1981 Peugeot 305 1.5 diesel




Oil leak.


Trunk lock.

Wheel bearings.

General Comments:

My first car... I learned to drive in it and I loved it!

Old when I got it and super slow (difficult to get it above 100 km/h), and in the end it started to make a noise like Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)... hence we started it calling "Dracul".

For a midsize car, it's surprisingly roomy with a good sized boot and a very comfortable suspension. Great smell inside and an enjoyable engine noise when driven slowly (up to 90 km/h). Gearbox is very forgiving... you could start the car in second or third and it would still go.

Replaced it with a Peugeot 405 diesel, which was objectively much better, but I never took to this one like my 305. I want another one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2014