Peugeot 205 Review from Croatia

1991 Peugeot 205 XRD 1.7 diesel

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.7 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 220 D


An excellent low maintenance city car


Front right fork had to be replaced on 180 000 km.

Front suspension rubber parts make unpleasant noises in dry weather, I have tried to add some grease, helps for some time.

Breaks renewed on 120 000 km.

Fuel preheater caused problems with air in the fuel, I by-passed it and had no problems since.

General Comments:

Good, reliable, gives about 20 km/l, (5l/100km), never failed me or left me on the road.

Performances are satisfactory, we are talking about 1800 cc, 65 HP diesel!!

Very silent, especially in comparison with my previous car.

I often forget on which side is my fuel tap...:)

An overall pleasure to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review