1988 Peugeot 405 MI16 1.9
Really beautiful car - if maintained
Almost everything all way around the car.
Bearings were making an uncontrollable noise in the back - started one week after purchasing the vehicle - had to fix it.
After fixing the bearings other sounds from all around were heard.
Driving shafts worn out - not properly assembled, resulting in buying new ones...
Heater inside the car broken - constantly cold (except in summer time).
Loudspeakers do not work properly.
Problems with a tired clutch.
Speedometer cable replaced.
Speedometer cable replaced - again.
Now a new cable would not fit inside of the tube.
Light bulbs in speedometer display blew one after one.
Speedometer had to be changed, while the trip meter broke, together with the last cable - and the bulbs.
Remote control (key) can actually lock/unlock the doors once in a while.
The engine has been replaced two times in the 18 months I have had this car... still not working/driving as it should.
Engine valves running wild.
Exhaust pipe leaky.
Sun roof leaky and takes in water when it is raining.
Sun roof out of order.
Wheels worn out in only 20.000 KM.
Power-steering out of order.
Rear fog lights switch broken.
Glove compartment hinge broke.
Power window switches not responding every time.
Headlight switch not working properly.
The paintwork is developing cracks.
Engine mounting worn out - making a big KRROKK every time switching to lower gears.
No communication between the car and the ABS-system.
Radiator leaky - again.
Etc., etc., etc.
Going nowhere now.
My car is still good looking on the outside.
I have used it as a family car, and just when I bought it, it seemed as if it was a good car.
Now, I have stopped the maintenance of the car, because it is in vain.
Seats are still good, but it can't stand up to the noise from all around.
I really tried to repair what had to be repaired, but I am not that fast. It has cost me more to repair, than purchase.
Might be I am unfortunate when it comes to MI16.
I still think that the design is pretty nice and the car can do well in a beauty contest.
Had a chip in the first engine that made it go about 15 kilometers to the litre on the highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th September, 2006