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