1987 Peugeot 205 XS 1.4
A perfect city car that offers plenty of power
The gearbox is in bad condition. There are those horrible noises when the car runs at less than 900 RPM so you can surely get the idea it's gonna break into it's parts in the next few seconds. It causes an oil leak below the car. The repair cost is around 300 euro.
The front seats are a bit worn.
I had to replace the whole braking system - first the front disks, then the rear drums as they caused me to crash.
One of the dashboard lights burned.
Broke the rooftop button - it's very hard to replace or repair it.
A couple of months ago the cars started to develop strange fuel consumption - it varies between 12 and 16. I went at 4 different services and noone was able to find the cause.
Clumsy car wash guy broke my window lifter. Now it falls by itself when I drive on a bumpy road.
The twin Weber's make this car so quick you can outperform BMW 316's with ease.
The fuel consumption is not as hard as I was thinking. The car goes around 6.5 liters per 100km out of the city borders and I drive it hard - 140-150 km/h. The city fuel consumption goes around 10.
The interior is pretty comfortable compared to Japanese or Deutsch cars.
The radio is placed odd. You have to reach down below in order to operate it. Definitely not well designed.
Avoid driving the car when it hardly rains - most of the times you will end driving with 3 or what's worse - 2 cylinders. If you happen to run through a deep puddle the car will eventually completely stop.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th February, 2003
I have a 1.4 XS as my second run around car. My neighbour had it from new and was his first car. It is thoroughly well maintained and the mechanics excellent at 130,000 miles. a little body attention, but excellent for an E reg.
The performance and driving enjoyment has been so good though, that I find I'll drive it rather than our near new Zafira!
Two kids go in the back with not too much difficulty despite having just two doors.
I agree with you. A good car that goes really well and for just a few beans too!